1962 Academy Awards: Prize Summary

Well, there we have it. 1962 has been, has gone, has come back, been fixed, and been sent on its way again. Here are my, likely error-filled-but-can’t-be-arsed-going-back-to fix- winners from this year. Quite a few changes from the Oscars that you know and hate – Lawrence Of Arabia picks up nine nominations from me, but only wins one, while Dr No tops both lists with an astonishing 13 nominations and 5 wins.  Go watch it again – it’s great! As an added incentive for reading, here is a nice unrelated picture of –

My Winners From Actual Nominations:

The Longest Day: 3

The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm: 2

Lawrence Of Arabia: 2

Mutiny On The Bounty: 1

Tender Is The Night: 1

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? 1

To Kill A Mockingbird: 1

The Music Man: 1

Divorce, Italian Style: 1

Gregory Peck: 1

Angela Lansbury: 1

Lee Remick: 1

Telly Savalas: 1

David Lean: 1

My Own Nominations:

Dr No: 13

Lawrence Of Arabia: 9

The Mutiny On The Bounty: 9

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: 7

Cape Fear: 6

The Longest Day: 6

The Brothers Grimm: 5

Sanjuro: 5

The 300 Spartans: 5

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? 3

Lolita: 3

To Kill A Mockingbird: 3

The Day Of The Triffids: 3

The Birdman Of Alcatraz: 2

The Exterminating Angel: 2

King Kong vs Godzilla: 1

The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner: 1

The Music Man: 1

Jules Et Jim: 1

The Manchurian Candidate: 1

Wild Swans: 1

The Amphibian Man: 1

Freud: 1

The Trial: 1

Tender Is The Night: 1

Phantom Of The Opera: 1

My Live To Live: 1

Gregory Peck: 1

Burt Lancaster: 1

Jack Lemmon: 1

James Mason: 1

Marlon Brando: 1

Thelma Ritter: 1

Angela Lansbury: 1

Sue Lyon: 1

Joan Crawford: 1

Bette Davis: 1

Lee Remick: 1

Anne Bancroft: 1

Robert Mitchum: 1

Telly Savalas: 1

Peter Sellers: 1

Anthony Perkins: 1

Terence Young: 1

John Ford: 1

John Frankenheimer: 1

J. Lee Thompson: 1

David Lean: 1

Stanley Kubrick: 1

Orson Welles: 1

Robert Aldrich: 1

My Own Winners:

Dr No: 5

Cape Fear: 2

Sanjuro: 1

Lolita: 1

Lawrence Of Arabia: 1

The 300 Spartans: 1

The Longest Day: 1

Grimm: 1

King Kong vs Godzilla: 1

Gregory Peck: 1

Thelma Ritter: 1

Lee Remick: 1

Robert Mitchum: 1

John Frankenheimer: 1

Wild Swans: 1

Freud: 1

The Exterminating Angel: 1

 My Recommedned Viewing:

Cape Fear. Dr. No. Lolita. The Mutiny On The Bounty. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? The Manchurian Candidate. The Longest Day. Lawrence Of Arabia. Freud. The Exterminating Angel. The 300 Spartans. Lolita. Yojimbo. The Day Of The Triffids. To Kill A Mockingbird. The Birdman Of Alcatraz. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The Brothers Grimm.

There we have it! What do you think of my picks – have I missed one of your favourites, or am I completely misguided? Throw your thoughts into the comments.

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1961 Academy Awards Prize Summary

So, 1961 was a funny old year. The bromance between the US and Cuba fell apart, Soviet Spies were lurking in all corners of the world, Eddie Murphy, George Clooney, and Michael J Fox were all born, The Beatles performed at The Cavern Club for the first time, and 2 of the greatest singles of the 60s were released – Stand By Me and Runaway. Apparently a tonne of films were released too, and a few of them won precious, pointless Oscars. Flipping spacwards through the wrongs of time, we bring you the films which REALLY won, in the alternate version of happening that you wish had…. happened:

My Winners From The Actual Nominations: 

