33rd Annual Academy Awards Coverage (1961)
- Date of Ceremony: Monday, April 17, 1961
- For films released in: 1960
- Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
- Host(s): Bob Hope (video)
Changes were afoot for Hollywood’s biggest night in its 33rd year. For starters, it was no longer in Hollywood.
With the RKO Pantages unavailable, the Academy needed to find a place big enough for all the nominees and guests. They found that place in nearby Santa Monica at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. This venue was Oscar®’s home until 1969.
Another change had ABC now broadcasting the show, a change that would remain in place through 1970.
- The Apartment: 10
- The Alamo: 7
- Sons and Lovers: 7
- Pepe: 7
- Spartacus: 6
- Never on Sunday: 5
- The Facts of Life: 5
- The Sundowners: 5
- Elmer Gantry: 5