23rd Academy Awards

The 23rd Academy Awards Ceremony awarded Oscars for the best in films in 1950. All About Eve received 14 Oscar nominations, beating the previous record of 13 set by Gone with the Wind.

23rd Academy Awards
DateMarch 29, 1951
SiteRKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
Hosted byFred Astaire
Best PictureAll About Eve
Most awardsAll About Eve (6)
Most nominationsAll About Eve (14)

Sunset Boulevard became the second film with nominations in every acting category not to win a single one (after My Man Godfrey in 1936).

All About Eve was the second film, after Mrs. Miniver (1942), to receive five acting nominations. It also became the first to receive multiple nominations in two acting categories, and the first (and, to date, only) film to receive four female acting nominations—two each for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. None was successful, losing to Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday and Josephine Hull in Harvey, respectively.


Darryl F. Zanuck; Best Picture winner
Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Best Director and Best Screenplay winner
José Ferrer; Best Actor winner
Judy Holliday; Best Actress winner
George Sanders; Best Supporting Actor winner
Charles Brackett; Best Story and Screenplay co-winner
Billy Wilder (right); Best Story and Screenplay co-winner
Charles LeMaire; Best Costume Design, Black-and-White co-winner

Nominations announced on February 12, 1951. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay Best Story and Screenplay
Best Motion Picture Story Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short Subject Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel
Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel Best Short Subject – Cartoons
Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Black-and-White Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Color
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Best Costume Design, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Academy Honorary AwardsEdit

  • George Murphy "for his services in interpreting the film industry to the country at large".
  • Louis B. Mayer "for distinguished service to the motion picture industry".

Best Foreign Language FilmEdit

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardEdit



Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The 23rd Academy Awards (1951) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19.