June 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm #1201855687
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.June 24, 2016 at 7:55 am #1201856311
Hmmm…well, I’m pretty biased about this year.
All terrific films
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
RU: Genevieve Bujold
Personal Fave: Shirley McLaine, Sweet Charity
RU: Jack. Easy Rider
RU: Dyan Cannon
RU: All good; Schlesinger, GR Hill, Pollack, Penn
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
RU: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (not in my world)
RU: Midnight Cowboy
The Wild Bunch
RU: Butch Cassidy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
“Come Saturday Morning”; The Sterile Cuckoo
RU: RaindropsJune 24, 2016 at 9:09 am #1201856329
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.June 25, 2016 at 5:57 am #1201856649
Picture: Midnight Cowboy – one of the best winner of all time-
Sup. Actor: Young
Sup. Actress: BurnsJune 26, 2016 at 11:15 am #1201857506
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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