Awards Off-Season First Half of 1953 Awards

Posted: 10/06/2013 in 1953

Ladies and Gentlemen, the first half of 1953 is now complete, and fall film season awaits in the not-so-distant future.  Before looking forward though, let us take some time to show appreciation to the films that have dazzled us so far this year.  Although powerful offerings lay ahead, the following gems deserve special recognition…

pickup award

fuller award

shane award

brando award

merman award

palance award

ritter award

Best Film: Pickup on South Street            Runner-up:  Shane

Best Director: Samuel Fuller– Pickup on South Street         Runner-up: George Stevens– Shane

Best Original Screenplay: Pickup on South Street           Runner-up: The Naked Spur

Best Adapted Screenplay: Shane                Runner-up: Call Me Madam

Best Actor: Marlon Brando- Julius Caesar         Runner-up: Alan Ladd- Shane

Best Actress:  Ethel Merman- Call Me Madam             Runner-up: Barbara Stanwyck- Titanic

Best Supporting Actor:  Jack Palance- Shane                     Runner-up: Donald O’Conner- Call Me Madam

Best Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter- Pickup on South Street         Runner-up:  Jean Arthur- Shane

Best Cinematography (B&W): Pickup on South Street             Runner-up: The Desert Rats

Best Cinematography (Color): Shane              Runner-up: The Naked Spur

Up next… the WWII comedy Stalag 17

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