A former software executive who served 18 years as CEO of NIC, Inc., Jeffery Scott Fraser now focuses on managing Tsaina Lodge in Alaska, where he moved upon retiring from the technology sector in 2009. In his free time, Jeffery S. Fraser enjoys watching movies and counts Casablanca as his favorite film.
Released in January 1943, Casablanca received eight Academy Award nominations, winning three: Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writing (Screenplay). The celebrated film earned legendary actor Humphrey Bogart his first Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination, though he was beat out by Paul Lukas, who earned the award for Watch on the Rhine.
Bogart earned Best Acting awards three years prior from the National Board of Review for his roles in High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon. However, it wasn’t until 1952 that his performance in The African Queen earned him his first Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, as well as a Best Foreign Actor nod from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He earned his third and final Oscar nomination in 1955 for his work in The Caine Mutiny.