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The Academy Awards: The 30th Annual Academy Awards

Columbia's The Bridge on the River Kwai won big at the 30th Annual Academy Awards, taking home the Best Motion Picture award, as well as Best Actor for Alec Guinness, Best Director for David Lean and Best Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium for Pierre Boulle, Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman.

From the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.


Episode Info


Episode number: 6x1
Airdate: Wednesday March 26th, 1958

Director: Alan Handley


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Guest Stars
Sam Spiegel
As Winner: Best Picture (for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai')
Recurring
David Lean
As Winner: Best Director (for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai')
Recurring
Alec Guinness
As Winner: Best Actor (for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai')
Recurring
Joanne Woodward
As Winner: Best Actress (for 'The Three Faces of Eve')
Recurring
Red Buttons
As Winner: Best Supporting Actor (for 'Sayonara')
Recurring
Miyoshi Umeki
As Winner: Best Supporting Actress (for 'Sayonara')
Recurring
Jimmy Van Heusen
As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'The Joker is Wild')
Recurring
Sammy Cahn
As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'The Joker is Wild')
Recurring
Pierre Boulle
As Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay (for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai')
Malcolm Arnold
As Winner: Best Original Score (for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai')
Peter Taylor (5)
As Winner: Best Film Editing (for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai')

Musical Guests
Ann Blyth
As Herself ("April Love")
Recurring
Anna Maria Alberghetti
As Herself ("April Love")
Recurring
Shirley Jones
As Herself ("April Love")
Recurring
Tommy Sands
As Himself ("April Love")
Recurring
Burt Lancaster
As Himself ("It's Great Not to Be Nominated")
Recurring
Kirk Douglas
As Himself ("It's Great Not to Be Nominated")
Recurring
Debbie Reynolds
As Herself ("Tammy")
Recurring
Johnny Mathis
As Himself ("Wild Is the Wind")
Recurring
Jimmie Rodgers
As Himself ("April Love")
Tab Hunter
As Himself ("April Love")
Mae West
As Herself ("Baby, It's Cold Outside")
Vic Damone
As Himself ("An Affair to Remember")

Featuring
Anthony Quinn
As Presenter
Recurring
Bette Davis
As Presenter
Recurring
Cary Grant
As Presenter
Recurring
Clark Gable
As Presenter
Recurring
Cyd Charisse
As Presenter
Recurring
Dana Wynter
As Presenter
Recurring
Doris Day
As Presenter
Recurring
Dorothy Malone
As Presenter
Recurring
Ernest Borgnine
As Presenter
Recurring
Eva Marie Saint
As Presenter
Recurring
Fred Astaire
As Presenter
Recurring
Gary Cooper
As Presenter
Recurring
Gregory Peck
As Presenter
Recurring
Hope Lange
As Presenter
Recurring
Jennifer Jones
As Presenter
Recurring
Joan Collins
As Presenter
Recurring
John Wayne
As Presenter
Recurring
June Allyson
As Presenter
Recurring
Lana Turner
As Presenter
Recurring
Paul Newman
As Presenter
Recurring
Robert Ryan
As Presenter
Recurring
Rock Hudson
As Presenter
Recurring
Sophia Loren
As Presenter
Recurring
Wendell Corey
As Presenter
Recurring
Anita Ekberg
As Presenter
Ronald Reagan
As Presenter
Van Johnson
As Presenter
Vincent Price
As Presenter

Uncredited
Jean Simmons
As Herself (accepting Best Actor Award for Alec Guinness)
Recurring
Kim Novak
As Herself (accepting Writing Award for Pierre Boulle)
Recurring
Main Cast
Jack Lemmon
As Himself
Bob Hope
As Himself
David Niven
As Himself
James Stewart
As Himself
Episode Notes
Disney character Donald Duck was also used as a co-host ... on film of course.



Warning: The Academy Awards season 6 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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