39th Academy Awards
|39th Academy Awards|
|Date||April 10, 1967|
|Site||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California|
|Best Picture||A Man for All Seasons|
|Most awards||A Man for All Seasons (6)|
|Most nominations||Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (13)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||2 hours, 31 minutes|
Only two of the Best Picture nominees also had nominations for Best Director; Fred Zinnemann's lavish and thoughtful biopic A Man for All Seasons and Mike Nichols' bold and taboo-breaking drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Both were adaptations of stage dramas.
Winners and nominees
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Ann-Margret and Omar Sharif (Presenters: Best Cinematography)
- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (Presenters: Writing Awards)
- Candice Bergen and Robert Mitchum (Presenters: Best Costume Design)
- Diahann Carroll, Dean Jones, and Raquel Welch (Presenters: Sound Awards)
- Julie Christie (Presenter: Best Actor)
- Olivia de Havilland (Presenter: Short Subjects Awards)
- Irene Dunne (Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award)
- Richard Harris and Barbara Rush (Presenters: Documentary Awards)
- Audrey Hepburn (Presenter: Best Picture)
- Charlton Heston (Presenter: Honorary Award to Yakima Canutt)
- Rock Hudson and Vanessa Redgrave (Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration)
- Fred MacMurray (Presenter: Best Visual Effects)
- Dean Martin (Presenter: Best Original Song)
- Lee Marvin (Presenter: Best Actress)
- Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke (Presenters: Music Awards)
- Patricia Neal (Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film)
- Sidney Poitier (Presenter: Best Supporting Actress)
- Lee Remick and James Stewart (Presenters: Best Film Editing)
- Rosalind Russell (Presenter: Best Director)
- Jack Valenti (Presenter: Honorary Award to Y. Frank Freeman)
- Shelley Winters (Presenters: Best Supporting Actor)
- John Davidson ("A Time For Love" from An American Dream)
- Jackie DeShannon ("My Wishing Doll" from Hawaii)
- Mitzi Gaynor ("Georgy Girl" from Georgy Girl)
- Roger Williams and The Young Americans ("Born Free" from Born Free)
- Dionne Warwick ("Alfie" from Alfie)
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- "The 39th Academy Awards (1967) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-09-04.
- The Official Academy Awards® Database