Academy Awards Wiki

BENHUR (1959) - Chariot Race

The Chariot Race scene from Ben Hur

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon from Some Like It Hot


Hosted by Bob Hope at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Ben Hur became the first film to win 11 Oscars in one night. Bob Hope received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award while 2 honorary Oscars were given out. One for Buster Keaton for his comedy routines becoming immortal and one for Lee De Forest for his innovation of sound films.


Moonbird won Best Animated Short

Glas won Best Documentary Short

Serengetti Shall Not Die won Best Documentary Feature

France won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Black Orpheus

The Golden Fish won Best Live Action Short

Some Like It Hot won Best Black and White Costume Design

Porgy and Bess won Best Musical Score

A Hole In The Head won Best Original Song (High Hopes)

Pillow Talk won Best Original Screenplay

Room At The Top won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay

The Diary Of Anne Frank won 3 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress, Best Black and White Art Direction and Best Black and White Cinematography

====================AND FINALLY========================[]

Ben Hur won 11 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Dramatic or Comedy Score, Best Sound Recording, Best Technicolor Art Direction, Best Technicolor Cinematography, Best Technicolor Costume Design, Best Film Editing and Best Special Effects