36th Academy Awards

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36th Academy Awards
Date Monday, April 13, 1964
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California
Host Jack Lemmon
Producer Richard Dunlap (ABC)
George Sidney
Director Richard Dunlap
Highlights
Best Picture Tom Jones
Most awards Cleopatra and Tom Jones (4)
Most nominations Tom Jones (10)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
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The 36th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1963, were held on April 13, 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. They were hosted by Jack Lemmon.

Best Picture winner Tom Jones became the only film in history to garner three Best Supporting Actress nominations; it also tied the Oscar record of five unsuccessful acting nomination, set by Peyton Place at the 30th Academy Awards.

This year's winner for Best Actress category was unique. Although playing a supporting role and having a relatively small amount on the screen, Patricia Neal won the Best Actress category for her lead (or supporting) role in Hud. The movie also won for Best Supporting Actor for Melvyn Douglas and Best Cinematography – Black and White. It was the second and, to date, last film to win two acting awards without being nominated for Best Picture (the other being The Miracle Worker).

At age 71 Margaret Rutherford set a then record for the oldest winner for Best Supporting Actress. Coincidentally, the year before Patty Duke set a then record for the youngest winner ever. Rutherford was also only the 2nd Oscar winner to be over the age of 70 at the time of her win. The other was Edmund Gwenn.

This was the first time an African American won in the category Best Actor, and the first time a winning film (An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge) had been aired on network television prior to the ceremony.

Best Sound Editing was introduced this year, with It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World winning the award.

Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface1

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 - 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 Visual Effects

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Presenters

Performers

Multiple nominations and awards

See also

References

  1. ^ "The 36th Academy Awards (1964) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 







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