Fixing The Oscars 2.0 – 1958

BEST PICTURE (English-Language)

Vertigo – WINNER!

– Touch of Evil
– Gigi
– Some Came Running
– The Big Country

BEST PICTURE (Non-English-Language)

Mon oncle – WINNER!

– Popiól i diament (Ashes and Diamonds)
– I Soliti ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street)
– Jalsaghar (The Music Room)
– Es geschah am hellichten Tag (It Happened in Broad Daylight)
– Ansiktet (The Magician)

BEST ACTOR

James Stewart (Vertigo) – WINNER!

– David Niven (Separate Tables)
– Zbigniew Cybulski (Ashes and Diamonds)
– Paul Newman (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
– Sidney Poitier (The Defiant Ones)
– Orson Welles (Touch of Evil)

BEST ACTRESS

Rosalind Russell (Auntie Mame) – WINNER!

– Kim Novak (Vertigo)
– Elizabeth Taylor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
– Shirley MacLaine (Some Came Running)
– Ingrid Thulin (The Magician)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Burl Ives (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) – WINNER!

– Vittorio Gassman (Big Deal on Madonna Street)
– Joseph Calleia (Touch of Evil)
– Burl Ives (The Big Country)
– Maurice Chevalier (Gigi)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Barbara Bel Geddes (Vertigo) – WINNER!

– Misa Uehara (The Hidden Fortress)
– Wendy Hiller (Separate Tables)
– Hope Lange (The Young Lions)
– Marlene Dietrich (Touch of Evil)

BEST DIRECTOR

Orson Welles (Touch of Evil) – WINNER!

– Alfred Hitchcock (Vertigo)
– Jacques Tati (Mon oncle)
– Vincente Minnelli (Gigi)
– Vincente Minnelli (Some Came Running)
– Andrzej Wajda (Ashes and Diamonds)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Orson Welles [from the novel “Badge Of Evil” by Whit Masterson] (Touch of Evil) – WINNER! (tied)
Alec Coppel & Samuel A. Taylor [from the novel “D’entre les morts” by Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac] (Vertigo) – WINNER! (tied)

– Alec Guinness [from the novel by Joyce Cary] (The Horse’s Mouth)
– Richard Brooks & James Poe [from the play by Tennessee Williams] (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
– Alan Jay Lerner [from the novel by Colette] (Gigi)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Suso Cecchi d’Amico & Mario Monicelli (I soliti ignoti) – WINNER!

– Jacques Tati, Jacques Lagrange & Jean L’Hôte (Mon oncle)
– Ingmar Bergman (The Magician)
– Harold Jacob Smith & Nedrick Young (The Defiant Ones)
– Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto & Akira Kurosawa (The Hidden Fortress)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BLACK AND WHITE

Russell Metty (Touch of Evil) – WINNER!

– Jerzy Wojcik (Ashes and Diamonds)
– Ichio Yamazaki (The Hidden Fortress)
– Gunnar Fischer (The Magician)
– Sam Leavitt (The Defiant Ones)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, COLOR

Robert Burks (Vertigo) – WINNER!

– Jean Bourgoin (Mon oncle)
– Joseph Ruttenberg (Gigi)
– Franz Planer (The Big Country)
– William H. Daniels (Some Came Running)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Bernard Herrmann (Vertigo) – WINNER!

– Jerome Moross (The Big Country)
– Miles Davis (Ascenseur pour l’échafaud a.k.a Elevator to the Gallows)
– Franck Barcellini & Alain Romans (Mon oncle)
– Elmer Bernstein (Some Came Running)

BEST ADAPTED / SONG SCORE

Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner (original songs); André Previn (music supervisor), Robert Tucker (vocal supervisor) (Gigi) – WINNER!

– Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (adapted songs); Alfred Newman (music supervisor), Ken Darby (associate music supervisor) (South Pacific)
– Richard Adler & Jerry Ross (adapted songs); Ray Heindorf (music supervisor) (Damn Yankees!)
– Harry Harris (original songs) (The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw)
– Franco Ferrara (conductor) (The Quiet American)
– Fred Spielman, Janice Torre, Kermit Goell & Peggy Lee (original songs); Muir Mathieson (music director) (tom thumb)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“I Remember It Well”, Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner (Gigi) – WINNER!

– “Gigi”, Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner (Gigi)
– “The Blob” (a.k.a. “Beware the Blob”), Burt Bacharach & Mack David (The Blob)
– “The Long, Hot Summer”, Alex North & Sammy Cahn (The Long, Hot Summer)
– “The Night They Invented Champagne”, Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner (Gigi)
– “The Parisians”, Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner (Gigi)
– “Thank Heaven for Little Girls”, Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner (Gigi)
– “To Love and Be Loved”, Jimmy Van Heusen & Sammy Cahn (Some Came Running)

BEST SOUND

Vertigo – WINNER!

– Mon oncle
– Gigi
– Touch of Evil
– The Defiant Ones
– Ice-Cold in Alex
– A Time to Love and a Time to Die

BEST FILM EDITING

George Tomasini (Vertigo) – WINNER!

– Frederic Knudtson (The Defiant Ones)
– Aaron Stell & Virgil Vogel (Touch of Evil)
– Suzanne Baron (Mon oncle)
– Adrienne Fazan (Gigi)
– William Hornbeck (I Want to Live!)
– Hermann Haller & Julio Peña (It Happened in Broad Daylight)

BEST ART DIRECTION, BLACK AND WHITE

Robert Clatworthy & Alexander Golitzen (Touch of Evil) WINNER!

– Iosif Shpinel (Ivan the Terrible, Part Two)
– Yoshirô Muraki (The Hidden Fortress)
– Bansi Chandragupta (The Music Room)
– Alex Vetchinsky (A Night to Remember)

BEST ART DIRECTION, COLOR

Henri Schmitt & Eugène Roman (Mon oncle) – WINNER!

– Preston Ames & William A. Horning (Gigi)
– Hal Pereira & Hal Bumstead (Vertigo)
– Malcolm C. Bert (Auntie Mame)
– William C. Andrews (The Horse’s Mouth)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Cecil Beaton (Gigi) – WINNER!

– Edith Head (Vertigo)
– M. Safonova (Ivan the Terrible, Part Two)
– Walter Plunkett (Some Came Running)
– Helen Rose (Party Girl)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Ray Harryhausen (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) – WINNER!

– Wah Chang, Tom Howard & Gene Warren (tom thumb)
– John P. Fulton (Vertigo)
– Bart Sloane (The Blob)
– Sydney Pearson (Dracula)
– L. B. Abbott (The Fly)
– Uncredited (Mon oncle)

BEST SHORT FILM

The Tender Game WINNER!
Two Men and a Wardrobe WINNER!

– Glass
– Robin Hood Daffy
– Knighty Knight Bugs
– A Movie

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT

Saul Bass for the title design of Vertigo
Mon oncle for its animal performances

2 Responses to “Fixing The Oscars 2.0 – 1958”

  1. Bob Simpson Says:

    Your choice of Ray Harryhausen for the 1958 Oscar for visual effects is absolutely corrected and completely justified. Luckily, thanks to Arnold Kunert’s successful campaign in late 1991, Ray was, at long last, presented with a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in March of 1992. Ray’s work was never taken seriously by the other visual effects artists in the studios from the 1950s to the early 1980s, who were probably either ignorant of Ray’s unique skills or, as Ray has said in public, possibly jealous. In any case, he now has his Oscar.

  2. boudu Says:

    It is not my choice. Fixing the Oscars is a game we play at the Classic Film Forum in Imdb. But of course Ray deserves it.

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