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The Complete Oscar Quest: 26th Academy Awards (1953)

1953

Best Picture

  • From Here to Eternity
  • Julius Caesar
  • The Robe
  • Roman Holiday
  • Shane

Best Director

  • George Stevens, Shane
  • Charles Walters, Lili
  • Billy Wilder, Stalag 17
  • William Wyler, Roman Holiday
  • Fred Zinnemann, From Here to Eternity

Best Actor

  • Marlon Brando, Julius Caesar
  • Richard Burton, The Robe
  • Montgomery Clift, From Here to Eternity
  • William Holden, Stalag 17
  • Burt Lancaster, From Here to Eternity

Best Actress

  • Leslie Caron, Lili
  • Ava Gardner, Mogambo
  • Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday
  • Deborah Kerr, From Here to Eternity
  • Maggie McNamara, The Moon Is Blue

Best Supporting Actor

  • Eddie Albert, Roman Holiday
  • Brandon de Wilde, Shane
  • Jack Palance, Shane
  • Frank Sinatra, From Here to Eternity
  • Robert Strauss, Stalag 17

Best Supporting Actress

  • Grace Kelly, Mogambo
  • Geraldine Page, Hondo
  • Marjorie Rambeau, Torch Song
  • Donna Reed, From Here to Eternity
  • Thelma Ritter, Pickup on South Street

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Band Wagon
  • The Desert Rats
  • The Naked Spur
  • Take the High Ground
  • Titanic

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Cruel Sea
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Lili
  • Roman Holiday
  • Shane

Best Story

  • Above and Beyond
  • The Captain’s Paradise
  • Hondo
  • Little Fugitive
  • Roman Holiday

Best Editing

  • Crazylegs
  • From Here to Eternity
  • The Moon Is Blue
  • Roman Holiday
  • The War of the Worlds

Best Cinematography, Black and White

  • The Four Poster
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Julius Caesar
  • Martin Luther
  • Roman Holiday

Best Cinematography, Color

  • All the Brothers Were Valiant
  • Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
  • Lili
  • The Robe
  • Shane

Best Dramatic or Comedy Score

  • Above and Beyond
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Julius Caesar
  • Lili
  • This Is Cinerama

Best Musical Score

  • The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
  • The Band Wagon
  • Calamity Jane
  • Call Me Madam
  • Kiss Me Kate

Best Original Song

  • “The Moon Is Blue,” from The Moon Is Blue
  • “My Flaming Heart,” from Small Town Girl
  • “Sadie Thompson’s Song,” from Miss Sadie Thompson
  • “Secret Love,” from Calamity Jane
  • “That’s Amore,” from The Caddy

Best Art Direction, Black and White

  • Julius Caesar
  • Martin Luther
  • The President’s Lady
  • Roman Holiday
  • Titanic

Best Art Direction, Color

  • Knights of the Round Table
  • Lili
  • The Robe
  • The Story of Three Loves
  • Young Bess

Best Costume Design, Black and White

  • The Actress
  • Dream Wife
  • From Here to Eternity
  • The President’s Lady
  • Roman Holiday

Best Costume Design, Color

  • The Band Wagon
  • Call Me Mada
  • How to Marry a Millionaire
  • The Robe
  • Young Bess

Best Visual Effects

  • The War of the Worlds

Best Sound Recording

  • Calamity Jane
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Knights of the Round Table
  • The Mississippi Gambler
  • The War of the Worlds

Best Documentary

  • The Conquest of Everest
  • The Living Desert
  • A Queen Is Crowned

Best Documentary Short

  • The Alaskan Eskimo
  • The Living City
  • Operation Blue Jay
  • They Planted a Stone
  • The Word

Best Live-Action Short, One-Reel

  • Christ Among the Primitives
  • Herring Hunt
  • Joy of Living
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
  • Wee Water Wonders

Best Live-Action Short, Two-Reel

  • Bear Country
  • Ben and Me
  • Return to Glennascaul
  • Vesuvius Express
  • Winter Paradise

Best Animated Short

  • Christopher Crumpet
  • From A to Z-Z-Z-Z
  • Rugged Bear
  • The Tell Tale Heart
  • Toot Whistle, Plunk and Boom

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
  2. Above and Beyond
  3. The Actress
  4. All the Brothers Were Valiant
  5. The Band Wagon
  6. Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
  7. The Caddy
  8. Calamity Jane
  9. Call Me Madam
  10. The Captain’s Paradise
  11. Crazylegs
  12. The Cruel Sea
  13. The Desert Rats
  14. Dream Wife
  15. From Here to Eternity
  16. The Four Poster
  17. Hondo
  18. How the Marry a Millionaire
  19. Julius Caesar
  20. Kiss Me Kate
  21. Knights of the Round Table
  22. Lili
  23. Little Fugitive
  24. Martin Luther
  25. The Mississippi Gambler
  26. Miss Sadie Thompson
  27. Mogambo
  28. The Moon Is Blue
  29. The Naked Spur
  30. Pickup on South Street
  31. The President’s Lady
  32. The Robe
  33. Roman Holiday
  34. Shane
  35. Small Town Girl
  36. Stalag 17
  37. The Story of Three Loves
  38. Take The High Ground
  39. This Is Cinerama
  40. Titanic
  41. Torch Song
  42. The War of the Worlds
  43. Young Bess

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