West Side Story: 5

The Hustler: 4

Breakfast At Tiffany’s: 4

La Dolce Vita: 2

Judy Garland: 1

Judgement At Nuremberg: 1

Yojimbo: 1

The Guns Of Navarone: 1

Through A Glass Darkly: 1

Jackie Gleason: 1

Audrey Hepburn: 1

Paul Newman: 1

Federico Fellini: 1

Henry Mancini: 1

Saul Chaplin: 1

The Spac Hole Nominations:

The Guns Of Navarone: 11

The Hustler: 9

West Side Story: 9

Breakfast At Tiffany’s: 8

Yojimbo: 8

The Innocents: 5

The Pit And The Pendulum: 5

La Dolce Vita: 5

Through A Glass Darkly: 4

The Day The Earth Caught Fire: 4

El Cid: 4

Atlantis, The Lost Continent: 3

The End Of Summer: 3

Judgement At Nuremberg: 3

The Absent Minded Professor: 2

101 Dalmations: 2

The Human Condition: 2

Splendour In The Grass: 1

Mothra: 2

Veridiana: 2

Two Women: 1

The Children’s Hour: 1

Hogs And Warships: 1

Nefertiti: 1

Flower Drum Song: 1

La Notte: 1

The Long Absence: 1

The Commancheros: 1

One Eyed Jacks: 1

The Young Ones: 1

Judy Garland: 1

Rita Moreno: 1

Jackie Gleason: 1

Montgomery Clift: 1

Russ Tamblyn: 1

Anthony Quinn: 1

David Niven: 1

Audrey Hepburn: 1

Sophia Loren: 1

Natalie Wood: 1

Deborah Kerr: 1

Piper Laurie: 1

Paul Newman: 1

Max Von Sydow: 1

George Peppard: 1

Gregory Peck: 1

Vincent Price: 1

Toshiro Mifune: 1

Federico Fellini: 1

Robert Rossen: 1

J. Lee Thompson: 1

Ingmar Bergman: 1

Akira Kurosawa: 1

Jack Clayton: 1

Henry Mancini: 1

Anita Ekberg: 1

And finally, the All-Important……. Spac Hole Winners!

The Hustler: 3

Breakfast At Tiffany’s: 2

La Dolce Vita: 2

Yojimbo: 2

The Innocents: 2

The Guns Of Navarone: 2

101 Dalmations: 1

Judy Garland: 1

Judgement At Nuremberg: 1

The Pit And The Pendulum: 1

West Side Story: 1

Atlantis, The Lost Continent: 1

The Day The Earth Caught Fire: 1

The Young Ones: 1

Henry Mancini: 1

Jackie Gleason: 1

Audrey Hepburn: 1

Paul Newman: 1

Federico Fellini: 1

My Recommended Viewing:

The Guns Of Navarone. The Hustler. Breakfast At Tiffany’s. The Innocents. Yojimbo. La Dolce Vita. Judgement At Nuremburg. 101 Dalmations. The Pit And The Pendulum. The Day The Earth Caught Fire. The Human Condition. Through a Glass Darkly.

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?

1960 Academy Awards Prize Summary

Now that my choices for 1960 are over, I’m giving a handy, useless, summary of my thoughts. Once I have completed my re-imagnining of a particular year I will list my overall choices of winners from the actual nominations, as well as the numbers from my own nominations and winners. For any stats geeks amongst out there, you may find something of interest here. For everyone else, please accept my apologies. Note- I am not including a nomination per film when an actor or director is nominated for that film- so if Audrey Hepburn was nominated as Best Actress for Breakfast At Tiffany’s it would only be 1 nomination for Hepburn, not 1 for her and 1 for the film. Additionally, at the bottom I’ve added a recommended viewing list for anyone with similar tastes to me.

