Academy series to screen The Diary of Anne Frank

Apr 10, 2006 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be screening the 1959 Best Picture nominee The Diary of Anne Frank as part of “Great To Be Nominated, Part Three.” The film will be shown on Monday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Based on Anne Frank’s personal diary and the play of the same name written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, the film received eight nominations and earned three Academy Awards®. The Diary of Anne Frank earned Oscars® for Actress in a Supporting Role (Shelley Winters), Art Direction — Black-and-White (Art Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss) and Cinematography — Black-and-White (William C. Mellor). George Stevens received his fifth directing nomination and his fourth Best Picture nomination as producer of the film, which also earned nominations for Actor in a Supporting Role (Ed Wynn), Costume Design — Black-and-White (Charles LeMaire and Mary Wills) and Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Alfred Newman).

Millie Perkins, who portrayed the film’s title character, will attend the screening and a rare archival interview with Shelley Winters will be screened prior to the film.

Tickets for each individual screening may be purchased at a cost of $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid I.D. For more information, call 310-247-3000, ext. 111.