23rd Annual Academy Awards Coverage (1951)
- Date of Ceremony: Thursday, March 29, 1951
- For films released in: 1950
- Location: RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California
- Host(s): Fred Astaire
The nominations for the Fred Astaire-hosted 23rd Academy Awards were topped by two films looking at the entertainment world. All About Eve, with its record-breaking 14 nominations examined the New York theater scene, while Sunset Boulevard, with its 11 nods, looked at the life of a fading movie star desperately clinging to her way of life.
All About Eve was actually competing against itself in two categories: Best Actress (Bette Davis and Anne Baxter) and Best Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm and Thelma Ritter).
- All About Eve: 14
- Sunset Blvd.: 11
- Samson and Delilah: 5
- Born Yesterday: 5