|30th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 26, 1958|
|Site||RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, United States|
|Hosted by||Bob Hope|
Donald Duck (voice of Clarence Nash by premade animation)
|Produced by||Jerry Wald|
|Directed by||Trevor Newman|
|Best Picture||The Bridge on the River Kwai|
|Most awards||The Bridge on the River Kwai (7)|
|Most nominations||Sayonara (10)|
|TV in the United States|
The 30th Academy Awards ceremony was held on March 26, 1958, to honor the best films of 1957.
As in the previous year, the blacklisting of certain writers led to anomalies in the writing awards. The Academy Award for Best Screenplay 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 speak English, because the actual writers, Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson, were blacklisted at the time and had not received screen credit. Foreman and Wilson have since been acknowledged by the Academy as the true recipients of the award, though Boulle remains listed as an official winner.
Peyton Place tied the record for the most nominations without a win (9) set by The Little Foxes (1941). This record would stand until 1977 when The Turning Point received 11 nominations without a win, which is the record to date (The Color Purple tied the record in 1985). Peyton Place also set the record for most unsuccessful acting nominations, with five; this record has been tied once, by Tom Jones at the 36th Academy Awards.
This was the first time all five Best Picture nominations were nominated for Best Director. As of the 94th Academy Awards, Designing Woman is the last film to win Best Original Screenplay when nominated solely in that category.
Nominees were announced on February 18, 1958. Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface.
|Best Motion Picture||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen||Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium|
|Best Foreign Language Film||Best Documentary Feature|
|Best Live Action Short Subject||Best Short Subject – Cartoons|
|Best Scoring||Best Song|
|Best Sound Recording||Best Costume Design|
|Best Art Direction||Best Cinematography|
|Best Film Editing||Best Special Effects|
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.