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John Kerr (Bill Lee) - South Pacific (1958) - Younger Than Springtime

Younger Than Springtime from South Pacific

Leslie Caron, Louis Jordan, and Hermione Gingold during the The Night They Invented Champagne number from Gigi


Bob Hope, Laurence Olivier, Mort Sahl, Tony Randall, Jerry Lewis, and David Niven share hosting duties at the Pantages. The producer of the program was so keen on making sure the ceremony ended on time, that he overdid his job by cutting too much of the material prompting Jerry Lewis to fill in the time gap. Jack Warner received an Irving G Thalberg Award while Maurice Chevalier received an Honorary Oscar for half a century's worth of contributions to the entertainment industry.


Knighty Knight Bugs won Best Animated Short

White Wilderness won Best Documentary Feature

Ama Girls won Best Documentary Short

Grand Canyon won Best Live Action Short

France won Best Foreign LAnguage Film for their entry My Uncle

South Pacific won Best Sound Recording

The Old Man and the Sea won Best Dramatic or Comedy Score

Tom Thumb won Best Special Effects

I Want To Live won Best Actress

The Big Country won Best Supporting Actor

Separate Tables won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress

The Defiant Ones won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Black and White Cinematography

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Gigi won all 9 of its Academy Awards it was nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Musical Score, Best Original Song (title song), Best Art Direction, Best Technicolor Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Film Editing