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.

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[1][2]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Best Foreign Language Film Best Song
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Short Subject, Live Action Best Short Subject, Cartoons
Best Original Music Score Best Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment
Best Sound Effects Best Sound
Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Black-and-White Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Color
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Best Cinematography, Color
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Best Costume Design, Color
Best Film Editing Best Special Visual Effects

Honorary Awards

  • 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 Award

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. 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.[3]
  • 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 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.

Presenters and performers

The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.


Name Role
Simms, HankHank Simms Announcer of the 39th Academy Awards
Freed, ArthurArthur Freed (AMPAS President) Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony
Jones, DeanDean Jones
Raquel Welch
Presenters of the award for Best Sound
Winters, ShelleyShelley Winters Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor
Ann-Margret, Ann-Margret
Omar Sharif
Presenters of the awards for Best Cinematography
Dunne, IreneIrene Dunne Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
de Havilland, OliviaOlivia de Havilland Presenter of the Short Subjects Awards
Carroll, DiahannDiahann Carroll Presenter of the award for Best Sound Effects
Harris, RichardRichard Harris
Barbara Rush
Presenters of the Documentary Awards
MacMurray, FredFred MacMurray Presenter of the award for Best Special Visual Effects
Bergen, CandiceCandice Bergen
Robert Mitchum
Presenters of the awards for Best Costume Design
Poitier, SidneySidney Poitier Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Valenti, JackJack Valenti Presenter of the Honorary Award to Y. Frank Freeman
Remick, LeeLee Remick
James Stewart
Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing
Heston, CharltonCharlton Heston Presenter of the Honorary Award to Yakima Canutt
Neal, PatriciaPatricia Neal Presenter of the award for Best Foreign Language Film
Hudson, RockRock Hudson
Vanessa Redgrave
Presenters of the awards for Best Art Direction
Astaire, FredFred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
Presenters of the Writing Awards
Freed, ArthurArthur Freed Presenter of the Irving J. Thalberg Memorial Award to Robert Wise
Moore, Mary TylerMary Tyler Moore
Dick Van Dyke
Presenters of the Music Awards
Martin, DeanDean Martin Presenter of the award for Best Song
Marvin, LeeLee Marvin Presenter of the award for Best Actress
Russell, RosalindRosalind Russell Presenter of the award for Best Director
Christie, JulieJulie Christie Presenter of the award for Best Actor
Hepburn, AudreyAudrey Hepburn Presenter of the award for Best Picture


Name Role Performed
Green, JohnnyJohnny Green Musical arranger and conductor Orchestral
Warwick, DionneDionne Warwick Performer "Alfie" from Alfie
Williams, RogerRoger Williams
The Young Americans
Performers "Born Free" from Born Free
Gaynor, MitziMitzi Gaynor Performer "Georgy Girl" from Georgy Girl
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson Performer "A Time For Love" from An American Dream
DeShannon, JackieJackie DeShannon Performer "My Wishing Doll" from Hawaii

See also


  1. ^ "The 39th Academy Awards (1967) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2014-11-10. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  2. ^ The Official Academy Awards® Database
  3. ^ The Opening of the Academy Awards in 1967 Archived 2016-04-02 at the Wayback Machine., posted to YouTube by The Oscars (official channel)

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