Best Film of All Time Hall of Fame

Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

The most significant picture ever!  *


Directed by: Victor Fleming, George Cukor (uncredited), Sam Wood

Written by: Margaret Mitchell (novel); Sidney Howard (credited); Ben Hecht, David O. Selznick, Jo Swerling, John Van Druten (uncredited)

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel

Primary Genres:
Drama; Historical

Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations:  6
  • Awards:  2
  • Cosmo Hall of Fame



*  Yes, really,, that was their tagline in advertisements.

Though 1939 included a number of films favored by Cosmo voters (including The Wizard of Oz and The Women), in its time it was Gone With the Wind that was considered to be the epic film of the year. David O. Selznick purchased the film rights to Gone With the Wind for an unprecedented $50,000 a month after Margaret Mitchell's novel was published, and the film quickly became the talk of Hollywood. A total of 1,400 actresses were interviewed for the role of Scarlett O'Hara, and 400 were asked to do readings before the part was finally offered to Vivien Leigh. (Reportedly, many of Hollywood's leading ladies who were turned down for Scarlett received consolation roles in The Women.) Gone With the Wind went on to win 9 of its 14 Oscar nominations.

At the first annual Cosmique Movie Awards, Gone With the Wind was nominated for three Lifetime Achievement awards, and won Best Screen Kiss in Movie History. The second year, it was nominated for two more Lifetime Achievements, and was inducted into the Cosmique Movie Awards' Hall of Fame in 2002 (along with All About Eve).


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