1958 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1958 Academy Awards were presented April 6, 1959 at the RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Calif.

Best Motion PictureAuntie Mame (Warner Bros.)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lawrence Weingarten, producer (MGM)
The Defiant Ones, Stanley Kramer, producer (United Artists)
Gigi, Arthur Freed, producer (MGM)
Separate Tables, Harold Hecht, producer (United Artists)

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Best ActorTony Curtis, The Defiant Ones
Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
David Niven, Separate Tables
Sidney Poitier, The Defiant Ones
Spencer Tracy, The Old Man and the Sea
Best ActressSusan Hayward, I Want to Live!
Deborah Kerr, Separate Tables
Shirley MacLaine, Some Came Running
Rosalind Russell, Auntie Mame
Elizabeth Taylor, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Actor in a Supporting RoleTheodore Bikel, The Defiant Ones
Lee J. Cobb, The Brothers Karamazov
Burl Ives, The Big Country
Arthur Kennedy, Some Came Running
Gig Young, Teacher's Pet
Actress in a Supporting RolePeggy Cass, Auntie Mame
Wendy Hiller, Separate Tables
Martha Hyer, Some Came Running
Maureen Stapleton, Lonelyhearts
Cara Williams, The Defiant Ones
DirectingRichard Brooks, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Stanley Kramer, The Defiant Ones
Vincente Minnelli, Gigi
Mark Robson, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Robert Wise, I Want to Live!
Screenplay Based on Material From Another MediumRichard Brooks and James Poe, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Nelson Gidding and Don Mankiewicz, I Want to Live!
Alec Guinness, The Horse's Mouth
Alan Jay Lerner, Gigi
Terence Rattigan and John Gay, Separate Tables
Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenPaddy Chayefsky, The Goddess
James Edward Grant and William Bowers, The Sheepman
Fay and Michael Kanin, Teacher's Pet
Melville Shavelson and Jack Rose, Houseboat
Nedrick Young and Harold Jacob Smith, The Defiant Ones
Black-and-WhiteDaniel L. Fapp, Desire Under the Elms
Charles Lang, Jr., Separate Tables
Sam Leavitt, The Defiant Ones
Lionel Lindon, I Want to Live!
Joe MacDonald, The Young Lions
ColorWilliam Daniels, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
James Wong Howe, The Old Man and the Sea
Joseph Ruttenberg, Gigi
Leon Shamroy, South Pacific
Harry Stradling, Sr., Auntie Mame
Art DirectionMalcolm Bert, art direction; George James Hopkins, set decoration, Auntie Mame
William A. Horning and Preston Ames, art direction; Henry Grace and Keogh Gleason, set decoration, Gigi
Cary Odell, art direction; Louis Diage, set decoration, Bell, Book and Candle
Hal Pereira and Henry Bumstead, art direction; Sam Comer and Frank McKelvy, set decoration, Vertigo
Lyle R. Wheeler and John DeCuir, art direction; Walter M. Scott and Paul S. Fox, set decoration, A Certain Smile
SoundParamount Studio Sound Dept., Vertigo
Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept., I Want to Live!
Todd-AO Sound Dept., South Pacific
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Dept., The Young Lions
Universal-International Studio Sound Dept., A Time to Love and a Time to Die
Song“Almost in Your Arms” (Love Song From Houseboat), Houseboat, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, music and lyrics
“A Certain Smile,” A Certain Smile, Sammy Fain, music; Paul Francis Webster, lyrics
“Gigi,” Gigi, Frederick Loewe, music; Alan Jay Lerner, lyrics
“To Love and Be Loved,” Some Came Running, James Van Heusen, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
“A Very Precious Love,” Marjorie Morningstar, Sammy Fain, music; Paul Francis Webster, lyrics
Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy PictureHugo Friedhofer, The Young Lions
Jerome Moross, The Big Country
David Raksin, Separate Tables
Dimitri Tiomkin, The Old Man and the Sea
Oliver Wallace, White Wilderness
Scoring of a Musical PictureYuri Faier and G. Rozhdestvensky, The Bolshoi Ballet
Ray Heindorf, Damn Yankees
Alfred Newman and Ken Darby, South Pacific
Lionel Newman, Mardi Gras
André Previn, Gigi
Film EditingAdrienne Fazan, Gigi
William Hornbeck, I Want to Live!
Frederick Knudtson, The Defiant Ones
William A. Lyon and Al Clark, Cowboy
William Ziegler, Auntie Mame
Costume DesignBlack-and-White or Color
Cecil Beaton, Gigi
Ralph Jester, Edith Head and John Jensen, The Buccaneer
Charles LeMaire and Mary Wills, A Certain Smile
Jean Louis, Bell, Book and Candle
Walter Plunkett, Some Came Running
Special EffectsA. Arnold Gillespie, visual; Harold Humbrock, audible, Torpedo Run
Tom Howard, visual, tom thumb
Short Subjects
CartoonKnighty Knight Bugs (Bugs Bunny Series) (John W. Burton, producer; Warner Bros.)
Paul Bunyan (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
Sidney's Family Tree (Silly Sidney Series) (Terrytoons; Twentieth Century-Fox)
Live ActionGrand Canyon (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
Journey Into Spring (British Transport Films; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
The Kiss (Cohay Productions; Continental Distributing, Inc.)
Snows of Aorangi (New Zealand Screen Board; George Brest and Associates)
T Is for Tumbleweed (James A. Lebenthal Productions; Continental Distributing, Inc.)
Short SubjectAMA Girls (People and Places Series) (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
Employees Only (Kenneth G. Brown, producer; Hughes Aircraft Co.)
Journey Into Spring (British Transport Films; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
The Living Stone (Tom Daly, producer; National Film Board of Canada)
Overture (United Nations Film Services; Kingsley International Pictures)
FeatureAntarctic Crossing (World Wide Pictures; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
The Hidden World (Robert Snyder, producer; Small World Co.)
Psychiatric Nursing (Nathan Zucker, producer; Dynamic Films, Inc.)
White Wilderness (True Life Adventure Series) (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
Foreign Language FilmArms and the Man, Federal Republic of Germany—West
La Venganza, Spain
My Uncle, France
The Road a Year Long, Yugoslavia
The Usual Unidentified Thieves, Italy
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardJack L. Warner
Honorary AwardTo Maurice Chevalier for his contributions to the world of entertainment over more than half a century

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