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The 1950's

The 23rd ACADEMY AWARDS: 1950

Captain Carey, U.S.A.

  • Winner: MUSIC (Song) -- "Mona Lisa," Music and Lyrics by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston

Samson and Delilah

  • Winner: ART DIRECTION (Color) -- Art Direction: Hans Dreier, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer 
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) -- George Barnes 
  • Winner: COSTUME DESIGN (Color) -- Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Elois Jenssen, Gile Steele, Gwen Wakeling 
  • MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) -- Victor Young 
  • SPECIAL EFFECTS -- Cecil B. DeMille Productions

Sunset Blvd.

  • ACTOR -- William Holden {"Joe Gillis"} 
  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Erich von Stroheim {"Max Von Mayerling"} 
  • ACTRESS -- Gloria Swanson {"Norma Desmond"} 
  • ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Nancy Olson {"Betty Schaefer"} 
  • Winner: ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) -- Art Direction: Hans Dreier, John Meehan; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer 
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- John F. Seitz 
  • DIRECTING -- Billy Wilder 
  • FILM EDITING -- Arthur Schmidt, Doane Harrison 
  • Winner: MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) -- Franz Waxman 
  • BEST MOTION PICTURE -- Paramount 
  • Winner: WRITING (Story and Screenplay) -- Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D. M. Marshman, Jr.

The Furies

  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- Victor Milner

Trio

  • SOUND RECORDING -- Pinewood Studio Sound Department, Cyril Crowhurst, Sound Director

 

 

The 24th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1951

A Place in the Sun

  • ACTOR -- Montgomery Clift {"George Eastman"} 
  • ACTRESS -- Shelley Winters {"Alice Tripp"} 
  • Winner: CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- William C. Mellor 
  • Winner: COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) -- Edith Head 
  • Winner: DIRECTING -- George Stevens 
  • Winner: FILM EDITING -- William Hornbeck 
  • Winner: MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) -- Franz Waxman 
  • BEST MOTION PICTURE -- George Stevens, Producer 
  • Winner: WRITING (Screenplay) -- Michael Wilson, Harry Brown

Benjy

  • Winner: DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject) -- 'Made by Fred Zinnemann with the cooperation of Paramount Pictures Corporation for the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital'

Detective Story

  • ACTRESS -- Eleanor Parker {"Mary McLeod"}
  • ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Lee Grant {"A Shoplifter"}
  • DIRECTING -- William Wyler
  • WRITING (Screenplay) -- Philip Yordan, Robert Wyler

Here Comes the Groom

  • Winner: MUSIC (Song) -- "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," Music by Hoagy Carmichael; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
  • WRITING (Motion Picture Story) -- Robert Riskin, Liam O'Brien

Ridin' the Rails

  • SHORT SUBJECT (One-reel) -- Jack Eaton, Producer

The Big Carnival [aka: Ace in the Hole]

  • WRITING (Story and Screenplay) -- Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman

The Mating Season

  • ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Thelma Ritter

When Worlds Collide

  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) -- John F. Seitz, W. Howard Greene
  • Winner: SPECIAL EFFECTS –- Paramount

 

 

The 25th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1952

Athletes of the Saddle

  • SHORT SUBJECT (One-reel) -- Jack Eaton, Producer

The Atomic City

  • WRITING (Story and Screenplay) -- Sydney Boehm

Carrie

  • ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Emile Kuri 
  • COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) -- Edith Head

Come Back, Little Sheba

  • Winner: ACTRESS -- Shirley Booth {"Lola Delaney"}
  • ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Terry Moore {"Marie Loring"}
  • FILM EDITING -- Warren Low

Just for You

  • MUSIC (Song) -- "Zing a Little Zong," Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Leo Robin

The Greatest Show on Earth

  • COSTUME DESIGN (Color) -- Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Miles White 
  • DIRECTING -- Cecil B. DeMille 
  • FILM EDITING -- Anne Bauchens 
  • Winner: BEST MOTION PICTURE -- Cecil B. DeMille, Producer 
  • Winner: WRITING (Motion Picture Story) -- Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett

