37th Academy Awards
The 37th Academy Awards honored film achievements of 1964. For the first time, an award was presented in the field of makeup. None of the four acting awards went to American actors, something not repeated until the 80th Academy Awards were awarded for 2007.
|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 replacement of Julie Andrews – the stage actress from the original play (and coincidentally the Best Actress winner of the year) – as well as the revelation that the majority of her singing performance was dubbed by Marni Nixon (which wasn't approved of by Hepburn herself) were seen as the main reasons for the snub.
The producer of the ceremony was MGM film producer Joe Pasternak. The master of ceremonies was Bob Hope making it his 14th time hosting the show. The awards show was star-studded with many top celebrities participating, including an appearance by Judy Garland, who sang a medley of Cole Porter songs in tribute to the composer, who died in October 1964.
This year marked the only time in Oscar history where 3 films got 12 or more nominations. Becket and My Fair Lady both with 12 nominations and Mary Poppins with 13. This marked the first year since the inception of the Supporting Actor and Actress categories wherein the acting Oscars were all won by non-American actors. This feat would again later be repeated at the 80th Academy Awards ceremony in 2008.
Academy Honorary AwardEdit
Presenters and performersEdit
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The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Simms, HankHank Simms||Announcer for the 37th Academy Awards|
|Freed, ArthurArthur Freed (AMPAS President)||Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|Cardinale, ClaudiaClaudia Cardinale
|Presenters of the awards for Best Sound and Best Sound Effects|
|Delon, AlainAlain Delon||Presenter of the award for Best Visual Effects|
|Lansbury, AngelaAngela Lansbury||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Durante, JimmyJimmy Durante
|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|
|Garson, GreerGreer Garson
Dick Van Dyke
|Presenters of the awards for Best Costume Design|
|Reynolds, DebbieDebbie Reynolds||Presenter of the awards for Best Original Score and Best Adaptation or Treatment Score|
|Franciosa, AnthonyAnthony Franciosa||Presenter of the Scientific and Technical Awards|
|Harrison, RexRex Harrison||Presenter of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Russell, RosalindRosalind Russell||Presenter of the Honorary Award to William Tuttle|
|Malden, KarlKarl Malden||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Chamberlain, RichardRichard Chamberlain
|Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Hudson, RockRock Hudson
|Presenters of the awards for Best Cinematography|
|Ashley, ElizabethElizabeth Ashley
|Presenters of the awards for Best Art Direction|
|Kelly, GeneGene Kelly||Introducer of the performance of the tribute to Cole Porter|
|Astaire, FredFred Astaire||Presenter of the award for Best Original Song|
|Kerr, DeborahDeborah Kerr||Presenter of the awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay|
|Hepburn, AudreyAudrey Hepburn||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Poitier, SidneySidney Poitier||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Crawford, JoanJoan Crawford||Presenter of the award for Best Director|
|Peck, GregoryGregory Peck||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|Green, JohnnyJohnny Green
|New Christy Minstrels, TheThe New Christy Minstrels||Performers||"Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins|
|Williams, AndyAndy Williams||Performer||"Dear Heart" from Dear Heart|
|Page, PattiPatti Page||Performer||"Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte" from Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte|
|Wilson, NancyNancy Wilson||Performer||"My Kind of Town" from Robin and the 7 Hoods|
|Jones, JackJack Jones||Performer||"Where Love Has Gone" from Where Love Has Gone|
|Garland, JudyJudy 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, 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.