1961 Academy Awards: An introduction

The 34th Academy Awards were hosted by Bob Hope and saw West Side Story winning 10 of it’s 11 nominations. Judgement At Nuremberg matched that number of nominations, but only picked up 2 wins. Honorary Awards went to the likes of Jerome Robbins and Stanley Kramer while the presenters included Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Rock Hudson, Gene Kelly, Burt Lancaster, and Jack Lemmon. Performances included Gene Pitney singing the title track from Town Without Pity and Andy Williams belting out ‘Moon River’.

34th Academy Awards
The next series of posts will see me offering my choices of winners from the actual nominations and then selecting my own nominations and winners thanks to the time travelling, awe-inspiring power of The Spac-Hole. Will West Side Story still come out on top?
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