1964 Academy Awards: An Introduction

The 37th Academy Awards ceremony is remembered mostly for the rivalry between the two musicals Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady. Both films have gone down in history as iconic as have the central characters in each, and many of the movie quotes have become part of pop culture lexicon. Hosting the Awards this year was unsurprisingly Bob Hope and presenters included Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, and Gregory Peck, while performances included Judy Garland’s Cole Porter tribute and Andy Williams singing ‘Dear Heart’.

Mary Poppins ended the night with 5 wins from its 13 nominations, while My Fair Lady fared better with 8 wins from 12 nominations. An Honorary Award was given to William J. Tuttle- one of the great Make Up Artists of the time. Which movies and stars will be the big winners from my revamping? Stay tuned to find out…

1964- The Oscars
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