Archive for the ‘1953’ Category

Fixing The Oscars 2.0 – 1953

March 31, 2008

Best Picture, Non-English Language

Tokyo Story (winner!)

– Ugetsu
– Madame de…
– The Wages of Fear
– I Vitelloni

Best Picture, English Language

From Here to Eternity (winner!)

– Shane
– Band Wagon
– Roman Holiday
– Stalag 17

Best Actor

Chisu Ryu (Tokyo Story) (winner!)

– Montgomery Clift (From Here to Eternity)
– William Holden (Stalag 17)
– Alan Ladd (Shane)
– Burt Lancaster (From Here to Eternity)
– Yves Montand (The Wages of Fear)

Best Actress

Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday) (winner!)

– Chieko Higashiyama (Tokyo Story)
– Danielle Darrieux (Madame de…)
– Deborah Kerr (From Here to Eternity)
– Leslie Caron (Lili)
– Harriett Andersson (Summer with Monika)

Best Supporting Actor

Frank Sinatra (From Here to Eternity) (winner!)

– Jack Palance (Shane)
– Alberto Sordi (I Vitelloni)
– Charles Vanel (The Wages of Fear)
– Lee Marvin (The Big Heat)

Best Supporting Actress

Setsuko Hara (Tokyo Story) (winner!)

– Gloria Grahame (The Big Heat)
– Thelma Ritter (Pickup on South Street)
– Machiko Kyo (Ugetsu)
– Donna Reed (From Here to Eternity)

Best Director

Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu) (winner!)

– Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story)
– Fred Zinnemann (From Here to Eternity)
– Max Ophüls (Madame de…)
– Jacques Tati (Mr. Hulot’s Holiday)

Best Cinematography, Black and White

Kazuo Miyagawa (Ugetsu) (winner!)

– Burnett Guffey (From Here to Eternity)
– Armand Thirard (The Wages of Fear)
– Gabriel Figueroa (El)
– Franz Planer & Henri Alekan (Roman Holiday)

Best Cinematography, Colour

Loyal Griggs (Shane) (winner!)

– Claude Renoir (The Golden Coach)
– Robert Planck (Lili)
– William Mellor (The Naked Spur)
– Joe MacDonald (Niagara)

Best Original Screenplay

Kôgo Noda & Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story) (winner!)

– Dalton Trumbo & Ian McLellan Hunter & John Dighton (Roman Holiday)
– William Rose (Genevieve)
– Federico Fellini & Ennio Flajano & Tullio Pinelli (I Vitelloni)
– Betty Comden & Adolph Green (The Band Wagon)
– Sam Rolfe & Harold Jack Bloom (The Naked Spur)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Daniel Taradash (From Here to Eternity, from the novel by James Jones) (winner!)

– A.B. Guthrie Jr. & Jack Sher (Shane, from the novel by Jack Schaefer)
– Matsutarô Kawaguchi & Yoshikata Yoda (Ugetsu, from the short fiction of Akinari Ueda as collected in Ugetsu monogatari)
– Marcel Achard & Max Ophüls & Annette Wademant (Madame de…, from the novel by Louise de Vilmorin)
– Sydney Boehm (The Big Heat, from the novel by William P. McGivern)
– H.G. Clouzot & Jérome Geronimi (The Wages of Fear, from the novel Le salaire de la peur by Georges Arnaud)
– Billy Wilder & Edwin Blum (Stalag 17, from the play by Donald Bevan & Edmund Trzcinski)

Best Original Score

Nino Rota (I Vitelloni) (winner!)

– Miklos Rozsa (Julius Caesar)
– Victor Young (Shane)
– George Duning (From Here to Eternity)
– Irving Gertz & Henry Mancini (It Came from Outer Space)
– Alain Romans (Mr. Hulot’s Holiday)
– Fumio Hayasaka & Tamekichi Mochizuki & Ichirô Saitô (Ugetsu)

Best Adapted / Song / Musical Score

Arthur Schwartz & Howard Dietz (songs); Adolph Deutsch (musical director) (The Band Wagon) (winner!)