My Winners From The Actual Nominations: 

Spartacus: 3

The Apartment: 3

Psycho: 2

The Alamo: 2

The Magnificent Seven: 1

Alfred Hitchcock: 1

Sal Mineo: 1

Exodus: 1

Jack Lemmon: 1

Melina Mercouri: 1

Never On Sunday: 1

Shirley Knight: 1

The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs: 1

The Virgin Spring: 1

The Time Machine: 1

Sons And Lovers: 1

Elmer Bernstein: 1

My Own Nominations:

The Magnificent Seven: 13

Spartacus: 12

Psycho: 7

The Lost World: 6

Peeping Tom: 5

Village Of The Damned: 4

The Apartment: 4

The Alamo: 4

The Last Voyage: 3

The Bad Sleep Well: 3

Breathless: 3

House Of Usher: 3

The Brides Of Dracula: 3

Exodus: 3

Sons And Lovers: 2

Jigoku: 2

The Virgin Spring: 2

The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs: 2

Night And Fog In Japan: 2

Ocean’s Eleven: 2

Swiss Family Robinson: 2

Never On Sunday: 1

The Time Machine: 1

The 3 Worlds Of Gulliver: 1

Butterfield 8: 1

It Started In Naples: 1

The Story Of Ruth: 1

Eyes Without A Face: 1

The Young One: 1

Late Autumn: 1

Elmer Gantry: 1

Alfred Hitchcock: 1

Stanley Kubrick: 1

Michael Powell: 1

Nagisa Oshima: 1

John Sturges: 1

Akira Kurosawa: 1

Jean-Luc Godard: 1

Billy Wilder: 1

Horst Bulcholz: 1

Charles Bronson: 1

Laurence Olivier: 1

Dean Stockwell: 1

Sal Mineo: 1

Melina Mercouri: 1

Elizabeth Taylor: 1

Sophia Loren: 1

Elana Eden: 1

Dorothy McGuire: 1

Alida Valli: 1

Toshiro Mifune: 1

Yul Brynner: 1

Steve Mcqueen: 1

Carl Boem: 1

Kirk Douglas: 1

Shirley Knight: 1

Shirley Jones: 1

Janet Leigh: 1

Audrey Hepburn: 1

The Unforgiven: 1

13 Ghosts: 1

The Little Shop Of Horrors: 1

Alakazam The Great: 1

Elmer Bernstein: 1

Bernard Hermann: 1

Alex North: 1

Ernest Gold: 1

Dimitri Tiomkin: 1

My Winners From My Nominations:

The Magnificent Seven: 6

Psycho: 3

Spartacus: 2

Eyes Without A Face: 1

Alfred Hitchcock: 1

Horst Bulcholz: 1

Alida Valli: 1

Anthony Perkins: 1

Audrey Hepburn: 1

The Unforgiven: 1

The Virgin Spring: 1

Jigoku: 1

The Lost World: 1

The Apartment: 1

The Alamo: 1

Alakazam The Great: 1

Elmer Bernstein: 1

So unlike the official 1960 Academy Awards where The Apartment was biggest winner and most nominated, The Magnificent Seven, Spartacus, and Psycho lead the pack for me.

Recommended Viewing List:

Spartacus. The Apartment. Psycho. The Magnificent Seven. Village Of The Damned. Peeping Tom. The Lost World. Breathless. Jigoku. The Virgin Spring. The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs. Eyes Without A Face. Night And Fog In Japan.

1960 Academy Awards: An Introduction

The 33rd Academy Awards were hosted by Bob Hope and saw Billy Wilder’s The Aparment getting most nominations (10) and most wins (5). Honourary Awards went to Gary Cooper, Stan Laurie, Hayley Mills, and Sol Lesser, and the luminous list of presenters included Yul Brynner, Bobby Darin, Audrey Hepburn, Eva Marie Saint, Shirley Temple, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, and Jimmy Stewart among others. Performances included The Brothers Four singing ‘The Green Leaves Of Summer’ from The Alamo and Connie Francis singing the title track from Never On Sunday.

1960 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 The Apartment still come out on top?

Click the links below to read the respective posts:

Best Film

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actress

Best Foreign Film

Best Animated Film

Best Writing (Original)

Best Writing (Adapted)

Best Music (Scoring)

Best Music (Song)

Best Cinematography

Best Art Direction

Best Costume Design

Best Visual Effects

Best Make-Up

Best Stunt Work

Best Cast