Cinema 1957: You Must Remember This–Best Picture Nominees, Winners of Oscar, Golden Globes, N.Y. Film Critics Circle

Oscar Year: 1957–What You Need to Know

Oscar: Best Picture Nominees

The Bridge on the River Kwai (Winner)
Peyton Place
Twelve Angry Men
Witness for the Prosecution

N.Y. Film Critics Circle: The Bridge on the River Kwai

Golden Globes: The Bridge on the River Kwai (Drama);  (Comedy/Musical)

British Awards: The Bridge on the River Kwai

Cannes Festival: Friendly Persuasion (US, directed by William Wyler)

Venice Festival: Aparajito (India)

Berlin Festival: Twelve Angry Men (US, directed by Sidney Lumet)

San Francisco Film Festival: First Fest in America

The first San Francisco International Film Festival was held in 1957. The brainchild of Irving M. Levin, a local film exhibitor, the festival was the first of its kind in the U.S.