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The 30th Academy Awards (1958) Nominees and Winners

Held at the RKO Pantages Theatre on Wednesday, March 26, 1958,
honoring movies released in 1957.

Sessue Hayakawa with Best Actor Alec Guinness "The Bridge on the River Kwai".

Sessue Hayakawa with Best Actor Alec Guinness in "The Bridge on the River Kwai."


  • Marlon Brando in "Sayonara"
  • Anthony Franciosa in "A Hatful of Rain"
  • Alec Guinness in "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
  • Charles Laughton in "Witness for the Prosecution"
  • Anthony Quinn in "Wild Is the Wind"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Red Buttons in "Sayonara"
  • Vittorio De Sica in "A Farewell to Arms"
  • Sessue Hayakawa in "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
  • Arthur Kennedy in "Peyton Place"
  • Russ Tamblyn in "Peyton Place"


  • Deborah Kerr in "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison"
  • Anna Magnani in "Wild Is the Wind"
  • Elizabeth Taylor in "Raintree County"
  • Lana Turner in "Peyton Place"
  • Joanne Woodward in "The Three Faces of Eve"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Carolyn Jones in "The Bachelor Party"
  • Elsa Lanchester in "Witness for the Prosecution"
  • Hope Lange in "Peyton Place"
  • Miyoshi Umeki in "Sayonara"
  • Diane Varsi in "Peyton Place"

Art Direction

  • "Funny Face" Art Direction: Hal Pereira, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer
  • "Les Girls" Art Direction: William A. Horning, Gene Allen; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Richard Pefferle
  • "Pal Joey" Art Direction: Walter Holscher; Set Decoration: William Kiernan, Louis Diage
  • "Raintree County" Art Direction: William A. Horning, Urie McCleary; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Hugh Hunt
  • "Sayonara" Art Direction: Ted Haworth; Set Decoration: Robert Priestley


  • "An Affair to Remember" Milton Krasner
  • "The Bridge on the River Kwai" Jack Hildyard
  • "Funny Face" Ray June
  • "Peyton Place" William Mellor
  • "Sayonara" Ellsworth Fredricks

Costume Design

  • "An Affair to Remember" Charles LeMaire
  • "Funny Face" Edith Head, Hubert de Givenchy
  • "Les Girls" Orry-Kelly
  • "Pal Joey" Jean Louis
  • "Raintree County" Walter Plunkett


  • "The Bridge on the River Kwai" David Lean
  • "Peyton Place" Mark Robson
  • "Sayonara" Joshua Logan
  • "12 Angry Men" Sidney Lumet
  • "Witness for the Prosecution" Billy Wilder

Documentary (Feature)

  • "Albert Schweitzer" Jerome Hill, Producer
  • "On the Bowery" Lionel Rogosin, Producer
  • "Torero!" Manuel Barbachano Ponce, Producer

Film Editing

  • "The Bridge on the River Kwai" Peter Taylor
  • "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" Warren Low
  • "Pal Joey" Viola Lawrence, Jerome Thoms
  • "Sayonara" Arthur P. Schmidt, Philip W. Anderson
  • "Witness for the Prosecution" Daniel Mandell

Foreign Language Film

  • "The Devil Came at Night" West Germany
  • "Gates of Paris" France
  • "Mother India" India
  • "The Nights of Cabiria" Italy
  • "Nine Lives" Norway

Music (Scoring)

  • "An Affair to Remember" Hugo Friedhofer
  • "Boy on a Dolphin" Hugo Friedhofer
  • "The Bridge on the River Kwai" Malcolm Arnold
  • "Perri" Paul Smith
  • "Raintree County" Johnny Green

Music (Song)

  • "An Affair To Remember" from "An Affair to Remember" Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
  • "All The Way" from "The Joker Is Wild" Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
  • "April Love" from "April Love" Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
  • "Tammy" from "Tammy and the Bachelor" Music and Lyrics by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
  • "Wild Is the Wind" from "Wild Is the Wind" Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Ned Washington

Best Motion Picture

  • "The Bridge on the River Kwai" Sam Spiegel, Producer
  • "Peyton Place" Jerry Wald, Producer
  • "Sayonara" William Goetz, Producer
  • "12 Angry Men" Henry Fonda and Reginald Rose, Producers
  • "Witness for the Prosecution" Arthur Hornblow, Jr., Producer

Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • "Birds Anonymous" Edward Selzer, Producer
  • "One Droopy Knight" William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Producers
  • "Tabasco Road" Edward Selzer, Producer
  • "Trees and Jamaica Daddy" Stephen Bosustow, Producer
  • "The Truth about Mother Goose" Walt Disney, Producer

Short Subject (Live Action)

  • "A Chairy Tale" Norman McLaren, Producer
  • "City of Gold" Tom Daly, Producer
  • "Foothold on Antarctica" James Carr, Producer
  • "Portugal" Ben Sharpsteen, Producer
  • "The Wetback Hound" Larry Lansburgh, Producer

Sound Recording

  • "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" Paramount Studio Sound Department, George Dutton, Sound Director
  • "Les Girls" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Dr. Wesley C. Miller, Sound Director
  • "Pal Joey" Columbia Studio Sound Department, John P. Livadary, Sound Director
  • "Sayonara" Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, George Groves, Sound Director
  • "Witness for the Prosecution" Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon E. Sawyer, Sound Director

Special Effects

  • "The Enemy Below" Audible Effects by Walter Rossi
  • "The Spirit of St. Louis" Visual Effects by Louis Lichtenfield

Writing (Screenplay – based on material from another medium)

  • "The Bridge on the River Kwai" Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman, Pierre Boulle
  • "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" John Lee Mahin, John Huston
  • "Peyton Place" John Michael Hayes
  • "Sayonara" Paul Osborn
  • "12 Angry Men" Reginald Rose

Writing (Story and Screenplay – written directly for the screen)

  • "Designing Woman" George Wells
  • "Funny Face" Leonard Gershe
  • "Man of a Thousand Faces" Story by Ralph Wheelwright; Screenplay by R. Wright Campbell, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
  • "The Tin Star" Story by Barney Slater, Joel Kane; Screenplay by Dudley Nichols
  • "Vitelloni" Story by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli; Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano

  • Star indicates a win.
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