The Best Director award went to George Stevens for Giant, Ingrid Bergman won her second Oscar as Best Actress for Anastasia and Anthony Quinn his Best Supporting actor one for Lust for Life, also his second.
The Best Supporting Actress award went to Dorothy Malone for Written on the Wind. While performing at Southern Methodist University, she was spotted by a talent agent for RKO and was signed to a studio contract, making her film debut in 1943 in The Falcon and the Co-Eds. Much of her early career was spent in supporting roles in B-movies, many of them Westerns, although on occasion she had the opportunity to play small but memorable roles, such as that of the young, brainy, lusty, bespectacled bookstore clerk in The Big Sleep, with Humphrey Bogart, in 1946. In 1956, Malone transformed herself into a platinum blonde and shed her good girl-image to co-star with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, and Robert Stack in director Douglas Sirk's melodrama Written on the Wind. Her portrayal of the dipso-nymphomaniac daughter of a Texas oil baron won her the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress. As a result, she was offered meatier roles in better films, including Too Much, Too Soon, in which she portrayed Diana Barrymore, Man of a Thousand Faces (with James Cagney), The Tarnished Angels (again with Hudson and Stack, again directed by Sirk), The Last Voyage (with Stack), Warlock, and The Last Sunset (with Hudson). Malone became a household name when she accepted the lead role of Constance MacKenzie on the ABC primetime serial Peyton Place, on which she starred from 1964 through 1968. She had a featured role in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. Her last notable screen appearance was as a mother convicted of murdering her family in Basic Instinct (1992) opposite Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. Malone was married and divorced three times and has two daughters, Mimi and Diane, from her first marriage to actor Jacques Bergerac.