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Gone with the Wind


Hattie's Role in the Film


Gone with the Wind Movie Poster

The most epic film at the time, Gone with the Wind received thirteen (13) Oscar nominations, winning ten (10) including Best Picture, Best Director (Victor Fleming), Best Adapted Screenplay (Sidney Howard), Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel).

Ms. McDaniel became the first black person to win the Academy Award. Hattie and the rest of the black cast could not attend the premiere in December 1939 because of the skin color and Georgia's Jim Crow laws and Southern attitudes. This would also be the third (and final) film that McDaniel and Gable starred in together. Produced by David O. Selznick.

Gone with the Wind - IMDB