1950 Academy Awards

Competition was stiff for the 1950 Academy Awards with The Best Picture winner “All About Eve” nominated for an Oscar in fourteen categories.

Presenters

Performers for the March 29, 1951 ceremonies included Gloria DeHaven and Alan Young, Frankie Laine, Martin and Lewis, and Lucille Norman.

Presenters for this 23rd Academy Awards for best film efforts in 1950 were the very style conscious Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Debra Paget, Debbie Reynolds, Jan Sterling, and Mercedes McCambridge.

Fred Astaire hosted the 1950 Academy Awards Ceremony for the best films for the year.

Academy Award nominees for the year 1950 were as follows:


Oscar Winners are listed in Bold



BEST PICTURE
Darryl F. Zanuck for 20th Century Fox - All About Eve
S. Sylvan Simon for Columbia Pictures - Born Yesterday
Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Father of the Bride
Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - King Solomon's Mines
Charles Brackett for Paramount Pictures - Sunset Boulevard

All About Eve was the 1950 Academy Awards winner for Best Picture and starred Bette Davis as Margo Channing, an aging Broadway star whose career is threatened by a younger woman. Eve Harrington was played by Anne Baxter. The American Film Institute lists "All About Eve" at #16 on the 1998 list of the 100 best American Films.


BEST ACTOR
José Ferrer – Cyrano de Bergerac
Louis Calhern – The Magnificent Yankee
William Holden – Sunset Boulevard
James Stewart – Harvey
Spencer Tracy – Father of the Bride

Jose Ferrer was 1950 Academy Awards winner for Best Actor for his portrayal of "Cyrano de Bergerac" in the film of the same name. Jose Ferrer was born January 8, 1912 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and died of colon cancer in Coral Gables, Florida on January 26, 1992 at the age of 80 years. He was most notably married to Rosemary Clooney from 1953-1961 and remarried in 1964 yet divorced again in 1967. He was married to Stella Magee from 1977 until his death. Ferrer enjoyed a long acting and directing career and received Oscar nominations for "Joan of Arc" and "Moulin Rouge" before receiving an award for his work in "Cyrano de Bergerac."

BEST ACTRESS
Judy Holliday - Born Yesterday
Anne Baxter - All About Eve
Bette Davis - All About Eve
Eleanor Parker - Caged
Gloria Swanson - Sunset Boulevard

Judy Holliday was the 1950 Academy Awards winner for Best Actress for "Born Yesterday". She was born Judith Tuvim June 21, 1921 and died of breast cancer June 7, 1965. She married David Oppenheim in 1948 and divorced in 1958. Best known for her role as "Billie" Dawn in "Born Yesterday", she also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performances in The "Solid Gold Cadillac" and "Bells Are Ringing."

BEST DIRECTOR
Joseph L. Mankiewicz – All About Eve
George Cukor – Born Yesterday
John Huston – The Asphalt Jungle
Carol Reed – The Third Man
Billy Wilder – Sunset Boulevard

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
George Sanders – All About Eve
Jeff Chandler – Broken Arrow
Edmund Gwenn – Mister 880
Sam Jaffe – The Asphalt Jungle
Erich von Stroheim – Sunset Boulevard

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Josephine Hull – Harvey
Hope Emerson – Caged
Celeste Holm – All About Eve
Nancy Olson – Sunset Boulevard
Thelma Ritter – All About Eve

BEST COSTUME DESIGN - BLACK AND WHITE
All About Eve – Edith Head and Charles LeMaire
Born Yesterday – Jean Louis
The Magnificent Yankee – Walter Plunkett

BEST COSTUME DESIGN - COLOR
Samson and Delilah – Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins,
Elois Jenssen, Gile Steele, Gwen Wakeling
The Black Rose – Michael Whittaker
That Forsyte Woman – Walter Plunkett and Valles

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Mona Lisa - Captain Carey, U.S.A. – Music and Lyric by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Be My Love - The Toast of New Orleans – Music by Nicholas Brodszky, Lyric by Sammy Cahn
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo - Cinderella – Music and Lyric by Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston
Mule Train - Singing Guns – Music and Lyric by Fred Glickman, Hy Heath, Johnny Lange
Wilhelmina - Wabash Avenue – Music by Josef Myrow Lyric by Mack Gordon

BEST MUSICAL SCORE
Annie Get Your Gun – Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens
Cinderella – Oliver Wallace and Paul J. Smith
I'll Get By – Lionel Newman
Three Little Words – André Previn
The West Point Story – Ray Heindorf

BEST SCREENPLAY
All About Eve – Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The Asphalt Jungle – Ben Maddow and John Huston
Born Yesterday – Albert Mannheimer
Broken Arrow – Albert Maltz
Father of the Bride – Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
BEST STORY
Panic in the Streets – Edna Anhalt and Edward Anhalt
Bitter Rice – Giuseppe De Santis and Carlo Lizzani
The Gunfighter – William Bowers and André de Toth
Mystery Street – Leonard Spigelgass
When Willie Comes Marching Home – Sy Gomberg

BEST DRAMATIC OR COMEDY SCORE
Sunset Boulevard – Franz Waxman
All About Eve – Alfred Newman
The Flame and the Arrow – Max Steiner
No Sad Songs for Me – George Duning
Samson and Delilah – Victor Young

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Titan: Story of Michelangelo
With These Hands

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT - ONE REEL
Grandad of Races – Gordon Hollingshead
Blaze Busters – Robert Youngson
Wrong Way Butch – Pete Smith

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT - TWO REEL
In Beaver Valley
Grandma Moses
My Country 'Tis of Thee
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - BLACK AND WHITE
The Third Man – Robert Krasker
All About Eve – Milton R. Krasner
The Asphalt Jungle – Harold Rosson
The Furies – Victor Milner
Sunset Boulevard – John F. Seit

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - COLOR
King Solomon's Mines – Robert L. Surtees
Annie Get Your Gun – Charles Rosher
Broken Arrow – Ernest Palmer
The Flame and the Arrow – Ernest Haller
Samson and Delilah – George Barnes

Best Art Direction in Black and White
Sunset Boulevard – Art Direction - Hans Dreier and John Meehan
Sunset Boulevard - Set Decoration - Sam Comer and Ray Moyer
All About Eve – Art Direction - Lyle Wheeler and George Davis
All About Eve - Set Decoration - Thomas Little and Walter M. Scott
The Red Danube – Art Direction - Cedric Gibbons and Hans Peters
The Red Danube - Set Decoration - Edwin B. Willis and Hugh Hunt

Best Art Direction in Color
Samson and Delilah – Art Direction - Hans Dreier and Walter Tyler
Samson and Delilah - Set Decoration - Sam Comer and Ray Moyer
Annie Get Your Gun – Art Direction - Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse
Annie Get Your Gun - Set Decoration - Edwin B. Willis and Richard A. Pefferle
Destination Moon – Art Direction - Ernst Fegte
Destination Moon - Set Decoration - George Sawley

BEST FILM EDITING
King Solomon's Mines – Ralph E. Winters, Conrad A. Nervig
All About Eve – Barbara McLean
Annie Get Your Gun – James E. Newcom
Sunset Boulevard – Arthur Schmidt, Doane Harrison
The Third Man – Oswald Hafenrichter

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Destination Moon – George Pal Productions, Eagle Lion Classics
Samson and Delilah – Cecil B. DeMille Productions, Paramount

1951 Academy Awards

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