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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Film Data For 1960


The Film Daily’s Ten Best Pictures of 1960

1) The Apartment- 208 votes
2) Elmer Gantry- 196
3) Ben-Hur(1959)- 194
4) Inherit the Wind- 160
5) Sunrise at Campobello- 144
6) The Dark at the Top of the Stairs- 104
7) Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)- 101
8) Spartacus- 98
9) Sons and Lovers- 96
10) Midnight Lace- 85

The Honor Roll:
11) Psycho- 84 votes (I have always wished I was around in 1960 to see Psycho upon its release, but I really wouldn’t want to live in a world where Midnight Lace is deemed a superior film and knocks Psycho out of the top ten by one vote)
12) Operation Petticoat (1959)- 83
13) Butterfield 8- 82
14) From the Terrace- 80
15) Can-Can- 70
16) The Mouse That Roared (1959)- 69
17) I’m All Right, Jack (1959)- 66
18) Pollyanna- 59
19) Home From the Hill- 57
20) Conspiracy of Hearts- 56
21) Please Don’t eat the Daisies- 52
22) A Summer Place (1959)- 51
23) Our Man in Havana (1959)- 50
24) Bells Are Ringing- 49
25) Ocean’s Eleven- 47
26) The Entertainer- 45
27) The Fugitive Kind- 32
28) The Sundowners- 26
29) Let’s Make Love- 25
30) Song Without End- 24
31) The Bramble Bush- 23
It Started in Naples- 23
32) Hell to Eternity- 22
33) Crack in the Mirror- 21
34) Portrait in Black- 20
35) Toby Tyler- 19
36) The Rat Race- 14
37) Expresso Bongo (1959)- 13
The Savage Eye- 13
38) The House of Usher- 12
Jungle Cat (1959)- 12

The Film Daily- Filmdom’s Famous Fives of 1960


Best Performances by Male Stars
1) Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry
2) Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur (1959)
3) Jack Lemmon in The Apartment
4) Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind
5) Ralph Bellamy in Sunrise at Campobello

Best Performances by Female Stars
1) Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8
2) Greer Garson in Sunrise at Campobello
3) Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment
4) Doris Day in Midnight Lace
5) Jean Simmons in Elmer Gantry

Best Performances by Supporting Actors
1) Arthur Kennedy in Elmer Gantry
2) Stephen Boyd in Ben-Hur (1959)
3) Hugh Griffith in Ben-Hur (1959)
4) George Peppard in Home From the Hill
5) Hume Cronyn in Sunrise at Campobello

Best Performances by Supporting Actresses
1) Shirley Jones in Elmer Gantry
2) Angela Lansbury in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
3) Eve Arden in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
4) Ina Balin in From the Terrace
5) Myrna Loy in Midnight Lace

Best Performances by Juvenile Actors
1) Kevin Corcoran in Toby Tyler
2) Troy Donahue in A Summer Place (1959)
3) Lee Kinsolving in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
4) James MacArthur in Kidnapped
5) Robert Eyer in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

Best Performances by Juvenile Actresses
1) Hayley Mills in Pollyanna
2) Sandra Dee in Portrait in Black
3) Shirley Knight in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
4) Penny Parker in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
5) Luana Patten in Home From the Hill

The Year’s Outstanding Directors
1) William Wyler for Ben-Hur (1959)
2) Billy Wilder for The Apartment
3) Richard Brooks for Elmer Gantry
4) Stanley Kramer for Inherit the Wind
5) Vincent Donahue for Sunrise at Campobello

The Best Photographed Pictures of the Year
1) Robert L. Surtees for Ben-Hur (1959)
2) James R. Simon, Hugh A. Wilmar and Lloyd Beebe for Jungle Cat (1959)
3) Freddie Francis for Sons & Lovers
4) John Alton for Elmer Gantry
5) Jack Hildyard for Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

The Best Screenplays of the Year
1) Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond for The Apartment
2) Richard Brooks for Elmer Gantry
3) Karl Tunberg for Ben-Hur (1959)
4) Dore Schary for Sunrise at Campobello
5) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith for Inherit the Wind

“Finds of the Year”
1) Hayley Mills in Pollyanna
2) George Peppard in Home From the Hill
3) Peter Sellers in I’m All Right, Jack
4) Ina Balin in From the Terrace
5) Troy Donahue in A Summer Place (1959)

The National Board of Review (Results announced on December 22, 1960. Source: Tom O’Neil’s Movie Awards)


The Ten Best Pictures (in order of preference)
1) Sons and Lovers
2) The Alamo
3) The Sundowners
4) Inherit the Wind
5) Sunrise at Campobello
6) Elmer Gantry
7) Home From the Hill
8) The Apartment
9) Wild River
10) The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

