Best of 1951

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1.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ BEST PICTURE

Nominees:
A Place in the Sun
Strangers on a Train
An American In Paris
The African Queen ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
2.
A Place in the Sun (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. (122 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ BEST DIRECTOR - George Stevens

Nominees:
Elia Kazan - A Streetcar Named Desire
Alfred Hitchcock - Strangers on a Train
John Huston - The African Queen
Vincente Minnelli - An American In Paris ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
3.
A Place in the Sun (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. (122 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ BEST ACTOR - Montgomery Clift

Nominees:
Marlon Brando - A Streetcar Named Desire
Alec Guinness - The Lavender Hill Mob
Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen
Farley Granger - Strangers on a Train ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
4.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ BEST ACTRESS - Vivien Leigh

Nominees:
Katharine Hepburn - The African Queen
Elizabeth Taylor - A Place in the Sun
Deborah Kerr - Quo Vadis
Doris Day - On Moonlight Bay ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
5.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Karl Malden

Nominees:
Peter Ustinov - Quo Vadis
Stanley Holloway - The Lavender Hill Mob
Oscar Levant - An American In Paris
Kevin McCarthy - Death of a Salesman ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
6.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Kim Hunter

Nominees:
Shelley Winters - A Place in the Sun
Ruth Roman - Strangers on a Train
Ava Gardner - Show Boat
Verna Felton - Alice in Wonderland ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
7.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ BEST CASTING

Nominees:
A Place in the Sun
The African Queen
Strangers on a Train
The Lavender Hill Mob ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
8.
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. (78 mins.)
“ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
An American In Paris
Ace in the Hole
David and Bathsheba
The Well ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
9.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
A Place in the Sun
Strangers on a Train
The African Queen
Quo Vadis ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
10.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way. (75 mins.)
“ BEST TITLES/CREDITS DESIGN

Nominees:
An American in Paris
Quo Vadis
David and Bathsheba
Showboat ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
11.
Strangers on a Train (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement. (101 mins.)
“ BEST EDITING

Nominees:
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Place in the Sun
An American in Paris
Show Boat ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
12.
A Place in the Sun (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. (122 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:
A Streetcar Named Desire
Strangers on a Train
An American in Paris
Show Boat ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
13.
An American in Paris (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. (113 mins.)
“ BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:
Quo Vadis
Show Boat
David and Bathsheba
A Streetcar Named Desire ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
14.
An American in Paris (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. (113 mins.)
“ BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:
A Place in the Sun
Quo Vadis
Show Boat
On Moonlight Bay ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
15.
Quo Vadis (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero. (171 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees:
The African Queen
Show Boat
David and Bathsheba
An American In Paris ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
16.
The African Queen (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees:
Strangers on a Train
Quo Vadis
David and Bathsheba ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
17.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ BEST SCORE

Nominees:
A Place in the Sun
Alice in Wonderland
Quo Vadis
Strangers on a Train ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
18.
An American in Paris (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. (113 mins.)
“ BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE

Nominees:
Show Boat
The Great Caruso ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
19.
Here Comes the Groom (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted. (113 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ BEST SONG - "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Nominees:
Royal Wedding - "Too Late Now"
The Strip - "A Kiss to Build a Dream On"
Alice in Wonderland - "Alice in Wonderland"
Rich, Young and Pretty - "Wonder Why" ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
20.
An American in Paris (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. (113 mins.)
“ BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Nominees:
Show Boat
Royal Wedding ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
21.
Strangers on a Train (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement. (101 mins.)
“ BEST SOUND

Nominees:
A Streetcar Named Desire
Alice in Wonderland
The African Queen
David and Bathsheba ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
22.
The African Queen (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees:
Strangers on a Train
Alice in Wonderland
Quo Vadis
The Day the Earth Stood Still ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
23.
Quo Vadis (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero. (171 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ BEST STUNTS

Nominees:
The African Queen
David and Bathsheba
Strangers on a Train ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
24.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way. (75 mins.)
“ BEST ANIMATED FEATURE ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
25.
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment. (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
“ BEST FOREIGN FILM ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting