Oscar Movies: Butterfield 8

Butterfield 8 (1960)

Oscar Nominations: 2

Actress: Elizabeth Taylor
Cinematography (Color): Joseph Ruttenberg and Charles Harten

Oscar Awards: 1


Oscar Context

The film won Liz Taylor her first Best Actress Oscar at her fourth consecutive nomination (Raintree Country in 1957, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1958, and Suddenly Last Summer in 1959). In 1960, the pre-show polls predicted that Deborah Kerr would win for “The Sundowners,” at her sixth (and last) nominations. Taylor won for sentimental reasons; she nearly died of pneumonia.

The winner of the Color Cinematography Oscar was Russell Metty for Stanley Kubrick's epic adventure, “Spartacus.”