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The Oscar (1966) was a Drama Film directed by Russell Rouse and produced by Joseph E. Levine and Clarence Greene.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, Arthur Lonergan; Set Decoration: Robert Benton, James PayneNominated
Best Costume DesignEdith HeadNominated
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Give the Oscar to Glenn Close Already!

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So it’s time again, time to clench my teeth, hoping you don’t screw up, Academy. Don’t blow it, like you did with Thelma Ritter. Don’t blow it, like you did with Barbara Stanwyck. Don’t blow it, like you did with Cary FRICKIN Grant, the only classic movie star so many n... Read full article


Give the Oscar to Glenn Close Already!

By Judy on Feb 18, 2019 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

So it’s time again, time to clench my teeth, hoping you don’t screw up, Academy. Don’t blow it, like you did with Thelma Ritter. Don’t blow it, like you did with Barbara Stanwyck. Don’t blow it, like you did with Cary FRICKIN Grant, the only classic movie star so many n... Read full article


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Quotes from

Frankie Fane: You know, I think you go a little soft in the gourd early in the morning.
Sophie Cantaro: [angrily] Look at me when you talk to me! I'm not some sort of garbage pail you can slap a lid on and walk away!


Kay Bergdahl: Hymie, deep thinker, explain to me the ethical structure of the universe.


[last lines]
Merle Oberon: And the winner is... Frank - *Sinatra*!
[the audience applauds; Frankie Fane, already standing, is crushed; Sinatra jogs up to the podium]
Frank Sinatra: Thank you. Thank you very much.


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Hal Pereira:  appears at a party that Frankie attends, full of other Paramount people.
Bob Hope, who plays the Master of Ceremonies in this film's Oscar sequences, hosted more Academy Awards shows than anyone else in Hollywood history.
This film opens with footage of stars' arrivals shot outside an actual mid-1960s Academy Awards ceremony, with the year of the event carefully obscured in all wide angles. One transfer of the film reveals that it is the 37th Academy Awards, held in 1964.
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