|30th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 26, 1958|
|Site||RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, United States|
|Hosted by||Bob Hope|
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|
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.
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
Academy Honorary Awards
- Charles Brackett "for outstanding service to the Academy".
- B. B. Kahane "for distinguished service to the motion picture industry".
- Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson "motion picture pioneer, for his contributions to the development of motion pictures as entertainment".
- the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers "for their contributions to the advancement of the motion picture industry".
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Presenters and performers
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- June Allyson (Presenter: Best Special Effects)
- Fred Astaire and Dana Wynter (Presenters: Best Foreign Language Film)
- Ernest Borgnine and Cyd Charisse (Presenters: Best Documentary)
- Joan Collins (Presenter: Cinematography Award)
- Gary Cooper (Presenter: Best Picture)
- Wendell Corey and Robert Ryan (Presenters: Costume Design Award)
- Bette Davis (Presenter: Honorary Awards)
- Doris Day and Clark Gable (Presenters: Writing Awards)
- Anita Ekberg and Vincent Price (Presenters: Best Scoring)
- 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)
- Sophia Loren (Presenter: Best Director)
- Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (Presenters: Best Film Editing)
- Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint (Presenters: Best Art Direction)
- Lana Turner (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
- John Wayne (Presenter: Best Actress)
- 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")
- Dean Martin ("All the Way" from The Joker Is Wild)
- Johnny Mathis ("Wild Is the Wind" from Wild Is the Wind)
- Debbie Reynolds ("Tammy" from Tammy and the Bachelor)
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- 15th Golden Globe Awards
- 1957 in film
- 9th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 10th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 11th British Academy Film Awards
- 12th Tony Awards
- "The 30th Academy Awards (1958) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- "The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958 TV Special) Soundtracks". imdb.com. Retrieved March 6, 2019.