23RD ACADEMY AWARDS

March 29, 1951
RKO Pantages Theatre
Hosted by Fred Astaire

MOTION PICTURE

“All About Eve”
“Born Yesterday”
“Father of the Bride”
“King Solomon’s Mines”
“Sunset Boulevard”

DIRECTOR

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

ACTOR

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

ACTRESS

Anne Baxter – “All About Eve”
Bette Davis – “All About Eve”
Judy Holliday – “Born Yesterday”
Eleanor Parker – “Caged”
Gloria Swanson – “Sunset Boulevard”

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jeff Chandler – “Broken Arrow”
Edmund Gwenn – “Mister 880”
Sam Jaffe – “The Asphalt Jungle”
George Sanders – “All About Eve”
Erich von Stroheim – “Sunset Boulevard”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Hope Emerson – “Caged”
Celeste Holm – “All About Eve”
Josephine Hull – “Harvey”
Nancy Olson – “Sunset Boulevard”
Thelma Ritter – “All About Eve”

ART DIRECTION
(BLACK & WHITE)

“All About Eve”
Art Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler and George Davis; Set Decoration: Thomas Little and Walter M. Scott
“The Red Danube”
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons and Hans Peters; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis and Hugh Hunt
“Sunset Boulevard”
Art Direction: Hans Dreier and John Meehan; Set Decoration: Samuel M. Comer and Ray Moyer

ART DIRECTION
(COLOR)

“Annie Get Your Gun”
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis and Richard A. Pefferle
“Destination Moon”
Art Direction: Ernst Fegté; Set Decoration: George Sawley
“Samson and Delilah”
Art Direction: Hans Dreier and Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Samuel M. Comer and Ray Moyer

CINEMATOGRAPHY
(BLACK & WHITE)

“All About Eve” – Milton Krasner
“The Asphalt Jungle” – Harold Rosson
“The Furies” – Victor Milner
“Sunset Boulevard” – John F. Seitz
“The Third Man” – Robert Krasker

CINEMATOGRAPHY
(COLOR)

“Annie Get Your Gun” – Charles Rosher
“Broken Arrow” – Ernest Palmer
“The Flame and the Arrow” – Ernest Haller
“King Solomon’s Mines” – Robert Surtees
“Samson and Delilah” – George Barnes

COSTUME DESIGN
(BLACK & WHITE)

“All About Eve” – Edith Head and Charles LeMaire
“Born Yesterday” – Jean Louis
“The Magnificent Yankee” – Walter Plunkett

COSTUME DESIGN
(COLOR)

“The Black Rose” – Michael Whittaker
“That Forsyte Woman” – Walter Plunkett and Valles
“Samson and Delilah” – Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Elois Jenssen, Gile Steele, and Gwen Wakeling

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

“The Titan: Story of Michelangelo”
“With These Hands”

DOCUMENTARY
(SHORT SUBJECT)

“The Fight: Science Against Cancer”
“The Stairs”
“Why Korea?”

FILM EDITING

“All About Eve” – Barbara McLean
“Annie Get Your Gun” – James E. Newcom
“King Solomon’s Mines” – Ralph E. Winters and Conrad A. Nervig
“Sunset Boulevard” – Arthur P. Schmidt and Doane Harrison
“The Third Man” – Oswald Hafenrichter

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“The Walls of Malapaga” (France/Italy)

SHORT SUBJECT (CARTOON)

“Gerald McBoing-Boing”
“Jerry’s Cousin”
“Trouble Indemnity”

LIVE ACTION SHORT SUBJECT
(ONE-REEL)

“Blaze Busters” – Robert Youngson
“Grandad of Races” – Gordon Hollingshead
“Wrong Way Butch” – Pete Smith

LIVE ACTION SHORT SUBJECT
(TWO-REEL)

“Grandma Moses”
“In Beaver Valley”
“My Country ‘Tis of Thee”

Scoring of a Dramatic or comedy Picture

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

Scoring of a Musical Picture

“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

SONG

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

SOUND RECORDING

“All About Eve” – Thomas T. Moulton
“Cinderella” – C. O. Slyfield
“Louisa” – Leslie I. Carey
“Our Very Own” – Gordon E. Sawyer
“Trio” – Cyril Crowhurst

SPECIAL EFFECTS

“Destination Moon”
George Pal Productions and Eagle Lion Classics
“Samson and Delilah”
Cecil B. DeMille Productions and Paramount

WRITING (ADAPTATION)

“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

WRITING (MOTION PICTURE STORY)

“Bitter Rice” – Giuseppe De Santis and Carlo Lizzani
“The Gunfighter” – William Bowers and André de Toth
“Mystery Street” – Leonard Spigelgass
“Panic in the Streets” – Edna Anhalt and Edward Anhalt
“When Willie Comes Marching Home” – Sy Gomberg

WRITING (STORY AND SCREENPLAY)

“Adam’s Rib” – Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin
“Caged” – Virginia Kellogg and Bernard C. Schoenfeld
“The Men” – Carl Foreman
“No Way Out” – Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Lesser Samuels
“Sunset Boulevard” – Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D. M. Marshman Jr.

ACADEMY HONORARY AWARD

George Murphy
“for his services in interpreting the film industry to the country at large”

ACADEMY HONORARY AWARD

Louis B. Mayer
“for distinguished service to the motion picture industry”

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Darryl F. Zanuck
  1. “All About Eve”
  2. “Annie Get Your Gun”
  3. “The Asphalt Jungle”
  4. “Bitter Rice”
  5. “The Black Rose”
  6. “Born Yesterday”
  7. “Broken Arrow”
  8. “Caged”
  9. “Captain Carey, U.S.A.”
  10. “Cinderella”
  11. “Cyrano de Bergerac”
  12. “Destination Moon”
  13. “Father of the Bride”
  14. “The Flame and the Arrow”
  15. “That Forsyte Woman”
  16. “The Furies”
  17. “The Gunfighter”
  18. “Harvey”
  19. “I’ll Get By”
  20. “King Solomon’s Mines”
  21. “Louisa”
  22. “The Magnificent Yankee”
  23. “Mister 880”
  24. “Mystery Street”
  25. “No Sad Songs for Me”
  26. “Our Very Own”
  27. “Panic in the Streets”
  28. “The Red Danube”
  29. “Samson and Delilah”
  30. “Singing Guns”
  31. “Sunset Boulevard”
  32. “The Third Man”
  33. “Three Little Words”
  34. “The Toast of New Orleans”
  35. “Trio”
  36. “Wabash Avenue”
  37. “The West Point Story”
  38. “When Willie Comes Marching Home”
DOCUMENTARY
  1. “The Titan: Story of Michelangelo”
  2. “With These Hands”
SHORT FILMS
  1. “Blaze Busters”
  2. “The Fight: Science Against Cancer”
  3. “Gerald McBoing-Boing”
  4. “Grandad of Races”
  5. “Grandma Moses”
  6. “In Beaver Valley”
  7. “Jerry’s Cousin”
  8. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
  9. “The Stairs”
  10. “Trouble Indemnity”
  11. “Why Korea?”
  12. “Wrong Way Butch”