41st Academy Award Ceremony

Date: April 14, 1969

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Cliff Robertson for Charly

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Jack Albertson for The Subject Was Roses

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Ruth Gordon for Rosemary’s Baby

Best Director

Best Original Story & Screenplay

  • Mel Brooks for The Producers

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography

  • Pasqualino De Saints for Romeo and Juliet

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

  • John Box, Terence Marsh, Vernon Dixon, & Ken Muggleston for Oliver!

Best Costume Design

  • Danilo Donati for Romeo and Juliet

Best Sound

Best Film Editing

  • Frank P. Keller for Bullitt

Best Special Visual Effects

  • Stanley Kubrick for 2001: A Space Odyssey

Best Original Song

  • Michel Legrand (music), Alan Bergman (lyrics), Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) for “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair

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

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

Best Short Subject, Live-Action Subjects

  • Charles Guggenheim for Robert Kennedy Remembered

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Walt Disney for Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • Saul Bass for Why Man Creates

Best Documentary, Features

  • Bill McGaw for Journey Into Self
    • Wasn’t awarded the Oscar until May 8, 1969. The original winner was Young Americans, but it was later determined that it had been released too early to be eligible for the 1968 Oscars.

Best Foreign Language Film

  • War and Peace (Russia)

Honourary Award

  • John Chambers for Planet of the Apes
  • Onna White for Oliver!