Oscar 1953

ACTOR
Marlon BrandoJulius Caesar {“Marc Antony”}
Richard BurtonThe Robe {“Marcellus Gallio”}
Montgomery CliftFrom Here to Eternity {“Robert E. Lee Prewitt”}
* William HoldenStalag 17 {“Sefton”}
Burt LancasterFrom Here to Eternity {“Sgt. Milton Warden”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Eddie AlbertRoman Holiday {“Irving Radovich”}
Brandon De WildeShane {“Joey Starrett”}
Jack PalanceShane {“Wilson”}
* Frank SinatraFrom Here to Eternity {“Angelo Maggio”}
Robert StraussStalag 17 {“Stosh/’Animal'”}

ACTRESS
Leslie CaronLili {“Lili Daurier”}
Ava GardnerMogambo {“Eloise ‘Honey Bear’ Kelly”}
* Audrey HepburnRoman Holiday {“Princess Anne”}
Deborah KerrFrom Here to Eternity {“Karen Holmes”}
Maggie McNamaraThe Moon Is Blue {“Patty O’Neill”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Grace KellyMogambo {“Linda Nordley”}
Geraldine Page — Hondo {“Angie Lowe”}
Marjorie Rambeau — Torch Song {“Mrs. Stewart”}
* Donna ReedFrom Here to Eternity {“Lorene/Alma”}
Thelma RitterPickup on South Street {“Moe”}

ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White)
* Julius Caesar — Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Hugh Hunt
Martin Luther — Art Direction: Fritz Maurischat, Paul Markwitz
The President’s Lady — Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, Leland Fuller; Set Decoration: Paul S. Fox
Roman Holiday — Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler
Titanic — Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, Maurice Ransford; Set Decoration: Stuart Reiss

ART DIRECTION (Color)
Knights of the Round Table — Art Direction: Alfred Junge, Hans Peters; Set Decoration: John Jarvis
Lili — Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Arthur Krams
* The Robe — Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox
The Story of Three Loves — Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames, Edward Carfagno, Gabriel Scognamillo; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason, Arthur Krams, Jack D. Moore
Young Bess — Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Jack D. Moore

CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White)
The Four Poster — Hal Mohr
* From Here to Eternity — Burnett Guffey
Julius Caesar — Joseph Ruttenberg
Martin Luther — Joseph C. Brun
Roman Holiday — Frank Planer, Henri Alekan

CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color)
All the Brothers Were Valiant — George Folsey
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef — Edward Cronjager
Lili — Robert Planck
The Robe — Leon Shamroy
* Shane — Loyal Griggs

COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White)
The Actress — Walter Plunkett
Dream Wife — Helen Rose, Herschel McCoy
From Here to Eternity — Jean Louis
The President’s Lady — Charles LeMaire, Renie
* Roman Holiday — Edith Head

COSTUME DESIGN (Color)
The Band Wagon — Mary Ann Nyberg
Call Me Madam — Irene Sharaff
How to Marry a Millionaire — Charles LeMaire, Travilla
* The Robe — Charles LeMaire, Emile Santiago
Young Bess — Walter Plunkett

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

DOCUMENTARY (Feature)
The Conquest of Everest — John Taylor, Leon Clore and Grahame Tharp, Producers
* The Living Desert — Walt Disney, Producer
A Queen Is Crowned — Castleton Knight, Producer

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
* The Alaskan Eskimo — Walt Disney, Producer
The Living City — John Barnes, Producer
Operation Blue Jay — United States Army Signal Corps
They Planted a Stone — James Carr, Producer
The Word — John Healy and John Adams, Producers

FILM EDITING
Crazylegs — Irvine (Cotton) Warburton
* From Here to Eternity — William Lyon
The Moon Is Blue — Otto Ludwig
Roman Holiday — Robert Swink
The War of the Worlds — Everett Douglas

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Above and Beyond — Hugo Friedhofer
From Here to Eternity — Morris Stoloff, George Duning
Julius Caesar — Miklos Rozsa
* Lili — Bronislau Kaper
This Is Cinerama — Louis Forbes

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
The Band Wagon — Adolph Deutsch
Calamity Jane — Ray Heindorf
* Call Me Madam — Alfred Newman
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T — Frederick Hollander, Morris Stoloff
Kiss Me Kate — Andre Previn, Saul Chaplin

