|35th Academy Awards|
|Date||April 8, 1963|
|Site||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium|
|Hosted by||Frank Sinatra|
|Produced by||Arthur Freed|
|Directed by||Richard Dunlap|
|Best Picture||Lawrence of Arabia|
|Most awards||Lawrence of Arabia (7)|
|Most nominations||Lawrence of Arabia (10)|
|TV in the United States|
The 35th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1962, were held on April 8, 1963, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, hosted by Frank Sinatra.
The Best Actress Oscar occasioned the last act of the long-running feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. They had starred together for the first time in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, a surprise hit the previous summer. Davis was nominated for her role as the title character, a faded child star who humiliates the wheelchair-using sister who eclipsed her fame in adulthood, while Crawford was not.
Crawford told the other nominated actresses that, as a courtesy, she would accept their awards for them should they be unavailable on the night of the ceremony. Davis did not object as her rival had often done this, but, on the night of the ceremony, she was livid when Crawford took the stage to cheerfully accept the award on behalf of Anne Bancroft, who had a Broadway commitment. Davis believed that Crawford had told other Oscar voters to vote for The Miracle Worker star in order to upstage her. The rekindled animosity between the two resulted in Crawford leaving the cast of Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, a planned follow-up to Baby Jane that began filming the next summer, early in production.
Nominations announced on February 25, 1963. Winners in each category are listed first and highlighted with boldface text.
|Best 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 Documentary Short||Best Live Action Short Subject|
|Best Short Subjects – Cartoons||Best Music Score — Substantially Original|
|Best Scoring of Music — Adaptation or Treatment||Best Song|
|Best Sound||Best Art Direction, Black-and-White|
|Best Art Direction, Color||Best Cinematography, Black-and-White|
|Best Cinematography, Color||Best Costume Design, Black-and-White|
|Best Costume Design, Color||Best Film Editing|
|Best Special Effects|
The following nineteen films received multiple nominations:
The following four films received multiple awards: