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Oscars 1961: Winners and Nominees of the 33rd Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1961 on 04/17/1961.

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. This was the first ceremony to be aired on ABC television, which has aired the Academy Awards ever since (save for the period between 1971 and 1975, when they were aired on NBC for the first time since the previous year.) The Apartment was the last black-and-white film to win Best Picture until Schindler's List (1993). Gary Cooper was selected by the Academy Board of Governors to be the year's recipient of the Academy Honorary Award "for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry". Cooper was too ill to attend the ceremony, though his condition was not publicly disclosed, save for his family and close friends. At the awards ceremony, James Stewart, a close friend of Cooper, accepted the Honorary Oscar on his behalf. Stewart's emotional speech hinted that something was seriously wrong, and the next day newspapers ran the headline, "Gary Cooper has cancer". Less than four weeks later, on May 13, 1961, six days after his 60th birthday, Cooper died. Young and rising star Hayley Mills was selected by the A... ()

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Psycho(1960)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror, Drama, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 4,053 votes)

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.

Spartacus(1960)

3h 17min | History, War, Drama, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 821 votes)

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

The Magnificent Seven(1960)

2h 8min | Western
3.8/5 (with 687 votes)

An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

The Time Machine(1960)

3.7/5 (with 299 votes)

A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.

The Apartment(1960)

NR
| 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 845 votes)

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

Hiroshima Mon Amour(1959)

4.0/5 (with 260 votes)

The deep conversation between a Japanese architect and a French actress forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave. Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, the couple -- lovers turned friends -- recount, over many hours, previous romances and life experiences. The two intertwine their stories about the past with pondering the devastation wrought by the atomic bomb dropped on the city.

Pollyanna(1960)

G
| 2h 14min | Kids & Family, Adventure, Drama
3.5/5 (with 72 votes)

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

The Alamo(1960)

NR
| 2h 47min | Western
3.6/5 (with 130 votes)

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Let's Make Love(1960)

NR
| 1h 54min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 52 votes)

When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.

Exodus(1960)

3h 28min | History, War, Action
3.4/5 (with 61 votes)

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part deals with declaring independence and the resulting warring.

Midnight Lace(1960)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Horror
3.3/5 (with 40 votes)

Kit Preston begins to unravel when she receives threatening telephone calls informing her she's soon to be murdered.

Never on Sunday(1960)

3.5/5 (with 25 votes)

An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.

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The Virgin Spring(1960)

1h 30min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 211 votes)

Devout Christians Töre and Märeta send their only daughter, the virginal Karin, and their foster daughter, the unrepentant Ingeri, to deliver candles to a distant church. On their way through the woods, the girls encounter a group of savage goat herders who brutally rape and murder Karin as Ingeri remains hidden. When the killers unwittingly seek refuge in the farmhouse of Töre and Märeta, Töre plots a fitting revenge.

Elmer Gantry(1960)

2h 26min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 54 votes)

When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of Gantry's ex-lovers decides that she has a score to settle with the charismatic performer.

Cimarron(1960)

2h 27min | Drama, Western
3.0/5 (with 21 votes)

The epic story of a family that's involved in the Oklahoma Land Rush in 1889.

Macario(1960)

1h 31min | Drama, Fantasy
4.3/5 (with 55 votes)

Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him to share his turkey, but he refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario is more wealthy than the village doctor, which draws the attention of the feared Inquisition.

Inherit the Wind(1960)

NR
| 2h 8min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 149 votes)

Schoolteacher Bertram Cates is arrested for teaching his students Darwin's theory of evolution. The case receives national attention and one of the newspaper reporters, E.K. Hornbeck, arranges to bring in renowned defense attorney and atheist Henry Drummond to defend Cates. The prosecutor, Matthew Brady is a former presidential candidate, famous evangelist, and old adversary of Drummond.

La Vérité(1960)

2h 7min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 56 votes)

As Dominique Marceau is being tried for the murder of Gilbert Tellier, accounts by different witnesses paint a picture of the kind of relationship the two used to share.

Tunes of Glory(1960)

NR
| 1h 46min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 19 votes)

Following World War II in peacetime Scotland, brigade headquarters replaces commanding officer Major Jock Sinclair, a boisterous battalion leader, with the strict, temperamental Lieutenant Colonel Basil Barrow. Resentful toward his replacement, Sinclair undermines Barrow's authority and damages his successor's reputation among the soldiers. Barrow faces an uphill battle in regaining the discipline and respect of his battalion.

BUtterfield 8(1960)

PG
| 1h 49min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 27 votes)

The story about Gloria Wandrous, a promiscuous fashion model, who falls in love with Weston Liggett, the hard drinking son of a working class family who has married into money.

Pepe(1960)

2h 37min | Comedy, Music
3.0/5 (with 16 votes)

Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno is a hired hand, Pepe, employed on a ranch. A boozing Hollywood director buys a white stallion that belongs to Pepe's boss. Pepe, determined to get the horse back (as he considers it his family), decides to take off to Hollywood. There he meets film stars including Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, Maurice Chevalier and Jack Lemmon in drag as Daphne from Some Like It Hot. He is also surprised by things that were new in America at the time, such as automatic swinging doors. When he finally reaches the man who bought the horse, he is led to believe there is no hope of getting it back. However, the last scene shows both him and the stallion back at the ranch with several foals.

Kapo(1960)

3.5/5 (with 20 votes)

Determined to survive at any price, Edith, a young Jewish woman deported to an extermination camp, manages to survive by accepting the role of kapo, a privileged prisoner whose mission is to ruthlessly guard other prisoners.

It Started in Naples(1960)

PG
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.2/5 (with 26 votes)

Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an 8 year old boy who is being raised by Michael's sister-in-law Lucia Curcio. To make matters worse, Lucia happens to be a sexy nightclub dancer.

Sons and Lovers(1960)

1h 43min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

The son of a working-class British mining family has dreams of pursuing an art career, but when he strikes up an affair with an older, married woman from the town it enrages his kind but possessive mother.

The Sundowners(1960)

NR
| 2h 13min | Adventure
3.3/5 (with 18 votes)

In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family--Paddy, Ida and their teenage son Sean--are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, the birth of a child, drinking, gambling and a race horse will all have a part in the final decision.

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond(1960)

1h 41min | Crime, History, Action
3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewelry thieves. After a spell in jail, the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from thieves himself and sets about getting close to gangster boss Arnold Rothstein to move in on his booze, girls, gambling, and drugs operations.

The Angry Silence(1960)

1h 35min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 11 votes)

A young factory worker stands alone against a proposed strike.

Murder, Inc.(1960)

3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

Chronicles the rise and fall of the organised crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated, focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hit man Reles.

The Facts of Life(1960)

2.7/5 (with 10 votes)

Middle-class suburbanites Larry and Kitty grow bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other's manner grating, they fall in love when thrown together--without their spouses--on vacation. On returning home they try to break things off, only to grow closer. A holiday together will finally settle whether they should end their marriages.

The Entertainer(1960)

1h 36min | Drama, Music
3.0/5 (with 17 votes)

Archie Rice, an old-time British vaudeville performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

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