Academy to mark 50th anniversary of Judgment at Nuremberg

Sep 27, 2011 by Ian Evans

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Judgment at Nuremberg, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will screen the film on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The evening, hosted by Larry King, will feature an onstage discussion with Oscar®-winning actor Maximilian Schell; Oscar-winning documentarian Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center; and Mrs. Karen Sharpe Kramer, widow of Stanley Kramer, the film’s producer and director. The evening will also feature video messages from journalist Tom Brokaw, actor Alec Baldwin (who appeared in the Nuremberg TV miniseries) and Judgment at Nuremberg co-star William Shatner.

The Best Picture-nominated 1961 film, released only 14 years after the historical events, was one of the first narrative films to address the Holocaust and its aftermath and tells the story of the Nazi war crime trials held after WWII.

The cast of the film includes Schell, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance, fellow nominees Spencer Tracy, Montgomery Clift and Judy Garland, as well as Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich and Shatner. Judgment at Nuremberg garnered a total of 11 nominations, and won a second Oscar for its adapted screenplay by Abby Mann.

Tickets for Judgment at Nuremberg are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and will be available for purchase starting Friday, September 30, online at and by mail.