Room at the Top (1959)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Neil Paterson)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Laurence Harvey)
Academy Award for Best Director (Jack Clayton)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Hermione Baddeley)Award details: (details at IMDb)
Room at the Top is a 1959 British film based on the novel of the same name by John Braine. The novel was adapted by Neil Paterson with uncredited work by Mordecai Richler. It was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by John and James Woolf. The film stars Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit, Donald Houston and Hermione Baddeley. Room at the Top was widely lauded, and was nominated for six Academy Awards, for Best Picture, Best Director for Clayton, Best Actor for Harvey, and Best Supporting Actress for Baddeley, winning Best Actress for Signoret and Best Adapted Screenplay for Paterson. Baddeley's performance became the shortest ever to be nominated for an acting Oscar.