Now that the trailer for the Ben-Hur remake is out check out this excellent Chariot Race scene from the original Ben-Hur.
Ben Hur was nominated for 12 Oscars and won 11 Oscars. Here is the list of 11 Oscars that it won.
1. Best Picture
2. Best Directorm – William Wyler
3. Best Actor in a Leading Role – Charlton Heston
4. Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Hugh Griffith
5. Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Color, Edward C. Carfagno and William A. Horning (posthumous award) (art direction); Hugh Hunt (set decoration)
6. Best Cinematography, Color – Robert L. Surtees
7. Best Costume Design, Color – Elizabeth Haffenden
8. Best Special Effects – A. Arnold Gillespie, Robert MacDonald and Milo Lory
9. Best Film Editing – John D. Dunning and Ralph E. Winters
10. Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture – Miklós Rózsa
11. Best Sound Recording – Franklin Milton, MGM Studio Sound Department