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The Complete Oscar Quest: 24th Academy Awards (1951)

1951

Best Picture

  • An American in Paris
  • Decision Before Dawn
  • A Place in the Sun
  • Quo Vadis
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Director

  • John Huston, The African Queen
  • Elia Kazan, A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Vincente Minnelli, An American in Paris
  • George Stevens, A Place in the Sun
  • William Wyler, Detective Story

Best Actor

  • Humphrey Bogart, The African Queen
  • Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Montgomery Clift, A Place in the Sun
  • Arthur Kennedy, Bright Victory
  • Fredric March, Death of a Salesman

Best Actress

  • Katharine Hepburn, The African Queen
  • Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Eleanor Parker, Detective Story
  • Shelley Winters, A Place in the Sun
  • Jane Wyman, The Blue Veil

Best Supporting Actor

  • Leo Genn, Quo Vadis
  • Karl Malden, A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Kevin McCarthy, Death of a Salesman
  • Peter Ustinov, Quo Vadis
  • Gig Young, Come Fill the Cup

Best Supporting Actress

  • Joan Blondell, The Blue Veil
  • Mildred Dunnock, Death of a Salesman
  • Lee Grant, Detective Story
  • Kim Hunter, A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Thelma Ritter, The Mating Season

Best Original Screenplay

  • Ace in the Hole
  • An American in Paris
  • David and Bathsheba
  • Go for Broke!
  • The Well

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The African Queen
  • Detective Story
  • A Place in the Sun
  • La Ronde
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Story

  • Bullfighter and the Lady
  • The Frogman
  • Here Comes the Groom
  • Seven Days to Noon
  • Teresa

Best Editing

  • An American in Paris
  • Decision Before Dawn
  • A Place in the Sun
  • Quo Vadis
  • The Well

Best Cinematography, Black and White

  • Death of a Salesman
  • The Frogmen
  • A Place in the Sun
  • Strangers on a Train
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Cinematography, Color

  • An American in Paris
  • David and Bathsheba
  • Quo Vadis
  • Show Boat
  • When Worlds Collide

Best Dramatic or Comedy Score

  • David and Bathsheba
  • Death of a Salesman
  • A Place in the Sun
  • Quo Vadis
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Musical Score

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • An American in Paris
  • The Great Caruso
  • On the Riviera
  • Show Boat

Best Original Song

  • “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening,” from Here Comes the Groom
  • “A Kiss to Build a Dream On,” from The Strip
  • “Never,” from Golden Girl
  • “Too Late Now,” from Royal Wedding
  • “Wonder Why,” from Rich, Young and Pretty

Best Art Direction, Black and White

  • Fourteen Hours
  • The House on Telegraph Hill
  • La Ronde
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Too Young to Kiss

Best Art Direction, Color

  • An American in Paris
  • David and Bathsheba
  • On the Riviera
  • Quo Vadis
  • The Tales of Hoffmann

Best Costume Design, Black and White

  • Kind Lady
  • The Model and the Marriage Broker
  • The Mudlark
  • A Place in the Sun
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Costume Design, Color

  • An American in Paris
  • David and Bathsheba
  • The Great Caruso
  • Quo Vadis
  • The Tales of Hoffmann

Best Visual Effects

  • When Worlds Collide

Best Sound Recording

  • Bright Victory
  • The Great Caruso
  • I Want You
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Two Tickets to Broadway

Best Documentary

  • I Was a Communist for the F.B.I.
  • Kon-Tiki

Best Documentary Short

  • Benjy
  • One Who Came Back
  • The Seeing Eye

Best Live-Action Short, One-Reel

  • Ridin’ the Rails
  • The Story of Time
  • World of Kids

Best Live-Action Short, Two-Reel

  • Balzac
  • Danger Under the Sea
  • Nature’s Half Acre

Best Animated Short

  • Lambert the Sheepish Lion
  • Rooty Toot Toot
  • The Two Musketeers

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. Ace in the Hole
  2. The African Queen
  3. Alice in Wonderland
  4. An American in Paris
  5. The Blue Veil
  6. Bright Victory
  7. The Bullfighter and the Lady
  8. Come Fill the Cup
  9. David and Bathsheba
  10. Death of a Salesman
  11. Decision Before Dawn
  12. Detective Story
  13. The Frogmen
  14. Fourteen Hours
  15. Go for Broke!
  16. Golden Girl
  17. The Great Caruso
  18. Here Comes the Groom
  19. The House on Telegraph Hill
  20. I Want You
  21. Kind Lady
  22. The Mating Season
  23. The Model and the Marriage Broker
  24. The Mudlark
  25. On the Riviera
  26. A Place in the Sun
  27. Quo Vadis
  28. Rich, Young and Pretty
  29. La Ronde
  30. Royal Wedding
  31. Seven Days to Noon
  32. Show Boat
  33. A Streetcar Named Desire
  34. The Strip
  35. The Tales of Hoffmann
  36. Teresa
  37. Too Young to Kiss
  38. Two Tickets to Broadway
  39. The Well
  40. When Worlds Collide

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