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The year 1961 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. One Hundred and One Dalmatians* Disney Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson and Cate Bauer (voices) $68,648,000
2. West Side Story United Artists Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer $19,646,000
3. The Guns of Navarone Columbia Gregory Peck and David Niven $13,000,000
4. El Cid Allied Artists Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren $12,000,000
5. Splendor in the Grass Warner Brothers Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty $11,426,000
6. Breakfast at Tiffany's Paramount Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard $11,322,000
7. Blue Hawaii Paramount Elvis Presley and Joan Blackman $10,440,453
8. La Dolce Vita* Astor/AIP Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg $8,000,000
9. Lover Come Back Universal Doris Day and Rock Hudson $7,625,000
10. The Parent Trap* Disney Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith $7,322,000
11. King of Kings MGM Jeffrey Hunter $6,520,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: West Side Story - Mirisch-B&P Enterprises, United Artists
Best Director: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins - West Side Story
Best Actor: Maximilian Schell - Judgment at Nuremberg
Best Actress: Sophia Loren - Two Women
Best Supporting Actor: George Chakiris - West Side Story
Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno - West Side Story
Best Foreign Language Film: Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Guns of Navarone
Best Actor: Maximilian Schell - Judgement at Nuremberg
Best Actress: Geraldine Page - Summer and Smoke
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture (tie): A Majority of One
Best Picture (tie): West Side Story
Best Actor: Glenn Ford - Pocketful of Miracles
Best Actress: Rosalind Russell - A Majority of One
Other
Best Director: Stanley Kramer - Judgment at Nuremberg

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Long Absence (Une aussi longue absence), directed by Henri Colpi, France
Viridiana, directed by Luis Buñuel, Spain

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Last Year at Marienbad (L'année dernière à Marienbad), directed by Alain Resnais, France

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

La Notte (The Night), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy

Films released in 1961

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