Film year 1961

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Film year 1961
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American actor Gary Cooper (left) dies on May 13, 1961 .


Film awards

Golden Globe Award

The Golden Globe Awards will take place on March 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Academy Awards

The Academy Awards will be held on April 17th at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica . The moderator is Bob Hope .

Complete list of award winners

Cannes International Film Festival 1961

The Cannes festival runs from May 3rd to May 18th. The jury under President Jean Giono selects the following winners:

Berlin International Film Festival 1961

The festival in Berlin takes place from June 23rd to July 4th. The jury selects the following winners:

Venice Film Festival

The Venice Festival runs from August 20th to September 3rd. The jury selects the following winners:

British Film Academy Award

Étoile de Cristal

New York Film Critics Circle Award

National Board of Review

Laurel Award

Further film prizes and awards


January to March

Nastassja Kinski (born January 24th)
Alexander Payne (born February 10)
Michael Winterbottom (born March 29)




April to June

Eddie Murphy (born April 3)
Dirk Bach (born April 23)
George Clooney (born May 6)
Michael J. Fox (born June 9)




July to September

Raymond Cruz (born July 9)
Forest Whitaker (born July 15)
Woody Harrelson (born July 23)
Elpidia Carrillo (born August 16)
Heather Locklear (born September 25)




October to December

Peter Jackson (born October 31)




Day unknown


January to March

Anna May Wong († February 2)

April to June

Gary Cooper († May 13)
  • 0June 3: John Stone , American producer and screenwriter (* 1888)
  • 0June 5: Curt Johannes Braun , German screenwriter (* 1903)
  • June 10: Harry Hermann Spitz , German radio editor and orchestra leader (* 1899)
  • June 14: Eddie Polo , American actor and director (* 1875)
  • June 17: Jeff Chandler , American actor (born 1918)
  • June 30th: Lee de Forest , American inventor and film technology pioneer (* 1873)
  • June 30: Kurt Meister , German actor, director, author and radio play speaker (* 1901)

July to September

Dagny Servaes († July 10)
Marion Davies († September 22nd)

October to December

Max Hansen († November 13)

See also

Portal: Film  - Overview of Wikipedia content on film

Web links

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