30th Academy Awards
The 30th Academy Awards was the first time the entire ceremony was broadcast live.
The Oscar for Writing 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.
The 1957 Academy Award Winners
Picture: The Bridge on the River Kwai
Actor: Alec Guinness (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
Actress: Joanne Woodward (The Three Faces of Eve)
Supporting Actor: Red Buttons (Sayonara)
Supporting Actress: Miyoshi Umeki (Sayonara)
Director: David Lean (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
Adapted Screenplay: Pierre Boulle (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
Original Screenplay: George Wells (Designing Woman)
Song: "All the Way" (The Joker Is Wild)
Score: The Bridge on the River Kwai
Cinematography: The Bridge on the River Kwai
Costume Design: Les Girls
Art / Set Decoration: Sayonara
Film Editing: The Bridge on the River Kwai
Foreign Language Film: The Nights of Cabiria (Italy)
Special Effects: The Enemy Below
Short Films: Birds Anonymous (Cartoons) / The Wetback Hound (Live Action)
Documentaries: Albert Schweitzer (Feature)
The thirtieth Academy Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 26, 1958. For the first time since the ceremony was televised, the entire event was held at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. The responsibilities of host were shared by Bob Hope, David Niven, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, and Rosalind Russell. Donald Duck also made an appearance when he presented a seven-minute history of the movies.