26/03/1958 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' dominates the 30th Academy Awards
Joanne Woodward Wins Best Actress: 1958 Oscars
Alec Guinness Wins Best Actor: 1958 Oscars
David Lean Wins Best Directing: 1958 Oscars
Sayonara Wins Art Direction: 1958 Oscars
"Nights of Cabiria" Wins Foreign Language Film: 1958 Oscars
The 30th Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1958, to honor the best films of 1957. The Oscar for Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium was awarded to Pierre Boulle for The Bridge on the River Kwai, despite the fact that he did not know English. This was the 1st time all 5 Best Picture nominations were also nominated for Best Director.