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38th Academy Awards
Date April 18, 1966
Site Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California
Host Bob Hope
Producer Joe Pasternak
Director Richard Dunlap
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
Network ABC
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The 38th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1965, were held on April 18, 1966, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. They were hosted by Bob Hope.

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 and five wins. 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 in the top 10 inflation-adjusted commercially successful films ever made,[1] and both would appear 33 years later on the American Film Institute list of the greatest American films of the 20th Century.

The Sound of Music was the first Best Picture winner without a writing nomination since Hamlet; it would be the last until Titanic at the 70th Academy Awards.

In the Best Actress category, Julie Christie (Darling) defeated 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[2]

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, Black and White Best Art Direction, 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[edit]

William Wyler

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award[edit]

Edmond L. DePatie


Multiple nominations and awards[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  2. ^ "The 38th Academy Awards (1966) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 

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