Tennessee Williams based his screenplay on Oscar Saul's adaptation of Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in a grimy New Orleans project. The story of the fragile sentimentalism of a former prostitute who visits her sister only to be taunted mercilessly by her childish brother-in-law. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Screeplay. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), Best Supporting Actress (Kim Hunter), and Best Supporting Actor (Karl Malden). The director's cut contains three minutes of previously censored footage.
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress 1951 Kim Hunter Oscar-winning American actress, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Academy Awards Best Actress 1951 Vivien Leigh Oscar winning actress, GONE WITHT THE WIND, A STREETCAR NAME
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor 1951 Karl Malden American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED