Best of 1953

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1.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ BEST PICTURE

Nominees:
I Confess
Roman Holiday
Stalag 17
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
2.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ BEST DIRECTOR - Fred Zinnemann

Nominees:
Alfred Hitchcock - I Confess
Billy Wilder - Stalag 17
William Wyler - Roman Holiday
Max Ophüls - Madame de... ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
3.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ BEST ACTOR - Montgomery Clift

Nominees:
Montgomery Clift - I Confess
Burt Lancaster - From Here to Eternity
William Holden - Stalag 17
Alan Ladd - Shane ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
4.
Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ BEST ACTRESS - Audrey Hepburn

Nominees:
Marilyn Monroe - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Doris Day - Calamity Jane
Danielle Darrieux - Madame de...
Jane Russell - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
5.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Frank Sinatra

Nominees:
Kenneth More - Genevieve
Ernest Borgnine - From Here to Eternity
Eddie Albert - Roman Holiday
Robert Strauss - Stalag 17 ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
6.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Deborah Kerr

Nominees:
Donna Reed - From Here to Eternity
Kay Kendall - Genevieve
Thelma Ritter - Pickup on South Street
Thelma Ritter - Titanic ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
7.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ BEST CASTING

Nominees:
Roman Holiday
Shane
Stalag 17
Genevieve ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
8.
Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Genevieve
Titanic
The Band Wagon
The Desert Rats ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
9.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
I Confess
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Stalag 17
Shane ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
10.
Peter Pan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. (77 mins.)
“ BEST TITLES/CREDITS DESIGN

Nominees:
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Calamity Jane
Shane
Madame De... ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
11.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ BEST EDITING

Nominees:
The War of the Worlds
Roman Holiday
Shane
I Confess ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
12.
I Confess (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional. (95 mins.)
“ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:
From Here to Eternity
Shane
The Robe
Roman Holiday ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
13.
Titanic (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unhappy married couple deal with their problems on board the ill-fated ship. (98 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:
The Robe
Calamity Jane
Madame de...
Shane ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
14.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:
Madame de...
Titanic
Roman Holiday
The Band Wagon ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
15.
Titanic (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unhappy married couple deal with their problems on board the ill-fated ship. (98 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees:
Calamity Jane
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Madame de...
Roman Holiday ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
16.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees:
The Cruel Sea
Titanic
From Here to Eternity ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
17.
Peter Pan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. (77 mins.)
“ BEST SCORE

Nominees:
Calamity Jane
Shane
Genevieve
From Here to Eternity ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
18.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE

Nominees:
The Band Wagon
Call Me Madam
Kiss Me, Kate ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
19.
Calamity Jane (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok. (101 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ BEST SONG - "Secret Love"

Nominees:
Calamity Jane - "The Deadwood Stage"
Calamity Jane - "The Black Hills of Dakota"
Peter Pan - "You Can Fly!"
By the Light of the Silvery Moon - "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
20.
The Band Wagon (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition. (112 mins.)
“ BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Nominees:
Calamity Jane
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
By the Light of the Silvery Moon ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
21.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ BEST SOUND

Nominees:
From Here to Eternity
Shane
Calamity Jane
Peter Pan ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
22.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees:
From Here to Eternity
Peter Pan
The Cruel Sea
Titanic ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
23.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ BEST STUNTS

Nominees:
From Here to Eternity
Titanic
The Cruel Sea
The Robe ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
24.
Peter Pan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. (77 mins.)
“ BEST ANIMATED FEATURE ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
25.
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave... (105 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
“ BEST FOREIGN FILM ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting