33rd Academy Awards

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33rd Academy Awards
Date April 17, 1961
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
Hosted by Bob Hope
Produced by Arthur Freed
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Highlights
Best Picture The Apartment
Most awards The Apartment (5)
Most nominations The Apartment (10)
TV in the United States
Network ABC

The 33rd Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1960, were held on April 17, 1961, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. They were hosted by Bob Hope. This was the first ceremony to be aired on ABC television, which has aired the Academy Awards ever since (save for the period between 1971 and 1975, when they were aired on NBC for the first time since the previous year.)

The Apartment was the last black-and-white film to win Best Picture until Schindler's List (1993).

Gary Cooper was selected by the Academy Board of Governors to be the year's recipient of the Academy Honorary Award "for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry." Cooper was too ill to attend the ceremony, though his condition was not publicly disclosed, save for his family and close friends. At the awards ceremony James Stewart, a close friend of Cooper, accepted the Honorary Oscar on his behalf. Stewart's emotional speech hinted that something was seriously wrong, and the next day newspapers ran the headline, "Gary Cooper has cancer." Less than four weeks later, on May 13, 1961, six days after his 60th birthday, Cooper died.

Young and rising star Hayley Mills was selected by the Academy Board of Governors to be the year's recipient of the Academy Juvenile Award for her breakthrough and acclaimed performance in Walt Disney's production of Pollyanna. Mills became the last recipient of the award, as the Academy retired the award afterwards. From 1963 onward, juvenile actors could officially compete in competitive acting awards with their adult counterparts. This was the first year a red carpet would line the walk into the theater. [1]

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface[2]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Best Foreign Language Film Best Special Effects
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Live Action Short Subject Best Short Subjects – Cartoons
Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Black-and-White Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Color
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Best Costume Design, Color
Best Film Editing

Academy Honorary Awards[edit]

  • Gary Cooper "for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry."
  • Stan Laurel "for his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy."

Academy Juvenile Award[edit]

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award[edit]

Presenters and performers[edit]

Presenters[edit]

Performers[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The red carpet isn't actually red, and other secrets underfoot at the Oscars". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-04-18. 
  2. ^ "The 33rd Academy Awards (1961) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on October 15, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 

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