|24th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 20, 1952|
|Site||RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California|
|Hosted by||Danny Kaye|
|Best Picture||An American in Paris|
|Most awards||An American in Paris and A Place in the Sun (6)|
|Most nominations||A Streetcar Named Desire (12)|
The 24th Academy Awards honored the best in film in 1951, as recognized by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Best Picture was awarded to An American in Paris, which, like A Place in the Sun, received six Academy Awards. A Streetcar Named Desire won four Oscars, including three of the acting awards. The film's only unsuccessful acting nomination was that of Marlon Brando, whose performance as Stanley Kowalski was later considered one of the most influential of modern film acting.
Humphrey Bogart was the last man born in the 19th century to win a leading role Oscar.
An American in Paris became the second color film to win Best Picture, after 1939's Gone with the Wind. It was also the first film since Grand Hotel to win Best Picture without any acting nominations.
Nominations were announced on February 11, 1952. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
Academy Honorary Award
- Gene Kelly for "his versatility as an actor, singer, director and dancer, and specifically for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film" for An American in Paris.
- When Worlds Collide for Best Special Effects
Best Foreign Language Film
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
- Lucille Ball (Presenter: Short Subject Awards)
- Charles Brackett (Presenter: Honorary Award to Gene Kelly)
- Leslie Caron (Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film)
- Marge and Gower Champion (Presenters: Best Art Direction)
- Cyd Charisse (Presenter: Best Sound Recording)
- Ronald Colman (Presenter: Best Actress)
- Sally Forrest (Presenter: Best Special Effects)
- Zsa Zsa Gabor (Presenter: Best Costume Design)
- Greer Garson (Presenter: Best Actor)
- Jesse L. Lasky (Presenter: Best Motion Picture)
- Claire Luce (Presenter: Writing Awards)
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Presenter: Best Director)
- George Murphy (Presenter: Scientific or Technical Awards)
- Donald O'Connor (Presenter: Music Awards)
- Janice Rule (Presenter: Documentary Awards)
- George Sanders (Presenter: Best Supporting Actress)
- Constance Smith (Presenter: Best Film Editing)
- Claire Trevor (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
- Vera-Ellen (Presenter: Best Cinematography)
- Darryl F. Zanuck (Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award)
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- 9th Golden Globe Awards
- 1951 in film
- 3rd Primetime Emmy Awards
- 4th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 5th British Academy Film Awards
- 6th Tony Awards
- Roger Ebert. "Review: 'A Streetcar Named Desire'". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 2005-04-13. Retrieved 2004-07-02.
- "The 24th Academy Awards (1952) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.