Oscars 1968: Winners and Nominees of the 40th Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1968 on 04/10/1968.

The 40th Academy Awards were held on April 10, 1968, to honor film achievements of 1967. Originally scheduled for April 8, the awards were postponed to two days later due to the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Bob Hope was once again the host of the ceremony. This year, due to the waning popularity of black-and-white films, Best Cinematography, Art Direction, and Costume Design, previously divided into separate awards for color and monochrome films, were merged into single categories. This was the first Oscars since 1948 to feature clips from the Best Picture nominees. This year marked the first of two times that three different films were nominated for the "Big Five" Oscars (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay): Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. While all three won major Oscars, Best Picture was awarded to Norman Jewison's thriller/mystery film, In the Heat of the Night. The same thing happened again at the ceremony for films from 1981 where the Best Picture winner was not one of the three films with "Big Five" nominations. The Graduate became the seventh film to win Best Director and nothing else, and the last until the 94th Academy Awards. For the first time since the introduction of the Academy Award f... ()

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The Jungle Book(1967)

3.6/5 (with 2,836 votes)

The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship.

Casino Royale(1967)

| 2h 11min | Adventure, Action, Comedy
2.7/5 (with 301 votes)

Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle.

The Dirty Dozen(1967)

| 2h 30min | Action, Adventure, War
3.8/5 (with 499 votes)

12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the mission and the possible commuting of their sentences.

Doctor Dolittle(1967)

| 2h 32min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 71 votes)

A veterinarian who can communicate with animals travels abroad to search for a giant sea snail.

Bonnie and Clyde(1967)

| 1h 50min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 669 votes)

In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

The Graduate(1967)

| 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 1,439 votes)

Benjamin, a recent college graduate very worried about his future, finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.

In the Heat of the Night(1967)

| 1h 49min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 436 votes)

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie, the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.

Cool Hand Luke(1967)

| 2h 7min | Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 616 votes)

When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

Wait Until Dark(1967)

| 1h 48min | Crime, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 226 votes)

After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to retrieve it. When Hendrix leaves for business, the crooks make their move -- and find his blind wife, Susy, alone in the apartment. Soon, a life-threatening game begins between Susy and the thugs.

In Cold Blood(1967)

| 2h 14min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 164 votes)

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

The Taming of the Shrew(1967)

3.6/5 (with 69 votes)

Italy, 16th century. Petruchio, a choleric, lying and poor rural landowner from Verona, arrives in Padua in search of fortune and a wife, while Baptista, a wealthy merchant, announces that he will not allow Bianca, his youngest daughter, to marry until the temperamental and unruly Katherina, his eldest daughter, does.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner(1967)

| 1h 48min | Drama, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 350 votes)

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.

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Valley of the Dolls(1967)

| 2h 3min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 46 votes)

In New York City, bright but naive New Englander Anne Welles becomes a secretary at a theatrical law firm, where she falls in love with attorney Lyon Burke. Anne befriends up-and-coming singer Neely O'Hara, whose dynamic talent threatens aging star Helen Lawson and beautiful but talentless actress Jennifer North. The women experience success and failure in love and work, leading to heartbreak, addiction and tragedy.


1h 47min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 22 votes)

In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British commandos and German Jews make their way undercover through 800 miles of desert, to destroy the fuel dumps starving the Germans of fuel.

Two for the Road(1967)

| 1h 51min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 100 votes)

The ten-year marriage of Mark and Joanna Wallace is on the rocks. In flashback they recall their first meeting, memorable moments in their courtship and early wedded life, their travels through Europe, their broken vow never to have children, and the increasing tensions that led to both of them having extra-marital affairs.

Thoroughly Modern Millie(1967)

| 2h 18min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 40 votes)

Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test the "modern" ideas she had been reading about back in Kansas: "I've taken the girl out of Kansas. Now I have to take Kansas out of the girl!".

Barefoot in the Park(1967)

| 1h 46min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 255 votes)

In this film based on a Neil Simon play, newlyweds Corie, a free spirit, and Paul Bratter, an uptight lawyer, share a sixth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village. Soon after their marriage, Corie tries to find a companion for mother, Ethel, who is now alone, and sets up Ethel with neighbor Victor. Inappropriate behavior on a double date causes conflict, and the young couple considers divorce.


| 2h 59min | Adventure, Music, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 32 votes)

The plot of his illegitimate son Mordred to gain the throne, and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threatens to topple King Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.

Far from the Madding Crowd(1967)

2h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 36 votes)

Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.

Closely Watched Trains(1966)

1h 33min | Comedy, Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 95 votes)

At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot.

Live for Life(1967)

2h 10min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Famous TV newscaster Robert Colomb is married to Catherine, but is continually unfaithful to her. Then he meets, and becomes fascinated with Candice.

Divorce American Style(1967)

1h 49min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

After 17 years of marriage in American suburbia, Richard and Barbara Harmon step into the new world of divorce.

The Happiest Millionaire(1967)

3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young men around town all fear him. Wouldn't you fear a father-in-law that keeps alligators for pets and teaches boxing at his daily Bible classes?

I Even Met Happy Gypsies(1967)

1h 34min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 11 votes)

The protagonist, Bora, is a charming but mean-spirited gypsy, while his older wife, Lence, is submissive. Bora is in love with the younger Tisa, who is being offered in marriage by her father. The two get themselves in trouble and eventually have to flee. Tisa rejects her husband and she and Bora get married in the church, and their adventures continue.

The War Is Over(1966)

1h 57min | Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

Diego is one of the chiefs of the Spanish Communist Party. On his way from Madrid to Paris, he is arrested at the border for an ID check but manages to get free. When he arrives in Paris, he starts searching for one of his comrade to prevent him from going to Madrid where he could be arrested.

The Whisperers(1967)

1h 45min | Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

Margaret Ross is an impoverished old woman who lives alone in a seedy apartment and enjoys a rich fantasy life as an heiress. One day she discovers stolen money hidden by her son and believes her fantasy has come true.

Directed by Bryan Forbes - With Edith Evans, Ronald Fraser, Eric Portman, Nanette Newman, Harry Baird, Robert Russell, ...

Beach Red(1967)

1h 45min | Action, War
3.2/5 (with 13 votes)

American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.

Directed by Cornel Wilde - With Cornel Wilde, Rip Torn, Jaime Sánchez Fernández, Jaime Sánchez, Jean Wallace, Gene Blakely, ...


1h 42min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

A playboy golf pro, kicked off the circuit for alleged cheating, is forced to hustle for a living.


2h 12min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Dublin; June 16, 1904. Stephen Dedalus, who fancies himself as a poet, embarks on a day of wandering about the city during which he finds friendship and a father figure in Leopold Bloom, a middle-aged Jew. Meanwhile, Bloom's day, illuminated by a funeral and an evening of drinking and revelry that stirs paternal feelings toward Stephen, ends with a rapprochement with Molly, his earthy wife.

Paddle to the Sea(1966)

28min | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

A boy's carved boat travels through the Canadian wilderness until it reaches the ocean.

Directed by Bill Mason
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