1960 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1960 Academy Awards were presented April 17, 1961 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

Best Motion PictureThe Alamo, John Wayne, producer (United Artists)
The Apartment, Billy Wilder, producer (United Artists)
Elmer Gantry, Bernard Smith, producer (United Artists)
Sons and Lovers, Jerry Wald, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
The Sundowners, Fred Zinnemann, producer (Warner Bros.)

The Apartment
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Best ActorTrevor Howard, Sons and Lovers
Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry
Jack Lemmon, The Apartment
Laurence Olivier, The Entertainer
Spencer Tracy, Inherit the Wind
Best ActressGreer Garson, Sunrise at Campobello
Deborah Kerr, The Sundowners
Shirley MacLaine, The Apartment
Melina Mercouri, Never on Sunday
Elizabeth Taylor, Butterfield 8
Actor in a Supporting RolePeter Falk, Murder, Inc.
Jack Kruschen, The Apartment
Sal Mineo, Exodus
Peter Ustinov, Spartacus
Chill Wills, The Alamo
Actress in a Supporting RoleGlynis Johns, The Sundowners
Shirley Jones, Elmer Gantry
Shirley Knight, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Janet Leigh, Psycho
Mary Ure, Sons and Lovers
DirectingJack Cardiff, Sons and Lovers
Jules Dassin, Never on Sunday
Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho
Billy Wilder, The Apartment
Fred Zinnemann, The Sundowners
Screenplay Based on Material From Another MediumRichard Brooks, Elmer Gantry
James Kennaway, Tunes of Glory
Gavin Lambert and T. E. B. Clarke, Sons and Lovers
Isobel Lennart, The Sundowners
Nedrick Young and Harold Jacob Smith, Inherit the Wind
Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenJules Dassin, Never on Sunday
Marguérite Duras, Hiroshima, Mon Amour
Richard Gregson and Michael Craig, story; Bryan Forbes, screenplay, The Angry Silence
Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, The Facts of Life
Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond, The Apartment
Black-and-WhiteFreddie Francis, Sons and Lovers
Charles B. Lang, Jr., The Facts of Life
Joseph LaShelle, The Apartment
Ernest Laszlo, Inherit the Wind
John L. Russell, Psycho
ColorWilliam H. Clothier, The Alamo
Sam Leavitt, Exodus
Joe MacDonald, Pepe
Russell Metty, Spartacus
Joseph Ruttenberg and Charles Harten, Butterfield 8
Art Direction
Black-and-WhiteJoseph Hurley and Robert Clatworthy, art direction; George Milo, set decoration, Psycho
Joseph McMillan Johnson and Kenneth A. Reid, art direction; Ross Dowd, set decoration, The Facts of Life
Tom Morahan, art direction; Lionel Couch, set decoration, Sons and Lovers
Hal Pereira and Walter Tyler, art direction; Sam Comer and Arthur Krams, set decoration, Visit to a Small Planet
Alexander Trauner, art direction; Edward G. Boyle, set decoration, The Apartment
ColorEdward Carrere, art direction; George James Hopkins, set decoration, Sunrise at Campobello
George W. Davis and Addison Hehr, art direction; Henry Grace, Hugh Hunt and Otto Siegel, set decoration, Cimarron
Alexander Golitzen and Eric Orbom, art direction; Russell A. Gausman and Julia Heron, set decoration, Spartacus
Ted Haworth, art direction; William Kiernan, set decoration, Pepe
Hal Pereira and Roland Anderson, art direction; Sam Comer and Arrigo Breschi, set decoration, It Started in Naples
SoundColumbia Studio Sound Dept., Pepe
MGM Studio Sound Dept., Cimarron
Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept. and Todd-AO Sound Dept., The Alamo
Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Dept., The Apartment
Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept., Sunrise at Campobello
Song“The Facts of Life,” The Facts of Life, Johnny Mercer, music and lyrics
“Faraway Part of Town,” Pepe, André Previn, music; Dory Langdon, lyrics
“The Green Leaves of Summer,” The Alamo, Dimitri Tiomkin, music; Paul Francis Webster, lyrics
“Never on Sunday,” Never on Sunday, Manos Hadjidakis, music and lyrics
“The Second Time Around,” High Time, James Van Heusen, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy PictureElmer Bernstein, The Magnificent Seven
Ernest Gold, Exodus
Alex North, Spartacus
André Previn, Elmer Gantry
Dimitri Tiomkin, The Alamo
Scoring of a Musical PictureJohnny Green, Pepe
Lionel Newman and Earle H. Hagen, Let's Make Love
André Previn, Bells Are Ringing
Nelson Riddle, Can-Can
Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman, Song Without End
Film EditingStuart Gilmore, The Alamo
Frederic Knudtson, Inherit the Wind
Robert Lawrence, Spartacus
Viola Lawrence and Al Clark, Pepe
Daniel Mandell, The Apartment
Costume Design
Black-and-WhiteEdith Head and Edward Stevenson, The Facts of Life
Howard Shoup, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Bill Thomas, Seven Thieves
Deni Vachlioti, Never on Sunday
Marik Vos, The Virgin Spring
ColorMarjorie Best, Sunrise at Campobello
Edith Head, Pepe
Irene, Midnight Lace
Irene Sharaff, Can-Can
Bill Thomas and Valles, Spartacus
Special EffectsA.J. Lohman, visual, The Last Voyage
Gene Warren and Tim Baar, visual, The Time Machine
Short Subjects
CartoonGoliath II (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
High Note (Looney Tune Series) (Warner Bros.)
Mouse and Garden (Sylvester the Cat Series) (Warner Bros.)
Munro (Noveltoon Series) (Rembrandt Films; Film Representations)
A Place in the Sun (Frantisek Vystrecil, producer; George K. Arthur-Go Pictures)
Live ActionThe Creation of Woman (Trident Films, Inc.; Sterling World Distributors)
Day of the Painter (Little Movies; Kingsley-Union Films)
Islands of the Sea (True Life Adventure Series) (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
A Sport Is Born (Sports Illustrated Series) (Leslie Winik, producer; Paramount)
Short SubjectBeyond Silence (U.S. Information Agency)
A City Called Copenhagen (Statens Filmcentral; Danish Government Film Office)
George Grosz' Interregnum (Charles Carey and Altina Carey, producers; Educational Communications Corp.)
Giuseppina (James Hill Production; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
Universe (National Film Board of Canada; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
FeatureThe Horse With the Flying Tail (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
Rebel in Paradise (Robert D. Fraser, producer; Tiare Co.)
Foreign Language FilmKapo, Italy
La Verité, France
Macario, Mexico
The Ninth Circle, Yugoslavia
The Virgin Spring, Sweden
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardSol Lesser
Honorary AwardsTo Gary Cooper for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry
To Stan Laurel for his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy
To Hayley Mills for Pollyana, the most outstanding juvenile performance during 1960

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