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Cedric Gibbons Biography

Birth Place:
Dublin, Ireland
Profession
Art director

Fast Facts

  • Artist who went to work at Edison Studios in 1915 as an assistant
  • Became art director for Sam Goldwyn in 1918 and subsequently for Goldwyn's MGM Studios in 1924
  • His only director's credit is as co-director with Jack Conway for Tarzan and His Mate (1934), a film famous for its stars' revealing costumes
  • One of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and designed the Academy Award statuette that has become known as Oscar
  • Credited on nearly 1,500 MGM films, due in part to the fact that his contract stipulated that he be listed as art director on every MGM film made in the United States

Awards

  • 1956Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): nominated
  • 1956Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): winner
  • 1955Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): nominated
  • 1954Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): nominated
  • 1954Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): nominated
  • 1953Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): nominated
  • 1953Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): winner
  • 1952Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): nominated
  • 1952Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): winner
  • 1951Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): winner
  • 1951Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): nominated
  • 1950Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): nominated
  • 1950Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): nominated
  • 1949Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): winner
  • 1949Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): nominated
  • 1946Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): winner
  • 1945Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): nominated
  • 1945Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): nominated
  • 1944Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): nominated
  • 1944Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): winner
  • 1943Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): nominated
  • 1943Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): nominated
  • 1942Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): nominated
  • 1941Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): nominated
  • 1941Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): winner
  • 1940Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Color): nominated
  • 1940Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction (Black-and-White): winner
  • 1939Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction: nominated
  • 1938Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction: nominated
  • 1937Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction: nominated
  • 1936Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction: nominated
  • 1934Oscar-Best Achievement in Art Direction: winner
  • 1933Oscar-Best Art Direction: nominated
  • 1929Oscar-Best Art Direction: winner

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