|A unique Oscar winner (left).|
Hal Mohr won his first Oscar for Best Cinematography for A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935). This cinematographer holds the distinction of being the only Oscar winner to win without actually being nominated. In the early years of the Academy Awards, write-in votes were accepted, and he won based on those votes. How bad must the nominees have felt? I wish the Academy would go back to this, because snubs would at least have a chance of pulling a shocker at the winners ceremony.