Oscar Movies: Hustler, The


Oscar Nominations: 9

Picture, produced by Robert Rossen
Director: Robert Rossen
Screenplay (Adapted): Sidney Carroll and Robert Rossen
Actor: Paul Newman
Actress: Piper Laurie
Supporting Actor: Jackie Gleason
Supporting Actor: George C. Scott
Cinematography (b/w): Eugen Shuftan
Art Direction-Set Decoration (b/w): Harry Horner and Gene Callahan

Oscar Awards: 2

Art Direction

Oscar Context:

In 1961, the musical “West Side Story” swept most of the Oscars, including Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor.

The other three Best Picture nominees were the old-fashioned melodrama “Fanny”; the WWII adventure “The Guns of Navarone”; “and the courtroom drama “Judgment at Nuremberg,” which was the most nominated film of the year.

The winner of the Actor Oscar was Maximilian Schell for “Judgment at Nuremberg,” which also won Adapted Screenplay for Abby Mann. Piper Laurie lost the Actress Oscar to Sophia Loren in the Italian movie, “Two Women.”