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Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Oscars 50 years Ago

Go back fifty years with me. In 1960, movies were really movies and stars were really stars. It's trite I know and a cliche. But in that time and before, the stories told and the actors who conveyed those stories seemed larger than life, literally. In a close up shot on the huge screen at the front of the theater, the star's face was as big as a god's...

The following list is from the great film info source, AMC Filmsite, written and edited by Tim Dirks...

The Oscar nominees and winners from the year 1960...50 years ago.

Winners are listed first and are in all capitals...

Best Picture Nominees:
"THE APARTMENT," "The Alamo," "Elmer Gantry," "Sons and Lovers," "The Sundowners"


BURT LANCASTER in "Elmer Gantry", Trevor Howard in "Sons and Lovers", Jack Lemmon in "The Apartment", Laurence Olivier in "The Entertainer", Spencer Tracy in "Inherit the Wind"


ELIZABETH TAYLOR in "Butterfield 8", Greer Garson in "Sunrise at Campobello", Deborah Kerr in "The Sundowners", Shirley MacLaine in "The Apartment", Melina Mercouri in "Never on Sunday"

Supporting Actor:

PETER USTINOV in "Spartacus", Peter Falk in "Murder, Inc.", Jack Kruschen in "The Apartment", Sal Mineo in "Exodus", Chill Wills in "The Alamo"

Supporting Actress:

SHIRLEY JONES in "Elmer Gantry", Glynis Johns in "The Sundowners", Shirley Knight in "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs", Janet Leigh in "Psycho", Mary Ure in "Sons and Lovers"


BILLY WILDER for "The Apartment", Jack Cardiff for "Sons and Lovers", Jules Dassin for "Never on Sunday", Alfred Hitchcock for "Psycho", Fred Zinnemann for "The Sundowners"

1 comment:

  1. Why is it that they don't make movies or movie stars like that anymore? No matter how much modern movies cost or how much the actors earn, they still somehow seem cheap and vulgar. Maybe it's just age.