Login or register  
TV
<-- Previous EpisodeNext Episode -->

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


  • Currently 0/10
No votes yet
Guest Stars
William Wyler
As Winner: Best Director (for 'Ben-Hur')
Recurring
Charlton Heston
As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Ben-Hur')
Recurring
Simone Signoret
As Winner: Best Actress (for 'Room at the Top')
Recurring
Hugh Griffith
As Winner: Best Supporting Actor (for 'Ben-Hur')
Recurring
Shelley Winters
As Winner: Best Supporting Actress (for 'The Diary of Anne Frank')
Recurring
Jimmy Van Heusen
As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'A Hole in the Head')
Recurring
Sammy Cahn
As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'A Hole in the Head')
Recurring
Bob Hope
As Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Recurring
Sam Zimbalist
As Winner: Best Picture (for 'Ben-Hur' (posthumous))
Buster Keaton
As Winner: Academy Honorary Award
John D. Dunning
As Winner: Best Film Editing (for 'Ben-Hur')
Ralph E. Winters
As Winner: Best Film Editing (for 'Ben-Hur')

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

Featuring
Angie Dickinson
As Presenter
Recurring
Barbara Rush
As Presenter
Recurring
Doris Day
As Presenter
Recurring
Edmond O'Brien
As Presenter
Recurring
Eric Johnston
As Presenter
Recurring
Gary Cooper
As Presenter
Recurring
Gene Kelly
As Presenter
Recurring
Hope Lange
As Presenter
Recurring
Janet Leigh
As Presenter
Recurring
John Wayne
As Presenter
Recurring
Mitzi Gaynor
As Presenter
Recurring
Natalie Wood
As Presenter
Recurring
Olivia de Havilland
As Presenter
Recurring
Susan Hayward
As Presenter
Recurring
Tony Curtis
As Presenter
Recurring
Arlene Dahl
As Presenter
B.B. Kahane
As Presenter
Carl Reiner
As Presenter
Edward Curtiss
As Presenter
Fernando Lamas
As Presenter
Haya Harareet
As Presenter
Richard Conte
As Presenter
Robert Wagner
As Presenter

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

'Agent Carter' Enlists Chad Michael Murray and Enver Gjokaj

  ‘Agent Carter,’ the upcoming spinoff of the ‘Captain America’..

Strictly Come Dancing - The final three celebrities taking part this year revealed

Gregg Wallace, Jennifer Gibney and Tim Wonnacott have just been revealed..

Downton Abbey Return Date Announced; Trailer Released

Good news for fans of Downton Abbey who are eagerly awaiting the premiere..