Best Director
Jack Cardiff for Sons and Lovers

Best Actor
Robert Mitchum for The Sundowners and Home From the Hill

Best Actress
Greer Garson in Sunrise at Campobello


Best Supporting Actor
George Peppard in Home from the Hill

Best Supporting Actress
Shirley Jones in Elmer Gantry

Best Foreign Films (in order of preference)
1) The World of Apu (India)
2) General Della Rovere (Italy/France)
3) The Angry Silence (U.K.)
4) I’m All Right, Jack (U.K.)
5) Hiroshima, Mon Amour (France/Japan)

The New York Film Critics Awards (Winners announced on December 29, 1960. Awards presented on January 23, 1961)

Best Picture
The Apartment tied Sons and Lovers on the sixth and final ballot (8 votes each)

Best Director
Jack Cardiff for Sons and Lovers tied Billy Wilder for The Apartment on the sixth ballot (8 votes each)

Best Actor
Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry (8 votes on the sixth ballot)
Runners up:
Trevor Howard in Sons and Lovers (5 votes)
Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer (3 votes)

Best Actress
Deborah Kerr in The Sundowners (9 votes on the sixth and final ballot)
Runner up:
Melina Mercouri in Never on Sunday (7 votes)

Best Screenplay
Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond for The Apartment

Best Foreign Film
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (France/Japan)

The Golden Globes (Nominations announced on February 8, 1961. Awards presented on March 16, 1961)

Winners in bold print


Best Drama Picture
Elmer Gantry
Inherit the Wind
Sons and Lovers
Spartacus
Sunrise at Campobello

Best Comedy Picture
The Apartment
The Facts of Life
The Grass is Greener
It Started in Naples
Our Man in Havana

Best Musical Picture
Bells Are Ringing
Can-Can
Let’s Make Love
Pepe
Song Without End

Best Motion Picture Promoting International Understanding
Hand in Hand
Conspiracy of Hearts

Best Director
Richard Brooks for Elmer Gantry
Jack Cardiff for Sons and Lovers
Stanley Kubrick for Spartacus
Billy Wilder for The Apartment
Fred Zinnemann for The Sundowners

Best Actor, Drama
Trevor Howard in Sons and Lovers
Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry
Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer
Dean Stockwell in Sons and Lovers
Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind

Best Actress, Drama
Doris Day in Midnight Lace
Greer Garson in Sunrise at Campobello
Nancy Kwan in The World of Suzie Wong
Jean Simmons in Elmer Gantry
Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical
Dirk Bogarde in Song Without End
Cantinflas in Pepe
Cary Grant in The Grass is Greener
Bob Hope in The Facts of Life
Jack Lemmon in The Apartment

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Lucille Ball in The Facts of Life
Capucine in Song Without End
Judy Holliday in Bells Are Ringing
Sophia Loren in It Started in Naples
Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment

Best Supporting Actor
Lee Kinsolving in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Sal Mineo in Exodus
Ray Stricklyn in The Plunderers
Woody Strode in Spartacus
Peter Ustinov in Spartacus


Best Supporting Actress
Ina Balin in From the Terrace
Shirley Jones in Elmer Gantry
Shirely Knight in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Janet Leigh in Psycho
Mary Ure in Sons and Lovers

Most Promising Newcomer- Male
Michael Callan
Mark Damon
Brett Halsey
Peter Falk
David Janssen
Robert Vaughn

Most Promising Newcomer- Female
Ina Balin
Nancy Kwan
Hayley Mills
Jill Haworth
Shirley Knight
Julie Newmar

Best Foreign-Language Films
The Man With the Green Carnation (English language)
La Verite (France)
The Virgin Spring (Sweden)

Best Original Score
Dimitri Tiomkin for The Alamo

World Film Favorites
Tony Curtis
Rock Hudson
Gina Lollobrigida


Samuel Goldwyn International Award
Never on Sunday (Greece)

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Fred Astaire

Special Merit Award
The Sundowners

Special Achievement Awards
Cantinflas
Stanley Kramer

The Academy Awards (Nominations announced on February 27, 1961. Awards presented on April 17, 1961. Sources: Tom O'Neil's Movie Awards and Mason Wiley and Damien Bona's Inside Oscar)

Best Picture
The Alamo
The Apartment
Elmer Gantry
Sons and Lovers
The Sundowners

Best Director
Jack Cardiff for Sons and Lovers
Jules Dassin for Never on Sunday
Alfred Hitchcock for Psycho
Billy Wilder for The Apartment
Fred Zinnemann for The Sundowners