– Cole Porter (songs); Saul Chaplin (musical director) (Kiss Me Kate)
– Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster (original songs); Ray Heindorf (musical director) (Calamity Jane)
– Frederick Hollander & Dr. Seuss (original songs); Morris Stoloff (musical director) (The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.)
– Irving Berlin (songs); Alfred Newman (musical director) (Call Me Madam)
– Oliver Wallace & Sammy Fain & Sammy Cahn (original songs); Edward Plumb (orchestrator) (Peter Pan)

Best Original Song

“That’s Entertainment”, Arthur Schwartz & Howard Dietz (The Band Wagon) (winner!)

– “Secret Love”, Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster (Calamity Jane)
– “Second Star To The Right”, Sammy Fain & Sammy Cahn (Peter Pan)
– “Do-Me-Do Duds”, Frederick Hollander & Dr. Seuss (The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T)
– “The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away)”, Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster (Calamity Jane)
– “The Moon Is Blue”, Herschel Burke Gilbert & Sylvia Fine (The Moon Is Blue)
– “When Love Goes Wrong, Nothing Goes Right”, Hoagy Carmichael & Harold Adamson (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)

Best Sound

Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (winner!)

– The War of the Worlds
– From Here to Eternity
– Genevieve
– The Glenn Miller Story

Best Film Editing

Madeleine Gug & Etiennette Muse & Henri Rust (The Wages of Fear) (winner!)

– Nick DeMaggio (Pickup on South Street)
– Yoshiyasu Hamamura (Tokyo Story)
– Mitsuzo Miyata (Ugetsu)
– William A. Lyon (From Here to Eternity)

Best Art Direction, Black and White

Jean d’Eaubonne & Maurice Barnathan (Madame de…) (winner!)

– Edward C. Carfagno & Cedric Gibbons (Julius Caesar)
– Kisaku Ito (Ugetsu)
– Maurice Ransford & Lyle R. Wheeler (Titanic)
– Hal Pereira & Walter H. Tyler (Roman Holiday)
– Bibi Lindström (Sawdust and Tinsel)

Best Art Direction, Colour

Cary Odell & William Kiernan (The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.) (winner!)

– E. Preston Ames & Cedric Gibbons (The Band Wagon)
– Mario Chiari & Gino Brosio & Italo Tomassi (The Golden Coach)
– Boris Leven & Edward G. Boyle (Invaders from Mars)
– George W. Davis & Lyle R. Wheeler (The Robe)
– C.P. Norman (The Titfield Thunderbolt)

Best Costume Design

Edith Head (Roman Holiday) (winner!)

– Mary Ann Nyberg (The Band Wagon)
– Tadaoto Kainosho (Ugetsu)
– Georges Annenkov & Rosine Delamare (Madame de…)
– Sanzo Wada (Gate of Hell)
– Maria De Matteis (The Golden Coach)

Best Special Effects

The War of the Worlds (winner!)

– The Beast from 20000 Fathoms
– The Cruel Sea
– Titanic
– Niagara

Best Film Short

Duck Amuck (winner!)

– The Tell-Tale Heart
– The Unicorn in the Garden
– Ben and Men
– Christoher Crumpet
– Duck Dodgers In the 24th and 1/2 Century
– Duck! Rabbit! Duck!
– From A To Z-z-z-z
– Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom

Fixing the Oscars – 1953

September 19, 2007

Best Picture (English-Language)

Winner: From Here to Eternity (original winner)

– Shane (original nominee)
– Roman Holiday (original nominee)
– Julius Caesar (original nominee)
– The Band Wagon
– The Big Heat

Best Picture (In another language)

Winner: Ugetsu

– Tokyo Monogatori (Tokyo Story)
– La salaire de la peur (Wages of Fear)
– Madame de … (The Earrings of Madame de … )
– I Vitelloni

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Winner: Montgomery Clift (From Here to Eternity) (original nominee)

– William Holden (Stalag 17) (original winner)
– Chisu Ryu (Tokyo Story)
– James Stewart (The Naked Spur)
– Alan Ladd (Shane)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Winner: Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday) (original winner)

– Marilyn Monroe (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
– Deborah Kerr (From Here to Eternity) (original nominee)
– Danielle Darrieux (The Earrings of Madame de …)
– Chieko Hagashiyama (Tokyo Story)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner: Marlon Brando (Julius Caesar) (original nominee as Best Actor)

