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Film Data For 1961


The Film Daily’s Ten Best Pictures of 1961
1) The Guns of Navarone- 187
2) The Hustler- 167
3) Breakfast at Tiffany’s- 161
4) Fanny- 159
5) West Side Story- 155
6) Judgement of Nuremberg- 150
7) The Parent Trap- 128
8) Exodus (1960)- 126
9) Splendor in the Grass- 122
10) The Mark- 117

The Honor Roll:
11) The World of Suzie Wong (1960)- 77
12) A Raisin in the Sun- 60
13) The Alamo (1960)- 58
14) King of Kings- 52
15) Pocketful of Miracles- 48
16) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)- 42
17) The Absent-Minded Professor- 40
18) One-Eyed Jacks- 35
19) The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone- 28
20) Come September- 27
21) Swiss Family Robinson (1960)- 25
22) Bachelor in Paradise- 24
23) 101 Dalmatians- 23
24) Devil at 4 O'Clock- 21
Where the Boys Are (1960)- 21
25) Pepe (1960)- 20
Summer and Smoke- 20
27) The Pleasure of His Company- 19
28) Cimarron- 18
29) Francis of Assisi- 17
30) Romanoff and Juliet- 15
31) The Great Imposter- 14
Parrish- 14
33) La Dolce Vita (1960)- 13
The Grass is Greener- 13
35) The Village of the Damned- 12
36) Return to Peyton Place- 11

The Film Daily- Filmdom’s Famous Fives of 1961 (no vote counts given, but I believe they're listed in order of preference)

Best Performances by Male Stars
1) Paul Newman in The Hustler
2) Gregory Peck in The Guns of Navarone
3) Spencer Tracy in Judgement at Nuremberg
4) Albert Finney in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
5) Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun


Best Performances by Female Stars
1) Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
2) Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass
3) Natalie Wood in West Side Story
4) Leslie Caron in Fanny
5) Geraldine Page in Summer and Smoke

Best Performances by Supporting Actors
1) George C. Scott in The Hustler
2) Jackie Gleason in The Hustler
3) Anthony Quinn in The Guns of Navarone
4) Karl Malden in One-Eyed Jacks

Best Performances by Supporting Actresses
1) Rita Moreno in West Side Story
2) Piper Laurie in The Hustler
3) Mary Astor in Return to Peyton Place
4) Paula Prentiss in Where the Boys Are (1960)
5) Judy Garland in Judgement at Nuremberg

Best Performances by Juvenile Actors
1) David Ladd in Misty
2) Tommy Kirk in The Absent-Minded Professor
3) Kevin Corcoran in Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
4) David Kory in Dondi

Best Performances by Juvenile Actresses
1) Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap
2) Jill Haworth in Exodus (1960)

The Year’s Outstanding Directors
1) Robert Rossen for The Hustler
2) Joshua Logan for Fanny
3) Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story
4) Otto Preminger for Exodus (1960)
5) J. Lee Thompson for The Guns of Navarone

Best Photographed Pictures of the Year
1) Daniel Fapp for West Side Story
2) Oswald Morris and John Wilcox for The Guns of Navarone
3) Jack Cardiff for Fanny
4) Geoffrey Unsworth for The World of Suzie Wong (1960)
5) Franz F. Planer, Milton Kransner and Manuel Berenguer for King of Kings

Best Screenplays of the Year
1) Robert Rossen and Sidney Carroll for The Hustler
2) Carl Foreman for The Guns of Navarone
3) William Inge for Splendor in the Grass
4) Julius J. Epstein for Fanny
5) Ernest Lehman for West Side Story

“Finds of the Year”
1) Warren Beatty in Splendor in the Grass
2) George Chakiris in West Side Story
3) Nancy Kwan in The World of Suzie Wong
4) Paula Prentiss in Where the Boys Are (1960)
5) Albert Finney in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

The National Board of Review (winners announced on December 19, 1961, Source: Tom O’Neil’s Movie Awards)

The Top Ten Pictures (in order of preference)
1) Question 7
2) The Hustler
3) West Side Story
4) The Innocents
5) The Hoodlum Priest
6) Summer and Smoke
7) The Young Doctors
8) Judgement at Nuremberg
9) One, Two, Three
10) Fanny


Best Director
Jack Clayton for The Innocents

Best Actor
Albert Finney in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Best Actress
Geraldine Page in Summer and Smoke

Best Supporting Actor
Jackie Gleason in The Hustler

Best Supporting Actress
Ruby Dee in A Raisin in the Sun

Best Foreign Films (in order of preference)
1) The Bridge (Federal Republic of Germany)
2) La Dolce Vita (Italy/France)
3) Two Women (Italy/France)
4) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (U.K.)
5) A Summer to Remember (U.S.S.R.)

