34th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1962 took place on 9 April 1962 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica instead. It was the 34th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1961.


Bob Hope led a moderator by the Oscar ceremony.

Winners and nominations

Best Picture

West Side Story - Robert Wise

Best Director

Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins - West Side Story

Best Actor

Maximilian Schell - Judgment at Nuremberg ( Judgement at Nuremberg )

Best Actress

Sophia Loren - And yet they live (La Ciociaria )

Best Supporting Actor

George Chakiris - West Side Story

Best Supporting Actress

Rita Moreno - West Side Story

Best Adapted Screenplay

Judgment at Nuremberg ( Judgement at Nuremberg ) - Abby Mann

Best Original Screenplay

Splendor in the Grass ( Splendor in the Grass) - William Inge

Best Cinematography (black & white )

The Hustler ( The Hustler ) - Eugen Schüfftan

Best Cinematography ( color film )

West Side Story - Daniel L. Fapp

Best Art Direction (black & white )

The Hustler ( The Hustler ) - Harry Horner, Gene Callahan

Best Art Direction (Color film )

West Side Story - Boris Leven, Victor A. Gangelin

Best Costume Design (black & white )

The Sweet Life ( La Dolce Vita ) - Piero Gherardi

Best Costume Design (Color film )

West Side Story - Irene Sharaff

Best Editing

West Side Story - Thomas Stanford

Best Sound

West Side Story - Fred Hynes ( Todd - AO SSD), Gordon Sawyer ( Samuel Goldwyn SSD)

Best Special Effects

The Guns of Navarone ( The Guns of Navarone ) - Bill Warrington, Chris Greenham

Best Music ( drama / comedy)

Breakfast at Tiffany's ( Breakfast at Tiffany's ) - Henry Mancini

Best Music ( Music Film )

West Side Story - Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal

Best Song

" Moon River " from Breakfast at Tiffany's ( Breakfast at Tiffany's ) - Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer

Best Short Film

Seawards the Great Ships - Templar Film Studios

Best Cartoon

The replacement ( surogat ) - Zagreb Film

Best Documentary (Short Film )

Project Hope - Frank P. Bibas

Best Documentary

Only sky and dirt (Le ciel et la boue ) - Arthur Cohn, René Lafuite

Best Foreign Language Film

Through a Glass Darkly ( Sasom i en spegel ) by Ingmar Bergman - Sweden


Honorary Oscar

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Scientific and Engineering Award

Technical Achievement Award