Daily News from New York, New York on December 30, 1947 · 376
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Daily News from New York, New York · 376

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Tuesday, December 30, 1947
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O CO P5 P3 C 00 w TO w . H N. Y. Critics Pick Best Pin of '47 Gregory Peck and Celeste Holm in a scene from the 20th Century-Fox production of "Gentleman's Agreement," which was named the best picture of the year by the New York Film Critics. By KATE CAMERON New York film critics from the Metropolitan dailies met for the thirteenth consecutive year yesterday and voted "Gentleman's Agreement," a 20th CenturyJox production, the best moving picture of the year. They selected Deborah Kerr as? the outstanding screen actress of 1947 for her fine performances in two British films, "The Adven turess," and "Black Narcissus." William Powell was named the best screen actor of the year for his two widely-different characteriza tions in Warner Brothers Ljie JVith Father," and Universal-Inter- nationals "The Senator Was Indiscreet." Elia Kazan was named (r) - H j Elia Kazan was named the best director of 1947 for his work on "Gentleman's Agreement" and "Boomerang." tha outstanding: director of 1947 for two superbly directed productions, "Gentleman's Agreement" and "Boomerang," both from the 20th Century-Fox lot. The Italian-made picture, "To live in Peace," was voted the best foreign-language film released in New York during the year. Six Ballots Required. With sixteen critics voting and a two-thirds majority necessary for selection before the sixth ballot, the contest for the best picture went to six ballots before "Gentleman's Agreement" won over its runner-up, the British-made film version of Charles Dickens' novel, Great Expectations." The latter was directed by David Lean for the J. Arthur Rank organization. The other films nominated in the I English-language section were, "Miracle on 34th Street," "The F u g i t i v e," "Boomerang" and "Crossfire." On the sixth ballot, when a simple majority only was required, "Gentleman's Agreement" received nine votes to seven for "Great Expectations." The runners-up in the foreign film division were "Panic," and "Children of Paradise," both imported from France, and "Shoe-Shine," which came to us from Italy. On the first ballot, "To Live in Peace" received nine votes. "Panic" three and "Children of Paradise" and "Shoe-Shine" re ceived two apiece. On the fourth ballot, "To Live in Peace" received the necessary two-thirds majority over "Panic" and "Shoe-Shine," which each received two votes. Five Actors Nominated. In voting on the best screen per formances bv an actor five players were nominated. On the first ballot, William Powell, who won on the sixth by a majority, received six votes, with Gregory Peck, Robert Ryan and John Garfield each receiving three apiece. Bernaid Miles was nominated for his outstanding performances in three British films. "Great Expectations," "The Tawnv Pipit," and "Nicholas Nickleby." When it came to the nominations for best feminine performance on the screen during 1947, Deborah Kerr was an easy victor on the second ballot. No mention was made of her performance in "The Hucksters," for which she was im ported from England by MGM to play opposite Clark Gable. Actress Runners-Up. The runners-up for feminine acting honors were, Anne Revere because of her fine characterization of the mother in "Gentleman's Agreement," Martita Hunt, for so well representing the Dickensian character of Miss Havisham in "Great Expectations," Kathleen Byron, who played the mad nun in "Black Narcissus" Celeste Holm for her delightful performance of a New York sophisticate in "Gentle- mans Agreement," and Loretta Young for her portrayal of a ii ii Deborah Kerr won the New York Film Critics' award as the outstanding actress of 1947 for her performances in "The Adventuress" and "Black Narcissus." j and Elia Kazan received six votes for both "Boomerang" and "Gentleman's Agreement." ' On the sixth count, Kazan came up with eleven votes. Dmytryk , and Ford received three and two, : respectively. j Awards Due Jan. 19. The awards will be made by the critics on Monday, Jan. 19, at a ! party, the details of which will be announced later. I Taking part in the balloting were the following New York film critics: Celia Agar of PM, Howard Barnes, Otis Guernsey (chairman of the critics group) and Joseph Pihodna of the Herald-Tribunet Kate Cameron, Wanda Hale and Dorothy Masters of The News, Alton Cook of the World-Telegram, Bosley Crowtlujr, Thomas Pryor and Abe Weiler of The Times, Leo Mishkin of The Morning Telegraph, Rose Pelswick and John Maynard of The Journal-American, Herbert Tank of The Daily Worker and Archer Winsten of The Post. .a Monti and Gar Moore in the Italian film "To Live In Peace," selected as the outstanding foreign film of the year. DeGaulle's Son Wed Poncin, France, Dec. 29 (JP). Philippe Henri Xavier Antoine de Gaulle, 26, son of Gen. Charles de Gaulle, today married Neriette Marie Josephe Clemence de Mon-talembert, 19, in the old town hall here. A religious ceremony will be performed tomorrow by the Rev. Father Dantin, the bride's uncle. William PowelL as he appeared in "The Senator Was Indiscreet." Swedish-American servant in "The Farmer's Daughter." The battling and balloting on the work of the directors did not end until the sixth ballot was reached and Elia Kazan won a majority of the critics' votes for "Boomerang" and "Gentlemen's Agreement." On the first ballot for the best director, John Ford received four votes for his fine work on "The ! Fugitive, Carol Reed was nominated three times for his direction iian uui, tawara umytryK was n"med three times for '"Crossfire," v. SAMUEL GOLDWYN CARY GRAIIT10RETTA YOUNG-DAVID IIIVEH JheBiEholVife montywwoolley Ul Faotwr t A.M. 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