37th Academy Awards (1964): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Tuesday, February 23, 1965

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, April 5, 1965, 7:00pm
Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica
Televised On: ABC
Host: Bob Hope
Length: 2 hours, 50 minutes


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Arthur Freed
Sound Mixing: Claudia Cardinale, Steve McQueen
Sound Editing: Angie Dickinson
Visual Effects: Alain Delon
Supporting Actor: Angela Lansbury
Documentary Short Subject: Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye
Documentary Feature: Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye
Costume Design: Dick Van Dyke, Greer Garson (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Animated Short Film: Merle Oberon
Live Action Short Film: Merle Oberon
Honorary Award: William Tuttle: Rosalind Russell
Music: Substantially Original Score: Debbie Reynolds
Music: Adaptation or Treatment Score: Debbie Reynolds
Scientific & Technical Awards: Anthony Franciosa
Supporting Actress: Karl Malden
Film Editing: Richard Chamberlain, Vincent Edwards
Cinematography: Jean Simmons, Rock Hudson (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Production Design: Elizabeth Ashley, MacDonald Carey (NOTE: Both Black-and-White and Color awards presented together)
Introduction: Cole Porter Tribute: Gene Kelly
Original Song: Fred Astaire
Foreign Language Film: Rex Harrison
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Deborah Kerr
Writing: Original Screenplay: Deborah Kerr
Directing: Joan Crawford
Actor: Audrey Hepburn
Actress: Sidney Poitier
Picture: Gregory Peck

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Sidney Poitier: Yes
Actress – Patricia Neal: No
Supporting Actor – Melvyn Douglas: No
Supporting Actress – Margaret Rutherford: No
Directing – Tony Richardson: No

Song Performances

Chim Chim Cher-ee: The New Christy Minstrels
Dear Heart: Andy Williams
Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte: Patti Page
My Kind of Town: Nancy Wilson
Where Love Has Gone: Jack Jones

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Chim Chim Cher-ee: No (Performed in the Film by: Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber)
Dear Heart: no (Performed in the Film by: Chorus)
Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte: no (Performed in the Film by: Al Martino)
My Kind of Town: no (Performed in the Film by: Frank Sinatra)
Where Love Has Gone: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Jack Jones)

Other Performances

Cole Porter Medley: Judy Garland
That’s Entertainment: Academy Awards Orchestra

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Musical Arranger: Johnny Green, Roger Edens
Director: Richard Dunlap
Producer: Joe Pasternak, Richard Dunlap (ABC)

Scientific & Technical Awards

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