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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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The Snubbed By the Oscars Awards...The Results Are In!

By Rick29 on Feb 24, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Earlier this month, the Cafe's staff selected twenty performers snubbed by the Oscars and placed them in categories based on one of their most famous performances. We then asked classic film fans to vote in an online poll to select the winners of our first-ever Snubbed By the Oscars Awards! We'd li... 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


And the Oscar Goes To...Old Hollywood Style

on Feb 14, 2019 From GlamAmor

Every year, my friends Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula of Paula's Cinema Club host a blogathon in conjunction with Turner Classic Movie's 31 Days of Oscar. Their 2019 blogathon runs February 22-24, and I encourage everyone to check out the wide array of ar... Read full article


Kimmel & the Great Gaffe: Why Comedians MUST Host the Oscars

By Judy on Feb 28, 2017 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Here’s the typical Oscar hosting scenario: Year 1: A comedian hosts, performs well and with confidence, then is trashed in the press. Year 2: The Academy chooses an actor/actors for the hosting gig. The script fails; the actor (not being a writer) panics and keeps trying the script anyway/hide... Read full article


A Visual History of the Oscar Gown

By Amanda Garrett on Feb 25, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm taking a tour through Oscar couture from 1929-1969. The article includes Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy gown that she wore to the 1954 ceremony. FYI: The best way to read this article is to scroll to the bottom of the page and hit the full screen button (the button with four arrows pointi... Read full article


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Trina Yale: Sure, Barney never reveals his clients. If he did he'd be killing the goose that lays his golden rotten eggs.


Kenneth Regan: These are exhibitors' reports, they speak very clearly and very loudly. They say do not send any more Frank Fane product. Send *botulism* or *typhus*, don't send Fain.


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


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Merle Oberon presents the Best Actor in the Academy Awards sequence. According to Oscar tradition, the Best Actor and Best Actress are presented by the previous year's winner in the category honoring the opposite sex. Oberon was nominated as Best Actress of 1935, but she has never won an Oscar.
The Richard Sale novel on which this film is based followed Frank Fane as he systematically ruined the chances of his four fictitious Oscar rivals. In the movie, the other four Best Actor nominees are actual Hollywood stars, "nominated" as Best Actor for fictitious film titles.
Edith Head:  an Oscar nominee for her costume designs for this film, appears in a scene set at a Hollywood party, when Kay calls Frank to congratulate him on his Oscar nomination, and one other scene.
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