Oscar Movies: Man for All Seasons, A (1965)

Columbia (UK); Highland Film Production

Oscar Nominations: 8

Picture, produced by Fred Zinnemann
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Screenplay (adapted): Robert Bolt
Actor: Paul Scofield
Supporting Actor: Robert Shaw
Supporting Actress: Wendy Hiller
Cinematography (color): Ted Moore
Costume design (color): Elizabeth Haffenden and Joan Bridge

Oscar Awards: 4

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The film's only categories not honored by the Academy were Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, which went to Walter Matthau for Billy Wilder's “The Fortune Cookie,” and Sandy Dennis in “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf” Wendy Hiller had won a Supporting Oscar in 1958 for “Separate Tables.”

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).