32nd Academy Awards

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32nd Academy Awards
Date April 4, 1960
Site RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Bob Hope
Produced by Arthur Freed
Directed by Alan Handley
Highlights
Best Picture Ben-Hur
Most awards Ben-Hur (11)
Most nominations Ben-Hur (12)
TV in the United States
Network NBC
Duration 1 hour, 40 minutes

The 32nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was held on April 4, 1960 and took place at the RKO Pantages Theatre to honor the best films of 1959.

The epic drama Ben-Hur won 11 Oscars, breaking the record of nine set the year before by Gigi. Ben-Hur remained the most honored motion picture in Academy Award history until Titanic equaled the feat in 1997, followed by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003.

Ben-Hur was the third film to win both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, a feat not repeated until Mystic River in 2004. Director William Wyler became the third (and most recent) person to win more than two Best Director awards (following Frank Capra and John Ford), as well as the only person to direct three Best Picture winners.

Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface[1]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Live Action Short Subject Best Short Subjects – Cartoons
Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Black-and-White Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, 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

Academy Honorary Awards

  • Buster Keaton "for his unique talents which brought immortal comedies to the screen." (Statuette)
  • Lee De Forest "for his pioneering inventions which brought sound to the motion picture.” (Statuette)

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Presenters and performers

Presenters

Performers

Multiple nominations and awards

See also

References

  1. ^ "The 32nd Academy Awards (1960) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
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