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Academy Awards Winners from 1950 to 1960

These are some of the Oscar winners for the years 1950 to 1960 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Website at oscars.org. Visit this site for a listing of all winners and nominees.

1950 (23rd Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- Josť Ferrer -- Cyrano de Bergerac {"Cyrano de Bergerac"}
ACTRESS -- Judy Holliday -- Born Yesterday {"Billie Dawn"}
DIRECTING -- All about Eve -- Joseph L. Mankiewicz
MUSIC (Song) -- "Mona Lisa" from Captain Carey, U.S.A. -- Music and Lyrics by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- All about Eve -- 20th Century-Fox

1951 (24th Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- Humphrey Bogart -- The African Queen {"Charlie Allnut"}
ACTRESS -- Vivien Leigh -- A Streetcar Named Desire {"Blanche DuBois"}
DIRECTING -- A Place in the Sun -- George Stevens
MUSIC (Song) -- "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" from Here Comes the Groom -- Music by Hoagy Carmichael; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- An American in Paris -- Arthur Freed, Producer

1952 (25th Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- Gary Cooper -- High Noon {"Will Kane"}
ACTRESS -- Shirley Booth -- Come Back, Little Sheba {"Lola Delaney"}
DIRECTING -- The Quiet Man -- John Ford
MUSIC (Song) -- "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" from High Noon -- Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Ned Washington
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- The Greatest Show on Earth -- Cecil B. DeMille, Producer

1953 (26th Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- William Holden -- Stalag 17 {"Sefton"}
ACTRESS -- Audrey Hepburn -- Roman Holiday {"Princess Anne"}
DIRECTING -- From Here to Eternity -- Fred Zinnemann
MUSIC (Song) -- "Secret Love" from Calamity Jane -- Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- From Here to Eternity -- Buddy Adler, Producer

1954 (27th Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- Marlon Brando -- On the Waterfront {"Terry Malloy"}
ACTRESS -- Grace Kelly -- The Country Girl {"Georgie Elgin"}
DIRECTING -- On the Waterfront -- Elia Kazan
MUSIC (Song) -- "Three Coins in the Fountain" from Three Coins in the Fountain -- Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- On the Waterfront -- Sam Spiegel, Producer

1955 (28th Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- Ernest Borgnine -- Marty {"Marty Pilletti"}
ACTRESS -- Anna Magnani -- The Rose Tattoo {"Serafina Della Rose"}
DIRECTING -- Marty -- Delbert Mann
MUSIC (Song) -- "Love Is a Many-Spendored Thing" from Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing -- Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- Marty -- Harold Hecht, Producer

1956 (29th Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- Yul Brynner -- The King and I {"The King"}
ACTRESS -- Ingrid Bergman -- Anastasia {"The Woman"}
DIRECTING -- Giant -- George Stevens
MUSIC (Song) -- "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" from The Man Who Knew Too Much -- Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- Around the World in 80 Days -- Michael Todd, Producer

1957 (30th Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- Alec Guinness -- The Bridge on the River Kwai {"Colonel Nicholson"}
ACTRESS -- Joanne Woodward -- The Three Faces of Eve {"Eve White/Eve Black/Jane"}
DIRECTING -- The Bridge on the River Kwai -- David Lean
MUSIC (Song) -- "All The Way" from The Joker Is Wild -- Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- The Bridge on the River Kwai -- Sam Spiegel, Producer

1958 (31st Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- David Niven -- Separate Tables {"Major Pollock"}
ACTRESS -- Susan Hayward -- I Want To Live! {"Barbara Graham"}
DIRECTING -- Gigi -- Vincente Minnelli
MUSIC (Song) -- "Gigi" from Gigi -- Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- Gigi -- Arthur Freed, Producer

1959 (32nd Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- Charlton Heston -- Ben-Hur {"Judah Ben-Hur"}
ACTRESS -- Simone Signoret -- Room at the Top {"Alice Aisgill"}
DIRECTING -- Ben-Hur -- William Wyler
MUSIC (Song) -- "High Hopes" from A Hole in the Head -- Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- Ben-Hur -- Sam Zimbalist, Producer

1960 (33rd Academy Awards)

ACTOR -- Burt Lancaster -- Elmer Gantry {"Elmer Gantry"}
ACTRESS -- Elizabeth Taylor -- Butterfield 8 {"Gloria Wandrous"}
DIRECTING -- The Apartment -- Billy Wilder
MUSIC (Song) -- "Never On Sunday" from Never on Sunday -- Music and Lyrics by Manos Hadjidakis
BEST MOTION PICTURE -- The Apartment -- Billy Wilder, Producer

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