Fixing the Oscars – 1961

Best Picture

THE WINNER (TIE): Jules and Jim

– West Side Story (actual 1961 winner)
– The Hustler (original nominee)
– Through a Glass Darkly (actual 1961 Foreign Film winner)

Best Actor

THE WINNER: Toshiro Mifure (Yojimbo)

– Paul Newman (The Hustler) (original nominee)
– James Cagney (One, Two, Three)
– Maximilian Schell (Judgment at Nuremberg) (actual 1961 winner)
– Oskar Werner (Jules and Jim)

Best Actress

THE WINNER: Jeanne Moreau (Jules and Jim)

– Sophia Loren (Two Women) (actual 1961 winner)
– Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) (original nominee)
– Natalie Wood (Splendor in the Grass (original nominee)
– Deborah Kerr (The Innocents)

Best Supporting Actor

THE WINNER: George C. Scott (The Hustler) (original nominee – refused nomination)

– Jackie Gleason (The Hustler) (original nominee)
– Tatsuya Nakadai (Yojimbo)
– Eli Wallach (The Misfits)
– Martin Stephens (The Innocents)
– Montgomery Clift (Judgment at Nuremberg) (original nominee)

Best Supporting Actress

THE WINNER: Rita Moreno (West Side Story) (actual 1961 winner)

– Piper Laurie (The Hustler) (original Best Actress nominee)
– Elenora Brown (Two Women)
– Judy Garland (Judgment at Nuremberg) (original nominee)
– Isuzu Yamada (Yojimbo)

Best Director

THE WINNER: Francois Truffaut (Jules and Jim) (new nominee)

– Akira Kurosawa (Yojimbo)
– Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins (West Side Story) (actual 1961 winners)
– Robert Rossen (The Hustler) (original nominee)
– Alain Resnais (Last Year in Marienbad)

Best Score

THE WINNER: Masuro Sato (Yojimbo)

– Georges Delerue (Jules and Jim)
– Henry Mancini (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) (actual 1961 winner)
– Elmer Bernstein (Summer and Smoke) (original nominee)
– Alex North (The Misfits)
– Miklos Rozsa (El Cid) (original nominee)

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