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  • darthvader12
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    Best Picture: Midnight Cowboy
    Best Director: John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy)
    Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman (Midnight Cowboy)
    Best Actress: Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
    Best Supporting Actor: Gig Young (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?)
    Best Supporting Actress: Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower)
    Best Original Screenplay: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Midnight Cowboy
    Best Documentary Feature: Arthur Rubinstein – The Love of Life
    Best Documentary Short: Czechoslovakia 1968
    Best Live Action Short: The Magic Machines
    Best Animated Short: It’s Tough to Be a Bird
    Best Original Score: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Best Original Song or Adaptation Score: Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    Best Original Song: “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
    Best Sound Mixing: Hello Dolly!
    Best Foreign Language Film: Z
    Best Costume Design: Anne of the Thousand Days
    Best Art Direction: Anne of the Thousand Days
    Best Cinematography: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Best Film Editing: Midnight Cowboy
    Best Visual Effects: Marooned

    Note: Feel free to write your alternate Oscars for 1969.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I like Midnight Cowboy, Costa-Gavras, Richard Burton, Liza Minnelli, Gig Young and Catherine Burns.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1968) – Hitler Was Robbed!

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    babypook
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    Hmmm…well, I’m pretty biased about this year.

    BP
    Midnight Cowboy
    Z
    Butch Cassidy
    Anne/Thousand Days
    Hello Dolly!
    All terrific films

    Actor
    I don’t begrudge John Wayne for his (career) win. Plus, he’s damned good here.
    Was Elizabeth Taylor ever upset with Burton’s loss! She announced through gritted teeth.
    Personal Fave: Yves Montand, Z

    Actress
    Maggie Smith
    RU: Genevieve Bujold
    Personal Fave: Shirley McLaine, Sweet Charity

    Supporting Actor
    Gig Young.
    RU: Jack. Easy Rider

    Supporting Actress
    Goldie Hawn
    RU: Dyan Cannon

    Directing
    Z, Costa-Gavras
    RU: All good; Schlesinger, GR Hill, Pollack, Penn

    Cinematography
    Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

    Editing
    Z
    RU: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (not in my world)

    FLF
    Z

    Writing, Adapted
    Z
    RU: Midnight Cowboy

    Writing, Original
    The Wild Bunch
    RU: Butch Cassidy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    Song, Original
    “Come Saturday Morning”; The Sterile Cuckoo
    RU: Raindrops

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    OnTheAisle
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    I prefer Hawn, Nicholson, Smith and Wayne.

    I simply cannot choose Best Picture between Midnight Cowboy and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I have screened both films repeatedly over the years. They wear well.

    However, I don’t understand how Redford, Newman and Ross were snubbed in the acting categories.

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    marcelo
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    My choice:
    Picture: Midnight Cowboy – one of the best winner of all time-
    Director: Schlesinger
    Actor: Hoffman
    Actress: Smith
    Sup. Actor: Young
    Sup. Actress: Burns

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    OnTheAisle
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    Jean Simmons received her second Oscar nomination for The Happy Ending, a vanity project that was written, directed and produced by her then husband Richard Brooks. Obviously she was the original choice for the role of unhappily married and unfulfilled Mary Spencer,

    However, the other four women nominated for Best Actress were not the first choice. Three Oscar winners and the star of the previous year’s Best Picture nominee were each offered one of these roles but declined. Had they each accepted the role, just imagine the revised 1969 Best Actress race.

    Julie Andrews in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    Patty Duke in The Sterile Cuckoo
    Olivia Hussey in Anne of the Thousand Days
    Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending
    Barbra Streisand in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

    Why did they decline the roles?

    Andrews felt that playing another English governess-type after Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music would be a mistake.

    Duke opted for Me, Natalie, a similar themed project, for which she won the Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

    Hussey took extended time off after Romeo and Juliet and didn’t make another film till 1971.

    Streisand found it impossible to resist the million dollar paycheck for Hello, Dolly!

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    Andrew Carden
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    While we’re on the topic of the 1969 Oscars, I actually just wrote a blog post on the ’69 Best Original Song line-up. Check it out!

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