23rd Academy Award Ceremony

Date: March 29, 1951

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Director

Best Screenplay

Best Motion Picture Story

  • Edna Anhalt & Edward Anhalt for Panic in the Streets

Best Story and Screenplay

  • Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, & D.M. Marshman Jr. for Sunset Blvd.

Best Cinematography, Colour

  • Robert Surtees for King Solomon’s Mines

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

  • Robert Krasker for The Third Man

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White

  • Hans Dreier, John Meehan, Sam Comer, & Ray Moyer for Sunset Blvd.

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Colour

  • Hans Dreier, Walter H. Tyler, Sam Comer, & Ray Moyer for Samson and Delilah

Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

Best Costume Design, Colour

  • Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Elois Jenssen, Gile Steele, & Gwen Wakeling for Samson and Delilah

Best Sound, Recording

Best Film Editing

  • Ralph E. Winters & Conrad A. Nervig for King Solomon’s Mines

Best Special Effects

  • Destination Moon

Best Original Song

  • Ray Evans & Jay Livingston for “Mona Lisa” from Captain Carey, U.S.A.

Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

  • Adolph Deutsch & Roger Edens for Annie Get Your Gun

Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

  • Franz Waxman for Sunset Blvd.

Best Short Subject, Two-Reel

  • Walt Disney for Beaver Valley

Best Short Subject, One-Reel

  • Gordon Hollingshead for Grandad of Races

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Stephen Bosustow for Gerald McBoing-Boing

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • Edmund Reek for Why Korea?

Best Documentary, Features

  • Olle Nordemar for Kon-Tiki

Honorary Award

  • George Murphy
  • Louis B. Mayer
  • The Walls of Malapaga