30th Academy Awards
|30th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 26, 1958|
|Site||RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA|
Donald Duck (voice of Clarence Nash, by premade animation)
|Best Picture||The Bridge on the River Kwai|
|Most awards||The Bridge on the River Kwai (7)|
|Most nominations||Sayonara (10)|
|TV in the United States|
1957's best films were honored at the 30th Academy Awards, held on 26 March 1958.
The Oscar for Writing Based on Material From Another Medium was awarded to Pierre Boulle for The Bridge on the River Kwai, despite the fact that he did not know English. The actual writers, Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson were blacklisted at the time and did not receive screen credit for their work. Foreman and Wilson have since been acknowledged by the Academy for their contributions.
Joanne Woodward's win for Best Actress for her triple role as Eve White, Eve Black and Jane in The Three Faces of Eve marked the film as the last film to win Best Actress without being nominated for other awards. This was broken 31 years later when Jodie Foster won Best Actress for her role in The Accused, the film's only nomination.
Peyton Place tied the record for the most nominations without a single win (9) with The Little Foxes. It would not be broken until 1977 when The Turning Point received 11 nominations without a win, which has not been broken since, though The Color Purple subsequently tied the record. Peyton Place also set the record for most unsuccessful acting nominations with five; this record has been tied once, by Tom Jones at the 36th Academy Awards.
It was the first time the ceremonies were broadcast live.
This was the first time all five Best Picture nominations were nominated for Best Director as well.
Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface
Academy Honorary Awards
- Charles Brackett
- B. B. Kahane
- Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson
- the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
- June Allyson (Presenter: Best Special Effects)
- Fred Astaire and Dana Wynter (Presenters: Best Foreign Language Film)
- Ernest Borgnine and Cyd Charisse (Presenters: Documentary Awards)
- Joan Collins (Presenter: Cinematography Awards)
- Gary Cooper (Presenter: Best Picture)
- Wendell Corey and Robert Ryan (Presenters: Costume Design Awards)
- Bette Davis (Presenter: Honorary Awards)
- Doris Day and Clark Gable (Presenters: Writing Awards)
- Anita Ekberg and Vincent Price (Presenters: Music Awards)
- Cary Grant (Presenter: Best Actor)
- Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones (Presenters: Short Subjects Awards)
- Van Johnson and Dorothy Malone (Presenters: Best Sound Recording)
- Hope Lange and Ronald Reagan (Presenters: Scientific and Technical Awards)
- Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (Presenters: Best Film Editing)
- Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint (Presenters: Art Direction-Set Decoration Awards)
- Lana Turner (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
- John Wayne (Presenter: Best Actress)
- Sophia Loren (Presenter: Best Director)
- Anna Maria Alberghetti, Ann Blyth, Shirley Jones, Tab Hunter, Jimmie Rodgers and Tommy Sands ("April Love" from April Love)
- Vic Damone ("An Affair to Remember" from An Affair to Remember)
- Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster ("It's Great Not to Be Nominated")
- Rock Hudson and Mae West ("Baby, It's Cold Outside")
- Johnny Mathis ("Wild Is the Wind" from Wild Is the Wind)
- Debbie Reynolds ("Tammy" from Tammy and the Bachelor)
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- 15th Golden Globe Awards
- 1957 in film
- 9th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 10th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 11th British Academy Film Awards
- 12th Tony Awards
- "The 30th Academy Awards (1958) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- The 33rd Annual Academy Awards at the Internet Movie Database
- Results at the Internet Movie Database
- 1957 Academy Awards at Infoplease