1964 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1964 Academy Awards were presented April 5, 1965 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

Best PictureBecket, Hal B. Wallis, producer (Paramount)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Stanley Kubrick, producer (Columbia)
Mary Poppins, Walt Disney and Bill Walsh, producers (Buena Vista)
My Fair Lady, Jack L. Warner, producer (Warner Bros.)
Zorba the Greek, Michael Cacoyannis, producer (International Classics)

My Fair Lady
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Best ActorRichard Burton, Becket
Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady
Peter O'Toole, Becket
Anthony Quinn, Zorba the Greek
Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Best ActressJulie Andrews, Mary Poppins
Anne Bancroft, The Pumpkin Eater
Sophia Loren, Marriage Italian Style
Debbie Reynolds, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Kim Stanley, Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Actor in a Supporting RoleJohn Gielgud, Becket
Stanley Holloway, My Fair Lady
Edmond O'Brien, Seven Days in May
Lee Tracy, The Best Man
Peter Ustinov, Topkapi
Actress in a Supporting RoleGladys Cooper, My Fair Lady
Dame Edith Evans, The Chalk Garden
Grayson Hall, The Night of the Iguana
Lila Kedrova, Zorba the Greek
Agnes Moorehead, Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
DirectingMichael Cacoyannis, Zorba the Greek
George Cukor, My Fair Lady
Peter Glenville, Becket
Stanley Kubrick, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Robert Stevenson, Mary Poppins
Screenplay Based on Material From Another MediumEdward Anhalt, Becket
Michael Cacoyannis, Zorba the Greek
Stanley Kubrick, Peter George and Terry Southern, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Alan Jay Lerner, My Fair Lady
Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, Mary Poppins
Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenAge, Scarpelli and Mario Monicelli, The Organizer
S. H. Barnett, story; Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff, screenplay, Father Goose
Orville H. Hampton, story; Orville H. Hampton and Raphael Hayes, screenplay, One Potato, Two Potato
Alun Owen, A Hard Day's Night
Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Ariane Mnouchkine, Daniel Boulanger and Philippe De Broca, That Man From Rio
Black-and-WhiteJoseph Biroc, Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Gabriel Figueroa, The Night of the Iguana
Milton Krasner, Fate Is the Hunter
Walter Lassally, Zorba the Greek
Philip H. Lathrop, The Americanization of Emily
ColorWilliam H. Clothier, Cheyenne Autumn
Edward Colman, Mary Poppins
Daniel L. Fapp, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Harry Stradling, My Fair Lady
Geoffrey Unsworth, Becket
Art Direction
Black-and-WhiteGeorge W. Davis, Hans Peters and Elliot Scott, art direction; Henry Grace and Robert R. Benton, set decoration, The Americanization of Emily
Vassilis Fotopoulos, Zorba the Greek
William Glasgow, art direction; Raphael Bretton, set decoration, Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Stephen Grimes, The Night of the Iguana
Cary Odell, art direction; Edward G. Boyle, set decoration, Seven Days in May
ColorGene Allen and Cecil Beaton, art direction; George James Hopkins, set decoration, My Fair Lady
John Bryan and Maurice Carter, art direction; Patrick McLoughlin and Robert Cartwright, set decoration, Becket
Carroll Clark and William H. Tuntke, art direction; Emile Kuri and Hal Gausman, set decoration, Mary Poppins
George W. Davis and Preston Ames, art direction; Henry Grace and Hugh Hunt, set decoration, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Jack Martin Smith and Ted Haworth, art direction; Walter M. Scott and Stuart A. Reiss, set decoration, What a Way to Go!
SoundMGM Studio Sound Dept., The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Shepperton Studio Sound Dept., Becket
Universal City Studio Sound Dept., Father Goose
Walt Disney Studio Sound Dept., Mary Poppins
Warner Bros. Studio Sound Dept., My Fair Lady
Song“Chim Chim Cher-ee,” Mary Poppins, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, music and Iyrics
“Dear Heart,” Dear Heart, Henry Mancini, music; Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, Iyrics
“Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte,” Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Frank DeVol, music; Mack David, Iyrics
“My Kind of Town,” Robin and the 7 Hoods, James Van Heusen, music; Sammy Cahn, Iyrics
“Where Love Has Gone,” Where Love Has Gone, James Van Heusen, music; Sammy Cahn, Iyrics
Musical Score, Substantially OriginalFrank DeVol, Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Henry Mancini, The Pink Panther
Laurence Rosenthal, Becket
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Mary Poppins
Dimitri Tiomkin, The Fall of the Roman Empire
Scoring of Music, Adaptation or TreatmentRobert Armbruster, Leo Arnaud, Jack Elliott, Jack Hayes, Calvin Jackson and Irwin Kostal, Mary Poppins
George Martin, A Hard Day's Night
André Previn, My Fair Lady
Nelson Riddle, Robin and the 7 Hoods
Leo Shuken, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Film EditingAnne Coates, Becket
Ted J. Kent, Father Goose
Michael Luciano, Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Cotton Warburton, Mary Poppins
William Ziegler, My Fair Lady
Costume Design
Black-and-WhiteEdith Head, A House Is Not a Home
Rene Hubert, The Visit
Dorothy Jeakins, The Night of the Iguana
Norma Koch, Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Howard Shoup, Kisses for My President
ColorCecil Beaton, My Fair Lady
Margaret Furse, Becket
Morton Haack, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Edith Head and Moss Mabry, What a Way to Go!
Tony Walton, Mary Poppins
Special Visual EffectsJim Danforth, 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Peter Ellenshaw, Hamilton Luske and Eustace Lycett, Mary Poppins
Sound EffectsRobert L. Bratton, The Lively Set
Norman Wanstall, Goldfinger
Short Subjects
CartoonChristmas Cracker (National Film Board of Canada; Favorite Films of California)
How to Avoid Friendship (Self-Help Series) (Rembrandt Films; Film Representations)
Nudnik #2 (Nudnik Series) (Rembrandt Films; Film Representations)
The Pink Phink (Pink Panther Series) (Mirisch-Geoffrey Productions; United Artists)
Live Action SubjectCasals Conducts: 1964 (Thalia Films; Beckman Film Corp.)
Help! My Snowman's Burning Down (Carson Davidson Productions; Pathé Contemporary Films)
The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes (Robert Clouse Associates; Topaz Film Corp.)
Short SubjectBreaking the Habit (American Cancer Society; Modern Talking Picture Service)
Children Without (Guggenheim Productions; National Education Association)
Kenojuak (National Film Board of Canada)
Nine From Little Rock (Guggenheim Productions; U.S. Information Agency)
140 Days Under the World (New Zealand National Film Unit; Rank Film Distributors of New Zealand)
FeatureThe Finest Hours (Le Vien Films, Ltd.; Columbia)
Four Days in November (David L. Wolper Productions; United Artists)
The Human Dutch (Bert Haanstra, producer; Haanstra Filmproductie)
Jacques-Yves Cousteau's World Without Sun (Filmad Les Requins Associes-Orsay-CEIAP; Columbia)
Over There, 1914—18 (Zodiac Productions; Pathé Contemporary Films)
Foreign Language FilmRaven's End, Sweden
Sallah, Israel
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, France
Woman in the Dunes, Japan
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Italy
Honorary AwardTo William Tuttle for his outstanding makeup achievement for 7 Faces of Dr. Lao

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