ⓘ 23rd Academy Awards

                                     

ⓘ 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.

Sunset Boulevard became the second film with nominations in every acting category not to win a single one after My Man Godfrey in 1936. This would not happen again until American Hustle was shut out at the 86th Academy Awards.

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 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.

                                     

1. Awards

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

Academy Honorary Awards

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

Performers

  • Frankie Laine "Mule Train" from Singing Guns
  • Lucille Norman
  • Gloria DeHaven and Alan Young
  • Martin and Lewis "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" from Cinderella
                                     

1.1. Awards Presenters

  • Dean Jagger Presenter: Best Supporting Actress
  • Mercedes McCambridge Presenter: Best Supporting Actor
  • Jane Greer Presenter: Best Special Effects
  • Helen Hayes Presenter: Best Actor
  • Ralph Bunche Presenter: Best Motion Picture
  • David Wayne Presenter: Scientific & Technical Awards
  • Phyllis Kirk Presenter: Short Subject Awards
  • Coleen Gray Presenter: Documentary Awards
  • Marilyn Monroe Presenter: Best Sound Recording
  • Jan Sterling Presenter: Best Costume Design
  • Gene Kelly Presenter: Music Awards
  • Charles Brackett Presenter: Honorary Awards
  • Broderick Crawford Presenter: Best Actress
  • Debbie Reynolds Presenter: Best Cinematography
  • Debra Paget Presenter: Best Film Editing
  • Leo McCarey Presenter: Best Director
  • Ruth Chatterton Presenter: Writing Awards
  • Lex Barker and Arlene Dahl Presenters: Best Art Direction
  • Marlene Dietrich Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
                                     

1.2. Awards Performers

  • Frankie Laine "Mule Train" from Singing Guns
  • Lucille Norman
  • Gloria DeHaven and Alan Young
  • Martin and Lewis "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" from Cinderella