Cinema 1960: Best Picture Nominees, Winners of Oscar, Golden Globes, N.Y. Film Critics, Cannes, Venice, Berlin Fests–What You Need to Know

Oscar 1960: Best Picture Nominees

Nominations and Winners

The Apartment 10, 5 (winner)

The Alamo, 7 nominations, 1 Oscar

Elmer Gantry 5, 3
Sons and Lovers, 7, 1
The Sundowners, 5, 1


N.Y. Film Critics Circle: Tie (The Apartment; Sons and Lovers)

Golden Globes: Spartacus (Drama); The Apartment (Comedy/Musical)

British Film Awards: The Apartment; Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Cannes Festival: La Dolce Vita (Italy, Fellini)

Venice Festival: Le Passage du Rhine (France)

Berlin Festival: Lazarillo de Tormes (Spain)

Best Song: High Hopes–Tune of Kennedy Campaign

In 1960, the winner of Best Song Oscar, “High Hopes,” sung by Frank Sinatra in the movie A Hole in the Head, became a theme tune for the John F. Kennedy Presidential campaign.

The music was composed by James Van Heusen, and the lyrics by Sammy Cahn.