The Golden Globes (Nominations announced on January 31, 1962. Awards presented on March 5, 1962. Source Tom O'Neil's Movie Awards)

Winners listed in bold print

Best Drama Picture
El Cid
Fanny
The Guns of Navarone
Judgement at Nuremberg
Splendor in the Grass


Best Comedy Picture
Breakfast at Tiffany's
A Majority of One
One, Two, Three
The Parent Trap
Pocketful of Miracles

Best Musical Picture
Babes in Toyland
Flower Drum Song
West Side Story

Best Motion Picture Promoting International Understanding
Bridge to the Sun
Judgement at Nuremberg
A Majority of One

Best Director
Stanley Kramer for Judgement at Nuremberg
Anthony Mann for El Cid
J. Lee Thompson for The Guns of Navarone
Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story
William Wyler for The Children's Hour


Best Actor, Drama
Warren Beatty in Splendor in the Grass
Maurice Chevalier in Fanny
Paul Newman in The Hustler
Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun
Maximilian Schell in Judgement at Nuremberg

Best Actress, Drama
Leslie Caron in Fanny
Shirley MacLaine in The Children's Hour
Claudia McNeil in A Raisin in the Sun
Geraldine Page in Summer and Smoke
Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical
Fred Astaire in The Pleasure of His Company
Richard Beymer in West Side Story
Glenn Ford in Pocketful of Miracles
Bob Hope in Bachelor in Paradise
Fred MacMurray in The Absent-Minded Porfessor

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical
Bette Davis in Pocketful of Miracles
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap
Rosalind Russell in A Majority of One
Miyoshi Umeki in Flower Drum Song

Best Supporting Actor
George Chakiris in West Side Story
Montgomery Clift in Judgement at Nuremberg
Jackie Gleason in The Hustler
Tony Randall in Lover Come Back
George C. Scott in The Hustler

Best Supporting Actress
Fay Bainter in The Children's Hour
Judy Garland in Judgement at Nuremberg
Lotte Lenya in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Rita Moreno in West Side Story
Pamela Tiffin in One, Two, Three

Most Promising Newcomer- Male
Warren Beatty
Richard Beymer
George Chakiris
Bobby Darin
George C. Scott

Most Promising Newcomer- Female
Ann-Margret
Jane Fonda
Christine Kaufmann
Pamela Tiffin
Cordula Trantow

Best Foreign-Language Film
Two Women (Italy)

Silver Globes
Animas Tru Jano (Mexico)
The Good Soldier Schweik (Germany)

Best Original Score
Dimitri Tiomkin for The Guns of Navarone

Best Song
"Town Without Pity" from Town Without Pity. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Lyrics by Ned Washington

World Film Favorites
Charlton Heston
Marlyn Monroe

Samuel Goldwyn International Award
The Mark

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Judy Garland


Special Merit Award
Samuel Bronston for El Cid

Special Journalistic Merit Award
Army Archerd, Daily Variety
Mike Connolly, Hollywood Reporter

The Academy Awards (Nominations announced on February 26, 1962. Awards presented on April 9, 1962. Sources Tom O'Neil's Movie Awards and Mason Wiley and Damien Bona's Inside Oscar)


Best Picture
Fanny
The Guns of Navarone
The Hustler
Judgement at Nuremberg
West Side Story

Best Actor
Charles Boyer in Fanny
Paul Newman in The Hustler
Stuart Whitman in The Mark
Maximilian Schell in Judgement at Nuremberg
Spencer Tracy in Judgement at Nuremberg

Best Actress
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Piper Laurie in The Hustler
Sophia Loren in Two Women
Geraldine Page in Summer and Smoke
Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass

Best Supporting Actor
George Chakiris in West Side Story
Montgomery Clift in Judgement at Nuremberg
Peter Falk in Pocketful of Miracles
Jackie Gleason in The Hustler
George C. Scott in The Hustler

Best Supporting Actress
Fay Bainter in The Children’s Hour
Judy Garland in Judgement at Nuremberg
Lotte Lenya in The Roman of Mrs. Stone
Una Merkel in Summer and Smoke
Rita Moreno in West Side Story

