1963 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1963 Academy Awards were presented April 13, 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

Best PictureAmerica, America, Elia Kazan, producer (Warner Bros.)
Cleopatra, Walter Wanger, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
How the West Was Won, Bernard Smith, producer (MGM)
Lilies of the Field, Ralph Nelson, producer (United Artists)
Tom Jones, Tony Richardson, producer (United Artists-Lopert Pictures)
Best ActorAlbert Finney, Tom Jones
Richard Harris, This Sporting Life
Rex Harrison, Cleopatra
Paul Newman, Hud
Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field

Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field
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Best ActressLeslie Caron, The L-Shaped Room
Shirley MacLaine, Irma La Douce
Patricia Neal, Hud
Rachel Roberts, This Sporting Life
Natalie Wood, Love With the Proper Stranger
Actor in a Supporting RoleNick Adams, Twilight of Honor
Bobby Darin, Captain Newman, M.D.
Melvyn Douglas, Hud
Hugh Griffith, Tom Jones
John Huston, The Cardinal
Actress in a Supporting RoleDiane Cilento, Tom Jones
Dame Edith Evans, Tom Jones
Joyce Redman, Tom Jones
Margaret Rutherford, The V.I.P.s
Lilia Skala, Lilies of the Field
DirectingFederico Fellini, Federico Fellini's 81/2
Elia Kazan, America, America
Otto Preminger, The Cardinal
Tony Richardson, Tom Jones
Martin Ritt, Hud
Screenplay Based on Material From Another MediumSerge Bourguigon and Antoine Tudal, Sundays and Cybèle
Richard Breen, Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron, Captain Newman, M.D.
John Osborne, Tom Jones
James Poe, Lilies of the Field
Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr., Hud
Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenCarlo Bernari, screenplay, The Four Days of Naples
Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Vasco Pratolini and Nanni Loy, story; Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Nanni Loy and James R. Webb, How the West Was Won
Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli and Brunello Rondi, Federico Fellini's 81/2
Elia Kazan, America, America
Arnold Schulman, Love With the Proper Stranger
Black-and-WhiteLucien Ballard, The Caretakers
George Folsey, The Balcony
Ernest Haller, Lilies of the Field
James Wong Howe, Hud
Milton Krasner, Love With the Proper Stranger
ColorWilliam H. Daniels, Milton Krasner, Charles Lang, Jr. and Joseph LaShelle, How the West Was Won
Joseph LaShelle, Irma La Douce
Ernest Laszlo, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Leon Shamroy, The Cardinal
Leon Shamroy, Cleopatra
Art Direction
Black-and-WhiteGene Callahan, art direction, America, America
George W. Davis and Paul Groesse, art direction; Henry Grace and Hugh Hunt, set decoration, Twilight of Honor
Piero Gherardi, art direction, Federico Fellini's 81/2
Hal Pereira and Tambi Larsen, art direction; Sam Comer and Robert Benton, set decoration, Hud
Hal Pereira and Roland Anderson, art direction; Sam Comer and Grace Gregory, set decoration, Love With the Proper Stranger
ColorRalph Brinton, Ted Marshall and Jocelyn Herbert, art direction; Josie MacAvin, set decoration, Tom Jones
George W. Davis, William Ferrari and Addison Hehr, art direction; Henry Grace, Don Greenwood, Jr. and Jack Mills, set decoration, How the West Was Won
John DeCuir, Jack Martin Smith, Hilyard Brown, Herman Blumenthal, Elven Webb, Maurice Pelling and Boris Juraga, art direction; Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox and Ray Moyer, set decoration, Cleopatra
Hal Pereira and Roland Anderson, art direction; Sam Comer and James Payne, set decoration, Come Blow Your Horn
Lyle Wheeler, art direction; Gene Callahan, set decoration, The Cardinal
SoundColumbia Studio Sound Dept., Bye Bye Birdie
