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4 Mormons Who Won Academy Awards


Nominee: Arnold Friberg

4 Mormons Who Won Academy Awards

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LDS artist Arnold Friberg, who worked as chief artist-designer for The Ten Commandments, received an Academy Award nomination for his work on the film. Cecil B. DeMille hired Friberg after Swedish publisher Herman Stolpe showed him Friberg's paintings. DeMille was so impressed with The Finger of the Lord (Friberg's depiction of the Brother of Jared in amazement of the finger of God) that it became the inspiration for Moses's costume in the burning bush scene. 

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