41st Academy Awards

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. The ceremony is remembered by many critics and fans alike as the year 2001: A Space Odyssey was not nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and that Once Upon a Time in the West did not receive any nominations.

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.

The 1968 Academy Award Winners

Picture: Oliver!
Actor: Cliff Robertson (Charly)
Actress: Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) / Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl)
Supporting Actor: Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses)
Supporting Actress: Ruth Gordon (Rosemary's Baby)
Director: Carol Reed (Oliver!)
Adapted Screenplay: James Goldman (The Lion in Winter)
Original Screenplay: Mel Brooks (The Producers)
Song: "The Windmills of Your Mind" (The Thomas Crown Affair)
Score: The Lion in Winter (Non-musical) / Oliver! (Musical)
Cinematography: Romeo and Juliet
Costume Design: Romeo and Juliet
Art / Set Decoration: Oliver!
Film Editing: Bullitt
Foreign Language Film: War and Peace (U.S.S.R.)
Sound: Oliver!
Visual Effects: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Short Films: Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (Cartoons) / Robert Kennedy Remembered (Live Action)
Documentaries Why Man Creates (Short) / Journey Into Self (Feature)

The forty-first Academy Awards ceremony was held on Monday, April 14, 1969 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. Notable among the winners was a tie between Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) and Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl) for best actress. This was the first exact tie; they both received 3,030 votes. There was no official host for this event.