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Encyclopedia > 33rd Academy Awards
33rd Academy Awards
Date April 17, 1961
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California
Host Bob Hope
Director Richard Dunlap

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. April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is a multipurpose convention center in Santa Monica, California. ... Location Location of Santa Monica in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates , Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles Incorporated November 30, 1886 City Council Bobby Shriver Robert Holbrook (mayor) Ken Genser Kevin McKeown Herb Katz Pam OConnor Richard Bloom Geographical characteristics Area     City 41. ... Bob Hope KBE, KCSG, (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was a famous British-born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is a multipurpose convention center in Santa Monica, California. ... Location Location of Santa Monica in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates , Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles Incorporated November 30, 1886 City Council Bobby Shriver Robert Holbrook (mayor) Ken Genser Kevin McKeown Herb Katz Pam OConnor Richard Bloom Geographical characteristics Area     City 41. ... Bob Hope KBE, KCSG, (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was a famous British-born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel. ...

Contents


The Awards

Feature Films

Category Winner Producers/Country
Best motion picture The Apartment Billy Wilder
Best foreign language film The Virgin Spring Sweden
Best documentary feature The Horse with the Flying Tail Walt Disney Productions

The Apartment is a 1960 romantic comedy-drama directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. ... Billy Wilder Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was a screenwriter, film director and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) is a 1960 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. ... Walt Disney Productions is the former name of The Walt Disney Company, which it held from 1929 to 1986. ...

Directing

  • Achievement in Directing: Billy Wilder for The Apartment

Acting

Category Winner Movie
Best actor in a leading role Burt Lancaster Elmer Gantry
Best actress in a leading role Elizabeth Taylor Butterfield 8
Best actor in a supporting role Peter Ustinov Spartacus
Best actress in a supporting role Shirley Jones Elmer Gantry

Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor. ... Elmer Gantry is a 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis as well as a 1960 film which tells the story of a con man who teams up with a female evangelist to sell religion to small-town America. ... Elizabeth Taylor in 1948 Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (born February 27, 1932) is an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning actress. ... BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 film about a promiscuous model (Elizabeth Taylor) who fears that she is on the verge of crossing the line from slutitude to prostitution, until she and one of her paramours (Laurence Harvey) fall in love. ... Ustinov as Hercule Poirot Ustinov at Large (book cover) Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE (April 16, 1921 – March 28, 2004), born Peter Alexander von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning British actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources. ... Shirley Jones, in a still from the opening credits of The Partridge Family Shirley Mae Jones (born March 31, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning singer and actress, perhaps best known for her role as Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the television series The Partridge Family... Elmer Gantry is a 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis as well as a 1960 film which tells the story of a con man who teams up with a female evangelist to sell religion to small-town America. ...

Writing

Category Winner Movie
Original screenplay Written by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond The Apartment
Adapted screenplay Screenplay by Richard Brooks Elmer Gantry

The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... Billy Wilder Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was a screenwriter, film director and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... The Apartment is a 1960 romantic comedy-drama directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... For the actor, see Richard Brooks (actor) Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912-March 11, 1992) was a Hollywood film writer, director, and (occasionally) producer. ... Elmer Gantry is a 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis as well as a 1960 film which tells the story of a con man who teams up with a female evangelist to sell religion to small-town America. ...

Music

Exodus Exodus is a 1960 film starring Paul Newman. ... Ernest Gold (born July 13, 1921, Vienna, Austria; died March 17 Santa Monica, California, 1999) was an Austrian-born Jewish-American Academy Award winning composer of the theme from the movie Exodus. ... Never on Sunday (also known as Pote Tin Kyriaki (Ποτέ Την Κυριακή)) is a 1960 black-and-white film which tells the story of Ilya, a prostitute who lives in the port of Piraeus in Greece, and Homer, an American tourist — a classical scholar enamored with all things Greek. ... Never on Sunday (also known as Pote Tin Kyriaki (Ποτέ Την Κυριακή)) is a 1960 black-and-white film which tells the story of Ilya, a prostitute who lives in the port of Piraeus in Greece, and Homer, an American tourist — a classical scholar enamored with all things Greek. ... Manos Hadjidakis (Μάνος Χατζιδάκις) (October 23, 1925–June 15, 1994) was a Greek music composer. ...

Short Films

  • Best documentary short subject: Giuseppina - James Hill Production
  • Best live action short film: Day of the Painter - Little Movies
  • Best animated short film: Munro (Noveltoon Series)- Rembrandt Films

External links

  • The 39th Annual Academy Awards at IMDB
  • List of winners at Infoplease

 
 

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