|37th Academy Awards|
|Date||April 5, 1965|
|Site||Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California|
|Hosted by||Bob Hope|
|Produced by||Joe Pasternak|
|Directed by||Richard Dunlap|
|Best Picture||My Fair Lady|
|Most awards||My Fair Lady (8)|
|Most nominations||Mary Poppins (13)|
|TV in the United States|
The 37th Academy Awards were held on April 5, 1965, to honor film achievements of 1964. The ceremony was produced by MGM's Joe Pasternak and hosted, for the 14th time, by Bob Hope.
The Best Picture winner, George Cukor's My Fair Lady, was an adaptation of a 1956 stage musical of the same name, which was itself based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, which had been nominated for Best Picture in 1938. Audrey Hepburn was controversially not nominated for Best Actress for her starring role as Eliza Doolittle; the unpopularity of her replacing Julie Andrews – who had originated the role on Broadway – as well as the revelation that the majority of her singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon (which wasn't approved by Hepburn herself) were seen as the main reasons for the snub.
The ceremony saw the first recipient of the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, William J. Tuttle for 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, albeit as an Honorary Award; it would not become a competitive category until 1981.
This year was the first in which three films received 10 or more nominations (repeated at the 50th and 92nd Academy Awards), and the only time in Oscar history that three films received 12 or more nominations: Becket and My Fair Lady each received 12, while Mary Poppins received 13.
Becket tied the record set by Johnny Belinda for most Oscars losses with 11 (both movies won 1 out of 12 nominations). It was later equalled by The Turning Point in 1977 (0 for 11), The Color Purple in 1985 (0 for 11), and The Power of the Dog in 2021 (1 for 12).
Nominations were announced on February 23, 1965. Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface.
|Best Picture||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen||Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium|
|Best Foreign Language Film||Best Documentary Feature|
|Best Documentary Short Subject||Best Live Action Short Subject|
|Best Short Subject — Cartoons||Best Music Score - Substantially Original|
|Best Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment||Best Song|
|Best Sound Effects||Best Sound|
|Best Art Direction, Black-and-White||Best Art Direction, Color|
|Best Cinematography, Black-and-White||Best Cinematography, Color|
|Best Costume Design, Black-and-White||Best Costume Design, Color|
|Best Film Editing||Best Special Visual Effects|
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Hank Simms||Announcer for the 37th Academy Awards|
|Arthur Freed (AMPAS President)||Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Sound|
|Angie Dickinson||Presenter of the award for Best Sound Effects|
|Alain Delon||Presenter of the award for Best Special Visual Effects|
|Angela Lansbury||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short Subject|
|Merle Oberon||Presenter of the awards for Best Live Action Short Subject and Best Short Subject — Cartoons|
Dick Van Dyke
|Presenters of the awards for Best Costume Design|
|Debbie Reynolds||Presenter of the awards for Best Music Score — Substantially Original and Best Scoring of Music — Adaptation or Treatment|
|Anthony Franciosa||Presenter of the Scientific or Technical Awards|
|Rex Harrison||Presenter of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Rosalind Russell||Presenter of the Honorary Award to William Tuttle|
|Karl Malden||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Cinematography|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Art Direction|
|Gene Kelly||Introducer of the performance of the tribute to Cole Porter|
|Fred Astaire||Presenter of the award for Best Song|
|Deborah Kerr||Presenter of the awards for Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen and Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium|
|Audrey Hepburn||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Sidney Poitier||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Joan Crawford||Presenter of the award for Best Director|
|Gregory Peck||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|The New Christy Minstrels||Performers||"Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins|
|Andy Williams||Performer||"Dear Heart" from Dear Heart|
|Patti Page||Performer||"Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte" from Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte|
|Nancy Wilson||Performer||"My Kind of Town" from Robin and the 7 Hoods|
|Jack Jones||Performer||"Where Love Has Gone" from Where Love Has Gone|
|Judy Garland||Performer||Cole Porter Medley:|
"Use Your Imagination"
"Night and Day"
"I Get a Kick Out of You"
"You're the Top"
"Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love"
"Don't Fence Me In"
"You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To"
"My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
"So in Love"
"From This Moment On"
"Night and Day" (reprise)
|Academy Awards Orchestra||Performers||"That's Entertainment" during the closing credits|
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.