Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Story (Melchior Lengyel)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Billy Wilder)Award details: (details at IMDb)
Ninotchka is a 1939 American film made for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by producer and director Ernst Lubitsch which stars Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. It was written by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, and Walter Reisch, based on a screen story by Melchior Lengyel. Ninotchka is Greta Garbo's first full comedy, and her penultimate film. It is one of the first American movies which, under the cover of a satirical, light romance, depicted the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin as being rigid and gray when compared to the free and sunny Parisian society of prewar years.