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41st Academy Awards
Date Monday, April 14, 1969
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host None
Producer Gower Champion
Director Gower Champion
Best Picture Oliver!
TV in the United States
Network ABC
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The 41st Academy Awards were presented April 14, 1969 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. It was the first Academy Awards ceremony broadcast worldwide. There was no host.

Oliver! became the first - and so far only - G-rated film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Ironically, the following year would see the only X-rated film to win Best Picture; Midnight Cowboy.

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 this year. It was the only Oscar he would ever win.[1]




Best Picture


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Cliff Robertson - Charly

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Tie)

Katharine Hepburn - The Lion In Winter

Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Jack Albertson - The Subject Was Roses

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Ruth Gordon - Rosemary's Baby

Best Director

Carol Reed - Oliver!

Best Adapted Screenplay

James Goldman - The Lion in Winter

Best Original Screenplay

Mel Brooks, The Producers

Best Cinematography

Pasqualino De Santis, Romeo and Juliet

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

' John Box and Terence Marsh, art direction; Vernon Dixon and Ken Muggleston, set decoration, Oliver!

Best Costume Design

Danilo Donati, Romeo and Juliet

Best Sound

Shepperton Studio Sound Dept., Oliver!

Best Film Editing

Frank P. Keller, Bullitt

Best Effects, Special Visual Effects

Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Best Music, Original Song

The Windmills of Your Mind, The Thomas Crown Affair, Michel Legrand, music; Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, lyrics

Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation)

John Green, Oliver!

Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical)

John Barry, The Lion in Winter

Best Short Subjects, Cartoons

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Walt Disney Productions

Best Short Subjects, Live Action Subjects

Robert Kennedy Remembered, Guggenheim Productions

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Why Man Creates, Saul Bass

Best Documentary, Features

Jouney Into Self, Bill McGaw, 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.

Best Foreign Language Film

War and Peace, U.S.S.R.

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Martha Raye

Honorary Awards

John Chambers for his outstanding makeup achievement for Planet of the Apes and Onna White for her outstanding choreography achievement for Oliver!


  • Jack Albertson (Winner: Best Supporting Actor)
  • Ingrid Bergman (Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Best Cinematography)
  • Diahann Carroll (Co-Presenter: Best Special Visual Effects, Documentary Awards & Honorary Award to Onna White)
  • Tony Curtis (Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Short Subject, Cartoon & Live Action & Documentary Awards)
  • Jane Fonda (Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Costume Design & Best Short Subject, Cartoon & Live Action)
  • Ruth Gordon (Winner: Best Supporting Actress)
  • Bob Hope (Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award)
  • Burt Lancaster (Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Special Visual Effects, Scientific & Technical Awards)
  • Mark Lester (Co-Presenter: Honorary Award to Onna White)
  • Henry Mancini (Co-Presenter: Best Score of a Musical Picture)
  • Walter Matthau (Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing & Honorary Award to John Chambers)
  • Marni Nixon (Co-Presenter: Best Score of a Musical Picture)
  • Gregory Peck (Accepting the Best Actor award for Cliff Robertson)
  • Sidney Poitier (Co-Presenter: Best Picture)
  • Carol Reed (Winner: Best Director)
  • Rosalind Russell (Co-Presenter: Best Original Score, Best Sound & Writing Awards)
  • Frank Sinatra (Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Original Song & Writing Awards)
  • Barbra Streisand (Winner: Best Actress)
  • Natalie Wood (Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration & Scientific & Technical Awards)


Further reading

  • "Pushing the Oscar envelope, The Academy Awards broadcast has not always been as tame as in recent years. Heres a look back at some weird and wacky moments in Hollywoods biggest night". Newsday. 2005-02-20. 


  1. ^ Internet Movie Database. "Awards for Stanley Kubrick". http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000040/awards. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 


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