Oscar History: Academy Award Winning Movies and Actors of 1968

A look at Oscar winners and nominees, behind the scenes on the decisions for best picture, actor, etc for 1968, Oliver! gets top honors.

1968

Best Picture

NOMINEES: Funny Girl, A Lion in Winter, Oliver!, Rachel, Rachel, Romeo and Juliet

THE WINNER: Oliver! (Romulus-Columbia)

DIRECTOR: Carol Reed

PLAYERS: Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis

Best Actor

NOMINEES: Alan Arkin (The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter); Alan Bates (The Fixer); Ron Moody (Oliver!); Peter O'Toole (A Lion in Winter); Cliff Robertson (Charly)

THE WINNER: Cliff Robertson

Best Actress

NOMINEES: Katharine Hepburn (A Lion in Winter); Patricia Neal (The Subject Was Roses); Vanessa Redgrave (Isadora); Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl); Joanne Woodward (Rachel, Rachel)

THE WINNERS: Katharine Hepburn AND Barbra Streisand

Behind the Oscar

Barbra Streisand tied with Katharine Hepburn this year, the 1st time 2 people got exactly the same number of votes. Some people griped over Paul Newman's slight by the Academy. Newman, in his 1st directorial effort, had been honored by the New York Film Critics as best director of the year, but he didn't even get nominated by the members of the Academy.

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