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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.

<i>A Man for All Seasons</i> (1966 film) 1966 film by Fred Zinnemann

A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British biographical drama film in Technicolor based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name and adapted for the big screen by Bolt himself. It was released on 12 December 1966. It was directed by Fred Zinnemann, who had previously directed the films High Noon and From Here to Eternity.

Academy Awards American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements

The Academy Awards, also officially and popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar".

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Gulf and Western Industries American conglomerate (1934-1989)

Gulf and Western Industries, Inc., was an American conglomerate. Gulf and Western's origins date to a manufacturer named the Michigan Bumper Company founded in 1934, although Charles Bluhdorn treated his 1958 takeover as its "founding" for the purpose of later anniversaries. Through asset management, the company's non-publishing and entertainment assets were dismantled; with the company re-branding as Paramount Communications in 1989 after Paramount Pictures. The company's current remnants operate as Viacom and CBS Corporation.

Paramount Pictures Major film studio in America, specializing in film and television production, and distribution.

Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world, the second oldest in the United States, and the sole member of the "Big Five" film studios still located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood.

Seven Arts Productions American film production company 1957-1967

Seven Arts Productions was a production company which made films for release by other studios. It was founded in 1957 by Ray Stark, Eliot Hyman, and Norman Katz.

Top-grossing films

United States and Canada

RankTitleStudioGross
1. The Bible: In the Beginning... 20th Century Fox $34,900,023 [1]
2. Hawaii United Artists $34,562,222 [2]
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Warner Bros. $33,736,689 [3]
4. The Sand Pebbles 20th Century Fox $30,017,647 [4]
5. A Man for All Seasons Columbia $28,350,000 [5]
6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly United Artists $25,100,000 [6]
7. Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. Disney $22,565,634 [7]
8. The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming United Artists $21,693,114 [8]
9. Grand Prix MGM $20,845,016 [9]
10. Blowup $20,000,000 [10]

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]

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

<i>Questa volta parliamo di uomini</i> 1965 film by Lina Wertmüller

Questa volta parliamo di uomini is a 1965 Italian tragicomedy film directed by Lina Wertmüller and starring Nino Manfredi. The film was shot in black and white and in 35mm and lasted 91 minutes.

Nino Manfredi Italian actor

Saturnino "Nino" Manfredi was one of the most prominent Italian actors in the commedia all'italiana genre. He was also a film and stage director, a screenwriter, a playwright, a comedian, a singer, an author, a radio and television presenter and a voice actor. During his career he won several awards, including six David di Donatello awards, six Nastro d'Argento awards and the Prix de la première oeuvre at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival for Between Miracles. Typically playing losers, marginalised, working-class characters yet "in possession of their dignity, morality, and underlying optimism", he was referred to as "one of the few truly complete actors in Italian cinema".

<i>The 10th Victim</i> 1965 film by Elio Petri

The 10th Victim is a 1965 Italian international co-production science fiction film directed by Elio Petri and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress, and featuring Elsa Martinelli in a supporting role. The picture is based on Robert Sheckley's 1953 short story "Seventh Victim". It depicts a government-endorsed, televised Big Hunt, featuring contestants from around the world acting as "hunters" and "victims"; when Marcello Poletti and Caroline Meredith, the game's two top assassins, are pitted against each other, they find that love is the most dangerous game of all.


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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  1. 7.5 crore; [11] 6.3591 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1966 [12]
  2. 58 million SUR, [13] 0.9 SUR per USD from 1961 to 1971 [14]

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References

  1. "The Bible: In the Beginning, Box Office Information". The Numbers . Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  2. "Hawaii, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  3. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  4. "The Sand Pebbles, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  5. "A Man For All Seasons, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  6. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo . Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  7. "Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  8. "The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  9. "Grand Prix, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  10. Corliss, Richard (5 August 2007). "When Antonioni Blew Up the Movies". Time . Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  11. "Box Office 1966". Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  12. http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
  13. Kudryavtsev, Sergei (2008). 3500 avtorskuiu knigu kinoretsenzii. Pechatny Dvor. p. 185. ISBN   978-5990131835.
  14. Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls