33rd Academy Awards (1960): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Production Staff | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Monday, February 27, 1961

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, April 17, 1961, 7:30pm
Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica
Televised On: ABC
Host: Bob Hope
Length: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Presenters

Scientific & Technical Awards: Given during commercials
Documentary Short Subject: Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis
Documentary Feature: Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis
Special Effects: Polly Bergen, Richard Widmark
Costume Design: Barbara Rush, Robert Stack (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Supporting Actor: Eva Marie Saint
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Sol Lesser: Bob Hope
Sound Mixing: Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss
Honorary Award: Stan Laurel: Danny Kaye
Animated Short Film: Susan Strasberg, Wendell Corey
Live Action Short Film: Susan Strasberg, Wendell Corey
Foreign Language Film: Eric Johnston
Film Editing: Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Honorary Award: Hayley Mills for “Polyanna”: Shirley Temple
Supporting Actress: Hugh Griffith
Production Design: Tina Louise, Tony Randall (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Cinematography: Cyd Charisse, Tony Martin (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Music: Drama or Comedy Score: Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee
Music: Musical Score: Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee
Original Song: Jayne Meadows, Steve Allen
Directing: Gina Lollobrigida
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Kitty Carlisle, Moss Hart
Writing: Original Screenplay: Kitty Carlisle, Moss Hart
Honorary Award: Gary Cooper: William Wyler
Actor: Greer Garson
Actress: Yul Brynner
Picture: Audrey Hepburn

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Charlton Heston: No
Actress – Simone Signoret: No
Supporting Actor – Hugh Griffith: Yes
Supporting Actress – Shelley Winters: No
Directing – William Wyler: No

Song Performances

The Facts of Life: The Hi-Lo’s
Faraway Part of Town: Sarah Vaughan
The Green Leaves of Summer: The Brothers Four
Never on Sunday: Connie Francis
The Second Time Around: Jane Morgan

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

The Facts of Life: No (Performed in the Film by: Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gormé)
Faraway Part of Town: No (Performed in the Film by: Judy Garland)
The Green Leaves of Summer: No (Performed in the Film by: Chorus)
Never on Sunday: No (Performed in the Film by: Melina Mercouri)
The Second Time Around: No (Performed in the Film by: Bing Crosby)

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: André Previn
Director: Richard Dunlap
Producer: Arthur Freed, Richard Dunlap (ABC)

Scientific & Technical Awards

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