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39th Academy Awards

39th Academy Awards
File:39th Academy Awards.jpg
Date April 10, 1967
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California
Host Bob Hope
Producer Joe Pasternak
Director 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
Network ABC
Duration 2 hours, 31 minutes
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The 39th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1966, were held on April 10, 1967 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. They were hosted by Bob Hope.

Only two of the Best Picture nominees also had nominations for Best Director; Fred Zinnemann's lavish and thoughtful biopic A Man for All Seasons and Mike Nichols' bold and taboo-breaking drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Both were adaptations of stage dramas. This is also the last time as of 2015 where only 2 best picture nominated films were nominated for director as well.

Winners and nominees

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 Editing Best Sound Mixing
Best Art Direction, Black and White Best Art Direction, 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

Honorary Awards

Yakima Canutt

Y. Frank Freeman

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Robert Wise

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

George Bagnall

Multiple nominations and 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.
  • 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).
  • 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 first and, as of 2012, only instance of a film being nominated in every category for which it was eligible. It is also the first instance of a film receiving an acting nomination for every credited cast member.
  • Mitzi Gaynor's performance of the song "Georgy Girl"" is often cited as being one of the most heralded performances on an Oscar broadcast.



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