24th Academy Awards

The 24th Academy Awards is an event that honored the Greatest Films of 1951.

The single film which came out with the largest number of honors was An American in Paris, which received six Oscars, including Best Picture. However, A Place in the Sun received six academy awards, including best director, and A Streetcar Named Desire took four of them for itself, including three of the acting awards. Oddly enough, the only nominee from that film that did not win was Marlon Brando, whose performance as Stanley Kowalski is now considered one of the most influential in movie history.

The 1951 Academy Award Winners

Picture: An American in Paris
Actor: Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen)
Actress: Vivien Leigh (A Streetcar Named Desire)
Supporting Actor: Karl Malden (A Streetcar Named Desire)
Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire)
Director: George Stevens (A Place in the Sun)
Adapted Screenplay: Michael Wilson and Harry Brown (A Place in the Sun)
Original Screenplay: Paul Dehn and James Bernard, story (Seven Days to Noon) / Alan Jay Lerner, story and screenplay (An American in Paris)
Song: "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (Here Comes the Groom)
Score: A Place in the Sun / An American in Paris
Cinematography: A Place in the Sun (Black and White) / An American in Paris (Color)
Costume Design: A Place in the Sun (Black and White) / An American in Paris (Color)
Art / Set Decoration: A Streetcar Named Desire (Black and White) / An American in Paris (Color)
Film Editing: A Place in the Sun
Sound: The Great Caruso
Visual Effects: When Worlds Collide
Short Films: Two Mouseketeers (Cartoons) / World of Kids (One-Reel) / Nature's Half Acre (Two-Reel)
Documentaries: Benjy (Short) / Kon-Tiki (Feature)