|38th Academy Awards|
|Date||April 18, 1966|
|Site||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California|
|Best Picture||The Sound of Music|
|Most awards||Doctor Zhivago and The Sound of Music (5)|
|Most nominations||Doctor Zhivago and The Sound of Music (10)|
|TV in the United States|
The ceremony was broadcast on the ABC network and was the first to be broadcast live in color.
The two most nominated films were The Sound of Music and Doctor Zhivago, each with ten nominations. Although both films ultimately won five awards, the winner of Best Picture was 20th Century Fox's and Robert Wise's The Sound of Music, adapted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical. Both movies are among the most successful films ever and are in the top 10 commercially adjusted films ever made. Of all the films nominated for the Oscar this year, both The Sound of Music and Doctor Zhivago would show up 33 years later on the American Film Institute list of the greatest American films of the 20th Century.
In the Best Actress category, Julie Christie (Darling) beat out Julie Andrews, who had won the previous year for Mary Poppins. Had Andrews won again for The Sound of Music, she would have been the second actress to win the top trophy two years in a row. The first back-to-back best actress winner was Luise Rainer, who won in 1936 for The Great Ziegfeld and in 1937 for The Good Earth.
Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of President Johnson, attended the Academy Awards presentation and was escorted by actor George Hamilton.
Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- Julie Andrews (Presenter: Best Actor)
- Warren Beatty and Debbie Reynolds (Presenters: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration)
- Milton Berle and Phyllis Diller (Presenters: Documentary Awards)
- James Coburn and Virna Lisi (Presenters: Music Awards)
- Angie Dickinson (Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award)
- Patty Duke, George Hamilton, and Yvette Mimieux (Presenters: Sound Awards)
- Arthur Freed (Presenter: Honorary Gold Medal to Bob Hope)
- Rex Harrison (Presenter: Best Actress)
- Richard Johnson and Kim Novak (Presenters: Best Cinematography)
- Lila Kedrova (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
- Don Knotts and Elke Sommer (Presenters: Short Subjects Awards)
- Jack Lemmon (Presenter: Best Picture)
- Shirley MacLaine (Presenter: Best Director)
- Dorothy Malone (Presenter: Best Visual Effects)
- Gregory Peck (Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film)
- George Peppard and Joanne Woodward (Presenters: Writing Awards)
- Jason Robards (Presenter: Best Film Editing)
- Lana Turner (Presenter: Costume Design Awards)
- Peter Ustinov (Presenter: Best Supporting Actress)
- Natalie Wood (Presenter: Best Original Song)
- Robert Goulet ("The Sweetheart Tree" from The Great Race)
- Michel Legrand and Jane Morgan ("I Will Wait for You" from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)
- Barbara McNair ("The Shadow of Your Smile" from The Sandpiper)
- Liza Minnelli ("What's New Pussycat?" from What's New Pussycat?)
- The Smothers Brothers ("The Ballad of Cat Ballou" from Cat Ballou)
- 23rd Golden Globe Awards
- 1965 in film
- 8th Grammy Awards
- 17th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 18th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 19th British Academy Film Awards
- 20th Tony Awards
- "All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
- "The 38th Academy Awards (1966) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-24.