Oscar Rewrite: 1958


Best Picture: Gigi         Vertigo

The Artist borrowed its music, Mad Men borrowed its falling paper cut-outs, and every filmmaker has borrowed Hitchcock’s directing genius in what global critics have voted the greatest film of all time.

Best Director: Vincente Minnelli (Gigi)      Alfred Hitchcock (Vertigo)

Best Actor: David Niven (Separate Tables)   Jimmy Stewart (Vertigo)

Peter Bogdanovich called it the greatest portrayal of lost love in the history of movies, as Jimmy Stewart’s acrophobic detective transforms his new girlfriend into his ex-lover: clothes, hair and all.

Best Actress: Susan Hayward (I Want to Live!)    Leslie Caron (Gigi)

Best Supporting Actor: Burl Ives (The Big Country / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Best Supporting Actress: Wendy Hiller (Separate Tables) Marlene Dietrich (Touch of Evil)

Best Original Screenplay: The Defiant Ones (Nedrick Young & Harold Jacob Smith)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Gigi (Alan Jay Lerner from Colette’s novel)  Ashes and Diamonds (Jerzy Andrzejewski & Andrzej Wajda from Andrzejewski’s novel)