1961 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV Awards in 1961

  • Mar 16 18th Golden Globes: "Spartacus", Burt Lancaster, & Greer Garson win
  • Mar 31 8th National Film Awards (India): "Anuradha" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Apr 17 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress
  • May 16 13th Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck win
  • May 18 14th Cannes Film Festival: "The Long Absence" directed by Henri Colpi and "Viridiana" directed by Luis Bunuel jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 23 11th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Night" wins the Golden Bear
  • Aug 20 22nd Venice Film Festival: "Last Year at Marienbad" directed by Alain Resnais wins Golden Lion

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (42) divorces American film producer James Hill (45) after 3-1/2 years of marriage

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