31st Annual Academy Awards Coverage (1959)
- Date of Ceremony: Monday, April 6, 1959
- For films released in: 1958
- Location: RKO Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California
- Host(s): Jerry Lewis (video), Mort Sahl, Tony Randall, Bob Hope (video), David Niven and Laurence Olivier
As Oscar headed into its 31st year with a ceremony on Monday, April 6, 1959, two films were tied at nine nominations apiece: Gigi and The Defiant Ones.
For a second year in a row, the ceremony telecast was solely sponsored by the movie industry.
Heading into the ceremony, the following film(s) had five or more nominations:
- Gigi: 9
- The Defiant Ones: 9
- Separate Tables: 7
- Auntie Mame: 6
- I Want to Live!: 6
- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: 6
- Some Came Running: 5