35th Academy Awards
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|35th Academy Awards|
|Date||April 8, 1963|
|Site||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium|
|Hosted by||Frank Sinatra|
|Produced by||Arthur Freed|
|Directed by||Richard Dunlap|
|Best Picture||Lawrence of Arabia|
|Most awards||Lawrence of Arabia (7)|
|Most nominations||Lawrence of Arabia (10)|
|TV in the United States|
The Best Actress Oscar occasioned the last act of the long-running feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. They had starred together for the first time in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, a surprise hit the previous summer. Davis was nominated for her role as the title character, a faded child star who humiliates the wheelchair-bound sister who eclipsed her fame in adulthood, while Crawford was not.
Crawford told the other nominated actresses that, as a courtesy, she would accept their awards for them should they be unavailable on the night of the ceremony. Davis did not object as her rival had often done this, but on the night of the ceremony she was livid when Crawford took the stage to cheerfully accept the award on behalf of Anne Bancroft, who had a Broadway commitment. Davis believed that Crawford had told other Oscar voters to vote for the Miracle Worker star in order to upstage her. The rekindled animosity between the two resulted in Crawford leaving the cast of Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, a planned followup to Baby Jane that began filming the next summer, early in production; she would never take any major roles again.
Nominations announced on February 25, 1963. Winners in each category are listed first and highlighted with boldface text.
Honorary Academy AwardsEdit
Presenters and performersEdit
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- George Chakiris (Presenter: Best Supporting Actress)
- Wendell Corey (Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film)
- Joan Crawford (Presenter: Best Director)
- Bette Davis (Presenter: Writing Awards)
- Olivia de Havilland (Presenter: Best Picture)
- Van Heflin (Presenter: Short Subjects Awards)
- Audrey Hepburn and Eva Marie Saint (Presenter: Best Costume Design)
- Gene Kelly (Presenter: Best Art Direction)
- Sophia Loren (Presenter: Best Actor)
- Karl Malden (Presenter: Best Film Editing)
- Rita Moreno (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
- Donna Reed (Presenter: Best Cinematography)
- Ginger Rogers (Presenter: Best Original Score and Best Original Song)
- Maximilian Schell (Presenter: Best Actress)
- Miyoshi Umeki (Presenter: Documentary Awards)
- Shelley Winters (Presenter: Best Sound Recording and Best Visual Effects)
- Alfred Newman (musical director)
- Robert Goulet ("Days of Wine and Roses" from Days of Wine and Roses, "Love Song from Mutiny on the Bounty (Follow Me)" from Mutiny on the Bounty, "Song from Two for the Seesaw (Second Chance)" from Two for the Seesaw, "Tender Is the Night" from Tender Is the Night and "Walk on the Wild Side" from Walk on the Wild Side)
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
The following nineteen films received multiple nominations:
The following four films received multiple awards:
- A^ : During pre-production on Lawrence of Arabia, producer Sam Spiegel and director David Lean were unhappy with Michael Wilson's original screenplay, so Spiegel asked playwright Robert Bolt to rewrite the script, as Spiegel wanted to get the film rights of Bolt's play A Man for All Seasons. Bolt found the script lacking in good dialogue and also character depth. He essentially wrote the whole script, using T.E. Lawrence's book, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, as his starting point. While Bolt rewrote the whole script, he still retained the characterization of all of the characters found in Wilson's original script. It was decided that Bolt would be credited as the sole writer of Lawrence of Arabia and not Wilson, because he was blacklisted at the time. The nomination for Wilson was granted on September 26, 1995, by the Academy Board of Directors, after research at the WGA found that the then-blacklisted writer shared the screenwriting credit with Bolt.
- Longworth, Karina (March 10, 2017). "Did Bette and Joan Really Have a Feud?". Slate. Archived from the original on April 1, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
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