Oscar 1950

Louis Calhern — The Magnificent Yankee {“Oliver Wendell Holmes”}
* José Ferrer — Cyrano de Bergerac {“Cyrano de Bergerac”}
William Holden — Sunset Blvd. {“Joe Gillis”}
James Stewart — Harvey {“Elwood P. Dowd”}
Spencer Tracy — Father of the Bride {“Stanley T. Banks”}

Jeff Chandler — Broken Arrow {“Cochise”}
Edmund Gwenn — Mister 880 {“Skipper Miller”}
Sam Jaffe — The Asphalt Jungle {“Dr. Erwin Riedenschneider”}
* George Sanders — All about Eve {“Addison De Witt”}
Erich von Stroheim — Sunset Blvd. {“Max Von Mayerling”}

Anne Baxter — All about Eve {“Eve Harrington”}
Bette Davis — All about Eve {“Margo Channing”}
* Judy Holliday — Born Yesterday {“Billie Dawn”}
Eleanor Parker — Caged {“Marie Allen”}
Gloria Swanson — Sunset Blvd. {“Norma Desmond”}

Hope Emerson — Caged {“Evelyn Harper”}
Celeste Holm — All about Eve {“Karen Richards”}
* Josephine Hull — Harvey  {“Veta Louise Simmons”}
Nancy Olson — Sunset Blvd. {“Betty Schaefer”}
Thelma Ritter — All about Eve {“Birdie”}

ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White)
All about Eve — Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Walter M. Scott
The Red Danube — Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Hugh Hunt
* Sunset Blvd. — Art Direction: Hans Dreier, John Meehan; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer

Annie Get Your Gun — Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Richard A. Pefferle
Destination Moon — Art Direction: Ernst Fegte; Set Decoration: George Sawley
* Samson and Delilah — Art Direction: Hans Dreier, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer

CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White)
All about Eve — Milton Krasner
The Asphalt Jungle — Harold Rosson
The Furies — Victor Milner
Sunset Blvd. — John F. Seitz
* The Third Man — Robert Krasker

Annie Get Your Gun — Charles Rosher
Broken Arrow — Ernest Palmer
The Flame and the Arrow — Ernest Haller
* King Solomon’s Mines — Robert Surtees
Samson and Delilah — George Barnes

COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White)
* All about Eve — Edith Head, Charles LeMaire
Born Yesterday — Jean Louis
The Magnificent Yankee — Walter Plunkett

The Black Rose — Michael Whittaker
* Samson and Delilah — Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Elois Jenssen, Gile Steele, Gwen Wakeling
That Forsyte Woman — Walter Plunkett, Valles

* All about EveJoseph L. Mankiewicz
The Asphalt JungleJohn Huston
Born YesterdayGeorge Cukor
Sunset Blvd.Billy Wilder
The Third Man — Carol Reed

* The Titan: Story of Michelangelo — Robert Snyder, Producer
With These Hands — Jack Arnold and Lee Goodman, Producers

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
The Fight: Science against Cancer — Guy Glover, Producer
The Stairs — Film Documents, Inc.
* Why Korea? — Edmund Reek, Producer

All about Eve — Barbara McLean
Annie Get Your Gun — James E. Newcom
* King Solomon’s Mines — Ralph E. Winters, Conrad A. Nervig
Sunset Blvd. — Arthur Schmidt, Doane Harrison
The Third Man — Oswald Hafenrichter

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
All about Eve — Alfred Newman
The Flame and the Arrow — Max Steiner
No Sad Songs for Me — George Duning
Samson and Delilah — Victor Young
* Sunset Blvd. — Franz Waxman

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
* Annie Get Your Gun — Adolph Deutsch, Roger Edens
Cinderella — Oliver Wallace, Paul J. Smith
I’ll Get By — Lionel Newman
Three Little Words — Andre Previn
The West Point Story — Ray Heindorf

MUSIC (Song)
“Be My Love” from The Toast of New Orleans — Music by Nicholas Brodszky; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
“Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” from Cinderella — Music and Lyrics by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
* “Mona Lisa” from Captain Carey, U.S.A. — Music and Lyrics by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
“Mule Train” from Singing Guns — Music and Lyrics by Fred Glickman, Hy Heath and Johnny Lange
“Wilhelmina” from Wabash Avenue — Music by Josef Myrow; Lyrics by Mack Gordon

* All about Eve — 20th Century-Fox
Born Yesterday — Columbia
Father of the Bride — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
King Solomon’s Mines — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Sunset Blvd. — Paramount

* Gerald McBoing-Boing — Stephen Bosustow, Producer
Jerry’s Cousin — Fred Quimby, Producer
Trouble Indemnity — Stephen Bosustow, Producer

Blaze Busters — Robert Youngson, Producer
* Grandad of Races — Gordon Hollingshead, Producer
Wrong Way Butch — Pete Smith, Producer

Grandma Moses — Falcon Films, Inc.
* In Beaver Valley — Walt Disney, Producer
My Country ‘Tis of Thee — Gordon Hollingshead, Producer

* All about Eve — 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, Thomas T. Moulton, Sound Director
Cinderella — Walt Disney Studio Sound Department, C. O. Slyfield, Sound Director
Louisa — Universal-International Studio Sound Department, Leslie I. Carey, Sound Director
Our Very Own — Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon Sawyer, Sound Director
Trio — Pinewood Studio Sound Department, Cyril Crowhurst, Sound Director

* Destination Moon — George Pal Productions
Samson and Delilah — Cecil B. DeMille Productions

WRITING (Motion Picture Story)
Bitter Rice — Giuseppe De Santis, Carlo Lizzani
The Gunfighter — William Bowers, Andre de Toth
Mystery Street — Leonard Spigelgass
* Panic in the Streets — Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt
When Willie Comes Marching Home — Sy Gomberg

WRITING (Screenplay)
* All about Eve — Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The Asphalt Jungle — Ben Maddow, John Huston
Born Yesterday — Albert Mannheimer
Broken Arrow — Albert Maltz
[NOTE: Based upon the research made by, and the board motion of, the Writers Guild of America West, the Academy, on July 3, 1991, decided to restore Albert Maltz to the screenplay credit on the 1950 film Broken Arrow. Michael Blankfort had fronted for him on the screenplay and consequently was named in the screenplay nomination. Mr. Blankfort’s name was removed from the nomination.]
Father of the Bride — Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett

WRITING (Story and Screenplay)
Adam’s Rib — Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin
Caged — Virginia Kellogg, Bernard C. Schoenfeld
The Men — Carl Foreman
No Way Out — Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels
* Sunset Blvd. — Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D. M. Marshman, Jr.

To The Walls of Malapaga – voted by the Board of Governors as the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States in 1950.

To George Murphy for his services in interpreting the film industry to the country at large.
To Louis B. Mayer for distinguished service to the motion picture industry.

Darryl F. Zanuck