34th Academy Awards (1961): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Monday, February 26, 1962

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, April 9, 1962, 7:30pm
Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica
Televised On: ABC
Host: Bob Hope
Length: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Presenters

Documentary Short Subject: Carolyn Jones, George Chakiris
Documentary Feature: Carolyn Jones, George Chakiris
Costume Design: Dina Merrill, Eddie Albert (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Supporting Actor: Shirley Jones
Animated Short Film: George Hamilton, Glynis Johns
Live Action Short Film: George Hamilton, Glynis Johns
Film Editing: Angie Dickinson, Rod Taylor
Honorary Award: William L. Hendricks: Greer Garson
Music: Drama or Comedy Score: Cyd Charisse, Tony Martin
Music: Musical Score: Cyd Charisse, Tony Martin
Sound Mixing: Anthony Franciosa, Joanne Woodward
Special Effects: MacDonald Carey, Shirley Knight
Honorary Award: Jerome Robbins: Gene Kelly
Supporting Actress: Rock Hudson
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: George Seaton: Charles Brackett
Cinematography: Shelley Winters, Vince Edwards (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Honorary Award: Fred L. Metzler: Wendell Corey
Production Design: Carroll Baker, Richard Chamberlain (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Foreign Language Film: Eric Johnston
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Stanley Kramer: Arthur Freed
Original Song: Debbie Reynolds
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick
Writing: Original Screenplay: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick
Directing: Rosalind Russell
Actor: Joan Crawford
Actress: Burt Lancaster
Picture: Fred Astaire
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Scientific & Technical Awards: (NOTE: No record of these awards being given out.)

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 – Burt Lancaster: Yes
Actress – Elizabeth Taylor: No
Supporting Actor – Peter Ustinov: No
Supporting Actress – Shirley Jones: Yes
Directing – Billy Wilder: No

Song Performances

Bachelor in Paradise: Ann-Margret
Love Theme from El Cid: Johnny Mathis
Moon River: Andy Williams
Pocketful of Miracles: Gogi Grant
Town Without Pity: Gene Pitney

Original Song Film Performers

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

Bachelor in Paradise: No (Performed in the Film by: Chorus)
Love Theme from El Cid: No (Performed in the Film by: Chorus)
Moon River: No (Performed in the Film by: Audrey Hepburn)
Pocketful of Miracles: No (Performed in the Film by: Chorus)
Town Without Pity: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Gene Pitney)

Ceremony Production Staff

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

Scientific & Technical Awards

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