23rd Annual Academy Awards
Hosted by Fred Astaire at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The 23rd Academy Awards Ceremony awarded Oscars for the best in films in 1950. The nominations were notable this year, as All About Eve was nominated for fourteen Oscars, beating the previous record of thirteen set by Gone with the Wind. Sunset Boulevard became the second film with nominations in every acting category not to win a single one (after My Man Godfrey in 1936). This would not happen again until American Hustle was shut out at the 86th Academy Awards. All About Eve won for Best Picture. In color. ALSO WITH: JANE GREER, ARLENE DAHL, PHYLLIS KIRK, MARILYN MONROE, DEBBIE REYNOLDS, MARLENE DIETRICH, HELEN HAYES.