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35th Academy Awards
Date April 8, 1963
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California
Host Frank Sinatra
Producer Arthur Freed
Director Richard Dunlap
Best Picture Lawrence of Arabia
TV in the United States
Network ABC
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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. They were hosted by Frank Sinatra.



  • "Host Frank Sinatra nearly missed the show because he forgot his parking sticker and was turned away from the arrivals area by security guards. He had to park his own car elsewhere and run to the auditorium, barely arriving in time."[1]
  • Joan Crawford was infuriated when Bette Davis was nominated for an Oscar and she was overlooked. She contacted the Best Actress nominees who were unable to attend the ceremonies and offered to accept the award on their behalf should they win. When Anne Bancroft was declared the winner for The Miracle Worker, Crawford triumphantly pushed her way past Davis and swept onstage to pick up the trophy. Davis later commented, "It would have meant a million more dollars to our film if I had won. Joan was thrilled I hadn't."[1]

The Awards


Feature Films

Category Winner Producers/Country
Best motion picture Lawrence of Arabia Sam Spiegel
Best foreign language film Les Dimanches de Ville d'Avray France
Best documentary feature Black Fox: The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler Louis Clyde Stoumen



Category Winner Movie
Best actor in a leading role Gregory Peck To Kill a Mockingbird
Best actress in a leading role Anne Bancroft The Miracle Worker
Best actor in a supporting role Ed Begley Sweet Bird of Youth
Best actress in a supporting role Patty Duke The Miracle Worker


Category Winner Movie
Original screenplay Ennio De Concini; Alfredo Giannetti; Pietro Germi Divorzio all'italiana
Adapted screenplay Horton Foote To Kill a Mockingbird



  1. ^ Mother Goddam: The Story of the Career of Bette Davis by Whitney Stine, with a running commentary by Bette Davis, Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1974, ISBN 0-8015-5184-6, pp. 296-297

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