36th Academy Awards

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36th Academy Awards
Date Monday, April 13, 1964
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California
Host Jack Lemmon
Producer Richard Dunlap (ABC)
George Sidney
Director Richard Dunlap
Highlights
Best Picture Tom Jones
Most awards Cleopatra and Tom Jones (4)
Most nominations Tom Jones (10)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
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The 36th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1963, were held on April 13, 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. They were hosted by Jack Lemmon.

Best Picture winner Tom Jones became the only film in history to garner three Best Supporting Actress nominations; it also tied the Oscar record of five unsuccessful acting nominations, set by Peyton Place at the 30th Academy Awards.

This year's winner for Best Actress category was unique. Although playing a supporting role and having a relatively small amount on the screen, Patricia Neal won the Best Actress category for her lead (or supporting) role in Hud. The movie also won for Best Supporting Actor for Melvyn Douglas and Best Cinematography – Black and White. It was the second and, to date, last film to win two acting awards without being nominated for Best Picture (the other being The Miracle Worker).

At age 71 Margaret Rutherford set a then record for the oldest winner for Best Supporting Actress. Coincidentally, the year before Patty Duke set a then record for the youngest winner ever. Rutherford was also only the 2nd Oscar winner to be over the age of 70 at the time of her win. The other was Edmund Gwenn.

This was the first time a Black actor won Best Actor, and the first time a winning film (An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge) had been aired on network television prior to the ceremony.

Best Sound Editing was introduced this year, with It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World winning the award.

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface[1]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film Best Original Song
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Original Score Best Adaptation or Treatment Score
Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing
Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Black and White Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Color
Best Cinematography, Black and White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Costume Design, Black and White Best Costume Design, Color
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[edit]

Presenters[edit]

Performers[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Sidney Poitier's Achievement for Being the First African American to win an Academy Award for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role[edit]

Sidney Poitier's performance in the Lilies of the Field as Homer Smith earned him an award for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role.[2] This would mark the first time an African American male would win a competitive oscar.[3] This win would come five years after his nomination for Best Actor in the 1958 feature film, The Defiant Ones, for which he was passed over for David Nivens' performance in the film Separate Tables.[4] Another African American male would not win the award for Best Male Actor in a leading role until 33 years later with Denzel Washington, for his portrayal of Alonzo Harris in the 2001 feature film Training Day.[5] However, it should be noted that this occurrence is not the first time an African American has won an Academy Award. Hattie McDaniel won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting role in 1939 for her portrayal of Mammie in the highly acclaimed feature film Gone with the Wind. By doing so, she was also the first African American to be nominated for acting, the first African American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and be the oldest African American actress to ever receive an Academy Award at the age of 44.[6] An African American woman would not win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role until 2001, for Halle Berry's portrayal of Leticia Musgrove in the feature film, Monsters Ball.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 36th Academy Awards (1964) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  2. ^ "THE WINNERS". The Academy Awards. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "THE WINNER". The Academy Awards. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "THE WINNERS". The Academy Awards. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "THE WINNERS". The Academy Awards. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "THE WINNERS". The Academy Awards. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "THE WINNERS". The Academy Awards. Retrieved 5 May 2014.