ⓘ 35th Academy Awards


ⓘ 35th Academy Awards

The 35th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1962, were held on April 8, 1963, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, hosted by Frank Sinatra.


1. Ceremony

The Best Actress Oscar occasioned the last act of the long-running feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. They had starred together for the first time in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, a surprise hit the previous summer. Davis was nominated for her role as the title character, a faded child star who humiliates the wheelchair-bound sister who eclipsed her fame in adulthood, while Crawford was not.

Crawford told the other nominated actresses that, as a courtesy, she would accept their awards for them should they be unavailable on the night of the ceremony. Davis did not object as her rival had often done this, but on the night of the ceremony she was livid when Crawford took the stage to cheerfully accept the award on behalf of Anne Bancroft, who had a Broadway commitment. Davis believed that Crawford had told other Oscar voters to vote for the Miracle Worker star in order to upstage her. The rekindled animosity between the two resulted in Crawford leaving the cast of Hush.Hush, Sweet Charlotte, a planned followup to Baby Jane that began filming the next summer, early in production; she would never take any major roles again.


2.1. Presenters and performers Presenters

  • Audrey Hepburn and Eva Marie Saint Presenter: Best Costume Design
  • Shelley Winters Presenter: Best Sound Recording and Best Visual Effects
  • Donna Reed Presenter: Best Cinematography
  • Karl Malden Presenter: Best Film Editing
  • Bette Davis Presenter: Writing Awards
  • Maximilian Schell Presenter: Best Actress
  • George Chakiris Presenter: Best Supporting Actress
  • Sophia Loren Presenter: Best Actor
  • Rita Moreno Presenter: Best Supporting Actor
  • Wendell Corey Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Joan Crawford Presenter: Best Director
  • Miyoshi Umeki Presenter: Documentary Awards
  • Van Heflin Presenter: Short Subjects Awards
  • Ginger Rogers Presenter: Best Original Score and Best Original Song
  • Olivia de Havilland Presenter: Best Picture
  • Gene Kelly Presenter: Best Art Direction

2.2. Presenters and performers Performers

  • Alfred Newman musical director
  • Robert Goulet "Days of Wine and Roses" from Days of Wine and Roses, "Love Song from Mutiny on the Bounty Follow Me" from Mutiny on the Bounty, "Song from Two for the Seesaw Second Chance" from Two for the Seesaw, "Tender Is the Night" from Tender Is the Night and "Walk on the Wild Side" from Walk on the Wild Side)