Considering their differences, "Titanic" and "All About Eve" share nominations in a surprising number of categories. The only two categories that "All About Eve" was nominated in that "Titanic" wasn't were screenplay and supporting actor, for which George Sanders took the statuette.
The only nominations that "Titanic" got that "All About Eve" didn't were for original song (there weren't any popular songs featured in "All About Eve," unless Franz Liszt's Liebestraum counts; "Mona Lisa," from the movie "Captain Carey," took the Oscar) and visual effects, which were called "special effects" in 1951 and for which the Oscar went to "Destination Moon," a seminal example of classic 1950s science fiction.
Two awards that "Titanic" is up for, makeup and sound effects editing, weren't around in 1950.
(The very first Oscar for makeup went to the 1981 film "An American Werewolf in London," and the first Oscar for sound effects editing went to "E.T. -- The Extra-Terrestrial" the following year.)
"Eve" won six Oscars, for picture, supporting actor (Sanders), director, screenplay, sound recording and black-and-white costume design.
(For those math whizzes out there scratching their heads, two lead actresses in "All About Eve" were nominated for best actress: Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. And two of the film's supporting actresses were nominated in that category: Celeste Holm and Thelma Ritter. They lost to Judy Holliday and Josephine Hull, respectively.)
Nominations "Titanic" and "All About Eve" share:
Actress ("Eve" got two)
Supporting actress ("Eve" got two)
Original dramatic score
"All About Eve" only:
Sound effects (not awarded in 1950)
Makeup (not awarded in 1950)
Pub Date: 2/12/98