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

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1950

Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman, Billy Wilder – Sunset Boulevard

Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin – Adam's Rib
Virginia Kellog, Bernard Schoenfeld – Caged
Carl Foreman – The Men
Joseph Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels – No Way Out

 

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1951

Alan Lerner – An American in Paris

Walter Newman, Lesser Samuels, Billy Wilder – The Big Carnival
Philip Dunne – David and Bathsheba
Robert Pirosh – Go for Broke!
Clarence Greene, Russell Rouse – The Well

 

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1952

T. E. B. ClarkeThe Lavender Hill Mob

Sydney Boehm – The Atomic City
Terrence Rattigan – Breaking the Sound Barrier
Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin – Pat and Mike
John Steinbeck – Viva Zapata!

 

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1953

Charles Brackett, Richard Breen, Walter Reisch – Titanic

Betty Comden, Adolph Green – The Band Wagon
Richard Murphy – The Desert Rats
Harold Bloom, Sam Rolfe – The Naked Spur
Millard Kaufman – Take the High Ground

 

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1954

Budd Schulberg – On the Waterfront

Joseph Mankiewicz – The Barefoot Contessa
William Rose – Genevieve
Oscar Brodney, Valentine Davies – The Glenn Miller Story
Melvin Frank, Norman Panama – Knock on Wood

 

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1955

Sonya Levien, William Ludwig – Interrupted Melody

Emmet Lavery, Milton Sperling – The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Betty Comden, Adolph Green – It's Always Fair Weather
Henri Marquet, Jacques Tati – Mr. Hulot's Holiday
Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson – The Seven Little Foys

 

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1956

Albert Lamorisse – The Red Balloon

Robert Lewin – The Bold and the Brave
Andrew Stone – Julie
Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli – La Strada
William Rose – The Lady Killers

 

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1957

George Wells – Designing Women

Leonard Gershe – Funny Face
Ralph Wheelright (story), R. Campbell, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts – Man of a Thousand Faces
Joel Kane (story), Barney Slater (story), Dudley Nichols – The Tin Star
Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli – Vitelloni

 

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1958

Nathan Douglas, Harold Smith – The Defiant Ones

Paddy Chayefsky – The Goddess
Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson – Houseboat
William Bowers, James Grant – The Sheepman
Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin – Teacher's Pet

 

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1959

Clarence Greene (story), Russell Rouse (story), Maurice Richlin, Stanley Shapiro – Pillow Talk

Marcel Moussy, François Truffaut – The 400 Blows
Ernest Lehman – North by Northwest
Paul King (story), Joseph Stone (story), Maurice Richlin, Stanley Shapiro – Operation Petticoat
Ingmar Bergman – Wild Strawberries