1957 Academy Awards

The 1957 Academy Awards ceremonies were broadcast live on March 26th, 1958 from the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. Hosts were Bob Hope, Rosalind Russell, David Niven, James Stewart, Jack Lemon, and the voice of Donald Duck.

Presenters for the 30th Academy Awards included Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, and John Wayne. Rock Hudson and Mae West performed the popular “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and Debbie Reynolds performed “Tammy” from “Tammy and the Bachelor.”

The 1957 Academy Awards for Best Picture

The Bridge on the River Kwai – Sam Spiegel

Sayonara
Peyton Place
Witness for the Prosecution
12 Angry Men

The Bridge on the River Kwai was the 1957 Oscar winner for Best Picture and received six more awards including Best Actor for Alec Guinness and Best Director for David Lean.

The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 British World War II film starring Alec Guinness as a British Colonel who co-operates with a Japanese POW camp commander to oversee his men’s construction of a railway bridge.

1957 Academy Awards for Best Actor

Alec Guinness – The Bridge on the River Kwai
Marlon Brando – Sayonara
Anthony Franciosa – A Hatful of Rain
Charles Laughton – Witness for the Prosecution
Anthony Quinn – Wild Is the Wind

Alec Guinness won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in “The Bridge on The River Kwai”.

Born April 2, 1914, Alec Guinness was an English actor most noted for his Academy Award winning role as Colonel Nicholson in “The Bridge on the River Kwai.” He died at the age of 86 on August 5, 2000. He played in at least one film a year during the 1950s.

1957 Best Actress Oscars

Joanne Woodward – The Three Faces of Eve
Deborah Kerr – Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Anna Magnani – Wild Is the Wind
Elizabeth Taylor – Raintree County
Lana Turner – Peyton Place

Joanne Woodard won the 1957 Oscar for Best Actress with her phenomenal performance in “The Three Faces of Eve”.

Born in Thomasville, Georgia on February 27, 1930, Joanne Woodward began acting on the stage and acted in her first film in the 1955 western “Count Three and Pray”.

In her Oscar winning role as Eve, Woodward becomes the first actress to win an award for portraying three different personalities. The Three Faces of Eve received no other nominations than the Best Actress awarded to Woodward.

Joanne Woodward Best Actress
Joanne Woodward Best Actress Oscar

Joanne Woodward is well known for her unheard of by Hollywood standards fifty year marriage to Paul Newman. They married in 1958 after their work together in the film “The Long, Hot Summer” and went on to co-star with Newman in ten feature films.

1957 Academy Awards for Best Director

David Lean – The Bridge on the River Kwai
Sidney Lumet – 12 Angry Men
Billy Wilder – Witness for the Prosecution
Joshua Logan – Sayonara
Mark Robson – Peyton Place

1957 Best Supporting Actor Award

Red Buttons – Sayonara
Vittorio De Sica – A Farewell to Arms
Sessue Hayakawa – The Bridge on the River Kwai
Arthur Kennedy – Peyton Place
Russ Tamblyn – Peyton Place

1957 Best Supporting Actress Award

Miyoshi Umeki – Sayonara
Carolyn Jones – The Bachelor Party
Elsa Lanchester – Witness for the Prosecution
Hope Lange – Peyton Place
Diane Varsi – Peyton Place

1957 Academy Awards in Costume Design

Les Girls – Orry-Kelly
An Affair to Remember – Charles LeMaire
Funny Face – Edith Head and Hubert de Givenchy
Pal Joey – Jean Louis
Raintree County – Walter Plunkett

1957 Oscar for Best Original Song

“All the Way” from The Joker Is Wild – Music by Jimmy Van Heusen; Lyric by Sammy Cahn
“An Affair to Remember” from An Affair to Remember – Music by Harry Warren; Lyric by Leo McCarey and Harold Adamson
“April Love” from April Love – Music by Sammy Fain; Lyric by Paul Francis Webster
“Wild Is the Wind” from Wild Is the Wind – Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyric by Ned Washington
“Tammy” from Tammy and the Bachelor – Music and Lyric by Ray Evans and Johnny Livingston

1957 Oscar for Best Original Score

The Bridge on the River Kwai – Malcolm Arnold
An Affair to Remember – Hugo Friedhofer
Boy on a Dolphin – Hugo Friedhofer
Perri – Paul J. Smith
Raintree County – Johnny Green

1957 Best Original Screenplay Oscar

Designing Woman – George Wells
I vitelloni – Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano
Funny Face – Leonard Gershe
Man of a Thousand Faces – Ralph Wheelwright, R. Wright Campbell, Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts
The Tin Star – Barney Slater, Joel Kane and Dudley Nichols

1957 Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar

The Bridge on the River Kwai – Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman and Pierre Boulle
12 Angry Men – Reginald Rose
Peyton Place – John Michael Hayes
Sayonara – Paul Osborn
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison – John Lee Mahin and John Huston

1957 Academy Awards in Cinematography

The Bridge on the River Kwai – Jack Hildyard
Peyton Place – William C. Mellor
Funny Face – Ray June
An Affair to Remember – Milton Krasner
Sayonara – Ellsworth Fredericks

1957 Academy Awards in Art Direction

Sayonara – Art Direction: Ted Haworth; Set Decoration: Robert Priestley
Funny Face – Art Direction: Hal Pereira and George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Sam Comer and Ray Moyer
Raintree County – Art Direction: William A. Horning and Urie McCleary; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis and Hugh Hunt
Les Girls – Art Direction: William A. Horning and Gene Allen; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis and Richard Pefferle
Pal Joey – Art Direction: Walter Holscher; Set Decoration: William Kiernan and Louis Diage

1957 Academy Awards in Film Editing

The Bridge on the River Kwai – Peter Taylor
Sayonara – Arthur P. Schmidt and Philip W. Anderson
Pal Joey – Viola Lawrence and Jerome Thoms
Witness for the Prosecution – Daniel Mandell
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral – Warren Low

1957 Best Visual Effects Award

The Enemy Below – Walter Rossi
The Spirit of St. Louis – Louis Lichtenfield

1956 Academy Awards
1958 Academy Awards
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