Oscar Movies: Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)

Columbia (UK)

Oscar Nominations: 8

Picture, produced by Sam Spiegel
Director: David Lean
Screenplay (Adapted): Pierre Boule, Michael Wilson, and Carl Foreman
Actor: Alec Guinness
Supporting Actor: Sessue Hayakawa
Cinematography (b/w): Jack Hildyard
Film Editing: Peter Taylor
Scoring: Malcolm Arnold

Oscar Awards: 7

“Bridge” won in every category it was nominated but Supporting Actor, which went to Red Buttons in “Sayonara.”

Oscar Context

In 1957, “Bridge” was not the most nominated picture. That honored was claimed by “Sayonara,” with 10 nominations, and “Peyton Place,” with 9.

The other two nominees were courtroom dramas: Sidney Lumet's brilliant feature debut, “Twelve Angry Men” and Billy Wilder's “Witness for the Prosecution.”

Three of the Best Picture nominees, “Peyton Place,” “Twelve Angry Men,” and “Witness for the Prosecution” didn't win any awards.