The 34th Academy Award Nominations

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The 34th Academy Awards were held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on April 9, 1962.  The awards honored films released in 1961.  At this point the Academy was still giving two awards away (color/black-and-white) for Art Direction, Cinematography, and Costume Design.

Best Picture:

fanny-1961-movie-poster-review-academy-award-nominationFanny

judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-poster-spencer-tracy-burt-lancaster-richard-widmark-marlene-dietrich-judy-garland-maximilian-schell-montgomery-clift-reviewJudgment at Nuremberg

hustler-1961-jackie-gleason-paul-newman-original-movie-poster-review-academy-award-nominationThe Hustler

guns-of-navarone-1961-movie-poster-gregory-peck-david-niven-anthony-quinn-review-academy-awardsThe Guns of Navarone

west-side-story-1961-movie-poster-review-musical-best-picture-academy-awardWINNER:  West Side Story

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Best Director:

judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-stanley-kramer-best-director-nominationStanley Kramer—Judgment at Nuremberg

la-dolce-vita-1961-frederico-fellini-best-director-nominationFederico Fellini—La Dolce Vita

guns-of-navarone-1961-movie-best-director-j-lee-thompson-review-academy-awardsJ. Lee Thompson—The Guns of Navarone

west-side-story-1961-movie-jerome-robbins-robert-wise-best-director-winner-oscarsWINNER;  Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise—West Side Story

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hustler-1961-robert-rossen-best-director-reviewRobert Rossen—The Hustler

Best Actor:

fanny-1961-movie-charles-boyer-review-actor-academy-awardCharles Boyer—Fanny

hustler-1961-paul-newman-pool-billiards-movie-review-best-actorPaul Newman—The Hustler

judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-maximilian-schell-best-actor-reviewWINNER:  Maximilian Schell—Judgment at Nuremberg

judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-spencer-tracy-best-actor-reviewSpencer Tracy—Judgment at Nuremberg

mark-1961-stuart-whitman-best-actor-review-academy-award-nominationStuart Whitman—The Mark

Best Actress:

breakfast-at-tiffanys-1961-audrey-hepburn-best-actress-nomination-holly-golightly-reviewAudrey Hepburn—Breakfast at Tiffany’s

hustler-1961-piper-laurie-best-actress-nomination-reviewPiper Laurie—The Hustler

two-women-1961-sophia-loren-best-actress-winner-reviewWINNER:  Sophia Loren—Two Women

summer-and-smoke-1961-movie-geraldine-paige-best-actress-nomination-reviewGeraldine Page—Summer and Smoke

splendor-in-the-grass-1961-movie-natalie-wood-best-actress-nominationNatalie Wood—Splendor in the Grass

Best Supporting Actor:

west-side-story-1961-movie-review-bernardo-nunez-marias-brother-george-chakiris-best-supporting-actor-winnerWINNER:  George Chakiris—West Side Story

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judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-montgomery-cliff-best-supporting-actor-nomination-reviewMontgomery Cliff—Judgment at Nuremberg

pocketful-of-miracles-1961-peter-falk-best-supporting-actor-reviewPeter Falk—Pocketful of Miracles

hustler-1961-jackie-gleason-best-supporting-actor-reviewJackie Gleason—The Hustler

hustler-1961-george-c-scott-best-supporting-actor-nomination-reviewGeorge C. Scott—The Hustler

Best Supporting Actress:

childrens-hour-1961-movie-fay-bainter-best-supporting-actress-nomination-reviewFay Bainter—The Children’s Hour

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judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-judy-garland-best-supporting-actor-nomination-reviewJudy Garland—Judgment at Nuremberg

roman-springs-of-mrs-stone-1961-lotte-lenya-best-supporting-actressLotte Lenya—The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

summer-and-smoke-1961-una-merkel-best-supporting-actress-nomination-reviewUna Merkel—Summer and Smoke

west-side-story-1961-movie-review-rita-moreno-best-supporting-actress-winner-reviewWINNER:  Rita Moreno—West Side Story

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Best Original Screenplay:

ballad-of-a-soldier-1961-movie-poster-review-best-original-screenplay-nominationBallad of a Soldier

general-della-rovere-1961-movie-poster-best-original-screenplay-nomination-reviewGeneral della Rovere

la-dolce-vita-1961-movie-poster-frederico-fellini-academy-award-nominationLa Dolce Vita

lover-come-back-1961-movie-poster-doris-day-rock-hudson-tony-randall-best-original-screenplay-nomination-reviewLover Come Back

splendor-in-the-grass-1961-movie-poster-natalie-wood-warren-beatty-reviewWINNER:  Splendor in the Grass