MGM Studio Sound Dept., How the West Was Won
Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept., It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Dept. and Todd-AO Sound Dept., Cleopatra
Universal City Studio Sound Dept., Captain Newman, M.D.
Song“Call Me Irresponsible,” Papa's Delicate Condition, James Van Heusen, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
“Charade,” Charade, Henry Mancini, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics
“It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Ernest Gold, music; Mack David, lyrics
“More,” Mondo Cane, Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero, music; Norman Newell, lyrics
“So Little Time,” 55 Days at Peking, Dimitri Tiomkin, music; Paul Francis Webster, lyrics
Musical Score, Substantially OriginalJohn Addison, Tom Jones
Ernest Gold, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Alfred Newman and Ken Darby, How the West Was Won
Alex North, Cleopatra
Dimitri Tiomkin, 55 Days at Peking
Scoring of Music, Adaptation or TreatmentGeorge Bruns, The Sword in the Stone
John Green, Bye Bye Birdie
Maurice Jarre, Sundays and Cybèle
André Previn, Irma La Douce
Leith Stevens, A New Kind of Love
Film EditingFrederic Knudtson, Robert C. Jones and Gene Fowler, Jr., It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Harold F. Kress, How the West Was Won
Louis R. Loeffler, The Cardinal
Dorothy Spencer, Cleopatra
Ferris Webster, The Great Escape
Costume Design
Black-and-WhitePiero Gherardi, Federico Fellini's 81/2
Edith Head, Love With the Proper Stranger
Edith Head, Wives and Lovers
Bill Thomas, Toys in the Attic
Travilla, The Stripper
ColorDonald Brooks, The Cardinal
Edith Head, A New Kind of Love
Walter Plunkett, How the West Was Won
Irene Sharaff, Vittorio Nino Novarese and Renie, Cleopatra
Piero Tosi, The Leopard
Special EffectsUb Iwerks, The Birds
Emil Kosa, Jr., Cleopatra
Sound Effects(Not necessarily given each year)
Robert L. Bratton, A Gathering of Eagles
Walter G. Elliott, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Short Subjects
CartoonAutomania 2000 (Halas and Batchelor Production; Pathé Contemporary Films)
The Critic (Pintoff-Crossbow Productions; Columbia)
The Game (Igra) (Zagreb Film; Rembrandt Films-Film Representations)
My Financial Career (National Film Board of Canada; Walter Reade-Sterling-Continental Distributing)
Pianissimo (Carmen D'Avino Production; Cinema 16)
Live ActionThe Concert (James A. King Corp.; George K. Arthur-Go Pictures)
Home-Made Car, BP (North American) Ltd.; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Films du Centaure-Filmartic; Cappagariff-Janus Films)
Six-Sided Triangle (Milesian Film Production, Ltd.; Lion International Films)
That's Me (Stuart Productions; Pathé Contemporary Films)
Short SubjectChagall (Auerbach Film Enterprises, Ltd.-Flag Films; Union Films)
The Five Cities of June (George Stevens, Jr., producer; U.S. Information Agency)
The Spirit of America (Algernon G. Walker, producer; Spotlight News, Inc.)
Thirty Million Letters (Edgar Anstey, producer; British Transport Films)
To Live Again (Wilding, Inc.; St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, N.Y.)
FeatureRobert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel With the World (WGBH Educational Foundation; Holt, Reinhart and Winston, Inc.)
Le Maillon et la Chaine (The Link and the Chain) (Paul de Roubaix, producer; Films Du Centaure-Filmartic)
Terminus (Edgar Anstey, producer; British Transport Films)
The Yanks Are Coming (Marshall Flaum, producer; David L. Wolper Productions)
Foreign Language FilmFederico Fellini's 81/2, Italy
Knife in the Water, Poland
Los Tarantos, Spain
The Red Lanterns, Greece
Twin Sisters of Kyoto, Japan
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardSam Spiegel

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