Oscar Movies: Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

UA (Harold Hecht Productions)

Oscar Nominations: 4

Actor: Burt Lancaster
Supporting Actor: Telly Savalas
Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter
Cinematography (black-and-white): Burnett Guffey

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1962, Gregory Peck won the Best Actor for “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Ed Begley the Supporting Actor Oscar for “Sweet Bird of Youth,” and Jean Bourgoin and Walter Wottiz for their b/w cinematography for the WWII epic, “The Longest Day.”

This was the sixth (and last) nod of perennial nominee Thelma Ritter, who lost to Patty Duke as Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker.”