ⓘ 24th Academy Awards


ⓘ 24th Academy Awards

The 24th Academy Awards honored the best in film in 1951, as recognized by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Best Picture was awarded to An American in Paris, which, like A Place in the Sun, received six Academy Awards. A Streetcar Named Desire won four Oscars, including three of the acting awards. The films only unsuccessful acting nomination was that of Marlon Brando, whose performance as Stanley Kowalski was later considered one of the most influential of modern film acting.

Humphrey Bogart was the last man born in the 19th century to win a leading role Oscar.

An American in Paris became the second color film to win Best Picture, after 1939s Gone with the Wind. It was also the first film since Grand Hotel to win Best Picture without any acting nominations.


1.1. Awards Presenters

  • Charles Brackett Presenter: Honorary Award to Gene Kelly
  • Donald OConnor Presenter: Music Awards
  • Ronald Colman Presenter: Best Actress
  • Darryl F. Zanuck Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
  • Lucille Ball Presenter: Short Subject Awards
  • Jesse L. Lasky Presenter: Best Motion Picture
  • Zsa Gabor Presenter: Best Costume Design
  • Claire Trevor Presenter: Best Supporting Actor
  • Cyd Charisse Presenter: Best Sound Recording
  • Constance Smith Presenter: Best Film Editing
  • Vera-Ellen Presenter: Best Cinematography
  • Claire Luce Presenter: Writing Awards
  • George Murphy Presenter: Scientific or Technical Awards
  • Sally Forrest Presenter: Best Special Effects
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz Presenter: Best Director
  • Greer Garson Presenter: Best Actor
  • George Sanders Presenter: Best Supporting Actress
  • Leslie Caron Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Marge and Gower Champion Presenters: Best Art Direction
  • Janice Rule Presenter: Documentary Awards

1.2. Awards Performers

  • Howard Keel and Jane Powell
  • Jane Wyman
  • Dick Haymes
  • Kay Brown