Classic Film Guide

1951

1951 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees)

(winners listed first, in bold print)

Best Picture

An American in Paris (1951)

A Place in the Sun (1951)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Decision Before Dawn (1951)

Quo Vadis (1951)

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Humphrey Bogart, The African Queen (1951)

Montgomery Clift, A Place in the Sun (1951)

Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Arthur Kennedy, Bright Victory (1951)

Fredric March, Death of a Salesman (1951)

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Shelley Winters, A Place in the Sun (1951)

Eleanor Parker, Detective Story (1951)

Katharine Hepburn, The African Queen (1951)

Jane Wyman, The Blue Veil (1951)

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Karl Malden, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Gig Young, Come Fill the Cup (1951)

Kevin McCarthy, Death of a Salesman (1951)

Leo Genn, Quo Vadis (1951)

Peter Ustinov, Quo Vadis (1951)

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Mildred Dunnock, Death of a Salesman (1951)

Lee Grant, Detective Story (1951)

Joan Blondell, The Blue Veil (1951)

Thelma Ritter, The Mating Season (1951)

 

Best Director

George Stevens, A Place in the Sun (1951)

Elia Kazan, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Vincente Minnelli, An American in Paris (1951)

William Wyler, Detective Story (1951)

John Huston, The African Queen (1951)

 

Best Writing, Screenplay

Michael Wilson & Harry Brown, A Place in the Sun (1951)

Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Philip Yordan & Robert Wyler, Detective Story (1951)

Jacques Natanson & Max Ophüls, La ronde (1950)

James Agee & John Huston, The African Queen (1951)

 

Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

Paul Dehn & James Bernard, Seven Days to Noon (1950)

Budd Boetticher & Ray Nazarro, Bullfighter and the Lady (1951)

Robert Riskin & Liam O'Brien, Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Alfred Hayes & Stewart Stern, Teresa (1951)

Oscar Millard, The Frogmen (1951)

 

Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

Alan Jay Lerner, An American in Paris (1951)

Billy Wilder & Lesser Samuels & Walter Newman, Ace in the Hole (1951)

Philip Dunne, David and Bathsheba (1951)

Robert Pirosh, Go for Broke! (1951)

Clarence Greene & Russell Rouse, The Well (1951)

 

Best Color Cinematography

Alfred Gilks & John Alton, An American in Paris (1951)

Leon Shamroy, David and Bathsheba (1951)

Robert Surtees & William V. Skall, Quo Vadis (1951)

Charles Rosher, Show Boat (1951)

John F. Seitz & W. Howard Greene, When Worlds Collide (1951)

 

Best B&W Cinematography

William Mellor, A Place in the Sun (1951)

Harry Stradling Sr., A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Franz Planer, Death of a Salesman (1951)

Robert Burks, Strangers on a Train (1951)

Norbert Brodine, The Frogmen (1951)

 

Best B&W Art Direction-Set Decoration

Richard Day & George James Hopkins, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Lyle R. Wheeler & Leland Fuller & Thomas Little & Fred J. Rode, Fourteen Hours (1951)

Jean d'Eaubonne, La ronde (1950)

Lyle R. Wheeler & John DeCuir & Thomas Little & Paul S. Fox, The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Cedric Gibbons & Paul Groesse & Edwin B. Willis & Jack D. Moore, Too Young to Kiss (1951)

 

Best Color Art Direction-Set Decoration

Cedric Gibbons & E. Preston Ames & Edwin B. Willis & F. Keogh Gleason, An American in Paris (1951)

Lyle R. Wheeler & George W. Davis & Thomas Little & Paul S. Fox, David and Bathsheba (1951)

Lyle R. Wheeler & Leland Fuller & Joseph C. Wright & Thomas Little & Walter M. Scott, On the Riviera (1951)

William A. Horning & Cedric Gibbons & Edward C. Carfagno & Hugh Hunt, Quo Vadis (1951)

Hein Heckroth, The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

 

Best B&W Costume Design

Edith Head, A Place in the Sun (1951)

Lucinda Ballard, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Walter Plunkett & Gile Steele, Kind Lady (1951)

Charles Le Maire & Renié, The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)

Edward Stevenson & Margaret Furse, The Mudlark (1950)

 

Best Color Costume Design

Orry-Kelly & Walter Plunkett & Irene Sharaff, An American in Paris (1951)

Charles Le Maire & Edward Stevenson, David and Bathsheba (1951)

Herschel McCoy, Quo Vadis (1951)

Helen Rose & Gile Steele, The Great Caruso (1951)

Hein Heckroth, The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

 

Best Sound, Recording

Douglas Shearer, The Great Caruso (1951)

Nathan Levinson, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Leslie I. Carey, Bright Victory (1951)

Gordon Sawyer, I Want You (1951)

John Aalberg, Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)

 

Best Film Editing

William Hornbeck, A Place in the Sun (1951)

Adrienne Fazan, An American in Paris (1951)

Dorothy Spencer, Decision Before Dawn (1951)

Ralph E. Winters, Quo Vadis (1951)

Chester W. Schaeffer, The Well (1951)

 

Best Effects, Special Effects

When Worlds Collide (1951)

 

Best Music, Original Song

Hoagy Carmichael (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening", Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Lionel Newman (music); Eliot Daniel (lyrics), "Never", Golden Girl (1951)

Nicholas Brodszky (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics), "Wonder Why", Rich, Young and Pretty (1951)

Burton Lane (music); Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics), "Too Late Now", Royal Wedding (1951)

Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby & Oscar Hammerstein II, "A Kiss to Build a Dream on", The Strip (1951)

 

Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

Johnny Green & Saul Chaplin, An American in Paris (1951)

Oliver Wallace, Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Alfred Newman, On the Riviera (1951)

Adolph Deutsch & Conrad Salinger, Show Boat (1951)

Peter Herman Adler & Johnny Green, The Great Caruso (1951)

 

Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Franz Waxman, A Place in the Sun (1951)

Alex North, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Alfred Newman, David and Bathsheba (1951)

Alex North, Death of a Salesman (1951)

Miklós Rózsa, Quo Vadis (1951)

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