Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-Nominated Films
From 'Foreign Correspondent' to 'The Birds' and everything in between
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"The Paradine Case" (1947)
Best Supporting Actress - Ethel Barrymore
The only nomination Hitchcock's sluggish "The Paradine Case" (and there was a three-hour version once upon a time) managed across the entire awards circuit of 1947 was a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nod for 65-year-old stage and classic film actress Ethel Barrymore. Plenty of that was surely chalked up to some level of professional respect, given that Barrymore, like the film, doesn't stand out in any significant way. The film nevertheless was part and parcel of Hitchcock's deep dissection of psychological character. Barrymore lost to Celeste Holm in the Best Picture-winning "Gentleman's Agreement."