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1951 Oscars 23rd Academy Awards
Winners Announced: March 29, 1951
Held at: RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
Host: Fred Astaire
Eligibility Year: 1950
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1951 Oscar Winners
*Best Motion Picture * All About Eve (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Born Yesterday (Columbia)
Father of the Bride (MGM)
King Solomon's Mines (MGM)
Sunset Boulevard (Paramount)
*Best Actor Louis Calhern, The Magnificent Yankee
*José Ferrer, Cyrano de Bergerac
William Holden, Sunset Boulevard
James Stewart, Harvey
Spencer Tracy, Father of the Bride
*Best Actress Anne Baxter, All About Eve
Bette Davis, All About Eve
*Judy Holliday, Born Yesterday
Eleanor Parker, Caged
Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard
*Actor in a Supporting Role Jeff Chandler, Broken Arrow
Edmund Gwenn, Mister 880
Sam Jaffe, The Asphalt Jungle
*George Sanders, All About Eve
Erich von Stroheim, Sunset Boulevard
*Actress in a Supporting Role Hope Emerson, Caged
Celeste Holm, All About Eve
*Josephine Hull, Harvey
Nancy Olson, Sunset Boulevard
Thelma Ritter, All About Eve
*Directing George Cukor, Born Yesterday
John Huston, The Asphalt Jungle
*Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve
Carol Reed, The Third Man
Billy Wilder, Sunset Boulevard
*Writing Motion Picture Story *Edna Anhalt and Edward Anhalt, Panic in the Streets
William Bowers and Andre de Toth, The Gunfighter
Giuseppe De Santis and Carlo Lizzani, Bitter Rice
Sy Gomberg, When Willie Comes Marching Home
Leonard Spigelgass, Mystery Street
*Writing Screenplay Michael Blankfort, Broken Arrow
Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Father of the Bride
Ben Maddow and John Huston, The Asphalt Jungle
*Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve
Albert Mannheimer, Born Yesterday
*Writing Story and Screenplay *Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D. M. Marshman, Jr., Sunset Boulevard
Carl Foreman, The Men
Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, Adam's Rib
Virginia Kellogg and Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Caged
Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Lesser Samuels, No Way Out
*Cinematography Black-and-White *Robert Krasker, The Third Man
Milton Krasner, All About Eve
Victor Milner, The Furies
Harold Rosson, The Asphalt Jungle
John F. Seitz, Sunset Boulevard
*Cinematography Color George Barnes, Samson and Delilah
Ernest Haller, The Flame and the Arrow
Ernest Palmer, Broken Arrow
Charles Rosher, Annie Get Your Gun
*Robert Surtees, King Solomon's Mines
*Art Direction Black-and-White *Hans Dreier and John Meehan, art direction; Sam Comer and Ray Moyer, set decoration, Sunset Boulevard
Cedric Gibbons and Hans Peters, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Hugh Hunt, set decoration, The Red Danube
Lyle Wheeler and George Davis, art direction; Thomas Little and Walter M. Scott, set decoration, All About Eve
*Art Direction Color *Hans Dreier and Walter Tyler, art direction; Sam Comer and Ray Moyer, set decoration, Samson and Delilah
Ernst Fegte, art direction; George Sawley, set decoration, Destination Moon
Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Richard A. Pefferle, set decoration, Annie Get Your Gun
*Sound Recording Pinewood Studio Sound Dept., Trio
Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept., Our Very Own
*Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, All About Eve
Universal-International Studio Sound Dept., Louisa
Walt Disney Studio Sound Dept., Cinderella
*Music Song “Be My Love,” The Toast of New Orleans, Nicholas Brodszky, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
“Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” Cinderella, Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston, music and lyrics
*“Mona Lisa,” Captain Carey, Ray Evans and Jay Livingston, music and lyrics ]
“Mule Train,” Singing Guns, Fred Glickman, Hy Heath and Johnny Lange, music and lyrics
“Wilhelmina,” Wabash Avenue, Josef Myrow, music; Mack Gordon, lyrics
*Music Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture George Duning, No Sad Songs for Me
Alfred Newman, All About Eve
Max Steiner, The Flame and the Arrow
*Franz Waxman, Sunset Boulevard
Victor Young, Samson and Delilah
*Music Scoring of a Musical Picture *Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens, Annie Get Your Gun
Ray Heindorf, The West Point Story
Lionel Newman, I'll Get By
André Previn, Three Little Words
Oliver Wallace and Paul J. Smith, Cinderella
*Film Editing Oswald Hafenrichter, The Third Man
Barbara McLean, All About Eve
James E. Newcom, Annie Get Your Gun
Arthur Schmidt and Doane Harrison, Sunset Boulevard
*Ralph E. Winters and Conrad A. Nervig, King Solomon's Mines
*Costume Design Black-and-White *Edith Head and Charles LeMaire, All About Eve
Jean Louis, Born Yesterday
Walter Plunkett, The Magnificent Yankee
*Costume Design Color *Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Elois Jenssen, Gile Steele and Gwen Wakeling, Samson and Delilah
Walter Plunkett and Valles, That Forsyte Woman
Michael Whittaker, The Black Rose
*Special Effects * Destination Moon (George Pal Productions; Eagle Lion Classics)
Samson and Delilah (Cecil B. DeMille Productions; Paramount)
*Short Subjects Cartoon * Gerald McBoing-Boing (Jolly Frolics Series) (United Productions of America; Columbia)
Jerry's Cousin (Tom and Jerry Series) (Frederick Quimby, producer; MGM)
Trouble Indemnity (Mr. Magoo Series) (United Productions of America; Columbia)
*Short Subjects One-Reel Blaze Busters (Vitaphone Novelties Series) (Robert Youngson, producer; Warner Bros.)
* Grandad of Races (Sports Parade Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
Wrong Way Butch (Pete Smith Specialty Series) (Pete Smith, producer; MGM)
*Short Subjects Two-Reel Grandma Moses (Falcon Films, Inc.; A.F. Films)
* In Beaver Valley (True-Life Adventure Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
My Country 'Tis of Thee (Featurette Series) (Gordon Hollingshead, producer; Warner Bros.)
*Documentary Short Subject The Fight: Science Against Cancer (Medical Film Institute of the Association of American Medical Colleges; National Film Board of Canada)
The Stairs (Film Documents, Inc.)
* Why Korea? (Twentieth Century-Fox Movietone; Twentieth Century-Fox)
*Documentary Feature * The Titan: Story of Michelangelo (Michelangelo Co.; Classics Pictures, Inc.)
With These Hands (Jack Arnold and Lee Goodman, producers; Promotional Films Co., Inc.)
*Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award *Darryl F. Zanuck
*Honorary Awards To *George Murphy for his services in interpreting the film industry to the country at large
To *Louis B. Maye r for distinguished service to the motion picture industry
To * The Walls of Malapaga (France/Italy) voted by the Board of Governors as the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States in 1950


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