Awards for 1969

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

Charly: Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson was not present at the Awards ceremony. Frank Sinatra accepted the award on his behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNERS

The Lion in Winter: Katharine Hepburn
Tied with Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl. Hepburn became the third performer to win consecutive awards, and the first to win three awards for lead roles. Anthony Harvey, the film's director, accepted the award on her behalf.

NOMINEES



Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Director

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Costume Design

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Sound

WINNER

Oliver!: (Shepperton SSD)

NOMINEES

Bullitt: (Warner Bros.-Seven Arts SSD)

Finian's Rainbow: (Warner Bros.-Seven Arts SSD)

Funny Girl: (Columbia SSD)

Star!: (20th Century-Fox SSD)

Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Effects, Special Visual Effects

WINNER

2001: A Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick was not present at the awards ceremony. Presenters Diahann Carroll and Burt Lancaster accepted the award on his behalf.

NOMINEE

Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

The Thomas Crown Affair: Michel Legrand (music), Alan Bergman (lyrics), Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
For the song "The Windmills of Your Mind".

NOMINEES

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
For the song "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".

For Love of Ivy: Quincy Jones (music), Bob Russell (lyrics)
For the song "For Love of Ivy".

Funny Girl: Jule Styne (music), Bob Merrill (lyrics)
For the song "Funny Girl".

Star!: Jimmy Van Heusen (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
For the song "Star!".

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

WINNER

NOMINEES




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

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects

WINNER

NOMINEES


Pas de deux: (National Film Board of Canada)

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

WINNER

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day: Walt Disney
Walt Disney's nomination and award was posthumous, as he died two years prior to the film's release. Wolfgang Reitherman, the film's director, accepted the award on his behalf.

NOMINEES



Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

Journey Into Self: Bill McGaw
Was awarded the Oscar on May 8, 1969 as the runner-up, after the Board of Governors determined 'Young Americans' to be ineligible and vacated its win.

NOMINEES




Young Americans: Robert Cohn, Alexander Grasshoff
In 1969, the academy took back the golden statuette from documentary winner The Young Americans, because it was found that it had been released too early to be eligible for the 1968 Oscars.

Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER

War and Peace
Russia.

NOMINEES


The Firemen's Ball
Czechoslovakia.


Stolen Kisses
France.

Honorary Award

WINNERS

Planet of the Apes: John Chambers
For his outstanding make-up achievement in the movie.

Oliver!: Onna White
For her outstanding choreography achievement for Oliver!.

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

WINNER

Academy Award of Merit

WINNERS

Philip V. Palmquist (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co.), Herbert Meyer (Motion Picture and Television Research Center), Charles Staffell (Rank Organisation)
For the development of a successful embodiment of the reflex background projection system for composite cinematography.

(Eastman Kodak Co.)
For the development and introduction of a color reversal intermediate film for motion pictures.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

Donald W. Norwood
For the design and development of the Norwood Photographic Exposure Meters.

(Eastman Kodak Co., Producers Service Co.)
For the development of a new high-speed step-optical reduction printer.

Ed Di Giulio (Cinema Product Development Company), Neils G. Petersen (Cinema Product Development Company), Norman S. Hughes (Cinema Product Development Company)
For the design and application of a conversion which makes available the reflex viewing system for motion picture cameras.

(Optical Coating Laboratories, Inc.)
For the development of an improved anti-reflection coating for photographic and projection lens systems.

(Eastman Kodak Co.)
For the introduction of a new high speed motion picture color negative film.

(Panavision, Inc.)
For the conception, design and introduction of a 65mm hand-held motion picture camera.

(Todd-AO Co., Mitchell Camera Co.)
For the design and engineering of the Todd-AO hand-held motion picture camera.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

Carl W. Hauge (Consolidated Film Industries), Edward H. Reichard (Consolidated Film Industries), E. Michael Meahl (Ramtronics), Roy J. Ridenour (Ramtronics)
For engineering an automatic exposure control for printing-machine lamps.

(Eastman Kodak Co., Consolidated Film Industries)
For a new direct positive film (Eastman Kodak) and for the application of this film to the making of post-production work prints (Consolidated Film).

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