Cinema 1961: You Must Remember This–Movies, Stars, Events, Trends

Cineliteracy: What You Need to Know about 1961 as a Movie Year

Best Actress

Oscar:  Sophia Loren, Two Women

N.Y. Film Critics Circle: Sophia Loren, Two Women

National Board: Geraldine Page, Summer and Smoke

Golden Globes: Geraldine Page, Summer and Smoke (drama); Rosalind Russell (comedy)

Cannes Film Fest: Sophia Loren, Two Women

Venice Film Fest: Suzanne Flon, Thou Shall Not Kill

Berlin Film Fest: Anna Karina, A Woman Is a Woman

British Awards: Sophia Loren; Bora Bryan, A Taste of Honey


Best Actor

Oscar:  Maximillian Schell, Judgment at Nuremberg

N.Y. Film Critics Circle: Maximillian Schell, Judgment at Nuremberg

National Board: Albert Finney, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

Golden Globes:  Maximillian Schell, Judgment at Nuremberg (drama); Glenn Ford, Pocketful of Miracles

Cannes Film Fest: Anthony Perkins, Goodbye Again

Venice Film Fest: Toshiro Mifune, Yojimbo

Berlin Film Fest: Peter Finch, No Love for Johnny

British Awards: Peter Finch, No Love for Johnny; Paul Newman, The Hustler;



Supporting Actress

Oscar: Rita Moreno, West Side Story

National Board: Ruby Dee, A Raisin in the Sun

Golden Globe: Rita Moreno, West Side Story


Supporting Actor

Oscar: George Chakiris, West Side Story

National Board: Jackie Gleason, The Hustler

Golden Globe: George Chakiris, West Side Story; newcomers, Bobby Darin (Come September), Warren Beatty (Splendor in the Grass)