Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? part of Academy’s Great To Be Nominated series

Jun 06, 2006 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series will be screening the 1966 Best Picture nominee Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Monday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler will participate in a discussion following the screening.

The film earned 13 Oscar® nominations, including nominations in all of the acting categories. The Mike Nicholls film took home five Academy Awards® including Elizabeth Taylor for Best Actress and Sandy Dennis for Actress in a Supporting Role. It also earned Oscars for Black-and-White Art Direction (Art Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins), Black-and-White Cinematography (Wexler) and Black-and-White Costume Design (Irene Sharaff).

Tickets for each individual screening may be purchased at a cost of $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid I.D. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.