Oscar Movies: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Oscar Alert

 

Oscar Nominations: 6

 

Director: Billy Wilder

Actor: Jack Lemmon

Screenplay (Adapted): Billy Wilder and I.A. L. Diamond

Cinematography (b/w): Charles Lang

Art Direction-Set Decoration (b/w): Ted Haworth; Edward G. Boyle

Costume Design (b/w): Orry-Kelly

 

Oscar Awards: 1

 

Costume design

 

Oscar Context

 

In 1958, the historical epic “Ben-Hur” swept most of the Oscars, including Picture, Director (William Wyler), and Actor (Charlton Heston).

 

The Adapted Screenplay Oscar went to Neil Paterson for the British drama, “Room at the Top.”

 

The b/c Cinematography Oscar was won by William C. Mellor for George Stevens' “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

 

This was the second Oscar for Orry-Kelly, after winning the year before for George Cukor's farce “Les Girls.”

 

Director-Actor Alert

 

“Some Like It Hot” began a long and fruitful collaboration between Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon, who would make six more movie together, including “The Apartment,” “Irma La Douce,” and “The Fortune Cookie.”