Academy celebrates 50th anniversary of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Jun 29, 2011 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen a new digital restoration of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, to celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary, on Friday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Directed by Blake Edwards, the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s bestselling novel was most famous for Audrey Hepburn’s style in the lead role, but also garnered controversy in later years for Mickey Rooney’s yellow-face portrayal of a Japanese neighbor.

Hepburn’s performance earned her a Best Actress nomination. Composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer won the Academy Award® for Best Song for “Moon River,” and Mancini’s score also received an Oscar®. The film earned additional nominations for Writing — Screenplay based on material from another medium (George Axelrod) and Color Art Direction (Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer).

Tickets for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at, in person at the Academy box office or by mail starting July 1. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.