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30th Academy Awards

30th Academy Awards
Date March 26, 1958
Site RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA
Host Bob Hope
Rosalind Russell
David Niven
James Stewart
Jack Lemmon
Donald Duck (voice of Clarence Nash, by premade animation)
Producer Jerry Wald
Director Alan Handley
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
Network NBC
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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[1]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film Best Documentary Feature
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Sound Recording Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Academy Honorary Awards

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award



Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. ^ "The 30th Academy Awards (1958) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 

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