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Best Films – 1949

Adam's Rib Spencer Tracy Judy Holliday Katharine Hepburn
Adam’s Rib with Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday, and Katharine Hepburn.

Best Film

Ramon Novarro biography Beyond Paradise

Adam’s Rib, dir.: George Cukor; scr.: Ruth Gordon & Garson Kanin.
Beyond the Forest, dir.: King Vidor; scr.: Lenore J. Coffee.
The Heiress, dir.: William Wyler; scr.: Ruth Goetz & Augustus Goetz.
Here’s to the Young Lady / Ojôsan kanpai, dir.: Keisuke Kinoshita; scr.: Kaneto Shindô.
House of Strangers, dir.: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; scr.: Philip Yordan.
I Was a Male War Bride, dir.: Howard Hawks; scr.: Charles Lederer, Hagar Wilde & Leonard Spiegelglass.
Kind Hearts and Coronets, dir.: Robert Hamer; scr.: Robert Hamer & John Dighton.
On the Town, dir.: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly; scr.: Betty Comden & Adolph Green.
The Passionate Friends, dir.: David Lean; scr.: Eric Ambler.
Passport to Pimlico, dir.: Henry Cornelius; scr.: T.E.B. Clarke.
A Run for Your Money, dir.: Charles Frend; scr.: Richard Hughes, Charles Frend & Leslie Norman.
The Set-Up, dir.: Robert Wise; scr.: Art Cohn.
Whisky Galore, dir.: Alexander Mackendrick; scr.: Compton Mackenzie & Angus Macphail.
White Heat, dir.: Raoul Walsh; scr.: Ivan Goff & Ben Roberts.

Best Actress

Bette Davis, Beyond the Forest.
Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress.
Setsuko Hara, Here’s to the Young Lady.
Katharine Hepburn, Adam’s Rib.
Jennifer Jones, Madame Bovary.
Moira Lister, A Run for Your Money.
Anna Magnani, Volcano / Vulcano.
Ann Sheridan, I Was a Male War Bride.
Ann Todd, The Passionate Friends.
Loretta Young, Come to the Stable.

Best Actor

James Cagney, White Heat.
Gary Cooper, The Fountainhead.
Cary Grant, I Was a Male War Bride.
Donald Houston, A Run for Your Money.
Claude Rains, The Passionate Friends.
Edward G. Robinson, House of Strangers.
Robert Ryan, The Set-Up.
Shûji Sano, Here’s to the Young Lady.
Richard Todd, The Hasty Heart.
Spencer Tracy, Adam’s Rib.

Best Supporting Actress

Hermione Baddeley & Margaret Rutherford, Passport to Pimlico.
Fusako Fujima, Here’s to the Young Lady.
Betty Garrett, On the Town.
Joyce Grenfell, A Run for Your Money.
Deborah Kerr, Edward My Son.
Mercedes McCambridge, All the King’s Men.
Ann Miller, On the Town.
Esther Minciotti, House of Strangers.
Audrey Totter, Tension.
Margaret Wycherly, White Heat.

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Ewell, Adam’s Rib.
Thomas Gomez, Come to the Stable.
Alec Guinness, Kind Hearts and Coronets & A Run for Your Money.
James Mason, The Reckless Moment.
Ramon Novarro, We Were Strangers.
Edmond O’Brien, White Heat.
Basil Radford, Whisky Galore.
Ralph Richardson, The Heiress.

Best Cinematography

Ubaldo Arata & Anchise Brizzi, Black Magic.
Robert Burks, Beyond the Forest.
Jack Cardiff, Under Capricorn.
Guy Green, The Passionate Friends.
Robert Krasker, The Third Man.
Joseph P. MacDonald, Pinky.
Robert Planck, Madame Bovary.
Harold Rosson, On the Town.
Leo Tover, The Heiress.
Paul C. Vogel, Battleground.

Best Original Score

Ernest Irving, Whisky Galore.
Anton Karas, The Third Man.
Chûji Kinoshita, Here’s to the Young Lady.
Victor Young, My Foolish Heart.

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