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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


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

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

Featuring
Anthony Franciosa
As Presenter
Recurring
Bette Davis
As Presenter
Recurring
Buddy Adler
As Presenter
Recurring
Cary Grant
As Presenter
Recurring
Charlton Heston
As Presenter
Recurring
Cyd Charisse
As Presenter
Recurring
Doris Day
As Presenter
Recurring
Eddie Albert
As Presenter
Recurring
Gary Cooper
As Presenter
Recurring
Ingrid Bergman
As Presenter
Recurring
Irene Dunne
As Presenter
Recurring
James Cagney
As Presenter
Recurring
Jane Wyman
As Presenter
Recurring
Janet Leigh
As Presenter
Recurring
June Allyson
As Presenter
Recurring
Red Buttons
As Presenter
Recurring
Rock Hudson
As Presenter
Recurring
Shirley MacLaine
As Presenter
Recurring
Tony Curtis
As Presenter
Recurring
Van Heflin
As Presenter
Recurring
Wendell Corey
As Presenter
Recurring
Dirk Bogarde
As Presenter
Ernie Kovacs
As Presenter
Louis Jourdan
As Presenter

Uncredited
Harold Hecht
As Himself (accepting Supporting Actress Award for Wendy Hille)
Recurring
Main Cast
Bob Hope
As Himself
David Niven
As Himself
Jerry Lewis
As Himself
Tony Randall
As Himself
Mort Sahl
As Himself
Warning: The Academy Awards season 7 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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