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34th Academy Awards

34th Academy Awards
Date April 9, 1962
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California
Host Bob Hope
Producer Arthur Freed
Director Richard Dunlap
Best Picture West Side Story
Most awards West Side Story (10)
Most nominations Judgment at Nuremberg and West Side Story (11)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 2 hours, 10 minutes
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The 34th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1961, were held on April 9, 1962 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. They were hosted by Bob Hope; this was the seventh time Hope hosted the Oscars.

Legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini received his first Best Director nomination for his film La Dolce Vita, though the movie itself failed to garner a nomination for Best Picture.

Sophia Loren became the first actor or actress to win for an acting Oscar for a non-English-speaking role.


Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface[1]

Best Motion Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Dramatic or Comedy Score Best Musical Score
Best Original Song Best Sound Recording
Best Art Direction, Black and White Best Art Direction, Color
Best Cinematography, Black and White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Costume Design, Black and White Best Costume Design, Color
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Academy Honorary Awards

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

News and recap

The most memorable event of the night was when Stan Berman, a New York City cabdriver, awarded Bob Hope a homemade Oscar after he had slipped through security and made his way to the stage. Both Jackie Gleason (in "The Hustler") and Judy Garland (in "Judgment At Nuremberg") were heavily favored to win the awards for best supporting actor and actress. However, they were defeated by George Chakiris and Rita Moreno as part of the "West Side Story" sweep. The musical film wound up winning a total of ten Academy Awards including Best Picture. For the first time, two directors shared the award in the Directing category (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for "West Side Story").



Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. ^ "The 34th Academy Awards (1962) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved February 19, 2015. 

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