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Oscar Nominees Announced

Feb. 25, 1963 - American movies swept the nominations for the 35th annual Oscar awards. However, in the acting, directing, and writing categories, foreigners received nominations that indicated they would be important contenders for the final choices. Nominated for best picture of the year were: “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Longest Day,” “The Music Man,” “Mutiny on the Bounty,” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” (pictured). Though “Lawrence of Arabia” was made abroad by an English director and relied heavily on English technical talent, it was produced by an American, Sam Spiegel. Chosen for the best performance by an actor were: Burt Lancaster in “Birdman of Alcatraz”; Jack Lemmon in “Days of Wine and Roses”; Marcello Mastroianni in the Italian film, “Divorce — Italian Style”; Peter O’Toole in “Lawrence of Arabia”; Gregory Peck in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Nominated for the best performance by an actress were: Anne Bancroft in “The Miracle Worker”; Bette Davis in “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”; Katherine Hepburn in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”; Geraldine Page in “Sweet Bird of Youth”; and Lee Remick in “Days of Wine and Roses.” This was Miss Davis’s 10th nomination. She has won two Oscars. Miss Hepburn’s nomination was her ninth. She has received one Oscar.


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