1953

FromHereToEternityBEST MOTION PICTURE
* From Here To Eternity
Julius Caesar
The Robe
Roman Holiday
Shane

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 ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Eddie Albert, Roman Holiday
Brandon De Wilde, Shane
Jack Palance, Shane
* Frank Sinatra, From Here To Eternity
Robert Strauss, Stalag 17

Roman Holiday

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 ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Grace Kelly, Mogambo
Geraldine Page, Hondo
Marjorie Rambeau, Torch Song
* Donna Reed, From Here To Eternity
Thelma Ritter, Pickup On South Street

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

JuliusCaesarposter1953BEST 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 CINEMATOGRAPHY (BLACK-AND-WHITE)
The Four Poster
* From Here To Eternity
Julius Caesar
Martin Luther
Roman Holiday

ShaneBEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (COLOR)
All The Brothers Were Valiant
Beneath The 12-Mile Reef
Lili
The Robe
* Shane

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 Madam
How To Marry A Millionaire
* The Robe
Young Bess

BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
The Conquest Of Everest
* The Living Desert
A Queen Is Crowned

BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
* The Alaskan Eskimo
The Living City
Operation Blue Jay
They Planted A Stone
The Word

BEST FILM EDITING
Crazylegs
* From Here To Eternity
The Moon Is Blue
Roman Holiday
The War Of The Worlds

LILIposterBEST MUSIC (MUSIC SCORE OF A DRAMATIC OR COMEDY PICTURE)
Above And Beyond
From Here To Eternity
Julius Caesar
* Lili
This Is Cinerama

BEST MUSIC (SCORING OF A MUSICAL PICTURE)
The Band Wagon
Calamity Jane
* Call Me Madam
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
Kiss Me Kate

BEST MUSIC (SONG)
“The Moon Is Blue” The Moon Is Blue
“My Flaming Heart” Small Town Girl
“Sadie Thompson’s Song (Blue Pacific Blues)” Miss Sadie Thompson
* “Secret Love” Calamity Jane
“That’s Amore” The Caddy

BEST SHORT SUBJECT (CARTOON)
Christopher Crumpet
From A To Z-Z-Z-Z
Rugged Bear
The Tell Tale Heart
* Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Blow

BEST SHORT SUBJECT (ONE-REEL)
Christ Among The Primitives
Herring Hunt
Joy Of Living
* The Merry Wives Of Windsor Overture
Wee Water Wonders

BEST SHORT SUBJECT (TWO-REEL)
* Bear Country
Ben And Me
Return To Glennascaul
Vesuvius Express
Winter Paradise

BEST SOUND RECORDING
Calamity Jane
* From Here To Eternity
Knights Of The Round Table
The Mississippi Gambler
The War Of The Worlds

WarOfTheWorldsBEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
* The War Of The Worlds

BEST WRITING (MOTION PICTURE STORY)
Above And Beyond
The Captain’s Paradise
Hondo
Little Fugitive
* Roman Holiday

BEST WRITING (SCREENPLAY)
The Cruel Sea
* From Here To Eternity
Lili
Roman Holiday
Shane

BEST WRITING (STORY AND SCREENPLAY)
The Band Wagon
The Desert Rats
The Naked Spur
Take The High Ground
* Titanic

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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