38th Annual Academy Awards Coverage (1966)

  • Date of Ceremony: Monday, April 18, 1966
  • For films released in: 1965
  • Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
  • Host(s): Bob Hope (video)
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While the venue — Santa Monica Civic Auditorium — and host — Bob Hope — remained the same, there was one sweeping change planned for the broadcast of the 38th Academy Awards on Monday, April 18, 1966: color. Yes, for the first time, those at home with color TV’s were going to see Hollywood’s elite in all their spectacle.

Two future classics led the pack with 10 nominations each: the fun musical The Sound of Music and the epic Doctor Zhivago.

Heading into the ceremony, the following film(s) had five or more nominations:

  • The Sound of Music: 10
  • Doctor Zhivago: 10
  • Ship of Fools: 8
  • Darling: 5
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy: 5
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told: 5
  • Cat Ballou: 5
  • The Great Race: 5
  • A Patch of Blue: 5
  • Othello: 5
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