40th Academy Awards (1967): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Monday, February 19, 1968

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Wednesday, April 10, 1968, 7:00pm
Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica
Televised On: ABC
Host: Bob Hope
Length: 1 hours, 50 minutes


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Gregory Peck
Voting Rules Explanation: Bill Miller
Sound Mixing: Carol Channing
Supporting Actor: Patty Duke
Cinematography: Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross
Animated Short Film: Diahann Carroll, MacDonald Carey
Live Action Short Film: Diahann Carroll, MacDonald Carey
Documentary Short Subject: Barbara Rush, Robert Morse
Documentary Feature: Barbara Rush, Robert Morse
Costume Design: Eva Marie Saint
Honorary Award: Arthur Freed: Bob Hope
Visual Effects: Natalie Wood
Sound Editing: Elke Sommer, Richard Crenna
Supporting Actress: Walter Matthau
Film Editing: Dame Edith Evans
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Gregory Peck: Rosalind Russell
Foreign Language Film: Danny Kaye
Production Design: Rock Hudson, Shirley Jones
Montage: Academy Awards’ history: Bob Hope
Music: Original Score: Angie Dickinson, Gene Kelly
Music: Adaptation or Treatment Score: Angie Dickinson, Gene Kelly
Original Song: Barbra Streisand
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Alfred Hitchcock: Robert Wise
Directing: Leslie Caron
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Claire Bloom, Rod Steiger
Writing: Original Screenplay: Claire Bloom, Rod Steiger
Actor: Audrey Hepburn
Actress: Sidney Poitier
Picture: Julie Andrews
Scientific & Technical Awards: (NOTE: No record of these awards being given out.)

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 – Paul Scofield: No
Actress – Elizabeth Taylor: No
Supporting Actor – Walter Matthau: Yes
Supporting Actress – Sandy Dennis: No
Directing – Fred Zinnemann: No

Song Performances

The Bare Necessities: Louis Armstrong
The Eyes of Love: Lainie Kazan
The Look of Love: Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66
Talk to the Animals: Sammy Davis Jr.
Thoroughly Modern Millie: Angela Lansbury, The Ronald Field Dancers

Original Song Film Performers

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

The Bare Necessities: No (Performed in the Film by: Phil Harris, Bruce Reitherman, Sebastian Cabot)
The Eyes of Love: No (Performed in the Film by: Gil Bernal)
The Look of Love: No (Performed in the Film by: Dusty Springfield)
Talk to the Animals: No (Performed in the Film by: Rex Harrison)
Thoroughly Modern Millie: No (Performed in the Film by: Julie Andrews)

Other Performances

Hooray for Hollywood / There’s No Business Like Show Business: Academy Awards Orchestra

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Elmer Bernstein
Director: Richard Dunlap
Producer: Arthur Freed, Richard Dunlap (ABC)
Writer: I.A.L. Diamond, Gig Henry, Hal Kanter, Mort Lachman, Bill Larkin, Charles Lee, John Rapp, Norman Sullivan, Daniel Taradash, Lester White
Production Design: Alexander Golitzen
Costume Design: Michael Travis

Scientific & Technical Awards

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