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35th Academy Awards
DateApril 8, 1963
SiteSanta Monica Civic Auditorium
Hosted byFrank Sinatra
Produced byArthur Freed
Directed byRichard Dunlap
Best PictureLawrence of Arabia
Most awardsLawrence of Arabia (7)
Most nominationsLawrence 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 year's most successful film was David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, with 10 nominations and 7 wins, including Best Picture and Lean's second win for Best Director. For his role as T. E. Lawrence, Peter O'Toole received his first of eight career nominations for Best Actor, all unsuccessful; as of the 94th Academy Awards, O'Toole and Glenn Close share the record for the most acting nominations with no wins. To date, Lawrence of Arabia is the only Best Picture winner with no female speaking roles. Although there were bets made on Omar Sharif and Angela Lansbury receiving awards in the supporting categories, their wins failed to materialize.[1]

Arthur Penn's The Miracle Worker earned the rare distinction of winning two acting Oscars (Best Actress for Anne Bancroft and Best Supporting Actress for Patty Duke) without a nomination for Best Picture. The only other film to do this to date was Hud, the following year.


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.[2]

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, wearing what was described as a "radiant smile",[1] 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.[2]


David Lean, Best Director winner
Gregory Peck, Best Actor winner
Anne Bancroft, Best Actress winner
Ed Begley, Best Supporting Actor winner
Patty Duke, Best Supporting Actress winner, youngest person to receive an Oscar in a competitive category at the time[3]
Pietro Germi, Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen co-winner
Henry Mancini, Best Song co-winner
Johnny Mercer, Best Song co-winner

Nominations announced on February 25, 1963. Winners in each category are listed first and highlighted with boldface text.[4]

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

Honorary Academy Awards

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Presenters and performers

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Multiple nominations and awards


A^ : During pre-production on Lawrence of Arabia, producer Sam Spiegel and director David Lean were unhappy with Michael Wilson's original screenplay, so Spiegel asked playwright Robert Bolt to rewrite the script, as Spiegel wanted to get the film rights of Bolt's play A Man for All Seasons. Bolt found the script lacking in good dialogue and also character depth. He essentially wrote the whole script, using T. E. Lawrence's book, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, as his starting point. While Bolt rewrote the whole script, he still retained the characterization of all of the characters found in Wilson's original script. It was decided that Bolt would be credited as the sole writer of Lawrence of Arabia and not Wilson, because he was blacklisted at the time. The nomination for Wilson was granted on September 26, 1995, by the Academy Board of Directors, after research at the WGA found that the then-blacklisted writer shared the screenwriting credit with Bolt.

See also


  1. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David; Wallace, Irving (1975). The People's Almanac. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. p. 842. ISBN 0-385-04060-1.
  2. ^ a b Longworth, Karina (March 10, 2017). "Did Bette and Joan Really Have a Feud?". Slate. Archived from the original on April 1, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Oscar-winning former child star Patty Duke dies, age 69". USA TODAY. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "The 35th Academy Awards (1963) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on April 26, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2016.