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The year 1966 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

Walt Disney, well known for his creation of Mickey Mouse, died on December 15, 1966 of acute circulatory collapse following a diagnosis of, and surgery for, lung cancer. He had been a smoker since the 1940s.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Hawaii United Artists $15,553,000
2. The Bible: In the Beginning 20th Century Fox $15,000,000
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Warner Brothers $14,500,000
4. The Sand Pebbles 20th Century Fox $13,500,000
5. A Man For All Seasons Columbia $12,750,000
6. Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. Disney $10,164,000
7. The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming! United Artists $9,771,000
8. Grand Prix MGM $9,389,000
9. The Professionals Columbia $8,800,000
10. Alfie Paramount $8,500,000

source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1966.shtml

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia
Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - A Man for All Seasons
Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Supporting Actor: Walter Matthau - The Fortune Cookie
Best Supporting Actress: Sandy Dennis - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Foreign Language Film: A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme), directed by Claude Lelouch, France

BAFTA Film Awards:

Best Film from any Source: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best British film: The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons
Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons
Best Actress: Anouk Aimée - A Man and a Woman
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
Best Actor: Alan Arkin - The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming
Best Actress: Lynn Redgrave - Georgy Girl
Other
Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - A Man for All Seasons

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme), directed by Claude Lelouch, France
Signore & Signori (The Birds, the Bees and the Italians), directed by Pietro Germi, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri), directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria / Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Cul-de-Sac, directed by Roman Polanski, United Kingdom

Films released in 1966

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