Oscar Movies: Wild is the Wind (1957)

Paramount (Hal Wallis Production)

Oscar nominations: 3

Actor: Anthony Quinn
Actress: Anna Magnani
Song: Wild is the Wind, music by Dimitri Tiomkin, lyrics by Ned Washington

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1957, the winners of the Best Actor was Alec Guinness for “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” and of the Best Actress Joanne Woodward for “The Three Faces of Eve.”

Best Song Oscar Contest

Johnny Mathis made the title song a hit, but the winner of the Song Oscar was “All the Way,” from “The Joker Is Wild,” by Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn in a context that also included “An Affair to Remember,” from the movie of the same title, the title song of “April Love,” music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster; and “Tammy,” from Tammy and the Bachelor,” with music and lyrics byRay Evans and Jay Livingston.