Oscar Movies: Quo Vadis (1951)


Oscar Nominations: 8

Picture, produced by Sam Zimbalist
Supporting Actor: Leo Genn
Supporting Actor: Peter Ustinov
Cinematography (color): Robert Surtees and William V. Skall
Art Direction-Set Decoration (Color): William A. Horning, Cedric Gibbons, and Edward Carfagno; Hugh Hunt
Film Editing: Ralph E. Winters
Costume Design (color): Herschel McCoy
Scoring (Dramatic): Miklos Rozsa

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

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

The Best Actor Oscar went to Humphrey Bogart for “The African Queen,” the Best Actress to Vivien Leigh for “A Streetcar Named Desire,” which also garnered the Supporting Oscar awards to Karl Malden and Kim Stanley.

“A Place in the Sun” won the Scoring Oscar for Franz Waxman and the Editing award to William Hornbeck.