32nd Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1960 took place on 4 April 1960 at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. It was the 32nd Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1959.


Winners and nominations

Best Picture

Ben Hur - Sam Zimbalist

Best Director

Ben Hur - William Wyler

Best Actor

Ben Hur - Charlton Heston

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Ben Hur - Hugh Griffith

Best Supporting Actress

The Diary of Anne Frank ( The Diary of Anne Frank) - Shelley Winters

Best Original Screenplay

Pillow Talk ( Pillow Talk ) - Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography ( Black and White )

The Diary of Anne Frank ( The Diary of Anne Frank) - William C. Mellor

Best Cinematography (Color)

Ben Hur - Robert Surtees

Best Art Direction (Color)

Ben Hur - William A. Horning, Edward C. Carfagno, Hugh Hunt

Best Art Direction ( Black - White )

Best Costume Design (Color)

Ben Hur - Elizabeth Haffenden

Best Costume Design ( Black - White )

Some Like It Hot ( Some Like It Hot ) - Orry- Kelly

Best Sound

Ben Hur - Franklin Milton

Best Editing

Ben Hur - Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning

Best Special Effects

Ben Hur - A. Arnold Gillespie (visual), Robert MacDonald (visual), Milo B. Lory (real)

Best Song

A number too high (A Hole in the Head ) - Jimmy Van Heusen (music), Sammy Cahn ( lyrics ) for " High Hopes "

Best Music ( drama / comedy)

Ben Hur - Miklós Rózsa

Best Music ( Music Film )

Porgy and Bess ( Porgy and Bess ) - André Previn, Ken Darby

Best Cartoon

Moon Bird - John Hubley

Best Short Film

Histoire d'un poisson rouge - Jacques -Yves Cousteau

Best Documentary (Short Film )

Glass - Bert Haanstra

Best Documentary

Serengeti shall not die - Bernhard Grzimek

Best Foreign Language Film

Orfeu Negro by Marcel Camus - France


Honorary Oscar

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Scientific and Engineering Award

Technical Achievement Award