Oscar Movies: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf


Oscar Nominations: 13

Picture, produced by Ernest Lehman
Director: Mike Nichols
Screenplay (Adapted): Ernest Lehman
Actor: Richard Burton
Actress: Elizabeth Taylor
Supporting Actor: George Segal
Supporting Actress: Sandy Dennis
Cinematography (b/w): Haskell Wexler
Art Direction-Set Decoration (b/w): Richard Sylbert; George James Hopkins
Costume design (b/w): Irene Sharaff
Film editing: Sam o'Steen
Sound: George R. Groves
Original Music Score: Alex North

Oscar Awards: 4

Supporting Actress
Art Direction
Costume Design

Oscar Context:

In 1966, “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf” competed for the top award with the British comedy “Alfie,” the screen version of the hit play “Man for All Season,” the American comedy, “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming,” and the War drama “The Sand Pebbles.”

End Note

Reportedly, it was Henry Fonda's greatest career frustration not to play George on stage and then on screen. Arthur Hiller and Uta Hagen originated the parts on stage to great acclaim.