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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


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

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

Featuring
Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
As Presenter
Recurring
Bette DavisBette Davis
As Presenter
Recurring
Cary GrantCary Grant
As Presenter
Recurring
Clark GableClark Gable
As Presenter
Recurring
Cyd CharisseCyd Charisse
As Presenter
Recurring
Dana WynterDana Wynter
As Presenter
Recurring
Doris DayDoris Day
As Presenter
Recurring
Dorothy MaloneDorothy Malone
As Presenter
Recurring
Ernest BorgnineErnest Borgnine
As Presenter
Recurring
Eva Marie SaintEva Marie Saint
As Presenter
Recurring
Fred AstaireFred Astaire
As Presenter
Recurring
Gary CooperGary Cooper
As Presenter
Recurring
Gregory PeckGregory Peck
As Presenter
Recurring
Hope LangeHope Lange
As Presenter
Recurring
Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
As Presenter
Recurring
Joan CollinsJoan Collins
As Presenter
Recurring
John WayneJohn Wayne
As Presenter
Recurring
June AllysonJune Allyson
As Presenter
Recurring
Lana TurnerLana Turner
As Presenter
Recurring
Paul NewmanPaul Newman
As Presenter
Recurring
Robert RyanRobert Ryan
As Presenter
Recurring
Rock HudsonRock Hudson
As Presenter
Recurring
Sophia LorenSophia Loren
As Presenter
Recurring
Wendell CoreyWendell Corey
As Presenter
Recurring
Anita EkbergAnita Ekberg
As Presenter
Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
As Presenter
Van JohnsonVan Johnson
As Presenter
Vincent PriceVincent Price
As Presenter

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



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