Best Actor
Trevor Howard in Sons and Lovers
Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry
Jack Lemmon in The Apartment
Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer
Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind


Best Actress
Greer Garson in Sunrise at Campobello
Deborah Kerr in The Sundowners
Melinda Mercouri in Never on Sunday
Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment
Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8

Best Supporting Actor
Peter Falk in Murder, Inc.
Jack Kruschen in The Apartment
Sal Mineo in Exodus
Peter Ustinov in Spartacus
Chill Willis in The Alamo

Best Supporting Actress
Glynis Johns in The Sundowners
Shirley Jones in Elmer Gantry
Shirley Knight in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Janet Leigh in Psycho
Mary Ure in Sons and Lovers

Best Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium
Richard Brooks for Elmer Gantry
Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith for Inherit the Wind
Gavin Lambert and T.E.B. Clarke for Sons and Lovers
Isobel Lannart for The Sundowners

James Kennaway for Tunes of Glory

Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Richard Gregson and Michael Craig; Bryan Forbes for The Angry Silence
Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond for The Apartment
Norman Panama and Melvin Frank for The Facts of Life
Marguerite Duras for Hiroshima, Mon Amour
Jules Dassin for Never on Sunday

Best Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Joseph LaShelle for The Apartment
Charles B. Lang, Jr. for The Facts of Life
Ernest Laszlo for Inherit the Wind
John L. Russell for Psycho
Freddie Francis for Sons and Lovers

Best Cinematography (Color)
William H. Clothier for The Alamo
Joseph Ruttenberg and Charles Harten for Butterfield 8
Sam Leavitt for Exodus
Joe MacDonald for Pepe
Russell Metty for Spartacus

Best Art Direction-Set Direction (Black-and-White)
Alexander Trauner; Edward G. Boyle for The Apartment
Joseph McMillan Johnson and Kenneth A. Reid; Ross Dowd for The Facts of Life
Joseph Hurley and Robert Clatworthy; George Milo for Psycho
Tom Morahan; Lionel Couch for Sons and Lovers
Hal Pereira and Walter Tyler; Sam Comer and Arthur Krams for Visit to a Small Planet

Best Art Direction-Set Direction (Color)
George W. Davis and Addison Hehr; Henry Grace, Hugh Hunt and Otto Siegel for Cimarron
Hal Pereira and Roland Anderson; Sam Comer and Arrigo Breschi for It Started in Naples
Ted Haworth; William Kiernan for Pepe
Alexander Golitzen and Eric Orbom; Russell A. Gausman and Julia Heron for Spartacus
Edward Carrere; George James Hopkins for Sunrise at Campobello


Best Sound
The Alamo Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept.; Gordon E. Sawyer, sound director; and Todd-AO Sound Dept.; Fred Hynes, sound director
The Apartment Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept.; Gordon E. Sawyer, sound director
Cimarron MGM Studio Sound Dept.; Franklin E. Milton, sound director
Pepe Columbia Studio Sound Dept.; Charles Rice, sound director
Sunrise at Campobello Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept.; George R. Groves, sound director

Best Song
"The Facts of Life" from The Facts of Life. Music and Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
"Faraway Part of Town" from Pepe. Music by Andre Previn. Lyrics by Dory Langdon
"The Green Leaves of Summer" from The Alamo. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
"Never on Sunday" from Never on Sunday. Music and lyrics by Manos Hadjidakis
"The Second Time Around" from The Second Time Around. Music by James Van Heusen. Lyrics by Sammy Cahn


Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
Dimitri Tiomkin for The Alamo
Andre Previn for Elmer Gantry
Ernest Gold for Exodus
Elmer Bernstein for The Magnificent Seven
Alex North for Spartacus

Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Andre Previn for Bells Are Ringing
Nelson Riddle for Can-Can
Lionel Newman and Earle H. Hagen for Let's Make Love
Johnny Green for Pepe
Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman for Song Without End

Best Film Editing
Stuart Gilmore for The Alamo
Daniel Mandell for The Apartment
Frederic Knudtson for Inherit the Wind
Viola Lawrence and Al Clark for Pepe
Robert Lawrence for Spartacus


Best Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Edith Head and Edward Stevenson for The Facts of Life
Denny Vachlioto for Never on Sunday
Howard Shoup for The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Bill Thomas for Seven Thieves
Marik Vos for The Virgin Spring

Best Costume Design (Color)
Irene Shariff for Can-Can
Irene for Midnight Lace
Edith Head for Pepe
Valles and Bill Thomas for Spartacus
Marjorie Best for Sunrise at Campobello

