Best of 1957

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1.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ BEST PICTURE

Nominees:
Throne of Blood
12 Angry Men
The Seventh Seal
Sayonara ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
2.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ BEST DIRECTOR - Ingmar Bergman

Nominees:
Akira Kurosawa - Throne of Blood
Sidney Lumet - 12 Angry Men
David Lean - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Joshua Logan - Sayonara ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
3.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ BEST ACTOR - Alec Guinness

Nominees:
Henry Fonda - 12 Angry Men
Toshirô Mifune - Throne of Blood
Max von Sydow - The Seventh Seal
Marlon Brando - Sayonara ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
4.
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. (91 mins.)
“ BEST ACTRESS - Joanne Woodward

Nominees:
Deborah Kerr - Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Lana Turner - Peyton Place
Elizabeth Taylor - Raintree County
Kay Kendall - Les Girls ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
5.
12 Angry Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Lee J. Cobb

Nominees:
Red Buttons - Sayonara
Sessue Hayakawa - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Bengt Ekerot - The Seventh Seal
Jack Hawkins - The Bridge on the River Kwai ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
6.
Throne of Blood (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Isuzu Yamada

Nominees:
Miyoshi Umeki - Sayonara
Elsa Lanchester - Witness for the Prosecution
Hope Lange - Peyton Place
Mildred Dunnock - Peyton Place ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
7.
Sayonara (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer. (147 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
“ BEST CASTING

Nominees:
Peyton Place
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Witness for the Prosecution
12 Angry Men ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
8.
Funny Face (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. (103 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Designing Woman
Wild Strawberries
An Affair to Remember
Man of a Thousand Faces ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
9.
12 Angry Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Seventh Seal
Throne of Blood
Sayonara ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
10.
Funny Face (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. (103 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ BEST TITLES/CREDITS DESIGN

Nominees:
Les Girls
Sayonara
Pal Joey
Throne of Blood ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
11.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ BEST EDITING

Nominees:
Sayonara
Pal Joey
Throne of Blood
Witness for the Prosecution ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
12.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:
Throne of Blood
12 Angry Men
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Sayonara ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
13.
Les Girls (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil... (114 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:
Pal Joey
Sayonara
Funny Face
Throne of Blood ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
14.
Funny Face (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. (103 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:
Les Girls
Pal Joey
Throne of Blood
The Seventh Seal ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
15.
Throne of Blood (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees:
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Seventh Seal
Les Girls
Funny Face ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
16.
The Enemy Below (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. (98 mins.)
Director: Dick Powell
“ BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees:
Sayonara
The Bridge on the River Kwai ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
17.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ BEST SCORE

Nominees:
Sayonara
An Affair to Remember
Peyton Place
Throne of Blood ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
18.
Pal Joey (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets... (111 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE

Nominees:
Funny Face
The Pajama Game ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
19.
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
“ BEST SONG - "Jailhouse Rock"

Nominees:
The Joker Is Wild - "All the Way"
Tammy and the Bachelor - "Tammy"
Wild is the Wind - "Wild is the Wind"
An Affair to Remember - "An Affair to Remember" ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
20.
Les Girls (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil... (114 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Nominees:
Jailhouse Rock
Pal Joey
Funny Face
The Pajama Game ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
21.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ BEST SOUND

Nominees:
Sayonara
Pal Joey
Les Girls
Throne of Blood ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
22.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees:
Throne of Blood
The Enemy Below
Sayonara
Perri ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
23.
Throne of Blood (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ BEST STUNTS

Nominees:
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Enemy Below ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
24.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ BEST FOREIGN FILM

Nominees:
Throne of Blood
Nights of Cabiria ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting