41st Academy Awards (1968): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Monday, February 24, 1969

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, April 14, 1969, 7:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: ABC
Host: Burt Lancaster, Diahann Carroll, Frank Sinatra, Ingrid Bergman, Jane Fonda, Jane Powell, Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell, Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Walter Matthau (NOTE: Called “Friends of Oscar”)
Length: 2 hours, 33 minutes


Supporting Actor: Frank Sinatra
Production Design: Natalie Wood
Honorary Award: John Chambers for “Planet of the Apes”: Walter Matthau
Documentary Short Subject: Diahann Carroll, Tony Curtis
Documentary Feature: Diahann Carroll, Tony Curtis
Costume Design: Jane Fonda, The Soul Rascals
Sound Mixing: Rosalind Russell
Cinematography: Ingrid Bergman
Scientific & Technical Awards: Burt Lancaster, Natalie Wood
Supporting Actress: Tony Curtis
Foreign Language Film: Jane Fonda
Visual Effects: Burt Lancaster, Diahann Carroll
Music: Musical Score: Henry Mancini, Marni Nixon
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Frank Sinatra, Rosalind Russell
Writing: Original Screenplay: Frank Sinatra, Rosalind Russell
Actor: Burt Lancaster
Animated Short Film: Jane Fonda, Tony Curtis, Pink Panther
Live Action Short Film: Jane Fonda, Tony Curtis, Pink Panther
Honorary Award: Onna White for “Oliver!”: Diahann Carroll, Mark Lester
Film Editing: Walter Matthau
Original Song: Frank Sinatra
Music: Non-Musical Score: Rosalind Russell
Directing: Ingrid Bergman, Diahann Carroll, Jane Fonda, Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Martha Raye: Bob Hope
Actress: Ingrid Bergman
Picture: Sidney Poitier

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Rod Steiger: No
Actress – Katharine Hepburn: No
Supporting Actor – George Kennedy: No
Supporting Actress – Estelle Parsons: No
Directing – Mike Nichols: No

Song Performances

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Ingrid Bergman, Paula Kelly, Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, The UCLA Marching Band
For Love of Ivy: Abbey Lincoln
Funny Girl: Aretha Franklin
Star!: Frank Sinatra
The Windmills of Your Mind: José Feliciano

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: No (Performed in the Film by: Dick Van Dyke, Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall, Sally Ann Howes)
For Love of Ivy: no (Performed in the Film by: Shirley Horn)
Funny Girl: no (Performed in the Film by: Barbra Streisand)
Star!: no (Performed in the Film by: Julie Andrews)
The Windmills of Your Mind: no (Performed in the Film by: Noel Harrison)

Other Performances

Untitled impromptu comedy routine between Writing Awards presentations: Don Rickles

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Director: Gower Champion, Richard Dunlap (ABC)
Producer: Gower Champion, Richard Dunlap (ABC)

Scientific & Technical Awards

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