Oscar Movies: Peyton Place (1957)

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Oscar Nominations: 9

Picture, produced by Jerry Wald
Director: Mark Robson
Screenplay (Adapted): John Michael Hayes
Actress: Lana Turner
Supporting Actor: Arthur Kennedy
Supporting Actor: Russ Tamblyn
Supporting Actress: Diane Varsi
Supporting Actress: Hope Lange
Cinematography (color): William Mellor

Oscar Awards: None

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

Oscar Context

In 1957, “Bridge on the River Kwai” was not the most nominated picture. That honor 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.

In the Academy's entire history, “Peyton Place” is one of the few pictures to have garnered five acting nominations, three of which for women. “All About Eve” also had five acting nominations, for of which for women.

In 1957, the Supporting Acting winners were Red Buttons and Miyoshi Umeki, both for “Sayonara.”