All About Eve (1950) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.
The film was based on the short story The Wisdom of Eve written by Mary Orr published in Cosmopolitan in May 1946.
All About Eve was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.
Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||George Sanders||Won|
|Best Actress||Anne Baxter||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Bette Davis||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Celeste Holm||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Thelma Ritter||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Thomas Little, Walter M. Scott||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Milton Krasner||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Edith Head, Charles LeMaire||Won|
|Best Director||Joseph L. Mankiewicz||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Barbara McLean||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alfred Newman||Nominated|
|Best Picture||20th Century-Fox||Won|
|Best Writing||Joseph L. Mankiewicz||Won|
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Addison DeWitt: We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. If we don't blow them, who else will?
Karen Richards: Nothing is forever in the Theatre. Whatever it is, it's here, it flares up, burns hot and then its gone.
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The "Sarah Siddons Award" which Eve receives was invented by writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz. In 1952 a small group of eminent Chicago theater-goers, including Mrs. Loyal Davis, mother of future First Lady Nancy Davis, began to give an award of that name which is also physically modeled on the one in the film. The 1967-1968 Actor of the Year award recipient was Celeste Holm. In 1973, during the Sarah Siddons Society Anniversary Gala, an honorary Sarah Siddons award was presented to Bette Davis, even though she never appeared in a play in Chicago. Around 1960 Davis did appear in the Tennessee Williams play "The Night of the Iguana" at the Blackstone in Chicago.
In an introduction to the film on Turner Classic Movies in November 2008, Robert Osborne said that everyone assumed that Bette Davis had based her characterization on Tallulah Bankhead, even Tallulah herself. In 1952, Tallulah Bankhead starred in a radio adaptation of "All About Eve" which featured in the supporting cast Mary Orr, author of the original story "The Wisdom of Eve". According to Robert Osborne, during a rehearsal Tallulah asked Mary Orr: "I was the prototype for Margo Channing, wasn't I?" and Orr set the record straight and said "no". Tallulah reportedly never spoke to Mary Orr again.
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