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23rd Academy Awards
Date March 29, 1951
Site RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
Host Fred Astaire
Best Picture All About Eve
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The 23rd Academy Awards Ceremony awarded Oscars for the best in films in 1950. The nominations were noticeable this year, as All About Eve was nominated for fourteen Oscars, beating the previous record of Gone with the Wind.


Nominees and Winners

The nominees are listed by award. The winner of each category is in bold.


Best Motion Picture

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Directing

Best Writing

Motion Picture Story


On July 3, 1991, the Academy decided to restore Albert Maltz to the screenplay credit. Michael Blankfort had fronted for him on the screenplay and consequently was named in the screenplay nomination. Blankfort's name was removed from the nomination.

Story and Screenplay




Art Direction



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



Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Scoring of a Musical Picture

Film Editing

Costume Design

Black and White

  • Edith Head and Charles LeMaire, All About Eve
  • Jean Louis, Born Yesterday
  • Walter Plunkett, The Magnificent Yankee


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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.)


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)


  • 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

Honorary Awards

  • To George Murphy for his services in interpreting the film industry to the country at large.
  • To Louis B. Mayer 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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