Best of 1948

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1.
Rope (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. (80 mins.)
“ BEST PICTURE

Nominees:
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Bicycle Thieves
Hamlet
The Red Shoes ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
2.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
“ BEST DIRECTOR - Vittorio De Sica

Nominees:
John Huston - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Laurence Olivier - Hamlet
Alfred Hitchcock - Rope
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger - The Red Shoes ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
3.
Hamlet (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. (155 mins.)
“ BEST ACTOR - Laurence Olivier

Nominees:
Lamberto Maggiorani - Bicycle Thieves
Farley Granger - Rope
John Dall - Rope
Humphrey Bogart - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
4.
Johnny Belinda (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl. (102 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ BEST ACTRESS - Jane Wyman

Nominees:
Judy Garland - Easter Parade
Moira Shearer - The Red Shoes
Olivia de Havilland - The Snake Pit
Ingrid Bergman - Joan of Arc ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
5.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Enzo Staiola

Nominees:
Walter Huston - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Alec Guinness - Oliver Twist
Charles Bickford - Johnny Belinda
Edward G. Robinson - Key Largo ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
6.
Key Largo (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Claire Trevor

Nominees:
Jean Simmons - Hamlet
Agnes Moorehead - Johnny Belinda
Eileen Herlie - Hamlet
Joan Chandler - Rope ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
7.
Johnny Belinda (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl. (102 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ BEST CASTING

Nominees:
Hamlet
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Key Largo
Rope ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
8.
The Search (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In the Post-War Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy to find his mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
A Foreign Affair
The Naked City
Red River
Louisiana Story ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
9.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Rope
Bicycle Thieves
Hamlet
Johnny Belinda ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
10.
The Red Shoes (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (133 mins.)
“ BEST TITLES/CREDITS DESIGN

Nominees:
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Easter Parade
A Foreign Affair
Rope ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
11.
The Red Shoes (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (133 mins.)
“ BEST EDITING

Nominees:
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Johnny Belinda
Oliver Twist
Rope ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
12.
Hamlet (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. (155 mins.)
“ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Oliver Twist
The Red Shoes
Rope ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
13.
Oliver Twist (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London... (116 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:
Hamlet
The Red Shoes
Easter Parade
Johnny Belinda ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
14.
Oliver Twist (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London... (116 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:
Hamlet
Easter Parade
The Red Shoes
A Foreign Affair ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
15.
Oliver Twist (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London... (116 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees:
The Red Shoes
Joan of Arc
Hamlet
Easter Parade ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
16.
A Foreign Affair (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees:
Key Largo
The Red Shoes ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
17.
The Red Shoes (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (133 mins.)
“ BEST SCORE

Nominees:
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Hamlet
Oliver Twist
Johnny Belinda ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
18.
Easter Parade (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star. (107 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
19.
The Paleface (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover. (91 mins.)
“ BEST SONG - "Buttons and Bows"

Nominees:
Easter Parade - "Steppin' Out with My Baby"
Romance on the High Seas - "It's You Or No One"
Romance on the High Seas - "It's Magic"
That Lady in Ermine - "This is the Moment" ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
20.
Easter Parade (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star. (107 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Nominees:
The Red Shoes ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
21.
The Red Shoes (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (133 mins.)
“ BEST SOUND

Nominees:
Easter Parade
Johnny Belinda
Red River
Rope ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
22.
Red River (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son. (133 mins.)
“ BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees:
Key Largo
A Foreign Affair
The Three Musketeers
Joan of Arc ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
23.
Red River (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son. (133 mins.)
“ BEST STUNTS

Nominees:
The Three Musketeers ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
24.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
“ BEST FOREIGN FILM ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting