33rd Academy Awards

The 33rd Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1960, were held on April 17, 1961 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.

They were hosted by Bob Hope.

Due to an intense ad campaign and appeals to patriotism from producer John Wayne, The Alamo edged out more acclaimed films such as Psycho and Spartacus for a Best Picture nomination.

Prolific actress and movie star Janet Leigh received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Marion Crane in Psycho - the only one of her career.

The 1960 Academy Award Winners

Picture: The Apartment
Actor: Burt Lancaster (Elmer Gantry)
Actress: Elizabeth Taylor (Butterfield 8)
Supporting Actor: Peter Ustinov (Spartacus)
Supporting Actress: Shirley Jones (Elmer Gantry)
Director: Billy Wilder (The Apartment)
Adapted Screenplay: Richard Brooks (Elmer Gantry)
Original Screenplay: Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond (The Apartment)
Song: "Never on Sunday" (Never on Sunday)
Score: Exodus (Dramatic or Comedy) / Song Without End (The Story of Franz Liszt) (Musical)
Cinematography: Sons and Lovers (Black and White) / Spartacus (Color)
Costume Design: The Facts of Life (Black and White) / Spartacus (Color)
Art / Set Decoration: The Apartment (Black and White) / Spartacus (Color)
Film Editing: The Apartment
Foreign Language Film: The Virgin Spring (Sweden)
Sound: The Alamo
Special Effects: The Time Machine
Short Films: Munro (Cartoons) / Day of the Painter (Live Action)
Documentaries: Giuseppina (Short) / The Horse With the Flying Tail (Feature)