Best Adapted Screenplay:

breakfast-at-tiffanys-1961-movie-poster-review-audrey-hepburn-holly-golightlyBreakfast at Tiffany’s

guns-of-navarone-1961-movie-poster-gregory-peck-david-niven-anthony-quinn-review-academy-awardsThe Guns of Navarone

hustler-1961-jackie-gleason-paul-newman-original-movie-poster-review-academy-award-nominationThe Hustler

judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-poster-spencer-tracy-burt-lancaster-richard-widmark-marlene-dietrich-judy-garland-maximilian-schell-montgomery-clift-reviewWINNER:  Judgment at Nuremberg

west-side-story-1961-movie-poster-review-musical-best-picture-academy-awardWest Side Story

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Best Foreign Language Film:

immortal-love-1961-movie-poster-review-best-foreign-film-nominationImmortal Love

harry-and-the-butler-1961-movie-poster-best-foreign-film-nominationHarry and the Butler

placido-1961-poster-best-foreign-film-reviewPlácido

important-man-1961-movie-poster-toshiro-mifune-review-best-foreign-filmThe Important Man

through-a-glass-darkly-1961-movie-poster-best-foreign-film-winner-reviewWINNER:  Through a Glass Darkly

Best Documentary Feature:

grand-olympics-1961-movie-poster-best-documentary-reviewThe Grand Olympics

sky-above-the-mud-below-1961-movie-poster-best-documentary-reviewWINNER:  The Sky Above and Mud Below

Best Documentary Short:

Breaking the Language Barrier

Cradle of Genius

Kahl

The Man in Gray

WINNER:  Project Hope

Best Live Action Short:

Play Ball!

The Face of Jesus

Rooftops of New York

WINNER:  Seaward the Great Ships

Very Nice, Very Nice

Best Animated Short:

Aquamania

Beep Prepared

WINNER:  Ersatz

Nelly’s Folly

Pied Piper of Guadalupe

Best Dramatic or Comedy Score:

breakfast-at-tiffanys-1961-movie-poster-review-audrey-hepburn-holly-golightlyWINNER:  Breakfast at Tiffany’s

el-cid-1961-movie-poster-charlton-heston-sophia-loren-reviewEl Cid

fanny-1961-movie-poster-review-academy-award-nominationFanny

guns-of-navarone-1961-movie-poster-gregory-peck-david-niven-anthony-quinn-review-academy-awardsThe Guns of Navarone

summer-and-smoke-1961-movie-poster-reviewSummer and Smoke

Best Musical Score:

babes-in-toyland-1961-movie-walt-disney-annette-reviewBabes in Toyland

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flower-drum-song-1961-movie-poster-musical-rogers-and-hammerstein-academy-award-nomination-reviewFlower Drum Song

Khovanshchina

paris-blues-1961-movie-poster-review-academy-awardsParis Blues

west-side-story-1961-movie-poster-review-musical-best-picture-academy-awardWINNER:  West Side Story

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Best Original Song:

bachelor-in-paradise-1961-movie-poster-bob-hope-lana-turner-review-academy-award-nomination“Bachelor in Paradise”—Bachelor in Paradise

el-cid-1961-movie-poster-charlton-heston-sophia-loren-review“Love Theme from El Cid (The Falcon and the Doe)”—El Cid

breakfast-at-tiffanys-1961-movie-poster-review-audrey-hepburn-holly-golightlyWINNER:  “Moon River”—Breakfast at Tiffany’s

pocketful-of-miracles-1961-movie-poster-academy-award-nomination-review“Pocketful of Miracles”—Pocketful of Miracles

town-without-pity-1961-movie-poster-review-kirk-douglas-review“Town without Pity”—Town Without Pity

Best Sound Recording:

childrens-hour-1961-movie-poster-audrey-hepburn-shirley-maclaine-james-garner-reviewThe Children’s Hour

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flower-drum-song-1961-movie-poster-musical-rogers-and-hammerstein-academy-award-nomination-reviewFlower Drum Song

guns-of-navarone-1961-movie-poster-gregory-peck-david-niven-anthony-quinn-review-academy-awardsThe Guns of Navarone

parent-trap-1961-movie-poster-hayley-mills-brian-keith-maureen-ohara-review-academy-awardsThe Parent Trap

west-side-story-1961-movie-poster-review-musical-best-picture-academy-awardWINNER:  West Side Story

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Best Art Direction, Black and White:

absent-minded-professor-1961-movie-poster-review-frad-macmurray-flubber-academy-award-nominationsThe Absent-Minded Professor

childrens-hour-1961-movie-poster-audrey-hepburn-shirley-maclaine-james-garner-reviewThe Children’s Hour

