Oscar Movies: Pillow Talk (1959)


Oscar Alert

Oscar Nominations: 5

Story and Screenplay (Original): Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene; Stanley Shapiro and Maurice Richlin
Actress: Doris Day
Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter
Art Direction-Set Decoration (Color): Richard H. Reidel; Russell A. Gaussman and Ruby R. Levitt
Scoring: Frank DeVol

Oscar Awards: 1

Story and Screenplay

Oscar Context:

This is Doris Day's first and only Oscar nomination, but the winner of the Best Actress Oscar was Simone Signoret for “Room at the Top.” Thelma Ritter lost the fifth of her six Supporting Actress nominations to Shelley Winters in the Holocaust drama, “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

The Art Direction award went to William Wyler's historical epic “Ben-Hur,” which swept most of the Oscars, including Dramatic Scoring for Miklos Rozsa.