Friday, June 21, 2013

1968 CinSpec Awards


Winners indicated (*). I still haven't seen films like Targets, War and Peace, Spirits of the Dead, The Fixer, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Night of the Living Dead, Twisted Nerve, The Subject was Roses, Isadora, The Fox, Hot Millions, Star!, Finian's Rainbow, The Young Girls of Rochefort, and Where Eagles Dare.

2001: A Space Odyssey

BEST PICTURE:
Bullitt
The Firemen's Ball
Oliver!
Rosemary's Baby
2001: A Space Odyssey*

BEST DIRECTOR:
Milos Forman, The Firemen's Ball
Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey*
Roman Polanski, Rosemary's Baby
Carol Reed, Oliver!
Vilgot Sj√∂man, I Am Curious (Blue)

The Lion in Winter

BEST ACTOR:
Steve McQueen, Bullitt
Ron Moody, Oliver!
Peter O'Toole, The Lion in Winter*
Cliff Robertson, Charly
Max von Sydow, Shame

BEST ACTRESS:
Mia Farrow, Rosemary's Baby*
Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter
Gena Rowlands, Faces
Liv Ullmann, Shame
Joanne Woodward, Rachel, Rachel

Rosemary's Baby

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Seymour Cassel, Faces
Timothy Dalton, The Lion in Winter
Anthony Hopkins, The Lion in Winter
Oliver Reed, Oliver!
Gene Wilder, The Producers*

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Lynn Carlin, Faces*
Ruth Gordon, Rosemary's Baby
Estelle Parsons, Rachel, Rachel
Ingrid Thulin, Hour of the Wolf
Shani Wallis, Oliver!

Faces

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Bullitt
The Lion in Winter*
The Odd Couple
Oliver!
Rosemary's Baby

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Faces
The Firemen's Ball*
If….
The Producers
Shame

The Firemen's Ball

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Hour of the Wolf
Oliver!
Rosemary's Baby
Shame
2001: A Space Odyssey*

BEST FILM EDITING:
Bullitt
The Firemen's Ball
Oliver!
Rosemary's Baby
2001: A Space Odyssey*

Bullitt

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Bullitt*
The Love Bug
Planet of the Apes
Romeo and Juliet
Rosemary's Baby

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
"Funny Girl", Funny Girl
"Prisoners of Love", The Producers
"Springtime for Hitler", The Producers
"The Windmills of Your Mind", The Thomas Crown Affair*

Additional Categories

Oliver!

BEST ART DIRECTION:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Lion in Winter
Oliver!
Romeo and Juliet
2001: A Space Odyssey*

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Lion in Winter
Oliver!*
Romeo and Juliet
2001: A Space Odyssey


Shame

BEST MAKEUP:
The Lion in Winter
Oliver!
Planet of the Apes*

BEST SOUND (MIXING AND EDITING):
Bullitt
Hour of the Wolf
Oliver!
Shame
2001: A Space Odyssey*

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Planet of the Apes
2001: A Space Odyssey*

Updated: 6/26/15

16 comments:

  1. Nice to see love for my favorite film! 2001: A Space Odyssey certainly was misunderstood back then. Funny story, early viewers of the movie wondered where Kubrick obtained such well-trained apes :)
    Where Eagles Dare probably doesn't have awards potential, but a really good Sunday afternoon flick, which I've enjoyed multiple times.

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    1. Knew you'd like those wins. :) Yeah, Where Eagles Dare doesn't look award-worthy, but I want to see it for Richard Burton's performance.

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  2. Wow. That's a lot of wins for 2001. I can't really complain, though. It's a remarkable movie with one-of-a-kind set design and effects. It also has an intriguing finale that's wonderfully ambiguous. Cool list!

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    1. Thanks, Dan! 7 is a lot of wins, but I think it's deserving of all of them.

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    1. Yeah. These are just my opinion, or my alternate Oscars.

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  4. So happy to see 2001 slay. Yet I'm happier to see Mia Farrow win for Rosemary's Baby. Her work in that film is beyond underrated.

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    1. Glad you approve of those wins. I think they hide the fact that I nominated Oliver! for 12 awards. ;)

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  5. I've only seen like four movies from this year!!! LOL, The Firemen's Ball is my favorite of the year that I've seen though, so check that out!

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    1. I've got a lot to see as well, but even more from 1978. Ugh. I wish I'd known The Firemen's Ball was your favorite of this year beforehand. I would've made more effort to see it first. Oh well. I'll see it at some point, and update the ballot accordingly. :)

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  6. Great picks. 2001 reigns. I definitely need to rewatch Bergman's Shame. I've only seen that once.

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    1. Thanks! 2001 *had* to win. :) Yeah, a rewatch is a must. I think Shame is even more underrated than Hour of the Wolf, actually.

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  7. Many fine films but my choices are a near sweep for The Lion in Winter.

    Picture:
    Bullitt
    The Lion in Winter-Winner
    Rosemary's Baby
    2001
    The Young Girls of Rochefort

    I'm not a big sci-fi fan but I appreciate the skill of 2001's production. Young Girls is another stylish creation from France, not quite as special as Umbrellas of Cherbourg but solid on it's own merits. Bullitt is an excellently constructed thrill ride and Rosemary's Baby a masterwork of creeping suspense. However the innumerable delights of Lion in Winter outweigh them all in my view.

