- 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.
- 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).
- Patricia Neal, making her first Hollywood appearance since a near-fatal stroke of two years before, received a standing ovation from the audience.
- California's governor, Ronald Reagan, was among the guests in the audience. He was a longtime Academy member and supporter.
- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf's 13 nominations constitute the first and, as of 2012, only instance of a film being nominated in every category for which it was eligible. It is also the first instance of a film receiving an acting nomination for every credited cast member.
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