36th Academy Awards
|36th Academy Awards|
|Date||Monday, April 13, 1964|
|Site||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Jack Lemmon|
|Produced by||Richard Dunlap|
|Directed by||Richard Dunlap|
|Best Picture||Tom Jones|
|Most awards||Cleopatra and Tom Jones (4)|
|Most nominations||Tom Jones (10)|
|TV in the United States|
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 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 as the oldest winner for Best Supporting Actress, a year after Patty Duke set a then-record as the youngest ever winner. Rutherford was also only the second Oscar winner over the age of 70 at the time of her win (the other was Edmund Gwenn), as well as becoming the last woman born in the 19th century to win.
This was the only time in Academy history that all Best Supporting Actress nominees were born outside the United States.
Nominations announced on February 24, 1964. Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardEdit
Presenters and performersEdit
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- Julie Andrews (Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film)
- Anne Bancroft (Presenter: Best Actor)
- Anne Baxter and Fred MacMurray (Presenter: Art Direction Awards)
- Ed Begley (Presenter: Best Supporting Actress)
- Rita Hayworth (Presenter: Best Director)
- Sammy Davis Jr. (Presenter: Music Awards)
- Angie Dickinson (Presenter: Best Special Effects)
- Patty Duke (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
- Shirley Jones (Presenter: Best Song)
- Shirley MacLaine (Presenter: Short Subjects Awards)
- Steve McQueen (Presenter: Sound Awards)
- Gregory Peck (Presenter: Best Actress)
- Sidney Poitier (Presenter: Best Film Editing)
- Donna Reed (Presenter: Costume Design Awards)
- Debbie Reynolds (Presenter: Documentary Awards)
- Edward G. Robinson (Presenter: Writing Awards)
- Frank Sinatra (Presenter: Best Picture)
- James Stewart (Presenter: Cinematography Awards)
- Tuesday Weld (Presenter: Best Sound Effects)
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
Sidney Poitier winning Best ActorEdit
Sidney Poitier's performance in Lilies of the Field as Homer Smith earned him an award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. This marked the first time a Black male won a competitive Oscar (Poitier is Bahamian-American). This win came five years after his nomination for Best Actor in the 1958's The Defiant Ones.
Sammy Davis Jr. envelope errorEdit
During the awards ceremony, Sammy Davis, Jr. was accidentally given the wrong winner's envelope, and when he was supposed to announce the award for Best Music Score for an Adaptation or Treatment, he announced that the winner was John Addison for Tom Jones, which was the winner for Best Music Score - Substantially Original. Davis acknowledged his mistake, was handed the correct envelope for the category a few seconds later, and read the correct winner's name.
- "The 36th Academy Awards (1964) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on May 2, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- "The Winners". The Academy Awards. Archived from the original on January 10, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
- "The Winner". The Academy Awards. Archived from the original on January 10, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2014.