Oscar 1959

Laurence Harvey — Room at the Top {“Joe Lampton”}
* Charlton Heston — Ben-Hur {“Judah Ben-Hur”}
Jack Lemmon — Some Like It Hot {“Jerry/Daphne”}
Paul Muni — The Last Angry Man {“Dr. Sam Abelman”}
James Stewart — Anatomy of a Murder {“Paul Biegler”}

* Hugh Griffith — Ben-Hur {“Sheik Ilderim”}
Arthur O’Connell — Anatomy of a Murder {“Parnell McCarthy”}
George C. Scott — Anatomy of a Murder {“Claude Dancer”}
Robert Vaughn — The Young Philadelphians {“Chester Gwynn”}
Ed Wynn — The Diary of Anne Frank {“Mr. Dussell”}

Doris Day — Pillow Talk {“Jan Morrow”}
Audrey Hepburn — The Nun’s Story {“Sister Luke”}
Katharine Hepburn — Suddenly, Last Summer {“Mrs. Venable”}
* Simone Signoret — Room at the Top {“Alice Aisgill”}
Elizabeth Taylor — Suddenly, Last Summer {“Catherine Holly”}

Hermione Baddeley — Room at the Top {“Elspeth”}
Susan Kohner — Imitation of Life {“Sarah Jane (age 18)”}
Juanita Moore — Imitation of Life {“Annie Johnson”}
Thelma Ritter — Pillow Talk {“Alma”}
* Shelley Winters — The Diary of Anne Frank {“Mrs. Van Daan”}

ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White)
Career — Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Arthur Krams
* The Diary of Anne Frank — Art Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss
The Last Angry Man — Art Direction: Carl Anderson; Set Decoration: William Kiernan
Some Like It Hot — Art Direction: Ted Haworth; Set Decoration: Edward G. Boyle
Suddenly, Last Summer — Art Direction: Oliver Messel, William Kellner; Set Decoration: Scot Slimon

* Ben-Hur — Art Direction: William A. Horning, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Hugh Hunt
The Big Fisherman — Art Direction: John DeCuir; Set Decoration: Julia Heron
Journey to the Center of the Earth — Art Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler, Franz Bachelin, Herman A. Blumenthal; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Joseph Kish
North by Northwest — Art Direction: William A. Horning, Robert Boyle, Merrill Pye; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Frank McKelvy
Pillow Talk — Art Direction: Richard H. Riedel; Set Decoration: Russell A. Gausman, Ruby R. Levitt

CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White)
Anatomy of a Murder — Sam Leavitt
Career — Joseph LaShelle
* The Diary of Anne Frank — William C. Mellor
Some Like It Hot — Charles Lang, Jr.
The Young Philadelphians — Harry Stradling, Sr.

* Ben-Hur — Robert L. Surtees
The Big Fisherman — Lee Garmes
The Five Pennies — Daniel L. Fapp
The Nun’s Story — Franz Planer
Porgy and Bess — Leon Shamroy

COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White)
Career — Edith Head
The Diary of Anne Frank — Charles LeMaire, Mary Wills
The Gazebo — Helen Rose
* Some Like It Hot — Orry-Kelly
The Young Philadelphians — Howard Shoup

* Ben-Hur — Elizabeth Haffenden
The Best of Everything — Adele Palmer
The Big Fisherman — Renie
The Five Pennies — Edith Head
Porgy and Bess — Irene Sharaff

* Ben-HurWilliam Wyler
The Diary of Anne FrankGeorge Stevens
The Nun’s StoryFred Zinnemann
Room at the Top — Jack Clayton
Some Like It HotBilly Wilder

The Race for Space — David L. Wolper, Producer
* Serengeti Shall Not Die — Bernhard Grzimek, Producer

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
Donald in Mathmagic Land — Walt Disney, Producer
From Generation to Generation — Edward F. Cullen, Producer
* Glass — Bert Haanstra, Producer

Anatomy of a Murder — Louis R. Loeffler
* Ben-Hur — Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning
North by Northwest — George Tomasini
The Nun’s Story — Walter Thompson
On the Beach — Frederic Knudtson

* Black Orpheus — France
The Bridge — West Germany
The Great War — Italy
Paw — Denmark
The Village on the River — The Netherlands

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
* Ben-Hur — Miklos Rozsa
The Diary of Anne Frank — Alfred Newman
The Nun’s Story — Franz Waxman
On the Beach — Ernest Gold
Pillow Talk — Frank DeVol

MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
The Five Pennies — Leith Stevens
Li’l Abner — Nelson Riddle, Joseph J. Lilley
* Porgy and Bess — Andre Previn, Ken Darby
Say One for Me — Lionel Newman
Sleeping Beauty — George Bruns

MUSIC (Song)
“The Best Of Everything” from The Best of Everything — Music by Alfred Newman; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
“The Five Pennies” from The Five Pennies — Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
“The Hanging Tree” from The Hanging Tree — Music by Jerry Livingston; Lyrics by Mack David
* “High Hopes” from A Hole in the Head — Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
“Strange Are The Ways Of Love” from The Young Land — Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Ned Washington

Anatomy of a Murder — Otto Preminger, Producer
* Ben-Hur — Sam Zimbalist, Producer
The Diary of Anne Frank — George Stevens, Producer
The Nun’s Story — Henry Blanke, Producer
Room at the Top — John Woolf and James Woolf, Producers

Mexicali Shmoes — John W. Burton, Producer
* Moonbird — John Hubley, Producer
Noah’s Ark — Walt Disney, Producer
The Violinist — Ernest Pintoff, Producer

Between the Tides — Ian Ferguson, Producer
* The Golden Fish — Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Producer
Mysteries of the Deep — Walt Disney, Producer
The Running, Jumping and Standing-Still Film — Peter Sellers, Producer
Skyscraper — Shirley Clarke, Willard Van Dyke and Irving Jacoby, Producers

* Ben-Hur — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Franklin E. Milton, Sound Director
Journey to the Center of the Earth — 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, Carl Faulkner, Sound Director
Libel! — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer London Studio Sound Department, A. W. Watkins, Sound Director
The Nun’s Story — Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, George R. Groves, Sound Director
Porgy and Bess — Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon E. Sawyer, Sound Director; and Todd-AO Sound Department, Fred Hynes, Sound Director

* Ben-Hur — Visual Effects by A. Arnold Gillespie, Robert MacDonald; Audible Effects by Milo Lory
Journey to the Center of the Earth — Visual Effects by L. B. Abbott, James B. Gordon; Audible Effects by Carl Faulkner

WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium)
Anatomy of a Murder — Wendell Mayes
Ben-Hur — Karl Tunberg
The Nun’s Story — Robert Anderson
* Room at the Top — Neil Paterson
Some Like It Hot — Billy Wilder, I. A. L. Diamond

WRITING (Story and Screenplay–written directly for the screen)
The 400 Blows — Francois Truffaut, Marcel Moussy
North by Northwest — Ernest Lehman
Operation Petticoat — Story by Paul King, Joseph Stone; Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin
* Pillow Talk — Story by Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene; Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin
Wild Strawberries — Ingmar Bergman

Bob Hope

To Lee De Forest for his pioneering inventions which brought sound to the motion picture.
To Buster Keaton for his unique talents which brought immortal comedies to the screen.