30th Academy Awards

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

30th Academy Awards
DateMarch 26, 1958
SiteRKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, United States
Hosted byBob Hope
Rosalind Russell
David Niven
James Stewart
Jack Lemmon
Donald Duck (voice of Clarence Nash by premade animation)
Produced byJerry Wald
Directed byTrevor Newman
Best PictureThe Bridge on the River Kwai
Most awardsThe Bridge on the River Kwai (7)
Most nominationsSayonara (10)
TV in the United States

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 of the 93rd Academy Awards, Designing Woman is the last film to win Best Original Screenplay when nominated solely in that category.


David Lean; Best Director winner
Alec Guinness; Best Actor winner
Joanne Woodward; Best Actress winner
Red Buttons; Best Supporting Actor winner
Miyoshi Umeki; Best Supporting Actress winner
Carl Foreman; Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner
Jimmy Van Heusen; Best Original Song co-winner
Sammy Cahn; Best Original Song co-winner

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface[1]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Best Foreign Language Film Best Documentary Feature
Best Live Action Short Subject Best Short Subject – Cartoons
Best Scoring Best Song
Best Sound Recording Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing Best Special Effects

Academy Honorary AwardsEdit

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardEdit

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Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958 TV Special) Soundtracks". imdb.com. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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