Martha Scott received her only Oscar nomination for playing Emily Webb in Our Town.
Our Town was not meant to be a film - it's as simple as that. Having seen the play played out on the stage, it's not exactly a magnificent piece either. It's a very, very, very boring story that is obviously from another time and has the values of a Amish community. Focusing on various aspects of a town and with a narrator who makes sleeping look good, Our Town is nothing to be proud of.
As soon as one might begin to question Martha Scott's Oscar nomination, her big juicy scene comes and all is explained. Alas, I didn't find the scene to even be satisfying, let alone giving the woman a nomination for her overall work. However, she does show how this performance could have been great had she (and the filmmakers) been more up to the challenge of the material. Still, barely playing romance and one strong, effecting scene at the end needn't be rewarded. She also benefits the romance is the most interesting thing about the film, but still, there is nothing of substance to extremely happy about.