Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRichard BurtonNominated
Best Supporting ActorGeorge SegalNominated
Best ActressElizabeth TaylorWon
Best Supporting ActressSandy DennisWon
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: George James HopkinsWon
Best CinematographyHaskell WexlerWon
Best Costume DesignIrene SharaffWon
Best DirectorMike NicholsNominated
Best Film EditingSam O'SteenNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlex NorthNominated
Best PictureErnest Lehman, ProducerNominated
Best WritingErnest LehmanNominated
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The original Broadway stage production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" by Edward Albee opened at the Billy Rose Theater on October 13, 1962 starring Arthur Hill and Uta Hagen and ran for 664 performances.
In this film, Elizabeth Taylor does an exaggerated impression of Bette Davis saying a line from Beyond the Forest: "What a dump!" In an interview with Barbara Walters, Bette Davis said that in the film, she really did not deliver the line in such an exaggerated manner. She said it in a more subtle, low-key manner, but it has passed into legend that she said it the way Elizabeth Taylor's delivered it in this film. During the Barbara Walters interview, the clip of Bette Davis delivering the line from Beyond the Forest was shown to prove that Davis was correct. However, since people expected Bette Davis to deliver the line the way Elizabeth Taylor had, she always opened her in-person, one woman show by saying the line in a campy, exaggerated manner: "WHAT ... A... DUMP!!!". It always brought down the house. "I imitated the imitators", Davis said.
The first movie to successfully challenge the Production Code Office and eventually force the Motion Picture Association of America to overhaul the Production Code Seal with the eventual classification system (G-GP-M-X) in 1968.
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