5 Academy Award Nominations including Best Picture
Leo McCarey won a 1937 Best Director Oscar and star Irene Dunne was nominated (one of her five Best Actress nominations) for The Awful Truth, one of the most captivating screwball comedies ever made.
A comic battlefield presided over by two superbly matched sparring partners, The Awful Truth also stars Cary Grantias the other half of a couple facing divorce-and fighting over custody of their beloved dog, Mr. Smith. Somewhere before the final divorce decree, however, Jerry decides he wants Lucy back, only to learn that she's marrying a country bumpkin (hilariously played by Ralph Bellamy). Jerry counters with an engagement to the aristocratic Molly Lamont, sparking a sexy, sophisticated battle of wits that ranks among the wackiest comedies in screen history.