Academy Award Winners and Nominees: Screenplays, Adapted - 1950s

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1950

Joseph Mankiewicz – All About Eve

John Huston, Ben Maddow – The Asphalt Jungle
Albert Mannheimer – Born Yesterday
Michael Blankfort – Broken Arrow
Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett – Father of the Bride

 

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1951

Harry Brown, Michael Wilson – A Place in the Sun

James Agee, John Huston – The African Queen
Robert Wyler, Philip Yordan – Detective Story
Jacques Natanson, Max Ophüls – La Ronde
Tennessee Williams – A Streetcar Named Desire

 

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1952

Charles Schnee – The Bad and the Beautiful

Michael Wilson – Five Fingers
Carl Foreman – High Noon
John Dighton, Roger MacDougall, Alexander Mackendrick – The Man in the White Suit
Frank Nugent – The Quiet Man

 

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1953

Daniel Taradash – From Here to Eternity

Eric Ambler – The Cruel Sea
Helen Deutsch – Lili
John Dighton, Ian McLellan Hunter – Roman Holiday
A. B. Guthrie – Shane

 

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1954

George Seaton – The Country Girl

Stanley Roberts – The Caine Mutiny
John Hayes – Rear Window
Ernest Lehman, Samuel Taylor, Billy Wilder – Sabrina
Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Dorothy Kingsley – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

 

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1955

Paddy Chayefsky – Marty

Millard Kaufman – Bad Day at Black Rock
Richard Brooks – Blackboard Jungle
Paul Osborn – East of Eden
Daniel Fuchs, Isobel Lennart – Love Me or Leave Me

 

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1956

John Farrow, S. Perelman, James Poe – Around the World in 80 Days

Tennessee Williams – Baby Doll
Michael Wilson – Friendly Persuasion
Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat – Giant
Norman Corwin – Lust for Life

 

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1957

Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson – The Bridge on the River Kwai

Reginald Rose – 12 Angry Men
John Huston, John Mahin – Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
John Hayes – Peyton Place
Paul Osborn – Sayonara

 

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1958

Alan Lerner – Gigi

Richard Brooks, James Poe – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Alec Guinness – The Horse's Mouth
Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz – I Want to Live!
John Gay, Terrence Rattigan – Separate Tables

 

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1959

Neil Paterson – Room at the Top

Wendell Mayes – Anatomy of a Murder
Karl Tunberg – Ben-Hur
Robert Anderson – The Nun's Story
I. A. L. Diamond, Billy Wilder – Some Like it Hot