39th Academy Awards
|39th Academy Awards|
|Date||April 10, 1967|
|Site||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 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|
This year, six films won multiple Oscars—A Man for All Seasons, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Grand Prix, Fantastic Voyage, A Man and a Woman, and Born Free—a record that was later tied in 2010, 2012, and 2017, and surpassed in 2020/21, when seven films won at least two Oscars.
Winners and nomineesEdit
- Yakima Canutt "for achievements as a stunt man and for developing safety devices to protect stunt men everywhere."
- Y. Frank Freeman "for unusual and outstanding service to the Academy during his thirty years in Hollywood."
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardEdit
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardEdit
- George Bagnall
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
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 second and, as of 2020[update], most recent instance of a film being nominated in every category for which it was eligible. The first film to achieve this feat was 1931's Cimarron.
- "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was also the first film to receive an acting nomination for every credited cast member.
- This was the last year that separate awards were given for black-and-white and color films in Cinematography, Art Direction-Set Decoration, and Costume Design.
- 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 performersEdit
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Hank Simms||Announcer of the 39th Academy Awards|
|Arthur Freed (AMPAS President)||Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|Presenters of the award for Best Sound|
|Shelley Winters||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Cinematography|
|Irene Dunne||Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award|
|Olivia de Havilland||Presenter of the Short Subjects Awards|
|Diahann Carroll||Presenter of the award for Best Sound Effects|
|Presenters of the Documentary Awards|
|Fred MacMurray||Presenter of the award for Best Special Visual Effects|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Costume Design|
|Sidney Poitier||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Jack Valenti||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Y. Frank Freeman|
|Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Charlton Heston||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Yakima Canutt|
|Patricia Neal||Presenter of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Art Direction|
|Presenters of the Writing Awards|
|Arthur Freed||Presenter of the Irving J. Thalberg Memorial Award to Robert Wise|
|Mary Tyler Moore
Dick Van Dyke
|Presenters of the Music Awards|
|Dean Martin||Presenter of the award for Best Song|
|Lee Marvin||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Rosalind Russell||Presenter of the award for Best Director|
|Julie Christie||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Audrey Hepburn||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|Johnny Green||Musical arranger and conductor||Orchestral|
|Dionne Warwick||Performer||"Alfie" from Alfie|
The Young Americans
|Performers||"Born Free" from Born Free|
|Mitzi Gaynor||Performer||"Georgy Girl" from Georgy Girl|
|John Davidson||Performer||"A Time for Love" from An American Dream|
|Jackie DeShannon||Performer||"My Wishing Doll" from Hawaii|
- "The 39th Academy Awards (1967) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2014-11-10. Retrieved 2011-09-04.
- "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1966" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".
- The Opening of the Academy Awards in 1967 Archived 2016-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, posted to YouTube by The Oscars (official channel)