Awards for 1964

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

Tom Jones: Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson was not present at the awards ceremony. David V. Picker accepted the award on his behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

Lilies of the Field: Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Best Actor Oscar and the only one until 'Denzel Washington (I)' for Training Day, 38 years later. By a strange coincidence, Denzel won the Best Actor award, the same night, when Sidney received an Honorary Oscar.

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Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

Hud: Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal was not present at the awards ceremony. Annabella accepted the award on her behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

Hud: Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas was not present at the awards ceremony. His co-star Brandon De Wilde accepted the award on his behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

The V.I.P.s: Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford was not present at the awards ceremony.
Peter Ustinov accepted the award on her behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Director

WINNER

Tom Jones: Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson was not present at the awards ceremony. Edith Evans accepted the award on his behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

WINNER

NOMINEES



The Four Days of Naples: Pasquale Festa Campanile (screenplay/story), Massimo Franciosa (screenplay/story), Nanni Loy (screenplay/story), Vasco Pratolini (story), Carlo Bernari (screenplay)

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Costume Design, Color

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Sound

WINNER

NOMINEES

Bye Bye Birdie: Charles Rice (Columbia SSD)

Captain Newman, M.D.: Waldon O. Watson (Universal City SSD)

Cleopatra: James Corcoran (20th Century-Fox SSD), Fred Hynes (Todd-AO SSD)

Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Effects, Sound Effects

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Effects, Special Visual Effects

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

Papa's Delicate Condition: Jimmy Van Heusen (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
For the song "Call Me Irresponsible"

NOMINEES

Charade: Henry Mancini (music), Johnny Mercer (lyrics)
For the song "Charade"

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: Ernest Gold (music), Mack David (lyrics)
For the song "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"

Mondo cane: Riz Ortolani (music), Nino Oliviero (music), Norman Newell (lyrics)
For the song "More"

55 Days at Peking: Dimitri Tiomkin (music), Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
For the song "So Little Time"

Best Music, Score - Substantially Original

WINNER

Tom Jones: John Addison
John Addison was not present at the awards ceremony.
Elmer Bernstein accepted the award on his behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNER

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Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER


Italy.

NOMINEES


Los Tarantos
Spain.


Koto
Japan.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

WINNER

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER


Not awarded.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNER


Not awarded.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNER

Douglas Shearer (M-G-M Studios), A. Arnold Gillespie (M-G-M Studios)
For the engineering of an improved Background Process Projection System.

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