- OSCAR WINNER:
- Best Actor - Gary Cooper
- Best Editing
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Sergeant York is the true story of a backwoods boy drafted into World War I, who becomes a war hero because of his sharpshooting abilities.
Gary Cooper earned an Oscar for his stirring portrayal of Tennessee farm boy Alvin York who made the difficult transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
Directed by Oscar-honoree Howard Hawks, Sergeant York was selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time and added Alvin York as one of the 50 Greatest Heroes.