Film Screening and Costume Contest: Mary Poppins
When it debuted Mary Poppins dazzled theatergoers with a mix of whimsical music, animated characters combined with live-action, a spoonful of medicinal laughter and magical wisdom from a mysterious nanny. Who would have thought that a cheeky babysitter could have such an impact on a dysfunctional family . . . and on those of us who watched too!
Mary Poppins received both popular and critical acclaim. The movie was recognized with a total of 13 Academy Awards nominations (which was a record for Walt Disney Studios). It even received a nomination for Best Picture. Of the 13 nods, it took home five Oscars: Best Actress for Julie Andrews, Best Film Editing, Best Original Music Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee.”