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The 37th Academy Awards honored film achievements of 1964. For the first time, an award was presented in the field of makeup.

37th Academy Awards
Date April 5, 1965
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California
Hosted by Bob Hope
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Best Picture My Fair Lady
Most awards My Fair Lady (8)
Most nominations Mary Poppins (13)
TV in the United States
Network ABC

The Best Picture winner of 1964, director George Cukor's My Fair Lady, was about the transformative training of a rough-speaking flower girl into a lady. The musical had run for many years on the stage in both NYC and London. Audrey Hepburn, the female lead of the film, was controversially not nominated for Best Actress. The unpopularity of her replacing Julie Andrews – who had originated the role on Broadway and, coincidentally, the Best Actress winner of the year for Mary Poppins – as well as the revelation that the majority of her singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon (which wasn't approved by Hepburn herself) were seen as the main reasons for the snub.

The ceremony was produced by MGM's Joe Pasternak and hosted, for the 14th time, by Bob Hope. The awards show was a star-studded one, including an appearance by Judy Garland, who sang a medley of Cole Porter songs in tribute to the composer, who had died in October 1964.

This year was the only time in Oscar history where three films got twelve or more nominations: Becket and My Fair Lady each received twelve, while Mary Poppins received thirteen. It was also the first year since the inception of the Supporting Actor and Actress categories wherein all four acting Oscars were won by non-American performers; this would be repeated at the 80th Academy Awards.



Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface[1][2]

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 Effects Best Sound
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

Academy Honorary AwardEdit

Presenters and performersEdit

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


Name Role
Hank Simms Announcer for the 37th Academy Awards
Arthur Freed (AMPAS President) Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony
Claudia Cardinale
Steve McQueen
Presenters of the awards for Best Sound
Angie Dickinson Presenter of the award for Best Sound Effects
Alain Delon Presenter of the award for Best Visual Effects
Angela Lansbury Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor
Jimmy Durante
Martha Raye
Presenters of the awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short
Merle Oberon Presenter of the awards for Best Live Action Short and Best Animated Short
Greer Garson
Dick Van Dyke
Presenters of the awards for Best Costume Design
Debbie Reynolds Presenter of the awards for Best Original Score and Best Adaptation or Treatment Score
Anthony Franciosa Presenter of the Scientific and Technical Awards
Rex Harrison Presenter of the award for Best Foreign Language Film
Rosalind Russell Presenter of the Honorary Award to William Tuttle
Karl Malden Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Richard Chamberlain
Vince Edwards
Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing
Rock Hudson
Jean Simmons
Presenters of the awards for Best Cinematography
Elizabeth Ashley
Macdonald Carey
Presenters of the awards for Best Art Direction
Gene Kelly Introducer of the performance of the tribute to Cole Porter
Fred Astaire Presenter of the award for Best Original Song
Deborah Kerr Presenter of the awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay
Audrey Hepburn Presenter of the award for Best Actor
Sidney Poitier Presenter of the award for Best Actress
Joan Crawford Presenter of the award for Best Director
Gregory Peck Presenter of the award for Best Picture


Name Role Performed
Johnny Green
Roger Edens
Musical arrangers Orchestral
The New Christy Minstrels Performers "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins
Andy Williams Performer "Dear Heart" from Dear Heart
Patti Page Performer "Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte" from Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Nancy Wilson Performer "My Kind of Town" from Robin and the 7 Hoods
Jack Jones Performer "Where Love Has Gone" from Where Love Has Gone
Judy Garland Performer Cole Porter Medley:
"Use Your Imagination"
"Night and Day"
"I Get a Kick Out of You"
"You're the Top"
"Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love"
"Don't Fence Me In"
"You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To"
"It's De-Lovely"
"My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
"So in Love"
"From This Moment On"
"Night and Day" (reprise)
Academy Awards Orchestra Performers "That's Entertainment" during the closing credits

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The 37th Academy Awards (1965) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  2. ^ The Official Academy Awards® Database