Awards for 1960

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

Ben-Hur: Sam Zimbalist
Postumously. Sam Zimbalist died during filming. Mrs. Zimbalist accepted the award on his behalf.

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Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

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Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

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Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

Ben-Hur: Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith was not present at the awards ceremony. Director William Wyler accepted the award on his behalf.

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Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

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Best Director

WINNER

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Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

WINNER

Pillow Talk: Russell Rouse (story), Clarence Greene (story), Stanley Shapiro (screenplay), Maurice Richlin (screenplay)

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Operation Petticoat: Paul King (story), Joseph Stone (story), Stanley Shapiro (screenplay), Maurice Richlin (screenplay)

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

WINNER

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Best Cinematography, Color

WINNER

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Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

WINNER

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Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

WINNER

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Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

WINNER

Ben-Hur: William A. Horning, Edward C. Carfagno, Hugh Hunt
In case of Horning the Oscar win was posthumously.

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Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

WINNER

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Best Costume Design, Color

WINNER

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Best Sound

WINNER

Ben-Hur: Franklin Milton (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer SSD)

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Libel: A.W. Watkins (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer London Sound Department)

The Nun's Story: George Groves (Warner Bros. SSD)

Porgy and Bess: Gordon Sawyer (Samuel Goldwyn SSD), Fred Hynes (Todd-AO SSD)

Best Film Editing

WINNER

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Best Effects, Special Effects

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

A Hole in the Head: Jimmy Van Heusen (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
For the song "High Hopes"

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The Best of Everything: Alfred Newman (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
For the song "The Best of Everything"

The Five Pennies: Sylvia Fine
For the song "The Five Pennies"

The Hanging Tree: Jerry Livingston (music), Mack David (lyrics)
For the song "The Hanging Tree"

The Young Land: Dimitri Tiomkin (music), Ned Washington (lyrics)
For the song "Strange Are the Ways of Love"

Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

WINNER

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Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

WINNER

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Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects

WINNER

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Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

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Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNER

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Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER

NOMINEES

The Bridge
Germany



Honorary Award

WINNERS

Lee De Forest
For his pioneering inventions which brought sound to the motion picture.

Buster Keaton
For his unique talents which brought immortal comedies to the screen.

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

WINNER

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER


Not awarded.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

Douglas Shearer (M-G-M, Inc.), Robert E. Gottschalk (Panavision, Inc.), Richard Moore (Panavision, Inc.)
For the development of a system of producing and exhibiting wide film motion pictures known as Camera 65.

Wadsworth E. Pohl, William Evans, Werner Hopf, S.E. Howse, Thomas P. Dixon (Stanford Research Institute, Technicolor Corp.)
For the design and development of the Technicolor electronic printing timer.

Wadsworth E. Pohl, Jack Alford, Henry Imus, Joseph Schmit, Paul Faßnacht, Al Lofquist (Technicolor Corp.)
For the development and practical application of equipment for wet printing.

Howard S. Coleman (Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.), A. Francis Turner (Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.), Harold H. Schroeder (Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.), James R. Benford (Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.), Harold E. Rosenberger (Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.)
For the design and development of the Balcold projection mirror.

Robert P. Gutterman (General Kinetics, Inc.) (Lipsner-Smith Corp.)
For the design and development of the CF-2 Ultra-sonic Film Cleaner.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

Ub Iwerks (Walt Disney Productions)
For the design of an improved optical printer for special effects and matte shots.

E.L. Stones (M-G-M Studio Construction Dept.), Glen Robinson (M-G-M Studio Construction Dept.), Winfield Hubbard (M-G-M Studio Construction Dept.), Luther Newman (M-G-M Studio Construction Dept.)
For the design of a multiple-cable, remote-controlled winch.

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