Alternate Oscars (with Nominees): 1957

  • FILM: Sweet Smell of Success (d: Alexander Mackendrick)
  • 12 Angry Men (d: Sidney Lumet)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (d: David Lean)
  • Paths of Glory (d: Stanley Kubrick)
  • Witness for the Prosecution (d: Billy Wilder)
  • ACTOR: Tony Curtis (Sweet Smell of Success)
  • Alec Guinness (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
  • Sidney Poitier (Edge of the City)
  • Henry Fonda (12 Angry Men)
  • John Gielgud (The Barretts of Wimpole Street)
  • ACTRESS: Patricia Neal (A Face in the Crowd)
  • Deborah Kerr (Heaven Knows, Mr Allison)
  • Yvonne Mitchell (Woman in a Dressing Gown)
  • Joanne Woodward (The Three Faces of Eve)
  • Vera Miles (The Wrong Man)
  • SUP. ACTOR: Errol Flynn (The Sun Also Rises)
  • Lee Marvin (Attack)
  • Sessue Hayakawa (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
  • Nigel Patrick (Raintree County)
  • Adolphe Menjou (Paths of Glory)
  • SUP. ACTRESS: Elsa Lanchester (Witness for the Prosecution)
  • Joan Greenwood (Stage Struck)
  • Carolyn Jones (The Bachelor Party)
  • Marjorie Rambeau (Man of a Thousand Faces)
  • Lee Remick (A Face in the Crowd)

Great picks! I actually like all four of your other Best Picture nominees better than the winner, but I love Sweet Smell of Success too. An incredibly strong year for movies, in my book.