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|
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 event marked the first time that three films had received 10 or more nominations (repeated at the 50th and 92nd Academy Awards), and the only time in Oscar history that three films got 12 or more nominations: Becket and My Fair Lady each received 12, while Mary Poppins received 13.
Academy Honorary AwardEdit
Presenters and performersEdit
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The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|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"
"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
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- "The 37th Academy Awards (1965) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
- "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1964" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".