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hustler-1961-jackie-gleason-paul-newman-original-movie-poster-review-academy-award-nominationWINNER:  The Hustler

judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-poster-spencer-tracy-burt-lancaster-richard-widmark-marlene-dietrich-judy-garland-maximilian-schell-montgomery-clift-reviewJudgment at Nuremberg

la-dolce-vita-1961-movie-poster-frederico-fellini-academy-award-nominationLa Dolce Vita

Best Art Direction, Color:

breakfast-at-tiffanys-1961-movie-poster-review-audrey-hepburn-holly-golightlyBreakfast at Tiffany’s

el-cid-1961-movie-poster-charlton-heston-sophia-loren-reviewEl Cid

flower-drum-song-1961-movie-poster-musical-rogers-and-hammerstein-academy-award-nomination-reviewFlower Drum Song

summer-and-smoke-1961-movie-poster-reviewSummer and Smoke

west-side-story-1961-movie-poster-review-musical-best-picture-academy-awardWINNER:  West Side Story

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Best Cinematography, Black and White:

absent-minded-professor-1961-movie-poster-review-frad-macmurray-flubber-academy-award-nominationsThe Absent Minded Professor

childrens-hour-1961-movie-poster-audrey-hepburn-shirley-maclaine-james-garner-reviewThe Children’s Hour

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hustler-1961-jackie-gleason-paul-newman-original-movie-poster-review-academy-award-nominationWINNER:  The Hustler

judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-poster-spencer-tracy-burt-lancaster-richard-widmark-marlene-dietrich-judy-garland-maximilian-schell-montgomery-clift-reviewJudgment at Nuremberg

one-two-three-1961-movie-poster-billy-wilder-academy-award-nominee-reviewOne, Two, Three

Best Cinematography, Color:

fanny-1961-movie-poster-review-academy-award-nominationFanny

flower-drum-song-1961-movie-poster-musical-rogers-and-hammerstein-academy-award-nomination-reviewFlower Drum Song

majority-of-one-1961-movie-poster-alec-guiness-rosalind-russell-reviewA Majority of One

one-eyed-jacks-1961-movie-poster-marlon-brando-reviewOne-Eyed Jacks

west-side-story-1961-movie-poster-review-musical-best-picture-academy-awardWINNER:  West Side Story

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Best Costume Design, Black and White:

childrens-hour-1961-movie-poster-audrey-hepburn-shirley-maclaine-james-garner-reviewThe Children’s Hour

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claudelle-inglish-1961-movie-poster-adult-entertainment-academy-award-nomination-reviewClaudelle Inglish

judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-poster-spencer-tracy-burt-lancaster-richard-widmark-marlene-dietrich-judy-garland-maximilian-schell-montgomery-clift-reviewJudgment at Nuremberg

la-dolce-vita-1961-movie-poster-frederico-fellini-academy-award-nominationWINNER:  La Dolce Vita

yojimbo-1961-movie-poster-akira-kurosawa-film-review-posterYojimbo

Best Costume Design, Color:

babes-in-toyland-1961-movie-walt-disney-annette-reviewBabes in Toyland

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back-street-1961-movie-poster-susan-hayward-john-gavin-academy-award-nominated-film-reviewBack Street

flower-drum-song-1961-movie-poster-musical-rogers-and-hammerstein-academy-award-nomination-reviewFlower Drum Song

pocketful-of-miracles-1961-movie-poster-academy-award-nomination-reviewPocketful of Miracles

west-side-story-1961-movie-poster-review-musical-best-picture-academy-awardWINNER:  West Side Story

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Best Film Editing:

fanny-1961-movie-poster-review-academy-award-nominationFanny

judgment-at-nuremberg-1961-poster-spencer-tracy-burt-lancaster-richard-widmark-marlene-dietrich-judy-garland-maximilian-schell-montgomery-clift-reviewJudgment at Nuremberg

guns-of-navarone-1961-movie-poster-gregory-peck-david-niven-anthony-quinn-review-academy-awardsThe Guns of Navarone

parent-trap-1961-movie-poster-hayley-mills-brian-keith-maureen-ohara-review-academy-awardsThe Parent Trap

west-side-story-1961-movie-poster-review-musical-best-picture-academy-awardWINNER:  West Side Story

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Best Visual Effects:

absent-minded-professor-1961-movie-poster-review-frad-macmurray-flubber-academy-award-nominationsThe Absent-Minded Professor

guns-of-navarone-1961-movie-poster-gregory-peck-david-niven-anthony-quinn-review-academy-awardsWINNER:  The Guns of Navarone

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