33rd Academy Awards
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.)
|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|
|Best Picture||The Apartment|
|Most awards||The Apartment (5)|
|Most nominations||The Apartment (10)|
|TV in the United States|
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.
Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface
Academy Honorary AwardsEdit
- 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 AwardEdit
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardEdit
Presenters and performersEdit
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- Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows (Presenters: Best Song)
- Polly Bergen and Richard Widmark (Presenters: Best Special Effects)
- Yul Brynner (Presenter: Best Actress)
- Kitty Carlisle and Moss Hart (Presenters: Writing Awards)
- Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin (Presenters: Cinematography Awards)
- Betty Comden and Adolph Green (Presenters: Best Film Editing)
- Wendell Corey and Susan Strasberg (Presenters: Short Subjects Awards)
- Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh (Presenters: Documentary Awards)
- Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee (Presenters: Music Awards)
- Greer Garson (Presenter: Best Actor)
- Hugh Griffith (Presenter: Best Supporting Actress)
- Audrey Hepburn (Presenter: Best Motion Picture)
- Jim Hutton and Paula Prentiss (Presenters: Best Sound)
- Eric Johnston (Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film)
- Danny Kaye (Presenter: Honorary Award to Stan Laurel)
- Gina Lollobrigida (Presenter: Best Director)
- Tina Louise and Tony Randall (Presenters: Art Direction Awards)
- Barbara Rush and Robert Stack (Presenters: Costume Design Awards)
- Eva Marie Saint (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
- Shirley Temple (Presenter: Juvenile Award to Hayley Mills)
- William Wyler (Presenter: Honorary Award to Gary Cooper)
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- Daniel Miller (February 24, 2017). "The red carpet isn't actually red, and other secrets underfoot at the Oscars". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
- "The 33rd Academy Awards (1961) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on October 15, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015.