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30th Academy Awards

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Produced by
Jerry Wald

26 March 1958

Alan Handley

Directed by
Alan Handley

Other ceremonies
1957, 1959

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RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA

Hosted by
Bob Hope Rosalind Russell David Niven James Stewart Jack Lemmon Donald Duck (voice of Clarence Nash, by premade animation)

Best Picture
The Bridge on the River Kwai

Most awards
The Bridge on the River Kwai (7)

Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States

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


The Oscar for Writing 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 marked the film as the last to win Best Actress without being nominated for other awards. This was broken 31 years later 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 single win (9) with The Little Foxes. It would not be broken until 1977 when The Turning Point received 11 nominations without a win, and has not been broken since, though The Color Purple subsequently tied the record. 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

Academy Honorary Awards

  • Charles Brackett
  • B. B. Kahane
  • Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson
  • the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
  • Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

  • Samuel Goldwyn
  • Presenters

  • June Allyson (Presenter: Best Special Effects)
  • Fred Astaire and Dana Wynter (Presenters: Best Foreign Language Film)
  • Ernest Borgnine and Cyd Charisse (Presenters: Documentary Awards)
  • Joan Collins (Presenter: Cinematography Awards)
  • Gary Cooper (Presenter: Best Picture)
  • Wendell Corey and Robert Ryan (Presenters: Costume Design Awards)
  • Bette Davis (Presenter: Honorary Awards)
  • Doris Day and Clark Gable (Presenters: Writing Awards)
  • Anita Ekberg and Vincent Price (Presenters: Music Awards)
  • Cary Grant (Presenter: Best Actor)
  • Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones (Presenters: Short Subjects Awards)
  • Van Johnson and Dorothy Malone (Presenters: Best Sound Recording)
  • Hope Lange and Ronald Reagan (Presenters: Scientific and Technical Awards)
  • Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (Presenters: Best Film Editing)
  • Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint (Presenters: Art Direction-Set Decoration Awards)
  • Lana Turner (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
  • John Wayne (Presenter: Best Actress)
  • Sophia Loren (Presenter: Best Director)
  • Performers

  • Anna Maria Alberghetti, Ann Blyth, Shirley Jones, Tab Hunter, Jimmie Rodgers and Tommy Sands ("April Love" from April Love)
  • Vic Damone ("An Affair to Remember" from An Affair to Remember)
  • Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster ("It's Great Not to Be Nominated")
  • Rock Hudson and Mae West ("Baby, It's Cold Outside")
  • Johnny Mathis ("Wild Is the Wind" from Wild Is the Wind)
  • Debbie Reynolds ("Tammy" from Tammy and the Bachelor)
  • References

    30th Academy Awards Wikipedia

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