Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Release Date: June 22nd, 1966

DVD Release Date: October 1st, 1997

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

History professor George (Richard Burton) and his boozy wife, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor), return late one Saturday night from a cocktail party at the home of the college president, Martha's father. Martha announces that she invited another couple, newly appointed instructor Nick (George Segal) and his timid wife, Honey (Sandy Dennis), over for a nightcap. When the younger couple arrive, the night erupts into a no-holds-barred torrent of marital angst and verbal tirades.

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis, Agnes Flanagan, Frank Flanagan

Director: Mike Nichols

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Home VĂ­deo, Warner Bros.

Keywords: Marriage, Wife, 1960s, Rivalry, Brash


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Music Score)
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound