1960 Oscar Shouldabeens

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Postby Penelope » Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:17 pm

Magilla--and anybody else who wants to chime in on this issue--who do you think woulda won had not Liz nearly died? I've always assumed it would have indeed been Deborah Kerr...I'm assuming Greer Garson was outta the running due to the fact that she already had an Oscar and, it could be argued, her performance was almost supporting (odd that Ralph Bellamy wasn't nominated)...Melina Mercouri out because much of it was a foreign language performance (unlike Sophia Loren, Mercouri was not an established name in the US at the time)...which leads me to think it woulda been a race between Kerr and Shirley MacLaine...with the edge to Kerr because it was her 6th nomination....
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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:13 pm

Yes, Jean Simmons was robbed of a nomination for Elmer Gantry, but not the win. Shirley MacLaine was brilliant in The Apartment, but it's not just today that everyone gravitates toward Deborah Kerr in The Sundowners, thye did then, too. After all, she won the New York Film Critics Award, whcih then had a greater hsitory of predicting the Oscar than the Globes for which she was inexplicably left in the cold.

I recently re-watched Greer Garson in Sunrise at Campobello. Cynthia Nixon's anemic protrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt in the recent TV pseduo-remake Warm Springs doesn't hold a candle to Greer's and neither does Jane Alexander (a great Eleanor in her own right in 175) to Ann Shoemaker's Anna Roosevelt.

I actually liked Melina Mercouri better in the Broadway musical version of Never on Sunday called Illya Darling than I did in the Jules Dassin original.

Truth be told 1960 had more great performances in all four acting categories than any other year in film history. Here are my top ten choices for actress:

1. Deborah Kerr in The Sundowners
2. Greer Garson in Sunrise at Campobello
3. Shirley MacLaine in The Apartemnt
4. Jean Simmons in Elmer Gantry
5. Eleanor Parker in Home From the Hill
6. Lilli Palmer in Conspiracy of Hearts
7. Dorothy McGuire in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
8. Judy Holliday in Bells Are Ringing
9. Doris Day in Midnight Lace
10. Melina Mercouri in Never on Sunday

For actor:

1. Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry
2. Robert Mitchum in Home From the Hill (and The Sundowners)
3. Jack Lemmon in The Apartment
4. Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind
5. Anthony Perkins in Psycho
6. Fredric March in Inherit the Wind
7. Ralph Bellamy in Sunrise at Campobello
8. Dean Stockwell in Sons and Lovers
9. John Mills in Tunes of Glory
10. Alec Guinness in Tunes of Glory

Supporting Actress:

1. Wendy Hiller in Sons and Lovers
2. Eve Arden in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
3. Janet Leigh in Psycho
4. Shirley Jones in Elmer Gantry
5. Glynis Johns in The Sundowners
6. Angela Lansbury in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
7. Jo Van Fleet in Wild River
8. Shirley Knight in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
9. Spring Byington in Please Don't Eat the Daisies
10. Myrna Loy in From the Terrace

Supporting Actor:

1. Trevor Howard in Sons and Lovers
2. George Peppard in Home From the Hill
3. Sal Mineo in Exodus
4. Peter Ustinov in The Sundowners
5. Fred MacMurray in The Apartment
6. George Hamilton in Home From the Hill
7. Arthur Kennedy in Elmer Gantry
8. Lee Kinsolving in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
9. Michael Anderson, Jr. in The Sundowners
10. Jack Kruschen in The Apartment




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Postby Penelope » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:43 pm

Okri wrote:Jean Simmons wuz robbed.

Oh, definitely, she deserved a nomination AND the win (even moreso than Lancaster).
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Postby Okri » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:28 pm

Jean Simmons wuz robbed.

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Postby Penelope » Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:37 pm

Damien wrote:I thought everyone (deservedly) gravitates towards Shirley's great performance in The Apartment, not Kerr's in that dreary bore of a movie (the only saving grace of which is the incredibly beautiul Michael Amderson Jr.).

I think it's because this was Kerr's last nomination; of course, in 1960/61, the Academy didn't know that Deborah would never be nominated again, but it was her 6th nomination, and I've often wondered, if Liz hadn't nearly died, might Kerr have finally won her much deserved Oscar?

I'm fond of The Sundowners and, yes, sentiment drives me to give Kerr the Oscar, but Reza is right, of the nominated performances, Mercouri is the best, with MacLaine very close behind.
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Postby Damien » Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:22 pm

I thought everyone (deservedly) gravitates towards Shirley's great performance in The Apartment, not Kerr's in that dreary bore of a movie (the only saving grace of which is the incredibly beautiul Michael Amderson Jr.).
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Postby Reza » Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:01 pm

I reviewed Never on Sunday tonight after almost 25 years. Melina Mercouri's performance continues to be a delight and has not lost any of it's charisma. The theme music always takes me back to the 1960s. However, I always thought the winning song that year was the title song in English. I was surprised to see that the song is sung in the film by Melina in Greek (I had no recollection of this). I did not know that back then the Academy awarded songs in a foreign language. I suppose the English version of the song became a bigger hit after the film's release.

