Oscar Rewrite: 1959


Best Picture: Ben-Hur   Breathless

Best Director: William Wyler (Ben-Hur)  Francois Truffaut (The 400 Blows)

Best Actor: Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur)

Best Actress: Simone Signoret (Room at the Top)  Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima Mon Amour)

Best Supporting Actor: Hugh Griffith (Ben-Hur) George C. Scott (Anatomy of a Murder)

Best Supporting Actress: Shelley Winters (The Diary of Anne Frank) Angie Dickinson (Rio Bravo)

Best Original Screenplay: Pillow Talk   North By Northwest (Ernest Lehman)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Room at the Top (Neil Paterson from a book by John Braine)  Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond from Robert Thoeren & Michael Logan’s story)