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)

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.


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 Story Best Animated Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Best Live Action Short Film, Two-Reel
Best Dramatic or Comedy Score Best Musical Score
Best Original 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 Visual Effects

Academy Honorary Awards

Best Foreign Language Film

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award



Multiple nominations and awards

These films had multiple nominations:

  • 14 nominations: All About Eve
  • 11 nominations: Sunset Boulevard
  • 5 nominations: Born Yesterday, Samson and Delilah
  • 4 nominations: Annie Get Your Gun, The Asphalt Jungle
  • 3 nominations: Broken Arrow, Caged, Cinderella, Father of the Bride, King Solomon's Mines, The Third Man
  • 2 nominations: Destination Moon, The Flame and the Arrow, Harvey, The Magnificent Yankee

The following films received multiple awards.

  • 6 wins: All About Eve
  • 3 wins: Sunset Boulevard
  • 2 wins: King Solomon's Mines, Samson and Delilah

See also


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