33rd Academy Award Ceremony

Date: April 17, 1961

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Burt Lancaster for Elmer Gantry

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Peter Ustinov for Spartacus

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Shirley Jones for Elmer Gantry

Best Director

Best Original Story & Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Richard Brooks for Elmer Gantry

Best Cinematography, Colour

  • Russell Metty for Spartacus

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

  • Freddie Francis for Sons and Lovers

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Colour

  • Alexander Golitzen, Eric Orbom, Russell A. Gausman, & Julia Heron for Spartacus

Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

  • Edith Head & Edward Stevenson for The Facts of Life

Best Costume Design, Colour

  • Valles & Bill Thomas for Spartacus

Best Sound

  • Gordon Sawyer & Fred Hynes for The Alamo

Best Film Editing

Best Special Effects

  • Gene Warren & Tim Baar for The Time Machine

Best Original Song

  • Manos Hatzidakis for “Ta paidia tou Peiraia (Never on Sunday)” from Never on Sunday

Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

  • Morris Stoloff & Harry Sukman for Song Without End

Best Music, Scoring of Dramatic or Comedy Picture

  • Ernest Gold for Exodus

Best Short Subject, Live-Action Subjects

  • Robert P. Davis for Day of the Painter

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • William L. Snyder for Munro

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • James Hill for Giuseppina

Best Documentary, Features

  • Larry Lansburgh for The Horse with the Flying Tail

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Virgin Spring (Sweden)

Honorary Award

  • Gary Cooper
  • Stan Laurel

Juvenile Award

  • Hayley Mills for Pollyanna