The screen credit and award were originally credited to Ian McLellan Hunter who fronted for Dalton Trumbo. In December 1992 the Academy decided to change the records and to credit Mr. Trumbo with the achievement. Ian McLellan Hunter was removed from the Motion Picture Story category and the Oscar was posthumously presented to Trumbo's widow on May 10th, 1993.
Although the film had originally been nominated the producer and the nominee questioned its inclusion into the Motion Picture Story category since the film is based on the short story "The Gift of Cochise" published in Collier's magazine in July 1952, a fact not represented in the film's credits. The nomination was withdrawn and only four films were included on the final ballot.
For the song "The Moon Is Blue".
For the song "Sadie Thompson's Song (Blue Pacific Blues)".
For his witty and pungent observations on the American scene in his series of "Pete Smith Specialties".
In recognition of their imagination, showmanship and foresight in introducing the revolutionary process known as CinemaScope.
For his conscientious, open-minded and dignified management of the Motion Picture Production Code.
For their pioneering and basic achievements in the advancement of the motion picture industry.
For creating, developing and engineering the equipment, processes and techniques known as CinemaScope.
For designing and developing the multiple photographic and projection systems which culminated in Cinerama.
For their development of a process of applying stripes of magnetic oxide to motion picture film
For the design and construction of a new film editing machine.