The film's only negative aspect is Jules Dassin himself. Pity he did not cast somebody else in the role. He is truly pathetic in the lead role opposite his wife. Pity Melina was not awarded the Oscar for this larger-than-life role. Today everyone gravitates towards Deborah Kerr's performance (in The Sundowners) as the best of 1960 but I think Melina is head and shoulders above her.




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Postby Bruce_Lavigne » Thu May 05, 2005 8:34 pm

Best Motion Picture
01. Psycho (pr. Alfred Hitchcock)
02. The Cranes Are Flying (pr. Mikhail Kalatozov)
03. Peeping Tom (pr. Michael Powell)
04. The Apartment (pr. Billy Wilder)
05. The World of Apu (pr. Satyajit Ray)

Best Director
01. Alfred Hitchcock – Psycho
02. Mikhail Kalatozov – The Cranes Are Flying
03. Michael Powell – Peeping Tom
04. Billy Wilder – The Apartment
05. Satyajit Ray – The World of Apu

Best Leading Actor
01. Anthony Perkins – Psycho
02. Jack Lemmon – The Apartment
03. Spencer Tracy – Inherit the Wind
04. Burt Lancaster – Elmer Gantry
05. Fredric March – Inherit the Wind

Best Leading Actress
01. Shirley MacLaine – The Apartment
02. Deborah Kerr – The Sundowners
03. Melina Mercouri – Never on Sunday
04. Jean Simmons – Elmer Gantry
05. Tatyana Samojlova – The Cranes Are Flying

Best Supporting Actor
01. Trevor Howard – Sons and Lovers
02. Sal Mineo – Exodus
03. George Peppard – Home from the Hill
04. Peter Falk – Murder, Inc.
05. Fred MacMurray – The Apartment

Best Supporting Actress
01. Shirley Jones – Elmer Gantry
02. Wendy Hiller – Sons and Lovers
03. Angela Lansbury – The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
04. Janet Leigh – Psycho
05. Eve Arden – The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

Best Adapted Screenplay
01. Psycho (Joseph Stefano)
02. Tunes of Glory (James Kennaway)
03. Elmer Gantry (Richard Brooks)
04. Inherit the Wind (Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith)
05. The World of Apu (Satyajit Ray)

Best Original Screenplay
01. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, I. A. L. Diamond)
02. Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Marguerite Duras)
03. Peeping Tom (Leo Marks)
04. The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni)
05. Never on Sunday (Jules Dassin)

Best Film Editing
01. Psycho (George Tomasini)
02. Peeping Tom (Noreen Ackland)
03. The Apartment (Daniel Mandell)
04. The World of Apu (Dulal Dutta)
05. Elmer Gantry (Marjorie Fowler)

Best Cinematography
01. Sons and Lovers (Freddie Francis)
02. Psycho (John L. Russell)
03. The Cranes Are Flying (Sergei Urusevsky)
04. The Apartment (Joseph LaShelle)
05. The Hidden Fortress (Ichio Yamazeki)

Best Original Score
01. Psycho (Bernard Herrmann)
02. Exodus (Ernest Gold)
03. The Magnificent Seven (Elmer Bernstein)
04. Spartacus (Alex North)
05. Elmer Gantry (Andre Previn)

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Postby Precious Doll » Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:47 am

Best Film

**L’Avventura
La Dolce Vita
Peeping Tom
Sons and Lovers
Virgin Spring, The

Best Director

**Michelangelo Antionioni for L’Avventura
Ingmar Bergman for The Virgin Spring
Jack Clayton for Sons and Lovers
Federico Fellini for La Dolce Vita
Michael Powell for Peeping Tom

Best Actor

Alain Delon for Purple Noon
**Burt Lancaster for Elmer Gentry
Jack Lemmon for The Apartment
Marcelo Mastroianni for La Dolce Vita
Anthony Perkins for Psycho

Best Actress

Deborah Kerr for The Sundowners
Shirley MacLaine for The Apartment
Rachel Roberts for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Jean Simmons for Elmer Gentry
**Monica Vitti for L’Avventura

Best Supporting Actor

Trevor Howard for Sons and Lovers
Jack Kruschen for The Apartment
Charles Laughton for Spartacus
Laurence Olivier for Spartacus
**Peter Ustinov for Spartacus

Best Supporting Actress

Anita Ekberg for La Dolce Vita
Wendy Hiller for Sons and Lovers
Shirley Jones for Elmer Gentry
**Janet Leigh for Psycho
Anna Massey for Peeping Tom
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Postby MCAR » Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:29 am

