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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.

34th Academy Awards
Date April 9, 1962
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
Hosted by Bob Hope
Produced by Arthur Freed
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Highlights
Best Picture West Side Story
Most awards West Side Story (10)
Most nominations Judgment at Nuremberg and West Side Story (11)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 2 hours, 10 minutes

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.

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AwardsEdit

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 Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film Best Visual Effects
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
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 AwardsEdit

  • 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 AwardEdit

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardEdit

News and recapEdit

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 performersEdit

PresentersEdit

PerformersEdit

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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