1950 in film

Events

Top-grossing films (US)

RankTitleStudioGross
1. King Solomon's Mines MGM $9,955,000
2. All About Eve 20th Century Fox $8,400,000
3. Cinderella Disney $8,000,000
4. Annie Get Your Gun MGM $7,756,000
5. Father of the Bride $6,084,000
6. Sunset Boulevard Paramount $5,000,000
7. Born Yesterday Columbia $4,150,000
8. Wabash Avenue 20th Century Fox $4,054,000
9. At War with the Army Paramount $3,100,000
10. My Blue Heaven 20th Century Fox $3,000,000

Awards

Category/Organization8th Golden Globe Awards
February 28, 1951
23rd Academy Awards
March 29, 1951
DramaComedy or Musical
Best FilmSunset BoulevardN/AAll About Eve
Best DirectorBilly Wilder
Sunset Boulevard
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
All About Eve
Best ActorJosé Ferrer
Cyrano de Bergerac
Fred Astaire
Three Little Words
José Ferrer
Cyrano de Bergerac
Best ActressGloria Swanson
Sunset Boulevard
Judy Holliday
Born Yesterday
Judy Holliday
Born Yesterday
Best Supporting ActorEdmund Gwenn
Mister 880
George Sanders
All About Eve
Best Supporting ActressJosephine Hull
Harvey
Best Screenplay, AdaptedJoseph L. Mankiewicz
All About Eve
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
All About Eve
Best Screenplay, OriginalCharles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D. M. Marshman Jr.
Sunset Boulevard

Top ten money making stars

Rank Actor/Actress
1. John Wayne
2. Bob Hope
3. Bing Crosby
4. Betty Grable
5. James Stewart
6. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
7. Clifton Webb
8. Esther Williams
9. Spencer Tracy
10. Randolph Scott

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