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American Cinematographer (1940) - George Barnes Wins Photographic Honors




George Barnes, A.S.C., was given the honor vote for photography by the Hollywood Reporter's poll for the March release. The picture chosen was "Rebecca," from the Selznick-International's studio. The honor was the greater by reason of the two exceptionally photographed pictures that ran second and third in the competition. Karl Freund, A.S.C., was given the second award on MGM's "Florian," while Sol Polito, A.S.C., with Warner Brothers' "Virginia City," was third.

"Rebecca" took pretty nearly a clean sweep throughout the poll. It rated as the best picture, as having the best director, Alfred Hitchcock; the best actress, Joan Fontaine; the best actor, Laurence Olivier; the best screenplay, Robert E. Sherwood and Joan Harrison; the best supporting actress, Judith Anderson, and best incident performance, Florence Bates. The best supporting actor performance was awarded Walter Pidgeon for his work in Universal's "It's a Date"; best musical score, Charles Previn, "It's a Date"; best original song, "Love Is All," "It's a Date"; best general feature, "And One Was Beautiful," MGM.