awards & nominations

West Side Story (1961)

George Chakiris as "Bernardo"

A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival's sister.

Academy Award (1961)WonActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1961)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture