-Although From Here to Eternity ran the table with eight total wins, it failed to win Best Actor and Best Actress, despite having two nominees up for Actor.
-The version of Titantic released this year only won one award: Best Screenplay. Oddly enough, although the 1997 Titanic won a record 11 awards, it was not nominated for any screenplay category.
-For the second year in a row, a film (On the Waterfront) won eight awards.
-The film also racked up a staggering three nominations for Best Supporting Actor, a rare category it did not win.
-Both A Star is Born and The High and the Mighty received six nominations, and yet didn’t win any of the awards.
-At 94 minutes, Marty became the shortest Best Picture winner until 1978. Annie Hall, which won that year, clocks in at a minute shorter.
-Ernest Borgnine won his first and only Oscar (and his only nomination) for a role in the film. At the time of his death in 2012, he was the oldest living Best Actor winner.
-This was a diverse year for winners. Each of the “major” categories had unique winners: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
-James Dean became the only actor to receive a second posthumous award.
–Peyton Place had two nominees each in Best Supporting Actor and Actress, as well as one in Best Actress. It is a record for most acting nominations without a win.
–12 Angry Men was not nominated for any acting category and only received three nominations overall (and won no awards).