Oscar Movies: Father Goose (1964)

Oscar Nominations: 3

 

Story and Screenplay (Original): S. H. Barnett; Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff

Film Editing: Ted J. Kent

Sound: Waldon O. Watson

 

Oscar Awards: 1

 

Story and Screenplay

 

Oscar Context:

 

“My Fair Lady” was not the most nominated film of the year; that honor was claimed by the rival musical, “Mary Poppins,” which received 13 nods and won 5, including Best Actress to Julie Andrews.  George Cukor, who won the Best Director Oscar at his fifth nomination, directed an opulent production in a grand manner with fabulous costumes designed by Cecil Beaton.  The other three Best Picture nominees were: “Beckett,” “Dr. Strangelove,” and “Zorba the Greek.”

 

Writer Stone is better known for another Cary Grant vehicle, the elegant thriller “Charade,” opposite Audrey Hepburn.

 

The Sound Oscar went to “My Fair Lady” and the Editing to William Ziegler for “Mary Poppins.”