    Director:
    Jacques Demy-The Young Girls of Rochefort
    Anthony Harvey-The Lion in Winter
    Stanley Kubrick-2001
    Roman Polanski-Rosemary's Baby-Winner
    Peter Yates-Bullitt

    As well as all the others run their films, no one is a skillful as Polanski, save perhaps Hitchcock, at creating creeping dread which is what makes Rosemary so memorable.

    Actor:
    Alan Arkin-The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
    Alan Bates-The Fixer
    Burt Lancaster-The Swimmer
    Peter O'Toole-The Lion in Winter-Winner
    Rod Steiger-No Way to Treat a Lady

    Arkin has spent so many years now as a prominent character actor it's surprising to remember that for a brief period in the '60's he was a prestige leading man. His work in Lonely Hunter is wonderfully intricate. Alan Bates plays the victimized Yakov Bok with his customary great sensitivity while Lancaster keeps the allegorical The Swimmer on track with his excellent portrayal and Rod Steiger has a field day with multi-faceted work as an inventive killer in No Way to Treat a Lady but O'Toole comes out roaring as Henry II in Lion and along with the great Kate fights a mesmerizing duel of words until the exhilarating conclusion. It's funny we're so far apart on our nominees yet agree on the winner!

    Actress:
    Mia Farrow-Rosemary's Baby
    Katharine Hepburn-The Lion in Winter-Winner
    Vanessa Redgrave-Isadora
    Barbra Streisand-Funny Girl
    Tuesday Weld-Pretty Poison
    Nomination worthy-Julie Christie-Petulia, Patricia Neal-The Subject Was Roses, Beryl Reid-The Killing of Sister George, Gena Rowlands-Faces

    A packed category and the four I had to leave off are quite brilliant. Farrow, another actress it's incredible to realize has never been nominated, is perfectly cast in Rosemary so good in fact that the film would be greatly diminished without her. Vanessa is amazing in Isadora holding the screen and making Duncan a fascinating creature throughout this diffuse and messy film. The marvelously idiosyncratic Weld fleshes out the seemingly ideal teen Sue Ann who is actually a psychotic nutjob with great subtle touches, she's one of the best but most unrecognized actresses around. I love Streisand as a rule and she's sensational in Funny Girl but the film, while highly enjoyable, is worthless as biography and doesn't demand a performance from her as much as provide an opportunity for her to establish her superstar persona. She meets that challenge superbly but she went onto to give more rounded acting performances later on. This is the only one of Hepburn's winning performances that I feel was truly deserving of the Oscar and my opinion hasn't changed over the years, no matter who she acting with or when she's alone she commands the screen and along with O'Toole creates one of the great movie couples in film.

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    1. Glad to see Bullitt, 2001 and Rosemary's Baby get those nominations. I'm really behind, as I've not seen 6 of those nominated performances. Your Best Actor lineup is intriguing, especially Bates and Steiger.

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  8. Supporting Actor:
    Dirk Bogarde-The Fixer
    Timothy Dalton-The Lion in Winter-Winner
    Anthony Hopkins-The Lion in Winter
    Oliver Reed-Oliver!
    Jack Wild-Oliver!

    Reed and Wild are awesome in Oliver! as was Ron Moody who I hated to exclude in lead actor but again the Lion guys owned this field. This was tough to decide between Dalton and Hopkins both so memorable in Lion in Winter but Hopkins has had such a notable career he'll be back among the nominees whereas Dalton probably won't, since both are stellar I went with Timothy for this year's winner.

    Supporting Actress:
    Lynn Carlin-Faces-Winner
    Danielle Darrieux-The Young Girls of Rochefort
    Kay Medford-Funny Girl
    Inger Stevens-House of Cards
    Shani Wallis-Oliver!

    Again our nominees are quite dissimilar but our winner the same. It seems strange with all the Oliver! love the Academy was feeling this year that Wallis, one of the very best things about the film, was ignored. Danielle adds some lovely melancholy notes to Young Girls of Rochefort and the always wonderful Inger fills her role in House of Cards, reminiscent of Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest, with a sense of vulnerable sophistication.

    As a side note, it seems odd and a shame that she and Hitchcock never worked together. She seems so perfectly his type of ideal leading lady, cool blonde with an underlying warmth, beautiful and intelligent she's easy to imagine in many of his films.

    Until I saw Faces this year my choice for this year's category was the awesome Kay Medford's Mrs. Brice. She's warm and wise and the one person who lays it on the line with Fanny and really the only performer who can stand up to the Streisand juggernaut and not be bowed. However once I saw the tremendous work of Lynn Carlin, who sadly did little else of note outside of this film, she inhabited her role so fully I couldn't think of anyone else as the winner.

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    1. LOVE those Oliver! nods. It's one of my favorite musicals (and my Best Picture runner-up). Carlin is magnificent, and Hopkins and Dalton are terrific in The Lion in Winter. I've not seen House of Cards, but I'm curious to see Inger Stevens' performance now.

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