Cinema 1961: Foreign Language Film

In the sixth year of the new competitive category of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, the winner was again a film by Swedish Ingmar Bergman, Through a Glass Darkly.

The New York Film Critics Circle honored the Italian film, La Dolce Vita, by Fellini, with its top honor for foreign films.

The five nominees were:

Through a Glass Darkly, Sweden (winner)

Harry and the Butler, Denmark

Immortal Love, Japan

The Important Man, Mexico

Placido, Spain