Oscar Movies: Fortune Cookie, The (1966)

Oscar Nominations: 4


Story and Screenplay (Original): Billy Wilder and I.A. Diamond

Supporting Actor:  Walter Matthau

Cinematography (b/w): Joseph LaShelle

Art Direction-Set Decoration (b/w): Robert Luthardt; Edward G. Boyle


Oscar Awards:  1


Supporting Actor


Oscar Context:


In 1966, “Man for All Season” competed for the top award with the British comedy “Alfie,” the American comedy, “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming,” the War drama “The Sand Pebbles,” and “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” the screen adaptation of Edward Albee's stage play (directed by first-timer Mike Nichols).


The winners of the Screenplay Oscar were French Claude Lelouch and Pierre Uytterhoeven for the stylish “A Man and a Woman,” which won the Best Foreign Language Oscar.  The black-and-white “Who’s Afraid of Vriginia Woolf?” received the Art Direction and Cinematography (by Haskell Wexler) Awards.