Best Film of All Time Hall of Fame

All About Eve

All About Eve

It's all about women - and their men!

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Written by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenplay), Mary Orr (short story, uncredited)

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders,
Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates, Marilyn Monroe

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  • Hall of Fame
  • Nominations:  5
  • Awards:  2



Joseph L. Mankiewicz' 1950 hit drama All About Eve stars Bette Davis as an aging stage actress whose career is about to be usurped by the angelic but conniving Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). The film was a critical success, earning 14 Oscar nominations, including Mankiewicz' second double-nominations for writing and directing in as many years. The year before, he won both awards for A Letter to Three Wives (which as also been nominated for the Cosmo Hall of Fame), and with All About Eve became the first and heretofore only person to win both writing and directing Oscars two years in a row. Bette Davis was widely expected to win Best Actress, but costar Anne Baxter's nomination in the same category may have diluted the votes, allowing Judy Holliday to achieve an upset win with Born Yesterday.

All About Eve was inducted into the Cosmique Movie Awards' Hall of Fame at the second annual awards ceremony in 2002 (along with Gone With the Wind, with which it tied), having been nominated the previous year but losing out to The Wizard of Oz. That same year, it was also nominated for and won a one-time-only Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Film Script of All Time.


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