1957 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1957 Academy Awards were presented March 26, 1958 at the RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Calif.

Best Motion PictureThe Bridge on the River Kwai, Sam Spiegel, producer (Columbia)
Peyton Place, Jerry Wald, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Sayonara, William Goetz, producer (Warner Bros.)
12 Angry Men, Henry Fonda and Reginald Rose, producers (United Artists)
Witness for the Prosecution, Arthur Hornblow, Jr., producer (United Artists)
Best ActorMarlon Brando, Sayonara
Anthony Franciosa, A Hatful of Rain
Alec Guinness, The Bridge on the River Kwai
Charles Laughton, Witness for the Prosecution
Anthony Quinn, Wild Is the Wind
Best ActressDeborah Kerr, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Anna Magnani, Wild Is the Wind
Elizabeth Taylor, Raintree County
Lana Turner, Peyton Place
Joanne Woodward, The Three Faces of Eve

Joanne Woodward, The Three Faces of Eve
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Actor in a Supporting RoleRed 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
Actress in a Supporting RoleCarolyn Jones, The Bachelor Party
Elsa Lanchester, Witness for the Prosecution
Hope Lange, Peyton Place
Miyoshi Umeki, Sayonara
Diane Varsi, Peyton Place
DirectingDavid Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai
Joshua Logan, Sayonara
Sidney Lumet, 12 Angry Men
Mark Robson, Peyton Place
Billy Wilder, Witness for the Prosecution
Screenplay Based on Material From Another MediumPierre Boulle, Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman, The Bridge on the River Kwai
John Michael Hayes, Peyton Place
John Lee Mahin and John Huston, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Paul Osborn, Sayonara
Reginald Rose, 12 Angry Men
Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenFederico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli, story; Federico Fellini and Ennio Flaiano, screenplay, I Vitelloni
Leonard Gershe, Funny Face
Barney Slater and Joel Kane, story; Dudley Nichols, screenplay, The Tin Star
George Wells, Designing Woman
Ralph Wheelright, story; R. Wright Campbell, Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, screenplay, Man of a Thousand Faces
CinematographyEllsworth Fredericks, Sayonara
Jack Hildyard, The Bridge on the River Kwai
Ray June, Funny Face
Milton Krasner, An Affair to Remember
William Mellor, Peyton Place
Art DirectionTed Haworth, art direction; Robert Priestley, set decoration, Sayonara
Walter Holscher, art direction; William Kiernan and Louis Diage, set decoration, Pal Joey
William A. Horning and Gene Allen, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Richard Pefferle, set decoration, Les Girls
William A. Horning and Urie McCleary, art direction; Edwin B. Willis and Hugh Hunt, set decoration, Raintree County
Hal Pereira and George W. Davis, art direction; Sam Comer and Ray Moyer, set decoration, Funny Face
Sound RecordingColumbia Studio Sound Dept., Pal Joey
MGM Studio Sound Dept., Les Girls
Paramount Studio Sound Dept., Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept., Witness for the Prosecution
Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept., Sayonara
Song“An Affair to Remember,” An Affair to Remember, Harry Warren, music; Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey, lyrics
“All the Way,” The Joker Is Wild, James Van Heusen, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
“April Love,” April Love, Sammy Fain, music; Paul Francis Webster, lyrics
“Tammy,” Tammy and the Bachelor, Ray Evans and Jay Livingston, music and lyrics
“Wild Is the Wind,” Wild Is the Wind, Dimitri Tiomkin, music; Ned Washington, lyrics
ScoreMalcolm Arnold, The Bridge on the River Kwai
Hugo Friedhofer, An Affair to Remember
Hugo Friedhofer, Boy on a Dolphin
Johnny Green, Raintree County
Paul Smith, Perri
Film EditingViola Lawrence and Jerome Thoms, Pal Joey
Warren Low, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Daniel Mandell, Witness for the Prosecution
Arthur P. Schmidt and Philip W. Anderson, Sayonara
Peter Taylor, The Bridge on the River Kwai
Costume DesignEdith Head and Hubert de Givenchy, Funny Face
Charles LeMaire, An Affair to Remember
Jean Louis, Pal Joey
Orry-Kelly, Les Girls
Walter Plunkett, Raintree County
Special EffectsLouis Lichtenfield, visual, The Spirit of St. Louis
Walter Rossi, audible, The Enemy Below
Short Subjects
CartoonBirds Anonymous (Tweety and Sylvester Series) (Edward Selzer, producer; Warner Bros.)
One Droopy Knight (Droopy Series) (William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, producers; MGM)
Tabasco Road (Speedy Gonzales Series) (Edward Selzer, producer; Warner Bros.)
Trees and Jamaica Daddy (Ham and Hattie Series) (United Productions of America; Columbia)
The Truth About Mother Goose (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
Live Action SubjectsA Chairy Tale (National Film Board of Canada; Kingsley International)
City of Gold (National Film Board of Canada; Kingsley International)
Foothold on Antarctica (World Wide Pictures; Lester A. Shoenfeld Films)
Portugal (People and Places Series) (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
The Wetback Hound (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
Short SubjectNo award given this year
FeatureAlbert Schweitzer (Hill and Anderson Production; Louis de Rochemont Associates)
On the Bowery (Lionel Rogosin Productions; Film Representations, Inc.)
Torero! (Producciones Barbachano Ponce; Columbia)
Foreign Language FilmThe Devil Came at Night, Federal Republic of Germany—West
Gates of Paris, France
Mother India, India
The Nights of Cabiria, Italy
Nine Lives, Norway
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardSamuel Goldwyn
Honorary AwardsTo Charles Brackett for outstanding service to the academy
To B. B. Kahane for distinguished service to the motion picture industry
To Gilbert M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson, motion picture pioneer, for his contributions to the development of motion pictures as entertainment
To the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers for their contributions to the advancement of the motion picture industry

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