Movies Of The Year Awards: 1950

Starting another new feature here at The End, wherein I assign various Oscar-type awards to the movies I’ve seen from each year. I’m not going to include all the Oscar categories, but I’ll get a lot of them, depending on the year. We’ll start with 1950 and go forward in time from there, and from now on, when I post a new Movie Of The Year write up, I’ll include those awards as well. Only films I’ve seen will be eligible for any awards, but I’ll include the Academy’s choices as well, for comparison’s sake, though often the categories and film eligibility are different for their awards than mine.

Best Picture:

The End; Rashomon
Oscar: All About Eve

Director:

The End: Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon
Oscar: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve

Actor:

The End: Humphrey Bogart, In A Lonely Place
Oscar: José Ferrer, Cyrano de Bergerac

Actress:

The End: Bette Davis, All About Eve
Oscar: Judy Holliday, Born Yesterday

Supporting Actor:

The End: George Sanders, All About Eve
Oscar: George Sanders, All About Eve

Supporting Actress:

The End: Marilyn Monroe, The Asphalt Jungle & All About Eve
Oscar: Josephine Hull, Harvey

Original Screenplay:

The End: Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and D. M. Marshman, Sunset Blvd.
Oscar: Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and D. M. Marshman, Sunset Blvd.

Adapted Screenplay:

The End: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve
Oscar: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve

Cinematography:

The End: Kazuo Miyagawa, Rashomon
Oscar: Robert Krasker, The Third Man; Robert Surtees, King Solomon’s Mines

Art Direction:

The End: Rashomon
Oscar: Samson And Delilah; Sunset Blvd.

Costume Design:

The End: All About Eve
Oscar: Samson And Delilah; All About Eve

Sound:

The End: All About Eve
Oscar: All About Eve

Editing:

The End: Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon
Oscar: Ralph Winters and Conrad Nervig, King Solomon’s Mines

Original Score:

The End: Franz Waxman, Sunset Blvd.
Oscar: Franz Waxman, Sunset Blvd.


Non-Oscar Awards:

Foreign Language Film:

Rashomon

Breakthrough Performance:

Male: Toshiro Mifune, Rashomon
Female: Marilyn Monroe, All About Eve, The Asphalt Jungle

Villain:

Anne Baxter and George Sanders, All About Eve

Line:

“In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” – Harvey

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