24th Academy Awards

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24th Academy Awards
DateMarch 20, 1952
SiteRKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
Hosted byDanny Kaye
Highlights
Best PictureAn American in Paris
Most awardsAn American in Paris and A Place in the Sun (6)
Most nominationsA Streetcar Named Desire (12)

The 24th Academy Awards honored the best in film in 1951, as recognized by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Best Picture was awarded to An American in Paris, which, like A Place in the Sun, received six Academy Awards. A Streetcar Named Desire won four Oscars, including three of the acting awards. The film's only unsuccessful acting nomination was that of Marlon Brando, whose performance as Stanley Kowalski was later considered one of the most influential of modern film acting.[1]

Humphrey Bogart was the last man born in the 19th century to win a leading role Oscar.

An American in Paris became the second color film to win Best Picture, after 1939's Gone with the Wind.

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Story and Screenplay Best Screenplay
Best Story Best Short Subject – Cartoons
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel
Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction, Black-and-White Best Art Direction, 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 Award[edit]

  • Gene Kelly for "his versatility as an actor, singer, director and dancer, and specifically for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film" for An American in Paris.

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[edit]

Presenters[edit]

Performers[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roger Ebert. "Review: 'A Streetcar Named Desire'". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2005-04-13. Retrieved 2004-07-02.
  2. ^ "The 24th Academy Awards (1952) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19.