Tom Tully received his only Oscar nomination for playing the original captain of the Caine Commander DeVriess in the Caine Mutiny.
Tom Tully's performance is one that really begs the question, why was it nominated. This is not just because of his performance but because of the other performances in the film. Fred Macmurray, Jose Ferrer and Van Johnson were far superior in the same film. Tully was barely in the film and did absolutely nothing to make himself stand out. He plays the commander as relaxed and that is it. It works okay for what he needs to do but it really is something that any half way decent actor could have done very easily.