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1962 Academy Awards® Winners and History

1962
The winner is listed first, in CAPITAL letters.

Actor:
GREGORY PECK for "To Kill a Mockingbird", Burt Lancaster in "Birdman of Alcatraz", Jack Lemmon in "Days of Wine and Roses", Marcello Mastroianni in "Divorce - Italian Style", Peter O'Toole in "Lawrence of Arabia"
Actress:
ANNE BANCROFT in "The Miracle Worker", Bette Davis in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?", Katharine Hepburn in "Long Day's Journey Into Night", Geraldine Page in "Sweet Bird of Youth, " Lee Remick in "Days of Wine and Roses"
Supporting Actor:
ED BEGLEY in "Sweet Bird of Youth", Victor Buono in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?", Telly Savalas in "Birdman of Alcatraz", Omar Sharif in "Lawrence of Arabia", Terence Stamp in "Billy Budd"
Supporting Actress:
PATTY DUKE in "The Miracle Worker", Mary Badham in "To Kill a Mockingbird", Shirley Knight in "Sweet Bird of Youth", Angela Lansbury in "The Manchurian Candidate", Thelma Ritter in "Birdman of Alcatraz"
Director:
DAVID LEAN for "Lawrence of Arabia", Pietro Germi for "Divorce - Italian Style", Robert Mulligan for "To Kill a Mockingbird", Arthur Penn for "The Miracle Worker", Frank Perry for "David and Lisa"

At the height of his directorial career, British director David Lean (and producer Sam Spiegel) repeated their collaborative victory of five years earlier (as director and producer of The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) - a seven Oscar winner) in 1962. Their new, monumental historical film, Lawrence of Arabia, with ten nominations and seven Oscars, was a blockbuster and deserving Best Film winner. The over three-hour long spectacle/epic of desert pageantry about the adventures of British officer and Arabian desert guerrilla leader T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935) who led the Arab revolt against the Turks in 1917, was derived from Robert Bolt's screenplay. [This was the first of four British-made films that won the top Best Picture Oscar in the decade of the 1960s. The other three were Tom Jones (1963), A Man For All Seasons (1966), and Oliver! (1968).]

The 1962 Best Picture winner's seven awards included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and Best Musical Score. Naturally, one of its Oscars was for the photography of its magnificent locale - the desert. It remains the only Best Picture winner to have credited roles for actors of only one gender. There was not a single female speaking role - except...

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