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Paul Scofield and Robert Shaw in A Man For All Seasons


Bob Hope once again hosted at the Civic Auditorium. Patirica Neal received a standing ovation in her first appearance after a two year absence (near fatal stroke). Governor Ronald Reagan who has also being a longtime member and supporter of the academy was also in attendance. The most memorable event of the night was Mitzi Gaynor's performance of the song Georgy Girl. Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave received a nomination, marking the second time that sisters were nominated in the same category. What's ironic, the ceremony was almost cancelled due to protests from the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, but in the nick of time the dispute was settled. George Bagnall received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Robert Wise received an Irving G. Thalberg award, and 2 honorary Oscars were given out. One to Yakima Canutt for his recognition as a stunt man as well as for his innovations to help other stunt men and women keep themselves safe, and one for Y. Frank Freeman for his first 30 years of service to the Academy.


A Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass Double Feature won Best Animated Short

Wild Wings won Best Live Action Short

The War Game won Best Documentary Feature

A Year Toward Tomorrow won Best Documentary Short

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum won Best Score Adaptation or Treatment

The Fortune Cookie won Best Supporting Actor

France won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry A Man and a Woman which also won Best Original Screenplay

Born Free won both of its awards it was nominated for: Best Original Score and Best Original Song (title song)

Fantastic Voyage won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Technicolor Art Direction and Best Special Effects

Grand Prix won all 3 of its Academy Awards it was nominated for: Best Sound Recording, Best Sound Effects and Best Film Editing

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? won 5 Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Black and White Art Direction, Best Black and White Cinematography and Best Black and White Costume Design

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A Man For All Seasons won 6 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Technicolor Cinematography and Best Technicolor Costume Design