Wednesday, March 2, 2011

And The Winner is... Most Film Nominations:

Most Film Nominations:

All ABout Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997) with 14 each.

All About Eve (1950). Written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the 1946 short story "The Wisdom of Eve", by Mary Orr.

Bette Davis, plays the character Margo Channing, who is a successful aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, an overly helpful young woman who, threatens Channing's career and her relationships.

All About Eve, was nominated for 14 Academy Awards (was unmatched until the 1997 film, Titanic) and won six, including Best Picture. As of 2010, All About Eve is still the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations (Davis and Baxter as Best Actress, Holm and Ritter as Best Supporting Actress).

Titanic (1997). A epic/romance/disaster film. Directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater, who come from different social classes and fall in love aboard the ship. Some characters are based on real historical people. Gloria Stuart, play the elderly Rose, who narrates the film and Billy Zane plays Cal Hockley, the fiance of the younger Rose.

Cameron shot footage of the actual Titanic wreck and on board the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, which was used as a base when filming the actual wreck. A reconstruction of the Titanic was built at Playas de Rosarito, Baja California and scale models and computer-generated imagery were also used to recreate the sinking.

The film Titanic, was nominated for fourteen Academy Awards, winning eleven, including Best Picture and Best Director.

9 amazing Movies not far behind with 13 Nominations:

Chicago(2002), with 6 wins.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008), with 3 wins.
Forrest Gump(1994), with 6 wins.
From Here to Eternity(1953), with 8 wins.
Gone with the Wind(1939), with 8 wins.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001), with 4 wins.
Mary Poppins(1964), with 5 wins.
Shakespeare in Love(1998), with 7 wins.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?(1966), with 5 wins.


  1. Watched "All About Eve" on TCM (AGAIN) last night. I don't see it often but I never tire of it. Deserved its nominations, without question. Wish Bette and Judy could've tied for Best Actress that year. I've been reading a collection of "Vanity Fair" articles, "Tales of Hollywood," and one of the most interesting is the backstory on "Eve." Did not know 'til reading it that there was supposedly a real person the story was based on. A young woman who insinuated her way into actress Elisabeth Bergner's life/career. This woman called Joseph Mankiewicz one day while he was in Venice for the film festival saying, "This is Eve...the Eve you wrote the movie about..." Great stuff.

  2. It's fun because I've watched All about Eve and Titanic this week end x)
    Bette Davis is so good in that movie.

  3. Two of my favorite films of all time. Great post Dawn.

  4. The Lady Eve, I also Watched "All About Eve" on TCM, the other night. I agree, it is one of those "great movies" you never get tired of.

    Thank you for sharing the info on the, "Vanity Fair" article, "Tales of Hollywood". It sounds like one of those great behind the scenes stories. I will look it up.

    I hope you check back. I have a month of Bette Davis articles, for the month of March planned. :)

    Camille, Awesome! You had a wonderful weekend watching some great movies.

    Monty, Thank you.


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