Academy Award Winners: 1950s

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1950

Movie: All about Eve
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz – All About Eve
Actress: Judy Holliday – Born Yesterday
Actress, Supporting: Josephine Hull – Harvey
Actor: Jose Ferrer – Cyrano de Bergerac
Actor, Supporting: George Sanders – All About Eve
Screenplay, Original: Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman, Billy Wilder – Sunset Boulevard
Screenplay, Adapted: Joseph Mankiewicz – All About Eve
Foreign Language Film: The Walls of Malapaga
Documentary Feature: The Titan: Story of Michelangelo

 

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1951

Movie: An American in Paris
Director: George Stevens – A Place in the Sun
Actress: Vivien Leigh – A Streetcar Named Desire
Actress, Supporting: Kim Hunter – A Streetcar Named Desire
Actor: Humphrey Bogart – The African Queen
Actor, Supporting: Karl Malden – A Streetcar Named Desire
Screenplay, Original: Alan Lerner – An American in Paris
Screenplay, Adapted: Harry Brown, Michael Wilson – A Place in the Sun
Foreign Language Film: Rashomon
Documentary Feature: Kon-Tiki

 

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1952

Movie: The Greatest Show on Earth
Director: John Ford – The Quiet Man
Actress: Shirley Booth – Come Back, Little Sheba
Actress, Supporting: Gloria Grahame – The Bad & The Beautiful
Actor: Gary Cooper – High Noon
Actor, Supporting: Anthony Quinn – Viva Zapata
Screenplay, Original: T. E. B. Clarke – The Lavender Hill Mob
Screenplay, Adapted: Charles Schnee – The Bad and the Beautiful
Foreign Language Film: Forbidden Games
Documentary Feature: The Sea around Us

 

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1953

Movie: From Here to Eternity
Director: Fred Zinnemann – From Here to Eternity
Actress: Audrey Hepburn – Roman Holiday
Actress, Supporting: Donna Reed – From Here to Eternity
Actor: William Holden – Stalag 17
Actor, Supporting: Frank Sinatra – From Here to Eternity
Screenplay, Original: Charles Brackett, Richard Breen, Walter Reisch – Titanic
Screenplay, Adapted: Daniel Taradash – From Here to Eternity
Documentary Feature: The Living Desert

 

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1954

Movie: On the Waterfront
Director: Elia Kazan – On the Waterfront
Actress: Grace Kelly – The Country Girl
Actress, Supporting: Eva Marie Saint – On the Waterfront
Actor: Marlon Brando – On the Waterfront
Actor, Supporting: Edmond O'Brien – The Barefoot Contessa
Screenplay, Original: Budd Schulberg – On the Waterfront
Screenplay, Adapted: George Seaton – The Country Girl
Foreign Language Film: Gate of Hell
Documentary Feature: The Vanishing Prairie

 

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1955

Movie: Marty
Director: Delbert Mann – Marty
Actress: Anna Magnani – The Rose Tattoo
Actress, Supporting: Jo Van Fleet – East of Eden
Actor: Ernest Borgnine – Marty
Actor, Supporting: Jack Lemmon – Mister Roberts
Screenplay, Original: Sonya Levien, William Ludwig – Interrupted Melody
Screenplay, Adapted: Paddy Chayefsky – Marty
Foreign Language Film: Samurai, The Legend of Musashi
Documentary Feature: Helen Keller in Her Story

 

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1956

Movie: Around the World in 80 Days
Director: George Stevens – Giant
Actress: Ingrid Bergman – Anastasia
Actress, Supporting: Dorothy Malone – Written on the Wind
Actor: Yul Brynner – The King and I
Actor, Supporting: Anthony Quinn – Lust for Life
Screenplay, Original: Albert Lamorisse – The Red Balloon
Screenplay, Adapted: John Farrow, S. Perelman, James Poe – Around the World in 80 Days
Foreign Language Film: La Strada (Italy)
Documentary Feature: The Silent World

 

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1957

Movie: The Bridge on the River Kwai
Director: David Lean – The Bridge on the River Kwai
Actress: Joanne Woodward – The Three Faces of Eve
Actress, Supporting: Miyoshi Umeki – Sayonara
Actor: Alec Guinness – The Bridge on the River Kwai
Actor, Supporting: Red Buttons – Sayonara
Screenplay, Original: George Wells – Designing Women
Screenplay, Adapted: Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson – The Bridge on the River Kwai
Foreign Language Film: The Nights of Cabiria (Italy)
Documentary Feature: Albert Schweitzer

 

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1958

Movie: Gigi
Director: Vincente Minnelli – Gigi
Actress: Susan Hayward – I Want to Live
Actress, Supporting: Wendy Hiller – Separate Tables
Actor: David Niven – Separate Tables
Actor, Supporting: Burl Ives – The Big Country
Screenplay, Original: Nathan Douglas, Harold Smith – The Defiant Ones
Screenplay, Adapted: Alan Lerner – Gigi
Foreign Language Film: My Uncle (France)
Documentary Feature: White Wilderness

 

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1959

Movie: Ben-Hur
Director: William Wyler – Ben-Hur
Actress: Simone Signoret – Room at the Top
Actress, Supporting: Shelley Winters – The Diary of Anne Frank
Actor: Charlton Heston – Ben-Hur
Actor, Supporting: Hugh Griffith – Ben-Hur
Screenplay, Original: Clarence Greene (story), Russell Rouse (story), Maurice Richlin, Stanley Shapiro – Pillow Talk
Screenplay, Adapted: Neil Paterson – Room at the Top
Foreign Language Film: Black Orpheus (France)
Documentary Feature: Serengeti Shall Not Die