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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.

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Top-grossing films

North America

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

Highest-grossing films of 1966
RankTitleStudioBox-office gross rental
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. $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 Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. Walt Disney/Buena Vista Distribution $10,164,000 [2]
7 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming United Artists/The Mirisch Corporation$9,800,000 [1]
8 Grand Prix Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $9,300,000 [1]
9 The Professionals Columbia Pictures$8,800,000 [1]
10 Alfie Paramount Pictures $8,500,000 [2]

Outside North America

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

CountryTitleStudioGross
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 Scofield A Man for All Seasons
Best Actress: Anouk Aimée A Man and a Woman
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Best Actor: Alan Arkin The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Best Actress: Lynn Redgrave Georgy Girl
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Richard Attenborough The Sand Pebbles
Best Supporting Actress: Jocelyne LaGarde Hawaii
Best Director: Fred Zinnemann A 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

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Notes

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

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp.  358–359. ISBN   978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. 1 2 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. http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
  5. Kudryavtsev, Sergei (2008). 3500 avtorskuiu knigu kinoretsenzii. Pechatny Dvor. p. 185. ISBN   978-5990131835.
  6. Archive of Bank of Russia