This classic romantic comedy introduced Audrey Hepburn to audiences as a modern-day princess. Stifled by her royal entourage on a trip to Rome, Hepburn's Princess Ann escapes to explore the Italian city on her own. While incognito, she falls in love with an American newspaperman, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). When Bradley learns of Ann's true identity, he finds himself torn between following his nose for news--and turning her into a big story--or the growing affections of his heart. A hit in 1953, ROMAN HOLIDAY won Hepburn an Academy Award for Best Actress, and was also notable for its Oscar-winning story by then-blacklisted Dalton Trumbo (credited as Ian McLellan Hunter).
Academy Awards Best Actress 1953 Audrey Hepburn Actress, MY FAIR LADY, FUNNY FACE, ROMAN HOLIDAY, SABRINA
Academy Awards Best Motion Picture Story 1953 Dalton Trumbo American Screenwriter/Hw 10
Academy Awards Best Costume Design (b&w) 1953 Edith Head Oscar winning costume designer, THE STING