Picture:
The Apartment
Ballad Of A Soldier
The Cranes Are Flying
*Hiroshima Mon Amour*
Psycho

Actor:
Alec Guinness – Tunes Of Glory
Vladimir Ivashov – Ballad Of A Soldier
*Burt Lancaster – Elmer Gantry*
Jack Lemmon – The Apartment
Anthony Perkins - Psycho

Actress:
Deborah Kerr – The Sundowners
Shirley MacLaine – The Apartment
Melina Mercouri – Never On Sunday
*Emmanuelle Riva – Hiroshima Mon Amour*
Tatyana Samojlova – The Cranes Are Flying

Supporting Actor:
*Trevor Howard – Sons And Lovers*
Fred MacMurray –The Apartment
Sal Mineo – Exodus
Peter Sellers – I’m All Right Jack
Peter Ustinov - Spartacus

Supporting Actress:
*Wendy Hiller – Sons And Lovers*
Shirley Jones – Elmer Gantry
Janet Leigh – Psycho
Zhanna Prokhorenko – Ballad Of A Soldier
Jo Van Fleet – Wild River

Director:
Grigori Chukhraj – Ballad Of A Soldier
Alfred Hitchcock – Psycho
Mikheil Kalatozishvili – The Cranes Are Flying
*Alain Resnais – Hiroshima Mon Amour*
Billy Wilder – The Apartment

Original Screenplay:
Grigori Chukhraj & Valentin Yezhov - Ballad Of A Soldier
Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Agenore Incrocci, Mario Monicelli & Furio Scarpelli - Big Deal On Madonna Street
*I.A.L. Diamond & Billy Wilder - The Apartment*
Margeurite Duras – Hiroshima Mon Amour
Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa & Hideo Oguni - The Hidden Fortress

Adapted Screenplay:
John Boulting, Alan Hackney & Frank Harvey - I’m All Right Jack
Hal E. Chester & Patricia Moyers – School For Scoundrels
Satyajit Ray - The World Of Apu
Viktor Rozov - The Cranes Are Flying
*Joseph Stefano – Psycho*

Foreign Film:
Ballad Of A Soldier (USSR)
Big Deal On Madonna Street (Italy)
The Cranes Are Flying (USSR)
The Hidden Fortress (Japan)
*Hiroshima Mon Amour (France)*

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Postby Reza » Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:00 pm

Best Picture
*The Apartment
Home From the Hill
Psycho
Sons and Lovers
The Virgin Spring

Best Actor
Alec Guinness, Tunes of Glory
*Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry
Jack Lemmon, The Apartment
Robert Mitchum, Home From the Hill
Laurence Olivier, The Entertainer

Best Actress
Deborah Kerr, The Sundowners
Shirley MacLaine, The Apartment
*Melina Mercouri, Never on Sunday
Eleanor Parker, Home From the Hill
Jean Simmons, Elmer Gantry

Best Supporting Actor
*Trevor Howard, Sons and Lovers
Charles Laughton, Spartacus
Fred MacMurray, The Apartment
Sal Mineo, Exodus
Peter Ustinov, Spartacus

Best Supporting Actress
Eve Arden, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
*Wendy Hiller, Sons and Lovers
Glynis Johns, The Sundowners
Shirley Jones, Elmer Gantry
Janet Leigh, Psycho

Best Director
Ingmar Bergman, The Virgin Spring
Jack Cardiff, Sons and Lovers
Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho
Alain Resnais, Hiroshima, Mon Amour
*Billy Wilder, The Apartment
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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jan 01, 2003 9:13 pm

1960

Best Picture
*The Apartment
Elmer Gantry
Home From the Hill
Psycho
Sons and Lovers

Best Actor
*Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry
Jack Lemmon, The Apartment
Robert Mitchum,, Home From the Hill
Anthony Perkins, Psycho
Spencer Tracy, Inherit the Wind

Best Actress
Greer Garson, Sunrise at Campobello
*Deborah Kerr, The Sundowners
Shirley MacLaine, The Apartment
Eleanor Parker, Home From the Hill
Jean Simmons, Elmer Gantry

Best Supporting Actor
*Trevor Howard, Sons and Lovers
Fred MacMurray, The Apartment
Sal Mineo, Exodus
George Peppard, Home From the Hill
Peter Ustinov, The Sundowners

Best Supporting Actress
Eve Arden, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
*Wendy Hiller, Sons and Lovers
Glynis Johns, The Sundowners
Shirley Jones, Elmer Gantry
Janet Leigh, Psycho

Best Director
Richard Brooks, Elmer Gantry
Jack Cardiff, Sons and Lovers
Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho
Vincente Minnelli, Home From the Hill
*Billy Wilder, The Apartment


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