1968 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1968 Academy Awards were presented April 14, 1969 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

Best PictureFunny Girl, Ray Stark, producer (Columbia)
The Lion in Winter, Martin Poll, producer (Avco Embassy)
Oliver!, John Woolf, producer (Columbia)
Rachel, Rachel, Paul Newman, producer (Warner Bros.-Seven Arts)
Romeo and Juliet, Anthony Havelock-Allan and John Brabourne, producers (Paramount)
Best ActorAlan Arkin, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Alan Bates, The Fixer
Ron Moody, Oliver!
Peter O'Toole, The Lion in Winter
Cliff Robertson, Charly
Best Actress (tie)Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter
Patricia Neal, The Subject Was Roses
Vanessa Redgrave, Isadora
Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl
Joanne Woodward, Rachel, Rachel
Actor in a Supporting RoleJack Albertson, The Subject Was Roses
Seymour Cassel, Faces
Daniel Massey, Star!
Jack Wild, Oliver!
Gene Wilder, The Producers
Actress in a Supporting RoleLynn Carlin, Faces
Ruth Gordon, Rosemary's Baby
Sondra Locke, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Kay Medford, Funny Girl
Estelle Parsons, Rachel, Rachel
DirectingAnthony Harvey, The Lion in Winter
Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Gillo Pontecorvo, The Battle of Algiers
Carol Reed, Oliver!
Franco Zeffirelli, Romeo and Juliet
Screenplay Based on Material From Another MediumJames Goldman, The Lion in Winter
Vernon Harris, Oliver!
Roman Polanski, Rosemary's Baby
Neil Simon, The Odd Couple
Stewart Stern, Rachel, Rachel
Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenMel Brooks, The Producers
John Cassavetes, Faces
Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Franco Solinas and Gillo Pontecorvo, The Battle of Algiers
Ira Wallach and Peter Ustinov, Hot Millions
CinematographyPasqualino De Santis, Romeo and Juliet
Daniel L. Fapp, Ice Station Zebra
Ernest Laszlo, Star!
Oswald Morris, Oliver!
Harry Stradling, Funny Girl
Art DirectionMikhail Bogdanov and Gennady Myasnikov, art direction; G. Koshelev and V. Uvarov, set decoration, War and Peace
John Box and Terence Marsh, art direction; Vernon Dixon and Ken Muggleston, set decoration, Oliver!
George W. Davis and Edward Carfagno, art direction, The Shoes of the Fisherman
Boris Leven, art direction; Walter M. Scott and Howard Bristol, set decoration, Star!
Tony Masters, Harry Lange and Ernie Archer, art direction, 2001: A Space Odyssey
SoundColumbia Studio Sound Dept., Funny Girl
Shepperton Studio Sound Dept., Oliver!
Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound Dept., Star!
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Studio Sound Dept., Bullitt
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Studio Sound Dept., Finian's Rainbow
Song“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, music and lyrics
“For Love of Ivy,” For Love of Ivy, Quincy Jones, music; Bob Russell, lyrics
“Funny Girl,” Funny Girl, Jule Styne, music; Bob Merrill, lyrics
“Star!,” Star!, Jimmy Van Heusen, music; Sammy Cahn, lyrics
“The Windmills of Your Mind,” The Thomas Crown Affair, Michel Legrand, music; Alan and Marilyn Bergman, lyrics
Original Score for a Motion Picture, Not a MusicalJohn Barry, The Lion in Winter
Jerry Goldsmith, Planet of the Apes
Michel Legrand, The Thomas Crown Affair
Alex North, The Shoes of the Fisherman
Lalo Schifrin, The Fox
Score of a Musical Picture, Original or AdaptationJohn Green, Oliver!
Lennie Hayton, Star!
Ray Heindorf, Finian's Rainbow
Michel Legrand, music and adaptation; Jacques Demy, lyrics, The Young Girls of Rochefort
Walter Scharf, Funny Girl
Film EditingFrank Bracht, The Odd Couple
Fred Feitshans and Eve Newman, Wild in the Streets
Frank P. Keller, Bullitt
Ralph Kemplen, Oliver!
Robert Swink, Maury Winetrobe and William Sands, Funny Girl
Costume DesignDonald Brooks, Star!
Phyllis Dalton, Oliver!
Danilo Donati, Romeo and Juliet
Margaret Furse, The Lion in Winter
Morton Haack, Planet of the Apes
Special Visual EffectsStanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Hal Millar and J. McMillan Johnson, Ice Station Zebra
Short Subjects
CartoonThe House That Jack Built (National Film Board of Canada; Columbia)
The Magic Pear Tree (Murakami-Wolf Films; Bing Crosby Productions)
Windy Day (Hubley Studios; Paramount)
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
Live ActionThe Dove (Coe-Davis Ltd.; Schoenfeld Films Distributing Co.)
Duo (National Film Board of Canada; Columbia)
Prelude (Prelude Co.; Excelsior Distributing)
Robert Kennedy Remembered (Guggenheim Productions; National General Pictures)
Short SubjectThe House That Ananda Built (Films Division, Government of India)
The Revolving Door (Vision Associates Production for the American Foundation Institute of Corrections)
A Space to Grow (Office of Economic Opportunity for Project Upward Bound)
A Way Out of the Wilderness (Dan E. Weisburd, producer; John Sutherland Productions)
Why Man Creates (Saul Bass, producer; Saul Bass and Associates)
FeatureA Few Notes on Our Food Problem (James Blue, producer; U.S. Information Agency)
Jouney Into Self (Bill McGaw, producer; Western Behavioral Sciences Institute) (At the April 14, 1968, awards ceremony, Young Americans was announced as the Documentary Feature winner. On May 7, 1969, the film was disqualified because it played in October 1967, therefore ineligible for a 1968 award. Journey Into Self, the first runner-up was awarded the Oscar on May 8, 1969.)
The Legendary Champions (William Cayton, producer; Turn of the Century Fights)
Other Voices (David H. Sawyer, producer; DHS Films)
Young Americans (Robert Cohn and Alex Grasshoff, producers; The Young Americans Production)
Foreign Language FilmThe Boys of Paul Street, Hungary
The Fireman's Ball, Czechoslovakia
The Girl With the Pistol, Italy
Stolen Kisses, France
War and Peace, U.S.S.R.
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardMartha Raye
Honorary AwardsTo John Chambers for his outstanding makeup achievement for Planet of the Apes
To Onna White for her outstanding choreography achievement for Oliver!

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