Best Director
Federico Fellini for La Dolce Vita
Stanley Kramer for Judgement at Nuremberg
Robert Rossen for The Hustler
J. Lee Thompson for The Guns of Navarone
Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story

Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
George Axelrod for Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Carl Foreman for The Guns of Navarone
Sidney Carroll and Robert Rossen for The Hustler
Abby Mann for Judgement at Nuremberg
Ernest Lehman for West Side Story


Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Valentin Yoshov and Grigori Chukhrai for Ballad of a Soldier
Sergio Amidei, Deigo Fabbri and Indro Montanelli for General Della Rovere
Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano and Brunello Rondi for La Dolce Vita
Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning for Lover Come Back
William Inge for Splendor in the Grass

Best Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Edward Colman for The Absent-Minded Professor
Franz F. Planner for The Children's Hour
Eugen Shuftan for The Hustler
Ernest Laszlo for Judgement at Nuremberg
Daniel L. Fapp for One, Two, Three

Best Cinematography (Color)
Jack Cardiff for Fanny
Russell Metty for Flower Drum Song
Harry Stradling, Sr. for A Majority of One
Charles Lang, Jr. for One-Eyed Jacks
Daniel L. Fapp for West Side Story

Best Art Direction-Set Direction (Black-and-White)
Carroll Clark; Emile Kuri and Hal Gausman for The Absent-Minded Professor
Fernando Carrere; Edward G. Boyle for The Children's Hour
Harry Horner; Gene Callahan for The Hustler
Rudolph Sternad; George Milo for Judgement at Nuremberg
Piero Gherardi for La Dolce Vita

Best Art Direction-Set Direction (Color)
Hal Pereira and Roland Anderson; Sam Comer and Ray Moyer for Breakfast at Tiffany's
Veniero Colasanti and John Moore for El Cid
Alexander Golitzen and Joseph Wright; Howard Bristol for Flower Drum Song
Hal Pereira and Walter Tyler; Sam Comer and Arthur Krams for Summer and Smoke
Boris Leven; Victor A. Gangelin for West Side Story

Best Sound
The Children's Hour Gordon E. Sawyer, sound director
Flower Drum Song Waldon O. Watson, sound director
The Guns of Navarone John Cox, sound director
The Parent Trap Robert O. Cook, sound director
West Side Story Fred Hynes, sound director and Gordon E. Sawyer, sound director

Best Song
"Bachelor in Paradise" from Bachelor in Paradise. Music by Henry Mancini. Lyrics by Mack David.
"Love Theme from El Cid (The Falcon and the Dove)" from El Cid. Music by Miklos Rozsa. Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.
"Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Music by Henry Mancini. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
"Pocketful of Miracles" from Pocketful of Miracles. Music by James Van Heusen. Lyrics by Sammy Cahn.
"Town Without Pity" from Town Without Pity. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Lyrics by Ned Washington.

Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
Henry Mancini for Breakfast at Tiffany's
Miklos Rozsa for El Cid
Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman for Fanny
Dimitri Tiomkin for The Guns of Navarone
Elmer Bernstein for Summer and Smoke

Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
George Bruns for Babes in Toyland
Alfred Newman and Ken Darby for Flower Drum Song
Dimitri Shostakovich for Khovanshchina
Duke Ellington for Paris Blues
Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal for West Side Story

Best Film Editing
William H. Reynolds for Fanny
Alan Osbiston for The Guns of Navarone
Frederic Knudtson for Judgement at Nuremberg
Philip W. Anderson for The Parent Trap
Thomas Stanford for West Side Story

Best Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Dorothy Jeakins for The Chidren's Hour
Howard Shoup for Claudelle Inglish
Jean Louis for Judgement at Nuremberg
Piero Gherardi for La Dolce Vita
Yoshiro Muraki for Yojimbo

Best Costume Design (Color)
Bill Thomas for Babes in Toyland
Jean Louis for Back Street
Irene Shariff for Flower Drum Song
Edith Head and Walter Plunkett for Pocketful of Miracles
Irene Shariff for West Side Story

Best Special Effects
Robert A. Mattey and Eustace Lycett for The Absent-Minded Professor
Bill Warrington (Visual) and Vivian C. Greenham (Audible) for The Guns of Navarone

Best Short Subject Cartoon
Aquamania Walt Disney, producer
Beep Prepared Chuch Jones, producer
Ersatz (The Substitute) Zagred Film, Herts-Lion International
Nelly's Folly Chuck Jones, producer
Pied Piper of Guadalupe Friz Freleng, producer

