All About Eve (1950)
|Director(s)||Joseph L. Mankiewicz|
|Producer(s)||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Fame, Show Business|
All About Eve Overview:
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.
This brilliant, acerbic look at theater life features Davis as an aging Broadway star who takes a seemingly naive fan under her wing, only to discover the waif is scheming to take her throne. Wit and sarcasm reign supreme as the determined divas duke it out. Davis is often cited for this role, but George Sanders as the viperish columnist is oily perfection.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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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