38th Academy Awards (1965): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Monday, February 21, 1966

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, April 18, 1966, 7:00pm
Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica
Televised On: ABC
Host: Bob Hope
Length: 2 hours, 54 minutes

Presenters

President’s Welcoming Remarks: Arthur Freed
Sound Mixing: George Hamilton, Patty Duke
Visual Effects: Dorothy Malone
Supporting Actor: Lila Kedrova
Sound Editing: Yvette Mimieux
Costume Design: James Garner, Lana Turner (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Documentary Short Subject: Milton Berle, Phyllis Diller
Documentary Feature: Milton Berle, Phyllis Diller
Animated Short Film: Don Knotts, Elke Sommer
Live Action Short Film: Don Knotts, Elke Sommer
Supporting Actress: Peter Ustinov
Film Editing: Jason Robards
Production Design: Debbie Reynolds, Warren Beatty (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Edmond L. DePatie: Angie Dickinson
Cinematography: Kim Novak, Richard Johnson (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Music: Substantially Original Score: James Coburn, Virna Lisi
Music: Adaptation or Treatment Score: James Coburn, Virna Lisi
Foreign Language Film: Gregory Peck
Original Song: Natalie Wood
Irving G. Thalberg Award: William Wyler: Arthur Freed
Directing: Shirley MacLaine
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: George Peppard, Joanne Woodward
Writing: Original Screenplay: George Peppard, Joanne Woodward
Actor: Julie Andrews
Actress: Rex Harrison
Picture: Jack Lemmon
Honorary Award: Bob Hope: Arthur Freed
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Scientific & Technical Awards: (NOTE: No record of these awards being given out.)

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Rex Harrison: Yes
Actress – Julie Andrews: Yes
Supporting Actor – Peter Ustinov: Yes
Supporting Actress – Lila Kedrova: Yes
Directing – George Cukor: No

Song Performances

The Ballad of Cat Ballou: The Smothers Brothers
I Will Wait for You: Jane Morgan, Michel Legrand
The Shadow of Your Smile: Barbara McNair
The Sweetheart Tree: Robert Goulet
What’s New, Pussycat?: Liza Minnelli

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

The Ballad of Cat Ballou: No (Performed in the Film by: Stubby Kaye, Nat “King” Cole)
I Will Wait for You: No (Performed in the Film by: Catherine Deneuve (dubbed by Danielle Licardi), Danielle Licardi (dubbing for Catherine Deneuve), Nino Castelnuovo (dubbed by José Bartel), José Bartel (dubbing for Nino Castelnuovo))
The Shadow of Your Smile: No (Performed in the Film by: Jack Sheldon)
The Sweetheart Tree: No (Performed in the Film by: Natalie Wood (dubbed by Jackie Ward), Jackie Ward (dubbing for Natalie Wood))
What’s New, Pussycat?: No (Performed in the Film by: Tom Jones)

Other Performances

The Academy Awards Song (Mr. Oscar): Academy Awards Chorus

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Johnny Green
Director: Richard Dunlap
Producer: Joe Pasternak, Richard Dunlap (ABC)
Production Design: Alexander Golitzen, William Morris

Scientific & Technical Awards

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