24th Academy Awards

24th Academy Awards
Date March 20, 1952
Site RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California
Hosted by Danny Kaye
Best Picture An American in Paris
Most awards An American in Paris and A Place in the Sun (6)
Most nominations A 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, excluding Marlon Brando, whose performance as Stanley Kowalski was later considered one of the most influential of modern film acting.[1]


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 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 Award

Best Foreign Language Film

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award



Multiple nominations and awards

These films had multiple nominations:

  • 12 nominations: A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 9 nominations: A Place in the Sun
  • 8 nominations: An American in Paris, Quo Vadis
  • 5 nominations: David and Bathsheba, Death of a Salesman
  • 4 nominations: The African Queen, Detective Story
  • 3 nominations: The Great Caruso
  • 2 nominations: The Blue Veil, Bright Victory, Decision Before Dawn, The Frogmen, Here Comes the Groom, La Ronde, On the Riviera, Show Boat, Tales of Hoffmann, The Well, When Worlds Collide

The following films received multiple awards.

  • 6 wins: An American in Paris, A Place in the Sun
  • 4 wins: A Streetcar Named Desire

See also


  1. Roger Ebert. "Review: 'A Streetcar Named Desire'". Chicago Sun-Times. 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.
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