Top personalities of the motion picture industry presented award to fellow actors, actresses, producers and composers at the annual Golden Globes Awards banquet in Los Angeles, U.
Top personalities of the motion picture industry presented award to fellow actors, actresses, producers and composers at the annual Golden Globes Awards banquet in Los Angeles, U.S.A., March 16th. The banquet is sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Among the winning productions and personalities were: Best Actress in a dramatic film, Greer Garson, for "Sunrise At Campobello". Anthony Franciosa, who received the "best actor" Golden Globe last year, made the presentation.
Top awards of the evening went to winners of the World Favourite Actor and Actress, who were selected from more than 1,500,000 votes cast by readers of newspapers and movie magazines in 50 countries overseas.
Two actors were tied for top male honours: Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis; each received his award from Olivia de Havilland.
Selected as World Favourite Actress for 1961 was the Italian Star Gina Lollabrigida, who was presented with a statuette by Richard Widmark.
The annual Cecil B. DeMille Award, for outstanding contributions to the motion picture industry, was won this year by Fred Astaire. Loretta Young made the presentation.
A special award was bestowed upon Mexican film star Cantinflas. The actor accepted the honour from Jayne Mansfield.
Stanley Kramer, producer of "Inherit the Wind" was honoured with a special award for "artistic integrity and daring". Judy Garland, currently appearing in Kramer's latest film, "Judgement at Nuremberg," presented the special award to Mr. Kramer.
Television awards were voted by the association's members to leading programmes. Among the winners were: "The Perry Mason" series, for which Pat Wymore presented the Globe; and "The 20th Century Presents," a news documentary featuring Walter Cronkite. Mr. Cronkite accepted from Walter Pidgeon.