Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1960 (33rd Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1960 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1960 Preliminaries

1960 (33rd) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1960 (33rd) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1960

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1960 Ceremony

1960 (33rd) Academy Award Ceremony Program Monday, April 17, 1961
7:30 PM

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium,
Santa Monica

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1960 Winners

1960 (33rd) Best Picture Poster: “The Apartment”

1960 (33rd) Best Picture Home Page Background: “The Apartment”

Best Picture:
The Apartment
The Mirisch Company, Inc.;
United Artists

Billy Wilder, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1960 (33rd) Best Actor: Burt Lancaster   1960 (33rd) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Burt Lancaster Best Actor:
Burt Lancaster
as Elmer Gantry
in the film
Elmer Gantry

1960 (33rd) Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor   1960 (33rd) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Elizabeth Taylor Best Actress:
Elizabeth Taylor
as Gloria Wandrous
in the film
BUtterfield 8

1960 (25th) Best Supporting Actor: Peter Ustinov Best Supporting Actor:
Peter Ustinov
as Lentulus Batiatus
in the film

1960 (25th) Best Supporting Actress: Shirley Jones Best Supporting Actress:
Shirley Jones
as Lulu Bains
in the film
Elmer Gantry

1960 (27th) Best Song: “Never on Sunday” Best Song:
Never on Sunday
from the film
Never on Sunday

Music and lyrics by Manos Hadjidakis

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1960 Nominees

1960 (33rd) Best Actor/Best Actress Nominees

Best Actor/Best Actress Nominees