39th Academy Awards

The 39th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1966, were held on April 10, 1967, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. They were hosted by Bob Hope.

Only two of the Best Picture nominees were nominated for Best Director: A Man for All Seasons and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Both were adaptations of stage dramas.

39th Academy Awards
39th Academy Awards
DateApril 10, 1967
SiteSanta Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
Hosted byBob Hope
Produced byJoe Pasternak
Directed byRichard Dunlap
Highlights
Best PictureA Man for All Seasons
Most awardsWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (8)
Most nominationsWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (13)
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
Duration2 hours, 31 minutes

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[1][2]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Best Foreign Language Film Best Song
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Short Subject, Live Action Best Short Subject, Cartoons
Best Original Music Score Best Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment
Best Sound Effects Best Sound
Best Art Direction, Black-and-White Best Art Direction, Color
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Best Costume Design, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Visual Effects

Honorary Awards

  • Yakima Canutt "for achievements as a stunt man and for developing safety devices to protect stunt men everywhere."
  • Y. Frank Freeman "for unusual and outstanding service to the Academy during his thirty years in Hollywood."

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

  • George Bagnall

Multiple nominations and awards

These films had multiple nominations:

  • 13 nominations: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • 8 nominations: A Man for All Seasons and The Sand Pebbles
  • 7 nominations: Hawaii
  • 5 nominations: Alfie and Fantastic Voyage
  • 4 nominations: The Fortune Cookie, Georgy Girl, A Man and a Woman and The Russians Are Coming, the Russians are Coming
  • 3 nominations: Gambit, The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Grand Prix and The Professionals
  • 2 nominations: Blowup, Born Free, Is Paris Burning?, Juliet of the Spirits, Mister Buddwing, Morgan! and The Oscar

The following films received multiple awards.

  • 6 wins: A Man for All Seasons
  • 5 wins: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • 3 wins: Grand Prix
  • 2 wins: Born Free, Fantastic Voyage and A Man and a Woman

Trivia

  • The Academy Awards broadcast was almost canceled because of a strike involving the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the theatrical performers union governing live telecasts. However, the dispute was settled three hours before the ceremony was scheduled to begin. Bob Hope's opening monologue makes many references to this, and he claims that as late as 30 minutes before broadcast it was uncertain whether the telecast would go on.[3]
  • Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave were both nominated for Best Actress. This was the first time in 25 years that two sisters were nominated in that category (Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine were nominated for Best Actress in 1941).
  • This was the only time in the history of the Academy Awards that all Best Actress nominees were born outside of the United States.
  • Patricia Neal, making her first Hollywood appearance since a near-fatal stroke of two years before, received a standing ovation from the audience.
  • California's governor, Ronald Reagan, was among the guests in the audience. He was a longtime Academy member and supporter.
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf's 13 nominations constitute the first and, as of 2012, only instance of a film being nominated in every category for which it was eligible. It is also the first instance of a film receiving an acting nomination for every credited cast member.
  • Mitzi Gaynor's performance of the song "Georgy Girl" is often cited as being one of the most heralded performances on an Oscar broadcast.

Presenters and performers

The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.

Presenters

Name Role
Hank Simms Announcer of the 39th Academy Awards
Arthur Freed (AMPAS President) Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony
Dean Jones
Raquel Welch
Presenters of the award for Best Sound
Shelley Winters Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor
Ann-Margret
Omar Sharif
Presenters of the awards for Best Cinematography
Irene Dunne Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Olivia de Havilland Presenter of the Short Subjects Awards
Diahann Carroll Presenter of the award for Best Sound Effects
Richard Harris
Barbara Rush
Presenters of the Documentary Awards
Fred MacMurray Presenter of the award for Best Special Visual Effects
Candice Bergen
Robert Mitchum
Presenters of the awards for Best Costume Design
Sidney Poitier Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Jack Valenti Presenter of the Honorary Award to Y. Frank Freeman
Lee Remick
James Stewart
Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing
Charlton Heston Presenter of the Honorary Award to Yakima Canutt
Patricia Neal Presenter of the award for Best Foreign Language Film
Rock Hudson
Vanessa Redgrave
Presenters of the awards for Best Art Direction
Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
Presenters of the Writing Awards
Arthur Freed Presenter of the Irving J. Thalberg Memorial Award to Robert Wise
Mary Tyler Moore
Dick Van Dyke
Presenters of the Music Awards
Dean Martin Presenter of the award for Best Song
Lee Marvin Presenter of the award for Best Actress
Rosalind Russell Presenter of the award for Best Director
Julie Christie Presenter of the award for Best Actor
Audrey Hepburn Presenter of the award for Best Picture

Performers

Name Role Performed
Johnny Green Musical arranger and conductor Orchestral
Dionne Warwick Performer "Alfie" from Alfie
Roger Williams
The Young Americans
Performers "Born Free" from Born Free
Mitzi Gaynor Performer "Georgy Girl" from Georgy Girl
John Davidson Performer "A Time For Love" from An American Dream
Jackie DeShannon Performer "My Wishing Doll" from Hawaii

See also

References

  1. ^ "The 39th Academy Awards (1967) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2014-11-10. Retrieved 2011-09-04.
  2. ^ "The Official Academy Awards® Database". Archived from the original on 2014-06-09. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  3. ^ The Opening of the Academy Awards in 1967 Archived 2016-04-02 at the Wayback Machine., posted to YouTube by The Oscars (official channel)

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