Monday, January 30, 2012

The Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards (1952)

"Looking up at him, I thought this is no actor but the hero of all mythology brought miraculously to life, a purely beautiful being."—Louise Brooks, on meeting John Wayne for the first time

winner: High Noon (prod. Stanley Kramer)
nominees: The Bad and the Beautiful (prod. John Houseman); Bend of the River (prod. Aaron Rosenberg); The Narrow Margin (prod. Stanley Rubin)
Must-See Drama:

PICTURE (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Singin' In The Rain (prod. Arthur Freed)
nominees: The Importance of the Being Earnest (prod. Teddy Baird); Limelight (prod. Charles Chaplin); Monkey Business (prod. Howard Hawks); Pat and Mike (prod. Lawrence Weingarten); The Quiet Man (prod. Merian C. Cooper and John Ford)
Must-See Comedy/Musical:

PICTURE (Foreign Language)
winner: Ikiru (prod. Sôjirô Motoki)
nominees: Casque d’Or (prod. Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim and André Paulvé); Le plaisir (prod. Édouard Harispuru, M. Kieffer and Max Ophüls); Jeux interdits (Forbidden Games) (prod. Robert Dorfmann); Saikaku ichidai onna (The Life of Oharu) (prod. Hideo Koi and Kenji Mizoguchi); Umberto D. (prod. Giuseppe Amato, Vittorio De Sica and Angelo Rizzoli)
Must-See Foreign Language:

ACTOR (Drama)
winner: Takashi Shimura (Ikiru)
nominees: Gary Cooper (High Noon); Kirk Douglas (The Bad and the Beautiful); José Ferrer (Moulin Rouge); Stewart Granger (Scaramouche and The Prisoner of Zenda); Charles McGraw (The Narrow Margin); Robert Mitchum (Macao, The Lusty Men and Angel Face); Robert Ryan (On Dangerous Ground); James Stewart (Bend of the River)

ACTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: John Wayne (The Quiet Man)
nominees: Cary Grant (Monkey Business); Gene Kelly (Singin' In The Rain); Michael Redgrave (The Importance of Being Earnest); Spencer Tracy (Pat And Mike)

winner: Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba)
nominees: Marlene Dietrich (Rancho Notorious); Julie Harris (The Member of the Wedding); Jennifer Jones (Ruby Gentry); Jean Simmons (Angel Face); Lana Turner (The Bad and the Beautiful); Marie Windsor (The Narrow Margin)

ACTRESS (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Maureen O'Hara (The Quiet Man)
nominees: Joan Greenwood (The Importance of Being Earnest); Katharine Hepburn (Pat and Mike); Judy Holliday (The Marrying Kind); Anna Magnani (Le carrosse d'or a.k.a. The Golden Coach); Debbie Reynolds (Singin' In The Rain); Ginger Rogers (Monkey Business)

winner: Fred Zinnemann (High Noon)
nominees: René Clément (Jeux interdits a.k.a. Forbidden Games); Vittorio De Sica (Umberto D.); Akira Kurosawa (Ikiru); Anthony Mann (Bend of the River); Kenji Mizoguchi (Saikaku ichidai onna a.k.a. The Life of Oharu); Max Ophüls (Le plaisir)

DIRECTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly (Singin' In The Rain)
nominees: Anthony Asquith (The Importance of Being Earnest); Charles Chaplin (Limelight); George Cukor (Pat and Mike); John Ford (The Quiet Man)

winner: Donald O'Connor (Singin' In The Rain)
nominees: Ward Bond (The Quiet Man); Barry Fitzgerald (The Quiet Man); Buster Keaton (Limelight); Victor McLaglen (The Quiet Man)

winner: Jean Hagen (Singin' In The Rain)
nominees: Edith Evans (The Importance of Being Earnest); Gloria Grahame (The Bad and the Beautiful); Katy Jurado (High Noon); Margaret Rutherford (The Importance of Being Earnest)

winner: Adolph Green and Betty Comden (Singin' In The Rain)
nominees: Carl Foreman, from the story "The Tin Star" by John W. Cunningham (High Noon); Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Hideo Oguni (Ikiru); Frank S. Nugent, from a story by Maurice Walsh (The Quiet Man)

"Make 'Em Laugh" (Singin' In The Rain) music and lyrics by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown (Song)

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