Oscar Movies: Young Lions (1958)


Oscar Nominations: 3

Cinematography (b/w): Joe MacDonald
Sound: Carl Faulkner
Scoring (Drama or Comedy): Hugo Friedlander

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1958, “Gigi” was the only musical movie to vie for the Best Picture Oscar. The other nominees were: “Auntie Mame,” the Rosalind Russell stage vehicle; “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” adapted from the Tennessee Williams play; Stanley Kramer interracial drama “The Defiant Ones,” and the old-fashioned “Separate Tables,” based on the stage play from Terence Rattigan, adapted to the screen by him and John Gay.

The b/w Cinematography Oscar went to Sam Leavitt for “The Defiant Ones,” and the Sound Award to Fred Hynes for the musical “South Pacific.”
Dmitri Tiomkin won the Score Oscar for the Spencer Tracy drama, “The Old Man and the Sea.”