Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nominee
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Academy Awards
Winner
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Academy Awards
Winner
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Academy Awards
Outstanding direction by Mike Nichols in his feature debut, and four top-flight performances score an artistic bullseye.

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: www.laemmle.com/ac.
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966)
50th Anniversary Screening
Tribute to Oscar-winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler
Oscar Nominee George Segal In Person for post-screening Q&A with LAFCA President Stephen Farber
Tuesday, February 23, at 7:00 PM at the Royal Theatre

Skeptics said Edward Albee’s scathing dissection of marriage could never be turned into a movie. But when the Production Code relaxed its standards to allow most of the playwright’s graphic dialogue to reach the screen, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? became one of Hollywood’s most honored movies. Its 13 Oscar nominations were a near-record total; it received a nomination in every single category in which it was eligible. The film won five awards, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Cinematography for Hollywood veteran Haskell Wexler. Mr. Wexler died late last year at the age of 93. Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal, and Sandy Dennis star, and theater wunderkind Mike Nichols made his feature directorial debut on the picture.

Our special guest George Segal is the only surviving member of the movie’s cast and crew. Over the course of his long career, Segal has worked with many of Hollywood’s top directors and major stars. His many other films include Bryan Forbes’
King Rat, Stanley Kramer’s Ship of Fools, Sidney Lumet’s Bye Bye Braverman, Carl Reiner’s Where’s Poppa?, Paul Mazursky’s Blume in Love, Robert Altman’s California Split, along with The Owl and the Pussycat, Loving, Born to Win, A Touch of Class, and Fun with Dick and Jane. He has continued to work in films and on hit TV series Just Shoot Me and The Goldbergs.
Not Rated
Runtime
131
Language
English
Director
Mike Nichols
Writer(s)
Ernest Lehman
Cast
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sandy Dennis, George Segal
Awards:
Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Academy Awards
Winner, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Academy Awards
Winner, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards
Winner, Best Cinematography, Academy Awards
Winner, Best Production Design, Academy Awards
Winner, Best Costume Design, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Picture, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Director, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Sound Editing, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Film Editing, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Music (Original Score), Academy Awards
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FEATURED REVIEW
Kate Cameron, New York Daily News

The most outstanding element of Warner Brothers’ controversial production of Edward Albee’s successful stage play, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” is the magnificent manner in which Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis take hold to their respective roles and deliver ...

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