Oscar ~ Best Picture 1963

Frank Sinatra, introduced as a Producer/Director from Warner Brothers handed out the Oscar for the Best Picture, the nominees were: America America, Cleopatra, How the West Was Won, Lilies of the Field and Tom Jones. As Frank read the Best Picture nominee titles the picture of a fake movie marquee with the title of the film flashed on the screen. There were no audience shots we are left to guess if there were any producers in the audience.
The lighter side of Hollywood film prevailed for 1963 as that British ‘so pretty a gentleman’ Tom Jones won as Best Picture. Tony Richardson Producer of Tom Jones was unable to attend the award show; Producer David V. Picker accepted the award for Tony.
Tom Jones also received Best Writing-Screenplay based on material from another medium for John Osborne, Best Original Music Score John Addison and Best Director award for Tony Richardson. Dame Edith Evans accepted the award on Tony’s behalf.

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