Oscar Movies: Sunset Boulevard (1950)


Oscar Nominations: 11

Picture, produced by Charles Brackett
Director: Billy Wilder
Actor: William Holden
Supporting Actor: Erich von Stroheim
Supporting Actress: Nancy Olson
Story and Screenplay: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D. M. Marshman
Cinematography (b/w): John F. Seitz
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Hans Dreier and John Meehan; Sam Comer and Ray Moyer
Editing: Arthur Scmidt and Doane Harrison
Scoring: Franz Waxman

Oscar Awards: 3

Story and Screenplay
Art Direction-Set Decoration

Oscar Context

“All About Eve,” the big Oscar winner in 1950, was the most nominated film until “Titanic” (1997), which also garnered 14 nods.

“All About Eve” competed for the top award with George Cukor's “Born Yesterday,” Vincente Minnelli's family comedy “Father of the Bride,” the action-adventure “King Solomon's Mines,” and Billy Wilder dark satire of Hollywood “Sunset Boulevard,” which received an impressive number of nominations, 11, winning 3.

Robert Krasker won the B/W Cinematography Oscar for “The Third Man,” and Ralph E. Winters and Conrad A. Nervig won the Editing for “King Solomon's Mines.”