30th Academy Awards

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30th Academy Awards
Date March 26, 1958
Site RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, United States
Hosted by Bob Hope
Rosalind Russell
David Niven
James Stewart
Jack Lemmon
Donald Duck (voice of Clarence Nash by premade animation)
Produced by Jerry Wald
Directed by Trevor Newman
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

The 30th Academy Awards ceremony was held on March 26, 1958, to honor the best films of 1957.

The Oscar for Best Screenplay 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 made the film the last to win Best Actress without being nominated for other awards until thirty-one years later, in 1989, 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 win (9) set by The Little Foxes (1941). This record would stand until 1977 when The Turning Point received 11 nominations without a win, which is the record to date (The Color Purple tied the record in 1985). 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.

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 Subject Best Short Subject – Cartoons
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Sound Recording Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction – Set Decoration Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Academy Honorary Awards[edit]

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award[edit]

Presenters and performers[edit]



Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

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  1. ^ "The 30th Academy Awards (1958) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 

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