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OSCAR POLL: All About Eve vs Sunset Boulevard:

Two Plus Two

over 2 years ago

MUBI user Danny Bailey started a thread concerning which Oscar “best pictures” did not deserve to win.. which brings us to the 1950 Oscars. I have heard many times that Sunset Boulevard should have won over All About Eve for best picture (the great Born Yesterday was also nominated, but had no chance against those two heavy weights…) So I thought we could settle this. This probably should not be a 1950 poll ( a great year for films), but more an A or B poll. Also- this is not a Best Director Poll. This is 1/100th as interesting as Polaris’s recent poll, but for people with “movie voting” withdrawal, here is your temporary feeble fix.

please vote All About Eve or Sunset Boulevard (and then add you vote to the tally).

I vote: All about Eve

tally:
EVE 1
SUNSET 0

ZED

over 2 years ago

Sunset Boulevard

Sorry Birdie.

ruby stevens

over 2 years ago

sunset blvd for me too. altho i love eve as well, sunset is just iconic. plus it has von stroheim and keaton. even cecil b demille! hard to beat that

EVE 1
SUNSET 2

DownByL​aw

over 2 years ago

Yep, Sunset.

Two Plus Two

over 2 years ago

Tally So Far:

EVE 1
SUNSET 3

I hope this poll just doesn’t prove how wrong I am!

flip trotsky

over 2 years ago

All About Eve :-)

Brad S.

over 2 years ago

EVE 0
SUNSET 1

I don’t think you’re going to find many cinephiles that don’t prefer Sunset Boulevard to All About Eve, but unlike a number of Best Picture winners of the 50’s (The Greatest Show on Earth, Around the World in 80 Days), Eve win is no travesty as has many fine qualities of its own. But its it’s up against top quality Wilder here.

Two Plus Two

over 2 years ago

@Brad S. – I think Wilder is a great great director. I just think that the character of Eve is so interesting and the performance of Bette Davis’s is one of the best of classic Hollywood. My vote for Eve is by a hair. My prediction is Sunset will win- but I should stress that the vote should not be Billy Wilder’s body of work, but just for Sunset ( or Eve …

ZED

over 2 years ago

I’m not crazy about most of Holden’s scenes with Nancy Olson, but the movie is so good that doesn’t matter.

Brad S.

over 2 years ago

Agreed 2+2. If it was Some Like it Hot vs. Eve, I’d vote for Eve.

Two Plus Two

over 2 years ago

Tally

EVE 2
SUNSET 4

Tonda

over 2 years ago

ALL ABOUT EVE . not close

EVE 3
SUNSET 4

Rio Johan

over 2 years ago

Love both. But I will choose Sunset Boulevard.

AxelUmo​g

over 2 years ago

ALL ABOUT EVE way not close…

A quick troll for the road: – Blvd. (and Wilder in general) is/are beyond overrated.

Santino

over 2 years ago

How sad is it that I haven’t seen either of these films.

But my sense is that All About Eve is the more beloved film. Hasn’t this film been the one serious competitor to Citizen Kane in various polls and surveys? It seems like I’ve heard several organizations list All About Eve as the best of all time (let alone best of 1950). As for Sunset Blvd, it’s not even considered Wilder’s best (is it?).

Again though, I’m pissing in the wind here since I haven’t seen either film.

Two Plus Two

over 2 years ago

Tally:

EVE 4
SUNSET 5
PISSING IN WIND 1
(I kid)

Santino

over 2 years ago

hahahahaa

Ingrid Bergman

over 2 years ago

Love both of them but I think “Sunset Boulevard” is better.

EVE 4
SUNSET 6.

Uli Cain, Cinefidel¹³

over 2 years ago

A girl double feature on what people will do for game, I go with

All About Eve 1
over
Sunset Boulevard 0

But the two are just Hollywood greats

Langsto​n Young

over 2 years ago

Sunset Bully

Tally:

All About Eve: 5
Sunset Boulevard: 7

Ryan H.

over 2 years ago

Is this even a contest? SUNSET by a mile.

Uli Cain, Cinefidel¹³

over 2 years ago

Autocorrect is stupid

ShaKha

over 2 years ago

Sunset Boulevard wins this contest, no question!

Z. Bart

over 2 years ago

Yes: “Sunset.”

Prewitt

over 2 years ago

Sunset Boulevard is definitely the superior film…I vote for Sunset.

ruby stevens

over 2 years ago

SUNSET: 11
EVE: 5

fwiw i don’t think eve was an undeserving winner and i’d take it over almost anything else

and yes, santino, it is indeed sad. i’m kinda shocked they don’t show sunset blvd in film school? but i suppose they can’t show everything. see it, see it now, see it faster


one of the greatest opening scenes in all of cinema, shot from the bottom of the pool

Ari

over 2 years ago

I’m with Sunset

Le Canard

over 2 years ago

Sunset Blvd.

MovieGu​ide1

over 2 years ago

I vote Eve

SUNSET: 13
EVE: 6

Dennis...Brian

over 2 years ago

Eve 1

Sunset 13
Eve 7