Academy Awards Wiki

still from the Indian attack scene from How The West Was Won


The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium another year here with Jack Lemmon now hosting. There were firsts and there most definitely lasts. Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win an acting Oscar while Hud became the last film to win 2 acting awards without a Best Picture nomination. Sam Spiegel was given the Irving G. Thalberg Award


The Critic won Best Animated Short

An Occurrence At Owl Bridge won Best Live Action Short

Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel With The World won Best Documentary Feature

Chagall won Best Documentary Short

Lilies Of The Field won Best Actor

Papa's Delicate Condition won Best Original Song (Call Me Irresponsible)

The V.I.P.'s won Best Supporting Actress

Irma La Douce won Best Score Adaptation or Treatment

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World won Best Sound Effects

America, America won Best Black and White Art Direction

Italy won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry 8 1/2 which also won an additional Oscar for Best Black and White Costume Design

Hud won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Black And Whtie Cinematography

How The West Was Won won its 3 Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Recording and Best Film Editing

Cleopatra won 4 Academy Awards for Best Technicolor Art Direction, Best Technicolor Cinematography, Best Technicolor Costume Design and Best Special Effects

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Tom Jones won its 4 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score