The Oscars

The 39th Academy Awards hosted by Bob Hope at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Monday, April 10, 1967, honoring movies released in 1966. The Academy Awards broadcast was almost canceled because of a strike involving the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the theatrical performers union governing live telecasts. However, the dispute was settled three hours before the ceremony was scheduled to begin. Patricia Neal, making her first Hollywood appearance since a near-fatal stroke of two years before, received a standing ovation from the audience. Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave were both nominated for Best Actress. This was the first time in 25 years that two sisters were nominated in that category (Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine were nominated for Best Actress in 1941).

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