The Oscars

The 34th Academy Awards hosted by Bob Hope at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Monday, April 9, 1962, honoring movies released in 1961. Best Picture winner "West Side Story" also won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Color Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Cinematography, Color Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Music -- Scoring of a Musical Picture, and Sound. Sophia Loren was the first performer in a foreign language film to be nominated for an Academy Award; she won for Best Actress and was presented her award at a ceremony later in Italy. Maximilian Schell won for Best Actor ("Judgment at Nuremberg") and became the first performer to win an Academy Award for recreating on screen a role he had originally performed for television. For the first time, two directors shared the award in the Directing category (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for "West Side Story").

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