Winner '50:
First Saw It:
All About Eve
July 15, 1999, on video
Bridesmaids: Born Yesterday, Father of the Bride, King Solomon's Mines, Sunset Boulevard
My Vote: All About Eve, and I'll take Margo Channing over Norma Desmond in a fight, too
Overlooked: The Third Man, Stromboli, Kind Hearts and Coronets


All About Eve
First screened in July 1999 / Most recently screened in October 2015
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Bates, Walter Hampden. Screenplay: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

Twitter Capsule: Fasten your seatbelts. It's gonna be a motherfucking classic. Script, performances haven't aged. An apex of the art.

VOR:   Screenplay and cast you could study for years. Visuals don't necessarily break ground but the subtle quandaries of perspective give it formal rigor. A landmark of U.S. cinema.



Photo © 1950 20th Century Fox

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Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Best Actress: Anne Baxter
Best Actress: Bette Davis
Best Supporting Actress: Celeste Holm
Best Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter
Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders
Best Screenplay: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Best Cinematography (Black & White): Milton R. Krasner
Best Art Direction (Black & White): Lyle R. Wheeler and George W. Davis
Best Costume Design (Black & White): Edith Head & Charles Le Maire
Best Film Editing: Barbara McLean
Best Original Score: Alfred Newman
Best Sound

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Best Actress: Bette Davis
Best Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter
Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders
Best Screenplay: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Special Jury Prize; Best Actress (Davis)
Directors Guild of America: Best Director
Writers Guild of America: Best Written American Comedy
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress (Davis)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Picture

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