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The Complete Oscar Quest: 34th Academy Awards (1961)

1961

Best Picture

  • Fanny
  • The Guns of Navarone
  • The Hustler
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • West Side Story

Best Director

  • Federico Fellini, La Dolce Vita
  • Stanley Kramer, Judgment at Nurembeg
  • Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, West Side Story
  • Robert Rossen, The Hustler
  • J. Lee Thompson, The Guns of Navarone

Best Actor

  • Charles Boyer, Fanny
  • Paul Newman, The Hustler
  • Maximilian Schell, Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Spencer Tracy, Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Stuart Whitman, The Mark

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

  • George Chakiris, West Side Story
  • Montgomery Clift, Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Peter Falk, Pocketful of Miracles
  • Jackie Gleason, The Hustler
  • George C. Scott, The Hustler

Best Supporting Actress

  • Fay Bainter, The Children’s Hour
  • Judy Garland, Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Lotte Lenya, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
  • Rita Moreno, West Side Story
  • Una Merkel, Summer and Smoke

Best Original Screenplay

  • Ballad of a Soldier
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Il General della Rovere
  • Lover Come Back
  • Splendor in the Grass

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • The Guns of Navarone
  • The Hustler
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • West Side Story

Best Editing

  • Fanny
  • The Guns of Navarone
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • The Parent Trap
  • West Side Story

Best Cinematography, Black and White

  • The Absent-Minded Professor
  • The Children’s Hour
  • The Hustler
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • One, Two, Three

Best Cinematography, Color

  • Fanny
  • Flower Drum Song
  • A Majority of One
  • One-Eyed Jacks
  • West Side Story

Best Dramatic or Comedy Score

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • El Cid
  • Fanny
  • The Guns of Navarone
  • Summer and Smoke

Best Musical Score

  • Babes in Toyland
  • Flower Drum Song
  • Khovanschina
  • Paris Blues
  • West Side Story

Best Original Song

  • “Bachelor in Paradise,” from Bachelor in Paradise
  • “Love Theme from El Cid (The Falcon and the Dove),” from El Cid
  • “Moon River,” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • “Pocketful of Miracles,” from Pocketful of Miracles
  • “Town Without Pity,” from Town Without Pity

Best Art Direction, Black and White

  • The Absent-Minded Professor
  • The Children’s Hour
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Hustler
  • Judgment at Nuremberg

Best Art Direction, Color

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • El Cid
  • Flower Drum Song
  • Summer and Smoke
  • West Side Story

Best Costume Design, Black and White

  • The Children’s Hour
  • Claudelle Inglish
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Yojimbo

Best Costume Design, Color

  • Babes in Toyland
  • Back Street
  • Flower Drum Song
  • Pocketful of Miracles
  • West Side Story

Best Visual Effects

  • The Absent-Minded Professor
  • The Guns of Navarone

Best Sound Recording

  • The Children’s Hour
  • Flower Drum Song
  • The Guns of Navarone
  • The Parent Trap
  • West Side Story

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Harry and the Butler
  • Immortal Love
  • The Important Man
  • Placido
  • Through a Glass Darkly

Best Documentary

  • The Grand Olympics
  • Six Above and Mud Beneath

Best Documentary Short

  • Breaking the Language Barrier
  • Cradle of Genius
  • Kahl
  • The Man in Gray
  • Project Hope

Best Live-Action Short

  • The Face of Jesus
  • Play Ball!
  • Rooftops of New York
  • Seawards the Great Ships
  • Very Nice, Very Nice

Best Animated Short

  • Aquamania
  • Beep Prepared
  • Ersatz (The Substitute)
  • Nelly’s Folly
  • Pied Piper of Guadalupe

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. The Absent-Minded Professor
  2. Babes in Toyland
  3. Bachelor in Paradise
  4. Back Street
  5. Ballad of a Soldier
  6. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  7. The Children’s Hour
  8. Claudelle Inglish
  9. El Cid
  10. Fanny
  11. Flower Dum Song
  12. Il General della Rovere
  13. The Guns of Navarone
  14. The Hustler
  15. Judgment at Nuremberg
  16. Khovanshchina
  17. La Dolce Vita
  18. Lover Come Back
  19. A Majority of One
  20. The Mark
  21. One-Eyed Jacks
  22. One, Two, Three
  23. The Parent Trap
  24. Paris Blues
  25. Pocketful of Miracles
  26. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
  27. Splendor in the Grass
  28. Summer and Smoke
  29. Town Without Pity
  30. Two Women
  31. West Side Story
  32. Yojimbo

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