23rd Academy Awards
|23rd Academy Awards|
|Date||March 29, 1951|
|Site||RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California|
|Hosted by||Fred Astaire|
|Best Picture||All About Eve|
|Most awards||All About Eve (6)|
|Most nominations||All 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). 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 (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.
Nominations announced on February 12, 1951. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
Academy Honorary Awards
- 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 Film
- The Walls of Malapaga (France/Italy)
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
- Lex Barker and Arlene Dahl (Presenters: Best Art Direction)
- Charles Brackett (Presenter: Honorary Awards)
- Ralph Bunche (Presenter: Best Motion Picture)
- Ruth Chatterton (Presenter: Writing Awards)
- Broderick Crawford (Presenter: Best Actress)
- Marlene Dietrich (Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film)
- Coleen Gray (Presenter: Documentary Awards)
- Jane Greer (Presenter: Best Special Effects)
- Helen Hayes (Presenter: Best Actor)
- Dean Jagger (Presenter: Best Supporting Actress)
- Gene Kelly (Presenter: Music Awards)
- Phyllis Kirk (Presenter: Short Subject Awards)
- Mercedes McCambridge (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
- Leo McCarey (Presenter: Best Director)
- Marilyn Monroe (Presenter: Best Sound Recording)
- Debra Paget (Presenter: Best Film Editing)
- Debbie Reynolds (Presenter: Best Cinematography)
- Jan Sterling (Presenter: Best Costume Design)
- David Wayne (Presenter: Scientific & Technical Awards)
- Gloria DeHaven and Alan Young
- Frankie Laine ("Mule Train" from Singing Guns)
- Martin and Lewis ("Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" from Cinderella)
- Lucille Norman
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- 8th Golden Globe Awards
- 1950 in film
- 2nd Primetime Emmy Awards
- 3rd Primetime Emmy Awards
- 4th British Academy Film Awards
- 5th Tony Awards
- "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.