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Oscars 1969: Winners and Nominees of the 41st Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1969 on 04/14/1969.

The 41st Academy Awards were presented on April 14, 1969, the first to be staged at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. For the first time since the 11th Academy Awards, there was no host. Oliver! is the only Best Picture winner to receive a G-rating prior to winning the award (several earlier Best Picture winners have received this rating retroactively), as well as the last British film to win Best Picture until Chariots of Fire in 1981 and the last movie musical to win until Chicago in 2002. The year was notable for the first—and so far, only—tie for Best Actress (or any female acting category). Katharine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter and Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl shared the award. Hepburn also became the second actress and third performer overall to win an acting Oscar two years in a row, after Luise Rainer in 1936 (The Great Ziegfeld) and 1937 (The Good Earth), and Spencer Tracy in 1937 (Captains Courageous) and 1938 (Boys Town). The previous year, Hepburn had won Best Actress for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. As the special effects director and designer for 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick was the recipient of the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, the only Oscar he would ever win. Cliff Robertson's performance in Charly was met with a generally... ()

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2001: A Space Odyssey(1968)

4.1/5 (with 4,147 votes)

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

Planet of the Apes(1968)

3.8/5 (with 1,148 votes)

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

Rosemary's Baby(1968)

R
| 2h 18min | Drama, Horror
3.9/5 (with 1,333 votes)

A young couple, Rosemary and Guy, moves into an infamous New York apartment building, known by frightening legends and mysterious events, with the purpose of starting a family.

Bullitt(1968)

PG
| 1h 53min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 339 votes)

Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

The Thomas Crown Affair(1968)

PG
| 1h 42min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 149 votes)

Young businessman, Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However, Crown is soon betrayed yet cannot blow his cover because he’s in love.

Faces(1968)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 57 votes)

Middle-aged suburban husband Richard abruptly tells his wife, Maria, that he wants a divorce. As Richard takes up with a younger woman, Maria enjoys a night on the town with her friends and meets a younger man. As the couple and those around them confront a seemingly futile search for what they've lost -- love, excitement, passion -- this classic American independent film explores themes of aging and alienation.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(1968)

3.4/5 (with 212 votes)

A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.

Romeo and Juliet(1968)

PG
| 2h 18min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 222 votes)

Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their destiny and elope, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.

The Battle of Algiers(1966)

2h 1min | Drama, War, History
4.0/5 (with 225 votes)

Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

The Producers(1967)

PG
| 1h 28min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 230 votes)

Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their money back – and what can be a more certain flop than a tasteless musical celebrating Hitler.

Ice Station Zebra(1968)

G
| 2h 28min | Adventure, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 51 votes)

A top-secret Soviet spy satellite -- using stolen Western technology -- malfunctions and then goes into a descent that lands it near an isolated Arctic research encampment called Ice Station Zebra, belonging to the British, which starts sending out distress signals before falling silent. The atomic submarine Tigerfish, commanded by Cmdr. James Ferraday (Rock Hudson), is dispatched to save them.

Oliver!(1968)

G
| 2h 33min | Drama, Kids & Family, Music
3.5/5 (with 131 votes)

Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.

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Funny Girl(1968)

G
| 2h 29min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 126 votes)

The story of the life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her second husband, Nick Arnstein.

The Lion in Winter(1968)

PG
| 2h 14min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 104 votes)

1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. An aging and conniving King Henry II of England and Ireland plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. He summons the following people for the holiday at his chateau and primary residence in Chinon, Anjou, within the Angevin Empire of medieval France: his scheming but imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his mistress, Princess Alais, whom he wishes to marry; his three sons, gay Richard the Lionheart , Geoffrey, and John, all of whom desire the throne; and the young, but crafty King Philip II of France, who is also Alais' half-brother.

The Odd Couple(1968)

G
| 1h 46min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 166 votes)

In New York, Felix, a neurotic news writer who just broke up with his wife, is urged by his chaotic friend Oscar, a sports journalist, to move in with him, but their lifestyles are as different as night and day are, so Felix's ideas about housekeeping soon begin to irritate Oscar.

The Young Girls of Rochefort(1967)

G
| 2h 6min | Romance / Love, Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 178 votes)

Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter. He is doing his military service. Simon owns a music shop, he left Paris once month ago to come back where he fell in love 10 years ago. They are looking for love, looking for each other, without being aware that their ideal partner is very close...

Stolen Kisses(1968)

R
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 127 votes)

The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel, the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, which he promptly loses. Stumbling into a position assisting a private detective, Antoine falls for his employers' seductive wife, Fabienne, and finds that he must choose between the older woman and Christine.

The Shoes of the Fisherman(1968)

G
| 2h 42min | Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

All eyes focus on the Vatican, watching for the traditional puffs of white smoke that signal the election of the next Pope. This time much more is at stake. The new pontiff may be the only person who can bring peace to a world on the brink of nuclear nightmare.

Finian's Rainbow(1968)

3.0/5 (with 15 votes)

Having left Ireland, Finian McLonergan and his daughter Sharon arrive in the American state of Missitucky with a magical golden crock that has been stolen from Og, a leprechaun. Finian buries the crock near Fort Knox believing that it will grow bigger, and he and Sharon settle down in Rainbow Valley, a small community of racially-integrated sharecroppers. Meanwhile, Rawkins, a racist Senator, is determined to get his hands on the land but is thwarted when he is magically turned black and gets a helping of his own bigotry. After many plot twists, all is resolved and love, wealth and happiness descend on Rainbow Valley.

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day(1968)

3.6/5 (with 36 votes)

Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.

The Firemen's Ball(1967)

1h 13min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 61 votes)

The firemen of a provincial Czechoslovakian town throw a ball in honor of the old chief's retirement. There will be music and dancing, a beauty pageant and a raffle. The whole town will be in attendance. However, the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. Workplace injuries, stolen prizes, a shortage of pretty girls... and fire.

Charly(1968)

3.3/5 (with 32 votes)

An experiment on a simpleton turns him into a genius. When he discovers what has been done to him he struggles with whether or not what was done to his was right.

Wild in the Streets(1968)

R
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John Fergus uses Frost as a political ploy to gain the youth vote in his run for the Senate, Frost wills himself into the system, gaining new rights for the young. Eventually, Frost runs for the presidency.

Rachel, Rachel(1968)

1h 41min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.

Isadora(1968)

PG
| 2h 11min | Drama, History, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.

War and Peace(1966)

3.8/5 (with 28 votes)

A seven-hour epic adaptation of the novel by Leo Tolstoy. The love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov is interwoven with the Great Patriotic War of 1812 against Napoleon's invading army.

The Fixer(1968)

2h 12min | Drama, Crime, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Set in tsarist Russia around the turn of the century and based on a true story of a Russian Jewish peasant Yakov Bog who was wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime - the “ritual murder” of a Gentile child in Kiev. We witness the unrelenting detail of the peasant-handyman's life in prison and see him gain in dignity as the efforts to humiliate him and make him confess fail.

The Fox(1967)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Ellen and Jill who live a quiet life on a farm in rural Canada are surprised by the visit of a former tenant’s grandson.

The Girl with a Pistol(1968)

3.5/5 (with 38 votes)

A Sicilian woman is dishonored by her lover, then goes to London with a pistol intending to murder him.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter(1968)

2h 3min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 14 votes)

Singer is a deaf-mute whose small world brings him in contact with a young girl, Mick, who cherishes a seemingly hopeless dream of becoming a concert pianist. At first hostile, Mick soon becomes friends with Singer, hoping to enlarge his small world. Three other central characters come to Singer for help also, each of them seeing in him a powerful force.

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