1951 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees)

(winners listed first in bold print)

Best Picture


An American in Paris (1951)


A Place in the Sun (1951)


A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Decision Before Dawn (1951)


Quo Vadis (1951)


Best Actor in a Leading Role


Humphrey Bogart The African Queen (1951)


Montgomery Clift A Place in the Sun (1951)


Marlon Brando A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Arthur Kennedy Bright Victory (1951)


Fredric March Death of a Salesman (1951)


Best Actress in a Leading Role


Vivien Leigh A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Shelley Winters A Place in the Sun (1951)


Eleanor Parker Detective Story (1951)


Katharine Hepburn The African Queen (1951)


Jane Wyman The Blue Veil (1951)


Best Actor in a Supporting Role


Karl Malden A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Gig Young Come Fill the Cup (1951)


Kevin McCarthy Death of a Salesman (1951)


Leo Genn Quo Vadis (1951)


Peter Ustinov Quo Vadis (1951)


Best Actress in a Supporting Role


Kim Hunter A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Mildred Dunnock Death of a Salesman (1951)


Lee Grant Detective Story (1951)


Joan Blondell The Blue Veil (1951)


Thelma Ritter The Mating Season (1951)


Best Director


George Stevens A Place in the Sun (1951)


Elia Kazan A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Vincente Minnelli An American in Paris (1951)


William Wyler Detective Story (1951)


John Huston The African Queen (1951)


Best Writing Screenplay


Michael Wilson & Harry Brown A Place in the Sun (1951)


Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Philip Yordan & Robert Wyler Detective Story (1951)


Jacques Natanson & Max Ophüls La ronde (1950)


James Agee & John Huston The African Queen (1951)


Best Writing Motion Picture Story


Paul Dehn & James Bernard Seven Days to Noon (1950)


Budd Boetticher & Ray Nazarro Bullfighter and the Lady (1951)


Robert Riskin & Liam O’Brien Here Comes the Groom (1951)


Alfred Hayes & Stewart Stern Teresa (1951)


Oscar Millard The Frogmen (1951)


Best Writing Story and Screenplay


Alan Jay Lerner An American in Paris (1951)


Billy Wilder & Lesser Samuels & Walter Newman Ace in the Hole (1951)


Philip Dunne David and Bathsheba (1951)


Robert Pirosh Go for Broke! (1951)


Clarence Greene & Russell Rouse The Well (1951)


Best Color Cinematography


Alfred Gilks & John Alton An American in Paris (1951)


Leon Shamroy David and Bathsheba (1951)


Robert Surtees & William V. Skall Quo Vadis (1951)


Charles Rosher Show Boat (1951)


John F. Seitz & W. Howard Greene When Worlds Collide (1951)


Best B&W Cinematography


William Mellor A Place in the Sun (1951)


Harry Stradling Sr. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Franz Planer Death of a Salesman (1951)


Robert Burks Strangers on a Train (1951)


Norbert Brodine The Frogmen (1951)


Best B&W Art Direction-Set Decoration


Richard Day & George James Hopkins A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Lyle R. Wheeler & Leland Fuller & Thomas Little & Fred J. Rode Fourteen Hours (1951)


Jean d’Eaubonne La ronde (1950)


Lyle R. Wheeler & John DeCuir & Thomas Little & Paul S. Fox The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)


Cedric Gibbons & Paul Groesse & Edwin B. Willis & Jack D. Moore Too Young to Kiss (1951)


Best Color Art Direction-Set Decoration


Cedric Gibbons & E. Preston Ames & Edwin B. Willis & F. Keogh Gleason An American in Paris (1951)


Lyle R. Wheeler & George W. Davis & Thomas Little & Paul S. Fox David and Bathsheba (1951)


Lyle R. Wheeler & Leland Fuller & Joseph C. Wright & Thomas Little & Walter M. Scott On the Riviera (1951)


William A. Horning & Cedric Gibbons & Edward C. Carfagno & Hugh Hunt Quo Vadis (1951)


Hein Heckroth The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)


Best B&W Costume Design


Edith Head A Place in the Sun (1951)


Lucinda Ballard A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Walter Plunkett & Gile Steele Kind Lady (1951)


Charles Le Maire & Renié The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)


Edward Stevenson & Margaret Furse The Mudlark (1950)


Best Color Costume Design


Orry-Kelly & Walter Plunkett & Irene Sharaff An American in Paris (1951)


Charles Le Maire & Edward Stevenson David and Bathsheba (1951)


Herschel McCoy Quo Vadis (1951)


Helen Rose & Gile Steele The Great Caruso (1951)


Hein Heckroth The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Best Sound Recording


Douglas Shearer The Great Caruso (1951)


Nathan Levinson A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Leslie I. Carey Bright Victory (1951)


Gordon Sawyer I Want You (1951)


John Aalberg Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)


Best Film Editing


William Hornbeck A Place in the Sun (1951)


Adrienne Fazan An American in Paris (1951)


Dorothy Spencer Decision Before Dawn (1951)


Ralph E. Winters Quo Vadis (1951)


Chester W. Schaeffer The Well (1951)


Best Effects Special Effects


When Worlds Collide (1951)


Best Music Original Song


Hoagy Carmichael (music); Johnny Mercer (lyrics) “In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening” Here Comes the Groom (1951)


Lionel Newman (music); Eliot Daniel (lyrics) “Never” Golden Girl (1951)


Nicholas Brodszky (music); Sammy Cahn (lyrics) “Wonder Why” Rich Young and Pretty (1951)


Burton Lane (music); Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) “Too Late Now” Royal Wedding (1951)


Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby & Oscar Hammerstein II “A Kiss to Build a Dream on” The Strip (1951)


Best Music Scoring of a Musical Picture


Johnny Green & Saul Chaplin An American in Paris (1951)


Oliver Wallace Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Alfred Newman On the Riviera (1951)


Adolph Deutsch & Conrad Salinger Show Boat (1951)


Peter Herman Adler & Johnny Green The Great Caruso (1951)


Best Music Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture


Franz Waxman A Place in the Sun (1951)


Alex North A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Alfred Newman David and Bathsheba (1951)


Alex North Death of a Salesman (1951)


Miklós Rózsa Quo Vadis (1951)

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