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Best Films – 1952

Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey in Forbidden Games
Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey in Forbidden Games

Best Film
El Bruto / The Brute, dir.: Luis Buñuel; scr.: Luis Buñuel & Luiz Alcoriza.
Carrie, dir.: William Wyler; scr.: Ruth Goetz & Augustus Goetz.
Casque d’or / Golden Marie, dir.: Jacques Becker; scr.: Jacques Companéez.
The Crimson Pirate, dir.: Robert Siodmak; scr.: Roland Kibbee.
5 Fingers, dir.: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; scr.: Michael Wilson.
High Noon, dir.: Fred Zinnemann; scr.: Carl Foreman.
The Importance of Being Earnest, dir. & scr.: Anthony Asquith.
Ivanhoe, dir.: Richard Thorpe; scr.: Noel Langley, Aeneas Mackenzie, and Marguerite Roberts.
Les Jeux interdits / Forbidden Games, dir.: René Clément; scr.: Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, René Clément, François Boyer.
Monkey Business, dir.: Howard Hawks; scr.: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, and I. A. L. Diamond.
Scaramouche, dir.: George Sidney; scr.: Ronald Millar & George Froeschel.
Umberto D., dir.: Vittorio De Sica; scr: Cesare Zavattini & Vittorio De Sica.

Best Actor
Gary Cooper, High Noon.
José Ferrer, Moulin Rouge.
Cary Grant, Monkey Business.
James Mason, 5 Fingers.
Laurence Olivier, Carrie.
Georges Poujouly, Forbidden Games.
Serge Reggiani, Casque d’or.
Robert Taylor, Ivanhoe.

Best Actress
Joan Crawford, Sudden Fear.
Joan Fontaine, Ivanhoe.
Brigitte Fossey, Forbidden Games.
Julie Harris, The Member of the Wedding.
Katharine Hepburn, Pat and Mike.
Jennifer Jones, Carrie.
Katy Jurado, El Bruto.
Maureen O’Hara, The Quiet Man.
Ginger Rogers, Monkey Business.
Simone Signoret, Casque d’or.
Barbara Stanwyck, Clash by Night.

Best Supporting Actor
Charles Coburn, Monkey Business.
Finlay Currie, Ivanhoe.
Brandon De Wilde, The Member of the Wedding.
Aldo Ray, Pat and Mike.
Gilbert Roland, The Bad and the Beautiful.
George Sanders, Ivanhoe.
Frank Silvera, Viva Zapata!.
Alberto Sordi, The White Sheik / Lo sceicco bianco.

Best Supporting Actress
Vivian Blaine, Skirts Ahoy.
Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, and Margaret Rutherford, The Importance of Being Earnest.
Jean Hagen, Singin’ in the Rain.
Miriam Hopkins, Carrie.
Katy Jurado, High Noon.
Colette Marchand, Moulin Rouge.
Marilyn Monroe, Monkey Business.
Ethel Waters, The Member of the Wedding.

Best Cinematography
George Barnes, Peverell Marley, Wallace Kelley, The Greatest Show on Earth.
Norbert Brodine, 5 Fingers.
Floyd Crosby, High Noon.
Russell Harlan, The Big Sky.
Winton C. Hoch, Archie Stout, The Quiet Man.
Robert Juillard, Forbidden Games.
Joseph P. MacDonald, Viva Zapata!.
Oswald Morris, Moulin Rouge.
Robert Surtees, The Bad and the Beautiful.
Frederick A. Young, Ivanhoe.

Best Original Score
Georges Auric, Moulin Rouge.
Charles Chaplin, Limelight.
Alessandro Cicognini, Umberto D..
Miklós Rózsa, Ivanhoe.
Dmitri Tiomkin, High Noon.
Narciso Yepes, Forbidden Games.

Best Short Film
The Hoaxters, d: ?; scr: Herman Hoffman

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Joseph Kearny -

Forbidden Games is one of the undisputed masterpieces of film. An anti-war film that never deals with actual warfare or politics, but sees the roots of conflict in human nature. A truly shattering film.

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