Oscar Movies: Place in the Sun, A (1951)


Oscar Nominations: 9

Picture, produced by George Stevens
Director: George Stevens
Screenplay: Michael Wilson and Harry Brown
Actor: Montgomery Clift
Actress: Shelley Winters
Cinematography (b/w): William C. Mellor
Editing: William Hornbeck
Costume Design (b/w): Edith Head
Scoring (Dramatic): Franc Waxman

Oscar Awards: 6

Scoring of Musical
Costume Design

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Oscar Context:

In 1951, “A Place in the Sun” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with “An American in Paris,” which won, “Decision Before Dawn,” “Quo Vadis” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

The best Actor Oscar went to Humphrey Bogart for “The African Queen,” and the Best Actress to Vivien Leigh for “A Streetcar Named Desire.”