Best Live Action Short Subject
Ballon Vole (Play Ball!) Cine-Documents, Kingley International
The Face of Jesus Dr. John D. Jennings, producer
Rooftops of New York McCarty-Rush-Gaffney, Columbia
Seawards the Great Ships Templar Film Studios, Schoenfeld Films
Very Nice, Very Nice National Film Board of Canada, Kingley International

Best Documentary Short Subject
Breaking the Language Barrier U.S. Air Force
Cradle of Genius (Irish) Jim O'Connor and Tom Hayes, producers
Kahl (German) Dido-Film-GmbH., AEG-Filmdienst
L'Uomo in Grigio (The Man in Gray) (Italian) Benedetto Benedetti, producer
Project Hope Frank P. Bibas, producer

Best Documentary Feature
La Grande Olimipade (Olympic Games 1960) Cineriz (Italian)
Le Ciel et la Boue (Sky Above and Mud Beneath) Arthur Cohn and Rene Lafuite, producers

Best Foreign Film
Harry and the Butler (Denmark)
Immortal Love (Japan)
The Important Man (Mexico)
Placido (Spain)
Through a Glass Darkly (Sweden)

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Stanley Kramer

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
George Seaton

Honorary Awards
William Hendricks for his outstanding patriotic service in the conception, writing and production of the Marine Corps film, A Force in Readiness, which has brought honor to the Academy and the motion picture industry (statuette)

Fred L. Metzler for his dedication and outstanding service to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (statuette)

Jerome Robbins for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography (statuette)

The 1961 British Academy Awards (Source: Bo Smith- The BAFTA Film Awards, 1989)


Best Film From Any Source and Best British Film
Ballad of a Soldier (USSR)- won for Best Film From Any Source (tie)
The Hustler (U.S.)- won for Best Film from Any Source (tie)
The Innocents (Great Britain)
Judgement at Nuremberg (U.S.)
Le Trou (France)
The Long and the Short and the Tall
Rocco and His Brothers (Italy)
The Sundowners (G.B.)
A Taste of Honey (G.B.)- won for Best British Film
Whistle Down the Wind (G.B.)
The World of Apu (India)

Best British Actor
Dirk Bogarde in Victim
Peter Finch in No Love for Johnnie

Best British Actress
Dora Bryan in A Taste of Honey
Deborah Kerr in The Sundowners
Hayley Mills in Whistle Down the Wind

Best Foreign Actor
Montgomery Clift in Judgement at Nuremberg
Vladimir Ivashov in Ballad of a Soldier
Philippe Leroy in Le Trou
Paul Newman in The Hustler
Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun
Maximilian Schell in Judgement at Nuremberg
Alberto Sordi in The Best of Enemies


Best Foreign Actress
Annie Girardot in Rocco and His Brothers
Piper Laurie in The Hustler
Sophia Loren in Two Women
Claudia McNeil in A Raisin in the Sun
Jean Seberg in Breathless

Most Promising Newcomer
Anthony Hancock in The Rebel
Murray Melvin in A Taste of Honey
Rita Tushingham in A Taste of Honey

Best British Screenplay
Wolf Mankowitz and Val Guest for The Day the Earth Caught Fire (tie)
Ted Willis for Flame in the Streets
Carl Foreman for The Guns of Navarone
Shelagh Delaney and Tony Richardson for A Taste of Honey (tie)
Janet Green and John McCormick for Victim
Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall for Whistle Down the Wind

The Robert Flaherty Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary
Volcano (Le Rendez-Vous du Diable) (France)

Best Short Film
Eyes of a Child(G.B.)
Let My People Go (G.B.)
Terminus (G.B.)

Best Specialized Film (no winner chosen)
Electron Microscopy
Mr. Marsh Comes to School (G.B.)
"O" for Oxygen

Best Animated Film
Do it Yourself Cartoon Kit (G.B.)
For Better . . . For Worse (G.B.)
101 Dalmatians (U.S.)

United Nations Award
The Best of Enemies (Italy)
Let My People Go (G.B.)
Take a Giant Step (U.S.)

