35th Academy Awards

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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
Network ABC

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-bound sister who eclipsed her fame in adulthood, while Crawford was not.[1]

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 followup to Baby Jane that began filming the next summer, early in production; she would never take any major roles again.[1]


Winners in each category are listed first and highlighted with boldface text.[2]

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 Special Effects
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

Honorary Academy Awards

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Presenters and performers



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 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.
  2. ^ "The 35th Academy Awards (1963) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on April 26, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056262/?ref_=nv_sr_1

External links

  • The 35th Annual Academy Awards Synopsis at IMDb
  • The 35th Annual Academy Awards "Episode" on IMDb
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