Fixing The Oscars 2.0 – 1951

Best Picture, English Language


– A Streetcare Named Desire (winner!)

– Strangers on a Train
– An American in Paris
– The Day the Earth Stood Still
– A Place in the Sun

Best Picture, Non-English Language

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– Diary of a Country Priest (winner!)

– Awaara
– Early Summer
– Summer Interlude
– Miracle in Milan

Best Actor

– Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire) (winner!)

– Alastair Sim (Scrooge)
– Montgomery Clift (A Place in the Sun)
– Claude Laydu (Diary of a Country Priest)
– Michael Redgrave (The Browning Version)

Best Actress

– Vivien Leigh (A Streetcar Named Desire) (winner!)

– Katharine Hepburn (The African Queen)
– Shelley Winters (A Place in the Sun)
– Setsuko Hara (Early Summer)
– Maj-Britt Nilsson (Summer Interlude)

Best Supporting Actor

– Robert Walker (Strangers on a Train) (winner!)

– Karl Malden (A Streetcar Named Desire)
– Oskar Werner (Decision Before Dawn)
– Peter Ustinov (Quo Vadis)
– Toshiro Mifune (The Idiot)

Best Supporting Actress

– Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) (winner!)

– Thelma Ritter (The Mating Season)
– Lee Grant (Detective Story)
– Patricia Neal (The Day the Earth Stood Still) – including 3 for Actress
– Joan Greenwood (The Man in the White Suit) – including 5 for Actress

Best Director

– Alfred Hitchcock (Strangers on a Train) (winner!)

– Robert Bresson (Diary of a Country Priest)
– George Stevens (A Place in the Sun)
– Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire)
– Jean Renoir (The River)

Best Cinematography

– Claude Renoir (The River) (winner!)

– William C. Mellor (A Place in the Sun)
– Al Gilks & John Alton (An American in Paris)
– Leo Tover (The Day the Earth Stood Still)
– Franz Planer (Decision Before Dawn)

Best Original Screenplay

– T. E. B. Clarke (The Lavender Hill Mob) (winner!)

– Victor Desny, Walter Newman, Lesser Samuels & Billy Wilder (Ace in the Hole)
– K. A. Abbas & V. P. Sathe (Awaara)
– Ingmar Bergman & Herbert Grevenius (Summer Interlude)
– Alan Jay Lerner (An American in Paris)
– Kôgo Noda & Yasujiro Ozu (Early Summer)

Best Adapted Screenplay

– Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde & Whitfield Cook (Strangers on a Train, from the novel by Patricia Highsmith) (winner!)

– Tennessee Williams & Oscar Saul (A Streetcar Named Desire, from the play by Williams)
– Edmund H. North (The Day the Earth Stood Still, from the story “Farewell to the Master” by Harry Bates)
– Michael Wilson & Harry Brown (A Place in the Sun, from the novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser as adapted for the stage by Patrick Kearney)
– James Agee & John Huston (The African Queen, from the novel by C. S. Forester)
– Robert Bresson (Diary of a Country Priest, from the novel Journal d’un curé de campagne by Georges Bernanos)
– Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Mario Chiari & Adolfo Franci (Miracle in Milan, from the novel Totò il buono by Zavattini)

Best Original Score

– Bernard Herrmann (The Day the Earth Stood Still) (winner!)

– Miklós Rózsa (Quo Vadis)
– Dimitri Tiomkin (Strangers on a Train)
– Alex North (A Streetcar Named Desire)
– Franz Waxman (A Place in the Sun)
– Bronislau Caper (The Red Badge of Courage)
– Dimitri Tiomkin (The Thing from Another World)

Best Adapted / Song / Musical Score

– George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin (music & lyrics); Johnny Green & Saul Chaplin (music directors) (An American in Paris) (winner!)

– Jaikishan & Shanker (songs and original music) (Awaara)
– Jacques Offenbach (opera); Thomas Beecham (conductor and arranger) (The Tales of Hoffmann)
– Bob Hilliard & Sammy Fain (songs); Oliver Wallace & Ted Sears (songs); Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston (song) (Alice in Wonderland)
– Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II (songs); Adolph Deutsch (music director) (Show Boat)

Best Original Song

– “A Very Merry Un-Birthday (The Un-Birthday Song)”, Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston (Alice in Wonderland) (winner!)

– “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening”, Johnny Mercer & Hoagy Carmichael (Here Comes the Groom)

Best Sound

– The Day The Earth Stood Still (winner!)

– Strangers on a Train
– The Man in the White Suit
– The African Queen
– A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Film Editing

– William H. Ziegler (Strangers on a Train) (winner!)

– Adrienne Fazan (An American in Paris)
– Paulette Robert (Diary of a Country Priest)
– William Hornbeck (A Place in the Sun)
– William Reynolds (The Day the Earth Stood Still)
– George Gale (The River)

Best Art Direction

– E. Preston Ames & Cedric Gibbons (An American in Paris) (winner!)

– Arthur Lawson & Hein Heckroth (The Tales of Hoffmann)
– Addison Hehr & Lyle R. Wheeler (The Day the Earth Stood Still)
– So Matsuyama & *beep* Shimada (The Idiot)
– Bansi Chandragupta & Eugène Lourié (The River)

Best Costume Design

– Ivy Baker & Hein Heckroth (The Tales of Hoffmann) (winner!)

– Orry-Kelly (An American in Paris)
– Anthony Mendleson (The Man in the White Suit)
– Herschel McCoy (Quo Vadis)
– M’me Chorosch & Om Parkash (Awaara)

Best Special Effects

– The Day the Earth Stood Still (winner!)

– The Man from Planet X
– Captain Horatio Hornblower
– Decision Before Dawn
– The Thing From Another World
– When Worlds Collide

Best Film Short

– Cheese Chasers (tied winner!) & Rooty Toot Toot (tied winner!)

– Rabbit Fire
– Lambert the Sheepish Lion
– A Bear for Punishment
– Drip Along Daffy
– The Two Mouseketeers

2 Responses to “Fixing The Oscars 2.0 – 1951”

  1. boudu Says:

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  2. Sepa22 Says:

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