34th Academy Awards

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34th Academy Awards
DateApril 9, 1962
SiteSanta Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
Hosted byBob Hope
Produced byArthur Freed
Directed byRichard Dunlap
Highlights
Best PictureWest Side Story
Most awardsWest Side Story (10)
Most nominationsJudgment at Nuremberg and West Side Story (11)
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
Duration2 hours, 10 minutes

The 34th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1961, were held on April 9, 1962, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. They were hosted by Bob Hope; this was the 13th time Hope hosted the Oscars.

Legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini received his first Best Director nomination for his film La Dolce Vita, though the movie itself failed to garner a nomination for Best Picture.

Sophia Loren became the first thespian to win an acting Oscar for a non-English-speaking role as well as only the second person ever to win the Best Actress for a film with singular nomination, a feat that wouldn't occur again until twenty-seven years later, in 1989, when Jodie Foster won Best Actress for her role in The Accused, the film's only nomination.

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface[1]

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 Subject - Cartoons
Best Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Best Song Best Sound
Best Art Direction, Black-and-White Best Art Direction, 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]

  • William L. Hendricks "for his outstanding patriotic service in the conception, writing and production of the Marine Corps film, A Force in Readiness, which has brought honor to the Academy and the motion picture industry
  • Fred L. Metzler "for his dedication and outstanding service to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences."
  • Jerome Robbins "for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film."

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[edit]

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award[edit]

News and recap[edit]

The most memorable event of the night was when Stan Berman, a New York City cabdriver, awarded Bob Hope a homemade Oscar after he had slipped through security and made his way to the stage. Both Jackie Gleason (in "The Hustler") and Judy Garland (in "Judgment At Nuremberg") were heavily favored to win the awards for best supporting actor and actress. However, they were defeated by George Chakiris and Rita Moreno as part of the "West Side Story" sweep. The musical film wound up winning a total of ten Academy Awards including Best Picture. For the first time, two directors shared the award in the Directing category (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for "West Side Story").

Presenters and performers[edit]

Presenters[edit]

Performers[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 34th Academy Awards (1962) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.

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