39th Academy Awards
|39th Academy Awards|
|Date||April 10, 1967|
|Site||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California|
|Hosted by||Bob Hope|
|Produced by||Joe Pasternak|
|Directed by||Richard Dunlap|
|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. 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.
- 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.
|Simms, HankHank Simms||Announcer of the 39th Academy Awards|
|Freed, ArthurArthur Freed (AMPAS President)||Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|Jones, DeanDean Jones
|Presenters of the Sound Awards|
|Winters, ShelleyShelley Winters||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Cinematography|
|Dunne, IreneIrene Dunne||Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award|
|de Havilland, OliviaOlivia de Havilland||Presenter of the Short Subjects Awards|
|Carroll, DiahannDiahann Carroll||Presenter of the award for Best Sound Effects|
|Harris, RichardRichard Harris
|Presenters of the Documentary Awards|
|MacMurray, FredFred MacMurray||Presenter of the award for Best Visual Effects|
|Bergen, CandiceCandice Bergen
|Presenters of the awards for Best Costume Design|
|Poitier, SidneySidney Poitier||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Valenti, JackJack Valenti||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Y. Frank Freeman|
|Remick, LeeLee Remick
|Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Heston, CharltonCharlton Heston||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Yakima Canutt|
|Neal, PatriciaPatricia Neal||Presenter of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Hudson, RockRock Hudson
|Presenters of the awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration|
|Astaire, FredFred Astaire
|Presenters of the Writing Awards|
|Freed, ArthurArthur Freed||Presenter of the Irving J. Thalberg Memorial Award to Robert Wise|
|Moore, Mary TylerMary Tyler Moore
Dick Van Dyke
|Presenters of the Music Awards|
|Martin, DeanDean Martin||Presenter of the award for Best Original Song|
|Marvin, LeeLee Marvin||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Russell, RosalindRosalind Russell||Presenter of the award for Best Director|
|Christie, JulieJulie Christie||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Hepburn, AudreyAudrey Hepburn||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|Green, JohnnyJohnny Green||Musical arranger
|Warwick, DionneDionne Warwick||Performer||"Alfie" from Alfie|
|Williams, RogerRoger Williams
The Young Americans
|Performers||"Born Free" from Born Free|
|Gaynor, MitziMitzi Gaynor||Performer||"Georgy Girl" from Georgy Girl|
|Davison, JohnJohn Davison||Performer||"A Time For Love" from An American Dream|
|DeShannon, JackieJackie DeShannon||Performer||"My Wishing Doll" from Hawaii|
- 24th Golden Globe Awards
- 1966 in film
- 9th Grammy Awards
- 18th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 19th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 20th British Academy Film Awards
- 21st Tony Awards
- "The 39th Academy Awards (1967) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-09-04.
- The Official Academy Awards® Database
- The Opening of the Academy Awards in 1967, posted to YouTube by The Oscars (official channel)