29th Academy Award Ceremony

Date: March 27, 1957

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Yul Brynner for The King and I

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Anthony Quinn for Lust for Life

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Dorothy Malone forWritten on the Wind

Best Director

  • George Stevens for Giant

Best Original Screenplay

Best Motion Picture Story

  • Dalton Trumbo for The Brave One
    • Because he was blacklisted from Hollywood, Trumbo wrote the story and was nominated under the pseudonym Robert Rich. Trumbo finally received his Oscar on May 2, 1975, shortly before his death. However, the screen credit wasn’t changed until much later.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography, Colour

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

  • Joseph Ruttenberg for Somebody Up There Likes Me

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

  • Cedric Gibbons, Malcolm Brown, Edwin B. Willis, F. Keogh Gleason for Somebody Up There Likes Me

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Colour

  • Lyle R. Wheeler, John DeCuir, Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox for The King and I

Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

  • Jean Louis for The Solid Gold Cadillac

Best Costume Design, Colour

  • Irene Sharaff for The King and I

Best Sound, Recording

  • Carlton W. Faulkner for The King and I

Best Film Editing

Best Special Effects

  • John P. Fulton for The Ten Commandments

Best Original Song

  • Jay Livingston & Ray Evans for “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)” from The Man Who Knew Too Much

Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

  • Alfred Newman & Ken Darby for The King and I

Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Best Short Subject, Two-Reel

  • George K. Arthur for The Bespoke Overcoat

Best Short Subject, One-Reel

  • Konstantin Kalser for Crashing the Water Barrier

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Stephen Bosustow for Magoo’s Puddle Jumper

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • Louis Clyde Stoumen for The True Story of the Civil War

Best Documentary, Features

  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau for The Silent World

Best Foreign Language Film

  • La Strada

Honorary Award

  • (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers)
  • Eddie Cantor