My Son John

  • WRITING (Motion Picture Story) -- Leo McCarey

Son of Paleface

  • MUSIC (Song) -- "Am I in Love," Music and Lyrics by Jack Brooks

 

 

The 26th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1953

The Caddy

  • MUSIC (Song) -- "That's Amore," Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Jack Brooks

Roman Holiday

  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Eddie Albert {"Irving Radovich"} 
  • Winner: ACTRESS -- Audrey Hepburn {"Princess Anne"} 
  • ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler 
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- Frank Planer, Henri Alekan 
  • Winner: COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) -- Edith Head 
  • DIRECTING -- William Wyler 
  • FILM EDITING -- Robert Swink 
  • BEST MOTION PICTURE -- William Wyler, Producer 
  • Winner: WRITING (Motion Picture Story) -- Dalton Trumbo [NOTE: The screen credit and award were originally credited to Ian McLellan Hunter, who was a "front" for Dalton Trumbo. On December 15, 1992, the Academy's Board of Governors voted to change the records and award Mr. Trumbo with the achievement. Ian McLellan Hunter's name was removed from the Motion Picture Story category. The Oscar was posthumously presented to Trumbo's widow on May 10, 1993.] 
  • WRITING (Screenplay) -- Ian McLellan Hunter, John Dighton

Shane

  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Brandon De Wilde {"Joey Starrett"} 
  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Jack Palance {"Wilson"} 
  • Winner: CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) -- Loyal Griggs 
  • DIRECTING -- George Stevens 
  • BEST MOTION PICTURE -- George Stevens, Producer 
  • WRITING (Screenplay) -- A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

Stalag 17

  • Winner: ACTOR -- William Holden {"Sefton"} 
  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Robert Strauss {"Stosh/'Animal'"} 
  • DIRECTING -- Billy Wilder

The War of the Worlds

  • FILM EDITING -- Everett Douglas 
  • SOUND RECORDING -- Paramount Studio Sound Department, Loren L. Ryder, Sound Director 
  • Winner: SPECIAL EFFECTS -- Paramount Studio

Wee Water Wonders

  • SHORT SUBJECT (One-reel) -- Jack Eaton, Producer

 

 

The 27th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1954

The Country Girl

  • ACTOR -- Bing Crosby {"Frank Elgin"} 
  • Winner: ACTRESS -- Grace Kelly {"Georgie Elgin"} 
  • ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Grace Gregory 
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- John F. Warren 
  • DIRECTING -- George Seaton 
  • BEST MOTION PICTURE -- William Perlberg, Producer 
  • Winner: WRITING (Screenplay) -- George Seaton

Knock on Wood

  • WRITING (Story and Screenplay) -- Norman Panama, Melvin Frank

Rear Window

  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) -- Robert Burks 
  • DIRECTING -- Alfred Hitchcock 
  • SOUND RECORDING -- Paramount Studio Sound Department, Loren L. Ryder, Sound Director 
  • WRITING (Screenplay) -- John Michael Hayes

Red Garters

  • ART DIRECTION (Color) -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer

Sabrina

  • ACTRESS -- Audrey Hepburn {"Sabrina Fairchild"} 
  • ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer 
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- Charles Lang, Jr. 
  • Winner: COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) -- Edith Head 
  • DIRECTING -- Billy Wilder 
  • WRITING (Screenplay) -- Billy Wilder, Samuel Taylor, Ernest Lehman

White Christmas

  • MUSIC (Song) -- "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

 

 

The 28th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1955

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

  • FILM EDITING -- Alma Macrorie 
  • Winner: SPECIAL EFFECTS -- Paramount Studio

The Rose Tattoo

  • Winner: ACTRESS -- Anna Magnani {"Serafina Della Rose"} 
  • ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Marisa Pavan {"Rosa Della Rose"} 
  • Winner: ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Tambi Larsen; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Arthur Krams 
  • Winner: CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- James Wong Howe 
  • COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) -- Edith Head 
  • FILM EDITING -- Warren Low 
  • MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) -- Alex North 
  • BEST MOTION PICTURE -- Hal B. Wallis, Producer

The Seven Little Foys

  • WRITING (Story and Screenplay) -- Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose

Strategic Air Command

  • WRITING (Motion Picture Story) -- Beirne Lay, Jr.

