Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, and written by William Rose.wikipedia
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Stanley Kramer

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, and written by William Rose.
Among the subjects covered in his films were racism (in The Defiant Ones and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), nuclear war (in On the Beach), greed (in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), creationism vs. evolution (in Inherit the Wind) and the causes and effects of fascism (in Judgment at Nuremberg). His other notable films included High Noon (1952, as producer), The Caine Mutiny (1954, as producer), and Ship of Fools (1965).

Sidney Poitier

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It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton.
The significance of these achievements was bolstered in 1967, when he starred in three successful films, all of which dealt with issues involving race and race relations: To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, making him the top box-office star of that year.

Spencer Tracy

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It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton.
It was for Kramer that he made his last film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in 1967, completed just 17 days before his death.

Katharine Hepburn

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It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton.
Three more Oscars came for her work in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981).

Katharine Houghton

Katherine Houghton
It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton.
She portrayed Joanna "Joey" Drayton, a white American woman who brings home her black American fiancé to meet her parents, in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Cecil Kellaway

Cecil Kellaway as Monsignor Ryan
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for both The Luck of the Irish (1948) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

Beah Richards

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Beah Richards as Mrs. Prentice
Richards was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her supporting role in the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in 1968, as well as winning two Primetime Emmy Awards for her guest roles in the television series Frank's Place in 1988 and The Practice in 2000.

William Rose (screenwriter)

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, and written by William Rose.
He also provided scripts for Hollywood studios, earning several Academy Award nominations for his scriptwriting and winning the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

Frank De Vol

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The film's Oscar-nominated score was composed by Frank De Vol.
De Vol wrote the scores for many Hollywood movies, receiving Academy Award nominations for four of them: Pillow Talk (1959), Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), Cat Ballou (1965) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

Alexandra Hay

Alexandra Hay as Carhop
Her career continued with small roles in the 1967 movies Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and The Ambushers.

Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford as Tillie
The role led to her being cast in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

National Film Registry

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In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

D'Urville Martin

D'Urville Martin as Frankie
Born in New York City, Martin began his career in the mid-1960s and soon appeared in prominent films such as Black Like Me and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Virginia Christine

Virginia Christine as Hilary St. George
One of her most notable roles was as Hilary St. George, the bigoted co-worker of the Katharine Hepburn character in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Barbara Randolph

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Barbara Randolph as Dorothy
She continued to work as an actress, taking the part of Dorothy in the 1967 movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

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1967: Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress

Best Foreign ActressDavid di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actress
1968: David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress (Katharine Hepburn)
1968: Faye Dunaway - Bonnie and Clyde ex aequo Katharine Hepburn - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor

Best Foreign ActorDavid di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
1968: David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor (Spencer Tracy)
1968: Warren Beatty - Bonnie and Clyde ex aequo Spencer Tracy - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

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1968: BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Katharine Hepburn)

BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Leading RoleBest ActorBAFTA Award
1968: BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Spencer Tracy)

Academy Award for Best Actress

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1967: Academy Award for Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn)

Academy Award for Best Director

Best DirectorDirectorAcademy Award
1967: Academy Award for Best Director

Academy Award for Best Picture

Best PictureBest Picture OscarOutstanding Production
1967: Academy Award for Best Picture

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting ActressBest Actress in a Supporting RoleAcademy Award
1967: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Beah Richards)