These two are supported by a who's who of matchless portraits, including Gary Merrill (whom Davis would fall in love with during filming and later marry), George Sanders (as a poisonous critic), the biting Thelma Ritter, Celeste Holm, and a young Marilyn Monroe as a cynical, dreamy starlet.
EVE won six Oscars: Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Sanders), Costume Design (Edith Head), and Sound Recording. It also was nominated for Cinematography, Art Direction, Score, Editing, and Supporting Actress (Holm and Ritter). Bette Davis was doomed to lose for Best Actress, canceled out by Baxter's shared nomination, and by rival old pro Gloria Swanson for SUNSET BOULEVARD (all lost to rookie Judy Holliday for BORN YESTERDAY). The musical Applause, a Broadway success with Lauren Bacall, and later Anne Baxter, was based on EVE.
Academy Award: Best Picture
Academy Award: Best Supporting Actor - George Sanders
Academy Award: Best Director - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Academy Award: Best Screenplay - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Academy Award: Best Costume Design (B/W) - Edith Head, Charles LeMaire
Academy Award: Best Sound Recording - 20th Century-Fox Sound Department
Academy Award Nomination: Best Actress - Anne Baxter
Academy Award Nomination: Best Actress - Bette Davis
Academy Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actress - Celeste Holm
Academy Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actress - Thelma Ritter
Academy Award Nomination: Best B/W Cinematography - Milton Krasner
Academy Award Nomination: Best Film Editing - Barbara McLean
Academy Award Nomination: Best Score (Drama or Comedy) - Alfred Newman
Academy Award Nomination: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (B/W) - Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis, Thomas Little, Walter M. Scott
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