MUSIC (Song)
“The Moon Is Blue” from The Moon Is Blue — Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert; Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
“My Flaming Heart” from Small Town Girl — Music by Nicholas Brodszky; Lyrics by Leo Robin
“Sadie Thompson’s Song (Blue Pacific Blues)” from Miss Sadie Thompson — Music by Lester Lee; Lyrics by Ned Washington
* “Secret Love” from Calamity Jane — Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
“That’s Amore” from The Caddy — Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Jack Brooks

BEST MOTION PICTURE
* From Here to Eternity — Buddy Adler, Producer
Julius Caesar — John Houseman, Producer
The Robe — Frank Ross, Producer
Roman Holiday — William Wyler, Producer
Shane — George Stevens, Producer

SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon)
Christopher Crumpet — Stephen Bosustow, Producer
From A to Z-Z-Z-Z — Edward Selzer, Producer
Rugged Bear — Walt Disney, Producer
The Tell Tale Heart — Stephen Bosustow, Producer
* Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom — Walt Disney, Producer

SHORT SUBJECT (One-reel)
Christ among the Primitives — Vincenzo Lucci-Chiarissi, Producer
Herring Hunt — National Film Board of Canada
Joy of Living — Boris Vermont, Producer
* The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture — Johnny Green, Producer
Wee Water Wonders — Jack Eaton, Producer

SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel)
* Bear Country — Walt Disney, Producer
Ben and Me — Walt Disney, Producer
Return to Glennascaul — Dublin Gate Theatre Productions
Vesuvius Express — Otto Lang, Producer
Winter Paradise — Cedric Francis, Producer

SOUND RECORDING
Calamity Jane — Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, William A. Mueller, Sound Director
* From Here to Eternity — Columbia Studio Sound Department, John P. Livadary, Sound Director
Knights of the Round Table — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, A. W. Watkins, Sound Director
The Mississippi Gambler — Universal-International Studio Sound Department, Leslie I. Carey, Sound Director
The War of the Worlds — Paramount Studio Sound Department, Loren L. Ryder, Sound Director

SPECIAL EFFECTS
* The War of the Worlds — Paramount Studio

WRITING (Motion Picture Story)
Above and Beyond — Beirne Lay, Jr.
The Captain’s Paradise — Alec Coppel
Hondo — Louis L’Amour
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Originally announced on February 15, 1954 as a nominee in this category. On February 17, 1954, letters from the producer and the nominee questioned its inclusion in the (original) motion picture story category, as it was based on the short story, “The Gift of Cochise,” by the nominee, published in Collier’s magazine on July 5, 1952. By waiver, the title of the short story was not included in the film’s credits. The nomination was withdrawn, and only four titles were included on the final ballot.]
Little Fugitive — Ray Ashley, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin
* Roman Holiday — Dalton Trumbo
[NOTE: The screen credit and award were originally credited to Ian McLellan Hunter, who was a “front” for Dalton Trumbo. On December 15, 1992, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to change the records and award Mr. Trumbo with the achievement. Ian McLellan Hunter’s name was removed from the Motion Picture Story category. The Oscar was posthumously presented to Trumbo’s widow on May 10, 1993.]

WRITING (Screenplay)
The Cruel Sea — Eric Ambler
* From Here to Eternity — Daniel Taradash
Lili — Helen Deutsch
Roman Holiday — Ian McLellan Hunter, John Dighton
Shane — A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

WRITING (Story and Screenplay)
The Band Wagon — Betty Comden, Adolph Green
The Desert Rats — Richard Murphy
The Naked Spur — Sam Rolfe, Harold Jack Bloom
Take the High Ground — Millard Kaufman
* Titanic — Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard Breen

HONORARY AWARD
To Pete Smith for his witty and pungent observations on the American scene in his series of “Pete Smith Specialties.”
To 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation in recognition of their imagination, showmanship and foresight in introducing the revolutionary process known as CinemaScope.
To Joseph I. Breen for his conscientious, open-minded and dignified management of the Motion Picture Production Code.
To Bell and Howell Company for their pioneering and basic achievements in the advancement of the motion picture industry.

IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARD
George Stevens

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