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Guess who's coming to dinner speech

Spencer Tracy's speech from Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier in a still from In The Heat Of The Night


Bob Hope has done it again. Another ceremony hosted for the umpteenth time in history. The categories for art direction, cinematography, and costume design were merged for good. The best picture category had an eclectic group of films focusing on the chaos that happened during their respective eras. Gregory Peck had all of the acting nominees attend the ceremony but Katherine Hepburn was not available to go and Spencer Tracy had died. The ceremony was postponed two days later than the normal day thanks to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Gregory Peck received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Alfred Hitchcock received the Irving G. Thalberg Award and Arthur Freed earned an Honorary Oscar for his services to the Academy and for producing the 6 top rated telecasts.


The Box won Best Animated Short

The Anderson Platoon won Best Documentary Feature

A Place To Stand won Best Live Action Short

The Redwoods won Best Documentary Short

Czechoslovakia won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Closely Watched Trains

The Dirty Dozen won Best Sound Effects

Thoroughly Modern Millie won Best Original Score

Cool Hand Luke won Best Supporting Actor

The Graduate won Best Director

Doctor Doolittle won 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Song (Talk To The Animals) and Best Special Effects

Bonnie And Clyde won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Cinematography

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay

Camelot won 3 Academy Awards for Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design

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In The Heat Of The Night won 5 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound and Best Film Editing