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The 36th Academy Awards (1964) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Monday, April 13, 1964,
honoring movies released in 1963.

Best Actor Sidney Poitier ("Lilies of the Field") with Anne Bancroft.

Best Actor Sidney Poitier ("Lilies of the Field") accepts his Oscar from Anne Bancroft.


  • Albert Finney in "Tom Jones"
  • Richard Harris in "This Sporting Life"
  • Rex Harrison in "Cleopatra"
  • Paul Newman in "Hud"
  • Sidney Poitier in "Lilies of the Field"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Nick Adams in "Twilight of Honor"
  • Bobby Darin in "Captain Newman, M.D."
  • Melvyn Douglas in "Hud"
  • Hugh Griffith in "Tom Jones"
  • John Huston in "The Cardinal"


  • Leslie Caron in "The L-Shaped Room"
  • Shirley MacLaine in "Irma La Douce"
  • Patricia Neal in "Hud"
  • Rachel Roberts in "This Sporting Life"
  • Natalie Wood in "Love with the Proper Stranger"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Diane Cilento in "Tom Jones"
  • Dame Edith Evans in "Tom Jones"
  • Joyce Redman in "Tom Jones"
  • Margaret Rutherford in "The V.I.P.s"
  • Lilia Skala in "Lilies of the Field"

Art Direction (Black-and-White)

  • "America America" Gene Callahan
  • "Federico Fellini's 8-1/2" Piero Gherardi
  • "Hud" Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Tambi Larsen; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Robert Benton
  • "Love with the Proper Stranger" Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Grace Gregory
  • "Twilight of Honor" Art Direction: George W. Davis, Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Hugh Hunt

Art Direction (Color)

  • "The Cardinal" Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler; Set Decoration: Gene Callahan
  • "Cleopatra" Art Direction: John DeCuir, Jack Martin Smith, Hilyard Brown, Herman Blumenthal, Elven Webb, Maurice Pelling, Boris Juraga; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox, Ray Moyer
  • "Come Blow Your Horn" Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, James Payne
  • "How the West Was Won" Art Direction: George W. Davis, William Ferrari, Addison Hehr; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Don Greenwood, Jr., Jack Mills
  • "Tom Jones" Art Direction: Ralph Brinton, Ted Marshall, Jocelyn Herbert; Set Decoration: Josie MacAvin

Cinematography (Black-and-White)

  • "The Balcony" George Folsey
  • "The Caretakers" Lucien Ballard
  • "Hud" James Wong Howe
  • "Lilies of the Field" Ernest Haller
  • "Love with the Proper Stranger" Milton Krasner

Cinematography (Color)

  • "The Cardinal" Leon Shamroy
  • "Cleopatra" Leon Shamroy
  • "How the West Was Won" William H. Daniels, Milton Krasner, Charles Lang, Jr., Joseph LaShelle
  • "Irma La Douce" Joseph LaShelle
  • "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Ernest Laszlo

Costume Design (Black-and-White)

  • "Federico Fellini's 8-1/2" Piero Gherardi
  • "Love with the Proper Stranger" Edith Head
  • "The Stripper" Travilla
  • "Toys in the Attic" Bill Thomas
  • "Wives and Lovers" Edith Head

Costume Design (Color)

  • "The Cardinal" Donald Brooks
  • "Cleopatra" Irene Sharaff, Vittorio Nino Novarese, Renie
  • "How the West Was Won" Walter Plunkett
  • "The Leopard" Piero Tosi
  • "A New Kind of Love" Edith Head


  • "America America" Elia Kazan
  • "The Cardinal" Otto Preminger
  • "Federico Fellini's 8-1/2" Federico Fellini
  • "Hud" Martin Ritt
  • "Tom Jones" Tony Richardson

Documentary (Feature)

  • "Le Maillon et la Chaine (The Link and the Chain)" Paul de Roubaix, Producer
  • "Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World" Robert Hughes, Producer
  • "The Yanks Are Coming" Marshall Flaum, Producer

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "Chagall" Simon Schiffrin, Producer
  • "The Five Cities of June" George Stevens, Jr., Producer
  • "The Spirit of America" Algernon G. Walker, Producer
  • "Thirty Million Letters" Edgar Anstey, Producer
  • "To Live Again" Mel London, Producer

Film Editing

  • "The Cardinal" Louis R. Loeffler
  • "Cleopatra" Dorothy Spencer
  • "The Great Escape" Ferris Webster
  • "How the West Was Won" Harold F. Kress
  • "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Frederic Knudtson, Robert C. Jones, Gene Fowler, Jr.

