Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Mike Nichols and produced by Ernest Lehman.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2013.
Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Richard Burton||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||George Segal||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Elizabeth Taylor||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Sandy Dennis||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Haskell Wexler||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Irene Sharaff||Won|
|Best Director||Mike Nichols||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Sam O'Steen||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alex North||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Ernest Lehman, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Ernest Lehman||Nominated|
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When the film was shown on network television for the first time, some local television affiliates bumped the broadcast from 9:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M., because a film with such adult language had never been shown on network TV.
Although the title was obviously inspired by the song "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?" (sung in the Disney cartoon The Three Little Pigs), Warner Bros. was unable to negotiate use of tune, so when characters sing the title phrase it is illogically set to melody of the public domain folk song "Here We Go 'round the Mulberry Bush."
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