Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1950 (23rd Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1950 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1950 Preliminaries

1950 (23rd) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1950 (23rd) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1950

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1950 Ceremony

1950 (23rd) Academy Award Ceremony Program Thursday, March 29, 1951
8:00 PM

RKO Pantages Theatre,

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1950 Winners

1950 (23rd) Best Picture Poster: “All About Eve”

1950 (23rd) Best Picture Home Page Background: “All About Eve”

Best Picture:
All About Eve
20th Century-Fox

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1950 (23rd) Best Actor: Jose Ferrer   1950 (23rd) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Jose Ferrer Best Actor:
Jose Ferrer
as Cyrano de Bergerac
in the film
Cyrano de Bergerac

1950 (23rd) Best Actress: Judy Holliday   1950 (23rd) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Judy Holliday Best Actress:
Judy Holliday
as Emma ‘Billie’ Dawn
in the film
Born Yesterday

1950 (15th) Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders Best Supporting Actor:
George Sanders
as Addison DeWitt
in the film
All About Eve

1950 (15th) Best Supporting Actress: Josephine Hull Best Supporting Actress:
Josephine Hull
as Veta Louise Simmons
in the film

1950 (17th) Best Song: “Mona Lisa” Best Song:
Mona Lisa
from the film
Captain Carey, U.S.A.

Music and lyrics by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston

Best Song Lyrics