ⓘ 33rd Academy Awards

                                     

ⓘ 33rd Academy Awards

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

The Apartment was the last black-and-white film to win Best Picture until Schindlers List 1993.

Gary Cooper was selected by the Academy Board of Governors to be the years 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. Stewarts 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 Academy Board of Governors to be the years recipient of the Academy Juvenile Award for her breakthrough and acclaimed performance in Walt Disneys production of Pollyanna. Mills became the last recipient of the award, as the Academy retired the award afterwards. From 1963 onward, juvenile actors could officially compete in competitive acting awards with their adult counterparts. This was the first year a red carpet would line the walk into the theater.

                                     

1. Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface

Academy Honorary Awards

  • Stan Laurel "for his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy".
  • Gary Cooper "for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry".
                                     

2.1. Presenters and performers Presenters

  • Jim Hutton and Paula Prentiss Presenters: Best Sound
  • Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin Presenters: Cinematography Awards
  • Shirley Temple Presenter: Juvenile Award to Hayley Mills
  • Yul Brynner Presenter: Best Actress
  • Polly Bergen and Richard Widmark Presenters: Best Special Effects
  • Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh Presenters: Documentary Awards
  • Tina Louise and Tony Randall Presenters: Art Direction Awards
  • William Wyler Presenter: Honorary Award to Gary Cooper
  • Hugh Griffith Presenter: Best Supporting Actress
  • Gina Lollobrigida Presenter: Best Director
  • Audrey Hepburn Presenter: Best Motion Picture
  • Danny Kaye Presenter: Honorary Award to Stan Laurel
  • Wendell Corey and Susan Strasberg Presenters: Short Subjects Awards
  • Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows Presenters: Best Song
  • Betty Comden and Adolph Green Presenters: Best Film Editing
  • Kitty Carlisle and Moss Hart Presenters: Writing Awards
  • Greer Garson Presenter: Best Actor
  • Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee Presenters: Music Awards
  • Barbara Rush and Robert Stack Presenters: Costume Design Awards
  • Eric Johnston Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Eva Marie Saint Presenter: Best Supporting Actor
                                     

2.2. Presenters and performers Performers

  • Jane Morgan "The Second Time Around" from High Time
  • Sarah Vaughan "The Faraway Part of Town" from Pepe
  • Connie Francis "Never on Sunday" from Never on Sunday
  • The Hi-Los "The Facts of Life" from The Facts of Life
  • The Brothers Four "The Green Leaves of Summer" from The Alamo