– Jack Palance (Shane) (original nominee)
– Frank Sinatra (From Here to Eternity) (original winner)
– Jack Buchanan (The Band Wagon)
– Alberto Sordi (I Vitelloni)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Winner: Gloria Grahame (The Big Heat)

– Donna Reed (From Here to Eternity) (original winner)
– Thelma Ritter (Pickup on South Street) (original nominee)
– Setsuyo Hara (Tokyo Story)
– Machiko Kyo (Ugetsu)
– Nanette Fabray (The Band Wagon)
– Kinuyu Tanaka (Ugetsu)
– Jean Arthur (Shane)

Best Director

Winner: Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu)

– George Stevens (Shane) (original nominee)
– Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story)
– Max Ophuls (The Earrings of Madame de …)
– Anthony Mann (The Naked Spur)

Best Screenplay

Winner: Koga Noda, Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story)

– Daniel Taradash (From Here to Eternity)
– Matsutarô Kawaguchi & Yoshikata Yoda (Ugetsu)
– Betty Comden; Adolph Green (The Band Wagon) (original nominee)
– Sam Rolfe; Harold Jack Bloom (The Naked Spur) (original nominee)
– A. B. Guthrie Jr. (Shane)
– Marcel Achard; Max Ophuls; Annette Wademant (The Earrings of Madame de …)
– Sidney Boehm (The Big Heat)
– William Archibald, George Tabori (I Confess)

Best Cinematography

Winner: Kazuo Miyagawa (Ugetsu)

– Loyal Griggs (Shane) (original winner – Color Cinematography)
– Christian Matras (The Earrings of Madame de …)
– William C. Mellor (The Naked Spur)
– Harry J. Wild (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)

Best Dramatic/Comedy Score

Winner: Irving Gertz, Henri Mancini, Herman Stein (It Came from Outer Space)

– Morris Stoloff; George Duning (From Here to Eternity)
– Victor Young (Shane)
– Miklos Rosza (Julius Caesar)
– Alfred Newman (The Robe)
– Nino Rota (I Vitelloni)

Best Editing

THE WINNER: Le Salaire de la peur (Madeleine Gug, Etiennette Muse, Henri Rust)

– Madame de… (Borys Lewin)
– From Here To Eternity (William Lyon) – 6 (original winner)
– Ugetsu (Mitsuzô Miyata)
– The Band Wagon (Albert Akst)
– Niagara (Barbara McLean)
– Pickup on South Street (Nick De Maggio)

Best Art-Direction

THE WINNER: 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. (Rudolph Sternad, Cary Odell, William Kiernan)

– Julius Caesar (Edward Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons, Hugh Hunt, Edwin B. Willis) (original winner)
– The Band Wagon (Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons, Keogh Gleason, Edwin B. Willis)
– Madame de… (Jean d’Eaubonne)
– Invaders from Mars (William Cameron Menzies, Boris Levin)

Best Costume Design

THE WINNER: The Band Wagon (Mary Ann Nyberg) (original nominee)

– Ugetsu (Kusune Kainosho)
– The Robe (Charles Le Maire, Emile Santiago)(original winner)
– Roman Holiday (Edith Head)(original winner)
– Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Travilla)

Best Song

THE WINNER: That’s Entertainment, by Arthur Schwartz & Howard Dietz, from the movie “The Band Wagon”

– Second Star To The Right, by Sammy Fain & Sammy Cahn, from the movie “Peter Pan”
– Secret Love, by Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster, from the movie “Calamity Jane” (original winner)
– When Love Goes Wrong, by Hoagy Carmichael & Harold Adamson, from the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Best Short

THE WINNER: Duck Amuck (WB/Chuck Jones, w/Daffy Duck)

– Duck Dodgers in the 24_th Century (WB/Chuck Jones, w/Daffy Duck, Porky Pig & Marvin the Martin)
– Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom (Disney/Ward Kimball & Charles A. Nichols) (original winner, “best cartoon”)
– Duck! Rabbit! Duck! (WB/Chuck Jones, w/Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck & Elmer Fudd)