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The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. A Man for All Seasons won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Top-grossing films

North America

See also: List of 1966 box office number-one films in the United States

The top ten 1966 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1966
Rank Title Studio Domestic rentals
1 Hawaii United Artists/The Mirisch Corporation $15,600,000[1]
2 The Bible: In the Beginning... 20th Century Fox $15,000,000[1]
3 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Warner Bros. Pictures $14,500,000[1]
4 The Sand Pebbles 20th Century Fox $13,500,000[1]
5 A Man for All Seasons Columbia Pictures $12,800,000[1]
6 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming United Artists/The Mirisch Corporation $9,800,000[1]
7 Grand Prix Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $9,300,000[1]
8 The Professionals Columbia Pictures $8,800,000[1]
9 Alfie Paramount Pictures $8,500,000[2]
10 Georgy Girl Columbia Pictures $7,600,000[2]

Outside North America

The highest-grossing 1966 films in countries outside North America.

Country Title Studio Gross
India Phool Aur Patthar Ralhan Productions $11,790,000[n 1]
Soviet Union War and Peace Mosfilm $64,000,000[n 2]

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia
Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - A Man for All Seasons
Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Supporting Actor: Walter Matthau - The Fortune Cookie
Best Supporting Actress: Sandy Dennis - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Foreign Language Film: A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme), directed by Claude Lelouch, France


BAFTA Film Awards:

Best Film from any Source: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best British film: The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons
Best Actor: Paul ScofieldA Man for All Seasons
Best Actress: Anouk AiméeA Man and a Woman
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Best Actor: Alan ArkinThe Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Best Actress: Lynn RedgraveGeorgy Girl
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Richard AttenboroughThe Sand Pebbles
Best Supporting Actress: Jocelyne LaGardeHawaii
Best Director: Fred ZinnemannA Man for All Seasons

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme), directed by Claude Lelouch, France
Signore & Signori (The Birds, the Bees and the Italians), directed by Pietro Germi, Italy

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, Location: Italy

Silver Ribbon

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri), directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria / Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Cul-de-sac, directed by Roman Polanski, United Kingdom

1966 film releases

United States unless stated

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Short film series

Births

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Notes

  1. ^ 7.5 crore;[3] 6.3591 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1966[4]
  2. ^ 58 million Rbls,[5] 0.9 Rbl per US dollar from 1961 to 1971[6]

References

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  2. ^ a b Top 20 Films of 1966 by Domestic Revenue
  3. ^ "Box Office 1966". Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2017-07-10.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Kudryavtsev, Sergei (2008). 3500 avtorskuiu knigu kinoretsenzii. Pechatny Dvor. p. 185. ISBN 978-5990131835.
  6. ^ "Archive of Bank of Russia". Archived from the original on 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  7. ^ "Robert Rossen Is Dead at 57; Maker of Films for 30 Years; Writer-Director-Producer Won International Fame for Trenchant Realism". The New York Times. February 19, 1966. p. 27. Archived from the original on 4 November 2021. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  8. ^ Howes, Durward (1938). America's Young Men. Richard Blank Publishing Company. p. 292. Archived from the original on 2021-11-04. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  9. ^ "Cyril Hume dies; wrote for films; did 'Great Gatsby' script in 1949--also a novelist". New York Times. March 28, 1966. Archived from the original on 4 November 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2021.