21CF Oscars Countdown: Best Music (Original Song) winner ‘Love is a Many-Splendored Thing’ (1955)

21CF Oscars Countdown: Best Music (Original Song) winner ‘Love is a Many-Splendored Thing’ (1955)

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In the weeks leading up to the 89th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from the 20th Century Fox Archives.

This year, Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster are nominated for the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from the film “Trolls” (distributed by 20th Century Fox Film) in the Music (Original Song) category. On March 21, 1956, Paul Francis Webster and Sammy Fain won in this category for the song “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing” (from the film by the same name). Below are a few pieces from our Photograph, Publicity and Music collections highlighting this film.

‘Love is a Many-Splendored Thing’ (1955)

Paul Francis Webster (left) and Sammy Fain (right) with their Oscars for Best Music (Original Song). Maurice Chevalier (middle) presented for this category.

Paul Francis Webster (left) and Sammy Fain (right) with their Oscars for Best Music (Original Song). Maurice Chevalier (middle) presented for this category.

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