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The Academy Awards: The 31st Annual Academy Awards

MGM's Gigi won Best Motion Picture of the year, as well as the Best Director award for Vincente Minnelli at the 31st Annual Academy Awards. Other awards went to David Niven for Best Actor for Separate Tables, Burl Ives for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Big Country and Best Actress for Susan Hayward for her role in I Want to Live! All around entertainer Maurice Chevalier received an Honorary Award for his contributions to the world of entertainment over more than half a century.

From the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Episode Info


Episode number: 7x1
Airdate: Monday April 06th, 1959

Director: Alan Handley


Guest Stars
Arthur FreedArthur Freed
As Winner: Best Picture (for 'Gigi')
Recurring
Vincente MinnelliVincente Minnelli
As Winner: Best Director (for 'Gigi')
Recurring
David NivenDavid Niven
As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Separate Tables')
Recurring
Susan HaywardSusan Hayward
As Winner: Best Actress (for 'I Want to Live!')
Recurring
Wendy HillerWendy Hiller
As Winner: Best Supporting Actress (for 'Separate Tables')
Recurring
Alan Jay LernerAlan Jay Lerner
As Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay / Best Original Song (for 'Gigi')
Recurring
André PrevinAndré Previn
As Winner: Best Musical Score (for 'Gigi')
Recurring
Dimitri TiomkinDimitri Tiomkin
As Winner: Best Dramatic or Comedy Score (for 'The Old Man and the Sea')
Recurring
Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
As Winner: Academy Honorary Award
Recurring
Jack L. WarnerJack L. Warner
As Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Recurring
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
As Winner: Best Live Action Short (for 'Grand Canyon')
Recurring
Burl IvesBurl Ives
As Winner: Best Supporting Actor (for 'The Big Country')
Frederick LoeweFrederick Loewe
As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'Gigi')

Musical Guests
Anna Maria AlberghettiAnna Maria Alberghetti
As Herself ("Almost In Your Arms")
Recurring
Connie StevensConnie Stevens
As Herself ("Almost In Your Arms")
Recurring
Dean JonesDean Jones
As Himself ("Almost In Your Arms")
Recurring
James DarrenJames Darren
As Himself ("Almost In Your Arms")
Recurring
Nick Adams (1)Nick Adams (1)
As Himself ("Almost In Your Arms")
Recurring
Tuesday WeldTuesday Weld
As Herself ("Almost In Your Arms")
Recurring
Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury
As Herself ("It's Great Not to Be Nominated")
Recurring
Dana WynterDana Wynter
As Herself ("It's Great Not to Be Nominated")
Recurring
Joan CollinsJoan Collins
As Herself ("It's Great Not to Be Nominated")
Recurring
Burt LancasterBurt Lancaster
As Himself ("It's Alright With Us")
Recurring
Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
As Himself ("It's Alright With Us")
Recurring
Howard KeelHoward Keel
As Himself ("A Very Precious Love")
Recurring
Eddie FisherEddie Fisher
As Himself ("To Love and Be Loved")
Recurring
Rhonda FlemingRhonda Fleming
As Herself ("A Very Precious Love")

Featuring
Anthony FranciosaAnthony Franciosa
As Presenter
Recurring
Bette DavisBette Davis
As Presenter
Recurring
Buddy AdlerBuddy Adler
As Presenter
Recurring
Cary GrantCary Grant
As Presenter
Recurring
Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
As Presenter
Recurring
Cyd CharisseCyd Charisse
As Presenter
Recurring
Doris DayDoris Day
As Presenter
Recurring
Eddie AlbertEddie Albert
As Presenter
Recurring
Gary CooperGary Cooper
As Presenter
Recurring
Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman
As Presenter
Recurring
Irene DunneIrene Dunne
As Presenter
Recurring
James CagneyJames Cagney
As Presenter
Recurring
Jane WymanJane Wyman
As Presenter
Recurring
Janet LeighJanet Leigh
As Presenter
Recurring
June AllysonJune Allyson
As Presenter
Recurring
Red ButtonsRed Buttons
As Presenter
Recurring
Rock HudsonRock Hudson
As Presenter
Recurring
Shirley MacLaineShirley MacLaine
As Presenter
Recurring
Tony CurtisTony Curtis
As Presenter
Recurring
Van HeflinVan Heflin
As Presenter
Recurring
Wendell CoreyWendell Corey
As Presenter
Recurring
Dirk BogardeDirk Bogarde
As Presenter
Ernie KovacsErnie Kovacs
As Presenter
Louis JourdanLouis Jourdan
As Presenter

Uncredited
Harold HechtHarold Hecht
As Himself (accepting Supporting Actress Award for Wendy Hille)
Recurring
Main Cast
Bob HopeBob Hope
As Himself
David NivenDavid Niven
As Himself
Jerry LewisJerry Lewis
As Himself
Tony RandallTony Randall
As Himself
Mort SahlMort Sahl
As Himself
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