Foreign Language Film

  • "Federico Fellini's 8-1/2" Italy
  • "Knife in the Water" Poland
  • "Los Tarantos" Spain
  • "The Red Lanterns" Greece
  • "Twin Sisters of Kyoto" Japan

Music (Music Score – substantially original)

  • "Cleopatra" Alex North
  • "55 Days at Peking" Dimitri Tiomkin
  • "How the West Was Won" Alfred Newman, Ken Darby
  • "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Ernest Gold
  • "Tom Jones" John Addison

Music (Scoring of Music – adaptation or treatment)

  • "Bye Bye Birdie" John Green
  • "Irma La Douce" Andre Previn
  • "A New Kind of Love" Leith Stevens
  • "Sundays and Cybele" Maurice Jarre
  • "The Sword in the Stone" George Bruns

Music (Song)

  • "Call Me Irresponsible" from "Papa's Delicate Condition" Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
  • "Charade" from "Charade" Music by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
  • "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" from "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Music by Ernest Gold; Lyrics by Mack David
  • "More" from "Mondo Cane" Music by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero; Lyrics by Norman Newell
  • "So Little Time" from "55 Days at Peking" Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster

Best Picture

  • "America America" Elia Kazan, Producer
  • "Cleopatra" Walter Wanger, Producer
  • "How the West Was Won" Bernard Smith, Producer
  • "Lilies of the Field" Ralph Nelson, Producer
  • "Tom Jones" Tony Richardson, Producer

Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • "Automania 2000" John Halas, Producer
  • "The Critic" Ernest Pintoff, Producer
  • "The Game (Igra)" Dusan Vukotic, Producer
  • "My Financial Career" Colin Low and Tom Daly, Producers
  • "Pianissimo" Carmen D'Avino, Producer

Short Subject (Live Action)

  • "The Concert" Ezra Baker, Producer
  • "Home-Made Car" James Hill, Producer
  • "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" Paul de Roubaix and Marcel Ichac, Producers
  • "Six-Sided Triangle" Christopher Miles, Producer
  • "That's Me" Walker Stuart, Producer


  • "Bye Bye Birdie" Columbia Studio Sound Department, Charles Rice, Sound Director
  • "Captain Newman, M.D." Universal City Studio Sound Department, Waldon O. Watson, Sound Director
  • "Cleopatra" 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, James P. Corcoran, Sound Director; and Todd-AO Sound Department, Fred Hynes, Sound Director
  • "How the West Was Won" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department, Franklin E. Milton, Sound Director
  • "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon E. Sawyer, Sound Director

Sound Effects

  • "A Gathering of Eagles" Robert L. Bratton
  • "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" Walter G. Elliott

Special Effects

  • "The Birds" Ub Iwerks
  • "Cleopatra" Emil Kosa, Jr.

Writing (Screenplay – based on material from another medium)

  • "Captain Newman, M.D." Richard L. Breen, Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron
  • "Hud" Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank, Jr.
  • "Lilies of the Field" James Poe
  • "Sundays and Cybele" Serge Bourguignon, Antoine Tudal
  • "Tom Jones" John Osborne

Writing (Story and Screenplay – written directly for the screen)

  • "America America" Elia Kazan
  • "Federico Fellini's 8-1/2" Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi
  • "The Four Days of Naples" Story by Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Nanni Loy, Vasco Pratolini; Screenplay by Carlo Bernari, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Nanni Loy
  • "How the West Was Won" James R. Webb
  • "Love with the Proper Stranger" Arnold Schulman

  • Star indicates a win.
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