Best Special Effects
A.J. Lohman for The Last Voyage
Gene Warren and Tim Baar for The Time Machine

Best Short Subject Cartoon
Goliath II Walt Disney, producer
High Note Warner Bros.
Mouse and Garden Warner Bros.
Munro William L. Snyder, producer
A Place in the Sun Frantisek Vystrecil, producer

Best Live Action Short Subject
The Creation of Woman Charles F. Schwep and Ismail Merchant, producers
Day of the Painter Ezra R. Baker, producer
Islands of the Sea Walt Disney, producer
A Sport is Born Leslie Winik, producer

Best Documentary Short Subject
Beyond Silence U.S. Information Agency
A City Called Copenhagen Statens Filmcentral, Danish Film Office
George Grosz' Interregnum Charles and Altina Carey, producers
Giuseppina James Hill, producer
Universe Colin Low, producer

Best Documentary Feature
The Horse With the Flying Tail Larry Lansburgh, producer
Rebel in Paradise Robert D. Fraser, producer

Best Foreign Language Film
Kapo (Italy)
La Verite (France)
Macario (Mexico)
The Ninth Circle (Yugoslavia)
The Virgin Spring (Sweden)

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Sol Lesser

Honorary Awards
Gary Cooper for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry (statuette)
Stan Laurel for his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy (statuette)
Hayley Mills for Pollyanna, the most outstanding juvenile performance during 1960 (miniature statuette)

Time Magazine’s Best Films of 1960 (in chronological order)
The Apartment
Come Back, Africa
Elmer Gantry
Sons and Lovers
Sunrise at Campobello
Spartacus
Weddings and Babies
Exodus

Best Foreign Films
Ikiru
A Lesson in Love
Dreams
The Virgin Spring
I’m All Right, Jack
Hiroshima, Mon Amour
The World of Apu
General Della Rovers
The Loving Game

The Top Ten Box-Office Stars of 1960 (according to Quigley Publishing’s poll of film exhibitors)

1) Doris Day
2) Rock Hudson
3) Cary Grant
4) Elizabeth Taylor
5) Debbie Reynolds
6) Tony Curtis
7) Sandra Dee
8) Frank Sinatra
9) Jack Lemmon
10) John Wayne

The Next Fifteen:
11) Jerry Lewis
12) Glenn Ford
13) Paul Newman
14) William Holden
15) Kirk Douglas
16) Charlton Heston
17) Shirley MacLaine
18) James Stewart
19) Burt Lancaster
20) Joanne Woodward
21) Elvis Presley
22) Pat Boone
23) Yul Brynner
24) Robert Mitchum
25) Gary Cooper

1960's Top Ten "Stars of Tomorrow" (according to Quigley Publishing's poll of film exhibitors)
1) Jane Fonda
2) Stephen Boyd
3) John Gavin
4) Susan Kohner
5) Troy Donahue
6) Angie Dickinson
7) Tuesday Weld
8) Fabian
9) James Darren
10) George Hamilton

The Next Fifteen:
11) Barbara Rush
12) Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
13) George Peppard
14) Eddie Hodges
15) Steve McQueen
16) David Ladd
17) Capucine
18) Gary Crosby
19) Dean Stockwell
20) Vera Miles
21) Suzy Parker
22) Ina Balin
23) Ben Gazarra
24) Peggy Cass
25) Linda Cristal

Great Britain's Top Ten Box-Office Stars of 1960 (according to the Motion Picture Herald's poll of British film exhibitors)
1) Kenneth More
2) Peter Sellers
3) Sophia Loren
4) Sir Alec Guinness
5) Elizabeth Taylor
6) Audrey Hepburn
7) Jack Lemmon
8) Stanley Baker
9) Dirk Bogarde
10) Norman Wisdom

Great Britain's top Box-Office films of 1960 (according to the Motion Picture Herald- listed in order of precedence)


1) Doctor in Love
2) Carry On, Constable
3) Hercules Unchained
4) Two-Way Stretch
5) Conspiracy of Hearts
6) The League of Gentlemen
7) Sink the Bismark!
8) Psycho
9) Ocean's 11
10) Suddenly, Last Summer
11) Dentist in the Chair
12) School for Scoundrels

1 Comments:

  • At 1:52 AM , Blogger kirkinsf said...

    Hi. I only recently became aware of Film Daily and its annual film critics poll and have been tracking them down. I found 1922-1947 scanned online, and now I'm very happy to find the complete polls for 1951-1962 here. Do you know if they continued doing a poll until they ceased publication in 1970? The latest I've found is from the 1962 yearbook.

    Thanks for posting.

     

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