I was digging through some boxes in our basement looking for some old art books when I came across these--just in time for tonight--an unused pair of tickets to the ceremony:
I love the fact that they're a real, iridescent "gold", too.
For a rundown of who was nominated and won that night 44 years ago, see here. Incidentally, they have the date wrong on that page, as you'll see from studying the tickets--the actual event was on the 9th, a Monday, not a Sunday(as it always was until a couple of years ago).
And they cost a whopping $12.50 in 1962--including the "Fed. Tax". I think it's at least $350 per person now, isn't it? And that's for the nosebleed seats.
The Academy Award nominees for "cartoon" short subject in 1962 were:
The Hole (Storyboard, Inc.; Brandon Films)
Icarus Montgolfier Wright (Format Films; United Artists)
Now Hear This (Looney Tune Series) (Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.; Warner Bros.)
Self-Defense—For Cowards (Self-Help Series) (Rembrandt Films; Film Representations)
Symposium on Popular Songs (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
"The Hole" won. It's the only one of the nominees I've seen, as far as I know. And it's by the wonderful team of John and Faith Hubley. A very topical and timely piece in '61.
several hours later: A big Congratulations to Nick Park, Steve Box and John Canemaker. These animators worked on, and won Oscars for--extremely personal films, a great achievement that hardly ever happens for any filmmakers. Cheers, guys. And congratulations to all the nominees.