Oscar Movies: Becket (1964)

Paramount, Hal B. Wallis Production

Oscar Nominations: 12

Picture, produced by Hal B. Wallis
Director: Peter Glenville
Screenplay (Adapted): Edward Anhalt
Actor: Richard Burton
Actor: Peter O'Toole
Supp. Actor: John Gielgud
Cinematography (color): Geoffrey Unsworth
Art Direction-Set Decoration: John Bryan and Maurice Carter; Patrick McLoughlin and Robert Cartwright
Sound: John Cox
Music Score (original): Laurence Rosenthal
Editing: Anne Coates
Costume Design (color): Margaret Furse

Oscar Awards: 1


Oscar Context

One of the greatest losers in the Academy's history, “Becket” had the misfortune of openingand competing againstin the same year saw the release of the classic musical “My Fair Lady,” a lesser picture that nonetheless swept most of the Oscars.

The other three Best Picture nominees were the Disney musical “Mary Poppins,” the most nominated film with 13 nods and 5 wins, Kubrick's political satire, “Dr. Strangelove,” with 4, and “Zorba the Greek,” with 7 nominations.