Three Kisses

  • SHORT SUBJECT (One-reel) -- Justin Herman, Producer

To Catch a Thief

  • ART DIRECTION (Color) -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Joseph McMillan Johnson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Arthur Krams 
  • Winner: CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) -- Robert Burks 
  • COSTUME DESIGN (Color) -- Edith Head

 

 

The 29th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1956

The Man Who Knew Too Much

  • Winner: MUSIC (Song) -- "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)," Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

The Proud and the Profane

  • ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, A. Earl Hedrick; Set Decoration: Samuel M. Comer, Frank R. McKelvy 
  • COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) -- Edith Head

The Rainmaker

  • ACTRESS -- Katharine Hepburn {"Lizzie Curry"} 
  • MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) -- Alex North

The Ten Commandments

  • ART DIRECTION (Color) -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler, Albert Nozaki; Set Decoration: Samuel M. Comer, Ray Moyer 
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) -- Loyal Griggs 
  • COSTUME DESIGN (Color) -- Edith Head, Ralph Jester, John Jensen, Dorothy Jeakins, Arnold Friberg 
  • FILM EDITING -- Anne Bauchens 
  • BEST MOTION PICTURE -- Cecil B. DeMille, Producer 
  • SOUND RECORDING -- Paramount Studio Sound Department, Loren L. Ryder, Sound Director 
  • Winner: SPECIAL EFFECTS -- John Fulton

War and Peace

  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) -- Jack Cardiff 
  • COSTUME DESIGN (Color) -- Marie De Matteis 
  • DIRECTING -- King Vidor

 

 

The 30th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1957

Funny Face

  • ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer 
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Ray June 
  • COSTUME DESIGN -- Edith Head, Hubert de Givenchy 
  • WRITING (Story and Screenplay--written directly for the screen) -- Leonard Gershe

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

  • FILM EDITING -- Warren Low 
  • SOUND RECORDING -- Paramount Studio Sound Department, George Dutton, Sound Director

The Joker Is Wild

  • Winner: MUSIC (Song) -- "All The Way," Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn

The Tin Star

  • WRITING (Story and Screenplay--written directly for the screen) -- Story by Barney Slater, Joel Kane; Screenplay by Dudley Nichols

Wild Is the Wind

  • ACTOR -- Anthony Quinn {"Gino"} 
  • ACTRESS -- Anna Magnani {"Gioia"} 
  • MUSIC (Song) -- "Wild Is the Wind," Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Ned Washington

 

 

The 31st ACADEMY AWARDS: 1958

The Buccaneer

  • COSTUME DESIGN -- Ralph Jester, Edith Head, John Jensen

Desire under the Elms

  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- Daniel L. Fapp

Houseboat

  • MUSIC (Song) -- "Almost in Your Arms (Love Song from 'Houseboat')," Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans 
  • WRITING (Story and Screenplay--written directly for the screen) -- Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose

Teacher's Pet

  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Gig Young {"Dr. Hugo Pine"} 
  • WRITING (Story and Screenplay--written directly for the screen) -- Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin

Vertigo

  • ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Henry Bumstead; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Frank McKelvy 
  • SOUND -- Paramount Studio Sound Department, George Dutton, Sound Director

 

 

The 32nd ACADEMY AWARDS: 1959

Career

  • ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) -- Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Arthur Krams 
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) -- Joseph LaShelle 
  • COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) -- Edith Head

The Five Pennies

  • CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) -- Daniel L. Fapp 
  • COSTUME DESIGN (Color) -- Edith Head 
  • MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) -- Leith Stevens 
  • MUSIC (Song) -- "The Five Pennies," Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine

Li'l Abner

  • MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) -- Nelson Riddle, Joseph J. Lilley