The Top Ten Box-Office Stars of 1961 (according to Quigley Publishing’s poll of film exhibitors)

1) Elizabeth Taylor
2) Rock Hudson
3) Doris Day
4) John Wayne
5) Cary Grant
6) Sandra Dee
7) Jerry Lewis
8) William Holden
9) Tony Curtis
10) Elvis Presley

The Next Fifteen:

11) Burt Lancaster
12) Frank Sinatra
13) Debbie Reynolds
14) Jack Lemmon
15) Glenn Ford
16) Kirk Douglas
17) Paul Newman
18) Charlton Heston
19) Susan Hayward
20) Gregory Peck
21) Marlon Brando
22) James Stewart
23) Shirley MacLaine
24) Troy Donahue
25) Natalie Wood

Great Britain's Top Ten Box-Office Stars of 1961 (according to the Motion Picture Herald's poll of British film exhibitors)
1) Hayley Mills
2) Sophia Loren
3) Kenneth More
4) Elizabeth Taylor
5) John Mills
6) Peter Sellers
7) Audrey Hepburn
8) Dirk Bogarde
9) Jack Lemmon
10) John Wayne

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


1) Swiss Family Robinson
2) The Magnificent Seven
3) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
4) 101 Dalmatians
5) Pollyanna
6) The Rebel
7) The Sundowners
8) Whistle Down the Wind
9) Butterfield 8
10) Carry On Regardless
11) The Parent Trap
12) The Long and the Short and the Tall

The Golden Laurel Awards for 1962 (Covers 1961 films, unless otherwise noted. Published in the Motion Picture Exhibitor Magazine on September 26th, 1962. Winners listed in order of preference. Source: IMDB)

Top Drama
1) The Guns of Navarone
2) The Hustler
3) Judgement at Nuremberg
4) Fanny
5) La Ciociara (1960)


Top Comedy
1) Lover Come Back
2) Bachelor in Paradise
3) Breakfast at Tiffany's
4) One, Two, Three
5) A Majority of One

Top Musical
1) West Side Story
2) Flower Drum Song
3) Babes in Toyland
4) Blue Hawaii

Top Action Drama
1) El Cid
2) Sergeants Three (1962)
3) The Comancheros
4) One-Eyed Jacks
5) A Thunder of Drums

Top General Entertainment
1) The Parent Trap

Top Male Dramatic Performance
1) Paul Newman in The Hustler
2) Maximilian Schell in Judgement at Nuremberg
3) Gregory Peck in The Guns of Navarone
4) Tony Curtis in The Outsider
5) Charles Boyer in Fanny


Top Female Dramatic Performance
1) Shirley MacLaine in The Children's Hour
2) Piper Laurie in The Hustler
3) Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass
4) Audrey Hepburn in The Children's Hour
5) Leslie Caron in Fanny

Top Male Comedy Performance
1) Bob Hope in Bachelor in Paradise
2) Rock Hudson in Lover Come Back
3) Tony Randall in Lover Come Back
4) James Cagney in One, Two, Three
5) Brian Keith in The Parent Trap

Top Female Comedy Performance
1) Doris Day in Lover Come Back
2) Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap
3) Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
4) Debbie Reynolds in The Second Time Around
5) Edie Adams in Lover Come Back

Top Action Performance
1) John Wayne in The Comancheros
2) Frank Sinatra in The Devil at 4 O'Clock
3) James Stewart in Two Rode Together
4) Kirk Douglas in The Last Sunset
5) Stuart Whitman in The Comancheros

Top Male Supporting Performance
1) Jackie Gleason in The Hustler
2) George Chakiris in West Side Story
3) Ed Begley in Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
4) Montgomery Clift in Judgement at Nuremberg
5) Lee Marvin in The Comancheros

Top Female Supporting Performance
1) Rita Moreno in West Side Story
2) Fay Bainter in The Children's Hour
3) Thelma Ritter in The Second Time Around
4) Juanita Hall in Flower Drum Song
5) Judy Garland in Judgement at Nuremberg

Top Male Star
1) Rock Hudson
2) Cary Grant
3) Paul Newman
4) Tony Curtis
5) Kirk Douglas
6) Robert Mitchum
7) Burt Lancaster
8) John Wayne
9) Jerry Lewis
10) Jack Lemmon
11) Bob Hope
12) William Holden
13) Frank Sinatra
14) James Stewart
15) Charlton Heston

Top Female Star
1) Doris Day
2) Shirley MacLaine
3) Audrey Hepburn
4) Hayley Mills
5) Natalie Wood
6) Elizabeth Taylor
7) Debbie Reynolds
8) Angie Dickinson
9) Shirley Jones
10) Marilyn Monroe
11) Sandra Dee
12) Sophia Loren
13) Kim Novak
14) Paula Prentiss
15) Joanne Woodward

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