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The Academy Awards: The 32nd Annual Academy Awards

MGM's classic film Ben Hur swept through the competition at the 32nd Annual Academy Awards winning eleven awards in all, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor (Charlton Heston), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugh Griffith), Best Director (William Wyler) and Best Colour Cinematography (Robert L. Surtees). Other winners include Simone Signoret for Best Actress in Room at the Top and Shelley Winters for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in The Diary of Anne Frank. Bob Hope received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Buster Keaton received an Honorary Award for his unique talents that brought immortal comedies to the screen.

From the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California


Episode Info


Episode number: 8x1
Airdate: Monday April 04th, 1960

Director: Alan Handley


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Guest Stars
William WylerWilliam Wyler
As Winner: Best Director (for 'Ben-Hur')
Recurring
Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Ben-Hur')
Recurring
Simone SignoretSimone Signoret
As Winner: Best Actress (for 'Room at the Top')
Recurring
Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith
As Winner: Best Supporting Actor (for 'Ben-Hur')
Recurring
Shelley WintersShelley Winters
As Winner: Best Supporting Actress (for 'The Diary of Anne Frank')
Recurring
Jimmy Van HeusenJimmy Van Heusen
As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'A Hole in the Head')
Recurring
Sammy CahnSammy Cahn
As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'A Hole in the Head')
Recurring
Bob HopeBob Hope
As Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Recurring
Sam ZimbalistSam Zimbalist
As Winner: Best Picture (for 'Ben-Hur' (posthumous))
Buster KeatonBuster Keaton
As Winner: Academy Honorary Award
John D. DunningJohn D. Dunning
As Winner: Best Film Editing (for 'Ben-Hur')
Ralph E. WintersRalph E. Winters
As Winner: Best Film Editing (for 'Ben-Hur')

Musical Guests
Gogi GrantGogi Grant
As Herself ("Strange Are the Ways of Love")
Recurring
Sammy Davis, Jr.Sammy Davis, Jr.
As Himself ("High Hopes")
Recurring
Frankie LaineFrankie Laine
As Himself ("The Hanging Tree")
Frankie VaughanFrankie Vaughan
As Himself ("The Best of Everything")

Featuring
Angie DickinsonAngie Dickinson
As Presenter
Recurring
Barbara RushBarbara Rush
As Presenter
Recurring
Doris DayDoris Day
As Presenter
Recurring
Edmond OEdmond O'Brien
As Presenter
Recurring
Eric JohnstonEric Johnston
As Presenter
Recurring
Gary CooperGary Cooper
As Presenter
Recurring
Gene KellyGene Kelly
As Presenter
Recurring
Hope LangeHope Lange
As Presenter
Recurring
Janet LeighJanet Leigh
As Presenter
Recurring
John WayneJohn Wayne
As Presenter
Recurring
Mitzi GaynorMitzi Gaynor
As Presenter
Recurring
Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
As Presenter
Recurring
Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland
As Presenter
Recurring
Susan HaywardSusan Hayward
As Presenter
Recurring
Tony CurtisTony Curtis
As Presenter
Recurring
Arlene DahlArlene Dahl
As Presenter
B.B. KahaneB.B. Kahane
As Presenter
Carl ReinerCarl Reiner
As Presenter
Edward CurtissEdward Curtiss
As Presenter
Fernando LamasFernando Lamas
As Presenter
Haya HarareetHaya Harareet
As Presenter
Richard ConteRichard Conte
As Presenter
Robert WagnerRobert Wagner
As Presenter

Uncredited
Mary ZimbalistMary Zimbalist
As Herself (accepting Best Picture Award for her late husband)
Main Cast
Bob HopeBob Hope
As Himself
Warning: The Academy Awards season 8 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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