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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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Planet of the Apes(1968)

3.8/5 (with 1,331 votes)

Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes 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.

2001: A Space Odyssey(1968)

4.1/5 (with 4,678 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.

Rosemary's Baby(1968)

R
| 2h 18min | Drama, Horror
3.9/5 (with 1,482 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.

Romeo and Juliet(1968)

PG
| 2h 18min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 254 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.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(1968)

3.4/5 (with 243 votes)

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

The Thomas Crown Affair(1968)

PG
| 1h 42min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 175 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.

Bullitt(1968)

PG
| 1h 53min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 406 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 Producers(1967)

1h 28min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 278 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.

The Young Girls of Rochefort(1967)

G
| 2h 6min | Romance / Love, Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 220 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 one 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...

Oliver!(1968)

G
| 2h 33min | Drama, Kids & Family, Music
3.5/5 (with 144 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.

The Battle of Algiers(1966)

2h 1min | Drama, War, History
4.0/5 (with 263 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.

Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo - With Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag, Larbi Zekkal, Fusia El Kader, Mohamed Ben Kassen, ...

The Odd Couple(1968)

G
| 1h 46min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 210 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.

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The Lion in Winter(1968)

PG
| 2h 14min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 121 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.

Funny Girl(1968)

G
| 2h 29min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 149 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.

Faces(1968)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 74 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.

Stolen Kisses(1968)

R
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 158 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.

Ice Station Zebra(1968)

G
| 2h 28min | Adventure, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 58 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.

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day(1968)

3.6/5 (with 40 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 75 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.

Directed by Miloš Forman - With Josef Šebánek, Jan Vostrčil, Milada Ježková, Olga Matušková, Vlastimila Vlková, Václav Novotný, ...

War and Peace(1966)

3.8/5 (with 39 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.

Charly(1968)

3.3/5 (with 37 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 him was right.

The Shoes of the Fisherman(1968)

G
| 2h 42min | Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (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.

The Girl with a Pistol(1968)

3.4/5 (with 48 votes)

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

Finian's Rainbow(1968)

3.0/5 (with 18 votes)

A leprechaun follows an Irishman who stole his pot of gold to the American South.

Isadora(1968)

PG
| 2h 11min | Drama, History, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 10 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.

The Boys of Paul Street(1969)

1h 50min | Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 18 votes)

In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, the problem is "solved" by the city government, which takes over the lot for future development.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter(1968)

2h 3min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 16 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.

The Subject Was Roses(1968)

G
| 1h 47min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

When Timmy Cleary, comes home from soldiering, he's greeted by the open but strained arms of his two parents, John and Nettie. Once considered sickly and weak, he has now distinguished himself in the service and is ready to begin a new life. His parents, however, are still trapped in the bygone days of early and unresolved marital strife and begin emotionally deteriorating through several drama packed encounters. Now mature, the young Tim Cleary finally understands the family dynamics that has played all throughout his boyhood. By the simple act of bringing his mother roses on behalf of his father, Tim realizes he may have destroyed his family, but is helpless to obtain resolution which must come from both his parents.

Wild in the Streets(1968)

R
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.0/5 (with 12 votes)

Striking a zeitgeist nerve, Wild in the Streets stars Christopher Jones (Ryan's Daughter) as Max Frost, rock singer and poster boy for the counterculture revolution of the '60s. While performing with his band, The Troopers, at a political rally for Senate candidate Johnny Fergus (Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild), Max seizes the opportunity to spout his own political philosophies which include, among other things, that the voting age should be lowered to 14. And thus begins the tale of Max's meteoric rise. But as he moves further and further into uncharted waters, first as a voice for the youth movement (or is he just a mouthpiece for opportunist politicians?) and then as a nominee for President of the United States, Max will not bend to the will of the old guard. Instead he begins implementing his own ideas of what would make a better world, including re-education camps for those over the age of 35 along with a liberal dosing of LSD.

Pas de Deux(1968)

13min | Music
3.3/5 (with 24 votes)

Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.

Directed by Norman McLaren - With Vincent Warren
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