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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) was nominated for eight Academy Awards (Oscar). It won seven:

  1. Best Actor in a Leading Role - Alec Guinness - Alec Guinness was not present at the awards ceremony. Jean Simmons accepted the award on his behalf.
  2. Best Cinematography - Jack Hildyard
  3. Best Director - David Lean
  4. Best Film Editing - Peter Taylor
  5. Best Music, Scoring - Malcolm Arnold
  6. Best Picture - Sam Spiegel
  7. Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium - Pierre Boulle and Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson - Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson were blacklisted at the time and received no screen credit. They were posthumously awarded Oscars in 1984. Pierre Boulle was not present at the awards ceremony. Kim Novak accepted the award on his behalf.
  • Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Sessue Hayakawa
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