Olivia de Havilland added a second Best Actress Oscar to her mantle after winning for her role as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress.
The 23rd Academy Awards was all about All About Eve. The film won six out of the 14 categories it was nominated in. Both Bette Davis and Anne Baxter failed to secure the Best Actress Oscar, which went to Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday.
Humphrey Bogart and wife Lauren Bacall arrived in style to the ceremony at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater, where Bogart won Best Actor for The African Queen.
Shirley Booth posed for photographers while gripping her Best Actress Oscar for playing Lola Delaney in Come Back, Little Sheba. This also marked the first year that the ceremony was televised.
Audrey Hepburn took the stage to accept the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Roman Holiday.
Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly celebrated their Oscars with a kiss. On the Waterfront was the big winner of the night. The film won Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando), Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint), and Best Director (Eliza Kazan). Grace took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in The Country Girl.
Jack Lemmon arrived at the ceremony in New York City with his wife, Cynthia Stone, on his arm. She proved to be a good luck charm because he took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Mister Roberts.
Elizabeth Taylor hung out backstage with winners Yul Brynner (The King and I) and her third husband, Mike Todd, who won an Oscar for producing Best Picture winner Around the World in 80 Days.
Best Supporting Actor and Actress winners Red Buttons and Miyoshi Umeki hugged it out after nabbing Oscars for their roles in Sayonara. The ceremony had multiple hosts including Bob Hope, Rosalind Russell, David Niven, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, and … Donald Duck.
Susan Hayward wiped the sweat from David Niven’s brow as they posed for photos after winning the Best Actor and Actress Oscars. She won for I Want to Live and he won for Separate Tables. Meanwhile, that year, host Jerry Lewis scrambled to fill the time when the final award was given out 20 minutes before the show was scheduled to end.