Oscar 1961: Best Song Nominees and Winner–Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

Oscar 1961: Best Song Nominees

“Bachelor in Paradise,” from Bachelor in Paradise

“El Cid (Love Theme) from El Cid

“Pocketful of Miracles,” from Pocketful of Miracles

“Town Without Pity,” from Town without Pity
(popular hit by Gene Pitney).

“Moon River,” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Winner)

Singer Andy Williams became forever grateful to the writer, Henry Mancini)

The big movie was the musical version of West Side Story, which included some great songs (from “Tonight” to “America” to “Maria”). Though none of which were nominated, they all went on to become major hits. But they lucked out with the winner which has become a true classic.