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Academy Award for Best Picture (1950s) facts for kids

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The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards. Also called Oscars, the Academy Awards are given to people working in the movie industry by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

In the list below, the winner of the award for each year from 1950 to 1959 is shown first, followed by the other nominees.

  • 1950 All About Eve – 20th Century-Fox – Darryl F. Zanuck
    • Born Yesterday – Columbia – S. Sylvan Simon
    • Father of the Bride – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Pandro S. Berman
    • King Solomon's Mines – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Sam Zimbalist
    • Sunset Boulevard – Paramount – Charles Brackett
  • 1951 An American in Paris – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Arthur Freed
  • 1954 On the Waterfront – Horizon-American, Columbia – Sam Spiegel
    • The Caine Mutiny – Kramer, Columbia – Stanley Kramer
    • The Country Girl – Perlberg-Seaton, Paramount – William Perlberg
    • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Jack Cummings
    • Three Coins in the Fountain – 20th Century-Fox – Sol C. Siegel
  • 1955 Marty – Hecht-Lancaster, United Artists – Harold Hecht
    • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing – 20th Century-Fox – Buddy Adler
    • Mister Roberts – Orange, Warner Bros. – Leland Hayward
    • Picnic – Columbia – Fred Kohlmar
    • The Rose Tattoo – Wallis, Paramount – Hal B. Wallis
  • 1958 Gigi – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Arthur Freed
    • Auntie Mame – Warner Bros. – Jack L. Warner
    • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Lawrence Weingarten
    • The Defiant Ones – Kramer, United Artists – Stanley Kramer
    • Separate Tables – Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, United Artists – Harold Hecht
  • 1959 Ben-Hur – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Sam Zimbalist
    • Anatomy of a Murder – Preminger, Columbia – Otto Preminger
    • The Diary of Anne Frank – 20th Century-Fox – George Stevens
    • The Nun's Story – Warner Bros. – Henry Blanke
    • Room at the Top – Romulus, Continental (British) – John Woolf and James Woolf
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