Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards (1968)

Question: Is anybody other than me enjoying this daily edition of the Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards?

I ask because come Friday I can either keep going with the 1970s, or I can stop and begin promoting Monty's March Madness Best Actress Tournament—the Monkey is hosting the Silent Era/1930s bracket (with voting to begin on March 5).

Either way, you will get a daily dose of your favorite stars' photos. They'll just either have names like Jane Fonda, Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, or Mary Pickford, Carole Lombard and Irene Dunne.

It's up to you.

PICTURE (Drama)
winner: 2001: A Space Odyssey (prod. Stanley Kubrick)
nominees: Faces (prod. Maurice McEndree and John Cassavetes); The Lion in Winter (prod. Martin Poll); Night of the Living Dead (prod. Karl Hardman and Russell Streiner); Planet of the Apes (Arthur P. Jacobs); Rosemary's Baby (prod. William Castle); Targets (prod. Peter Bogdanovich)


PICTURE (Comedy/Musical)
winner: The Producers (prod. Sidney Glazier)
nominees: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (prod. Albert R. Broccoli); The Odd Couple (prod. Howard W. Koch); Oliver! (prod. John Woolf); Pretty Poison (prod. Marshall Backlar and Joel Black); Yellow Submarine (prod. Al Brodax)


PICTURE (Foreign Language)
winner: C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (prod. Fulvio Morsella)
nominees: Baisers volés (Stolen Kisses) (prod. Marcel Berbert and François Truffaut); Il grande silenzio (The Great Silence) (prod. Adelphia Compagnia Cinematografica and Les Films Corona); Skammen (Shame) (prod. Lars-Owe Carlberg)


ACTOR (Drama)
winner: Steve McQueen (Bullitt)
nominees: Tony Curtis (The Boston Strangler); Charlton Heston (Planet of the Apes and Will Penny); Peter O’Toole (The Lion in Winter); Cliff Robertson (Charly); Max von Sydow (Skammen a.k.a. Shame)


ACTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Zero Mostel (The Producers)
nominees: Dean Jones (The Love Bug); Jack Lemmon (The Odd Couple); Walter Matthau (The Odd Couple); Ron Moody (Oliver!); Peter Sellers (The Party)


ACTRESS (Drama)
winner: Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter)
nominees: Claudia Cardinale (C'era una volta il West a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in the West); Julie Christie (Petulia); Mia Farrow (Rosemary's Baby); Gena Rowland (Faces); Liv Ullmann (Skammen a.k.a. Shame); Joanne Woodward (Rachel, Rachel)


ACTRESS (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Tuesday Weld (Pretty Poison)
nominees: Julie Andrews (Star!); Jane Fonda (Barbarella); Sally Ann Howes (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang); Barbara Streisand (Funny Girl)


DIRECTOR (Drama)
winner: Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey)
nominees: Ingmar Bergman (Skammen a.k.a. Shame); John Cassavetes (Faces); Sergio Leone (C'era una volta il West a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in the West); Roman Polanski (Rosemary's Baby); George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead)


DIRECTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Mel Brooks (The Producers)
nominees: Carol Reed (Oliver!)


SUPPORTING ACTOR
winner: Henry Fonda (C'era una volta il West a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in the West)
nominees: Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses); Anthony Hopkins (The Lion in Winter); Boris Karloff (Targets); Kenneth Mars (The Producers); Roddy McDowell (Planet of the Apes); Oliver Reed (Oliver!); Jason Robards (C'era una volta il West a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in the West); Gene Wilder (The Producers)


SUPPORTING ACTRESS
winner: Ruth Gordon (Rosemary's Baby)
nominees: Lynn Carlin (Faces); Kim Hunter (Planet of the Apes); Sondra Locke (The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter); Estelle Parsons (Rachel, Rachel); Delphine Seyrig (Baisers volés a.k.a. Stolen Kisses); Estelle Winwood (The Producers)


SCREENPLAY
winner: Sergio Leone and Sergio Donati (screenplay), from a story by Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci and Sergio Leone, English translation by Mickey Knox (C'era una volta il West a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in the West)
nominees: John Cassavetes (Faces); James Goldman, from his play (The Lion in Winter); Neil Simon, from his play (The Odd Couple); Michael Wilson and Rod Serling, from the novel by Pierre Boulle (Planet of the Apes); Mel Brooks (The Producers); Roman Polanski, from the novel by Ira Levin (Rosemary's Baby); Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey)


SPECIAL AWARDS
"Springtime for Hitler" (The Producers) music and lyrics by Mel Brooks (Song); Ennio Morricone (C'era una volta il West a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in the West) (score); Claudio Maielli, Elio Pacella and Fausto Ancillai (C'era una volta il West a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in the West) (Sound); Anthony Masters, Harry Lange and Ernest Archer (2001: A Space Odyssey) (Art Direction-Set Decoration); Ray Lovejoy (2001: A Space Odyssey) (Film Editing); Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey) (Special Effects); William A. Fraker (Bullitt) (Cinematography); John Chambers (Planet of the Apes) (Make-up); Morton Haack (Planet of the Apes) (Costumes); Yellow Submarine (Animated Feature); Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (Animated Short)

11 comments:

thingy said...

It's been a lot of fun, but I don't go for those 70's movies.

I kind of miss Mary and the gang. : )

mister muleboy said...

I think you're obligated to finish now.

We've been going at this for what seems to be weeks, and I'm almost there. You can't pull out now!





The Party: Bir-dee num-num. . . .

Mythical Monkey said...

It's been a lot of fun, but I don't go for those 70's movies.

You're in luck, Thingy -- the editor of Sharpologist has asked for another post, so I'll be working on that in lieu of Katie Awards for a while.

mister muleboy said...

What -- you're just going to leave me here, hanging? Unfulfilled?

You Monkeys are so selfish

Mythical Monkey said...

What -- you're just going to leave me here, hanging?

You'll get 1969 and 1970, then there'll be a bit of a break and then I'll go back to it, I think.

To tell you the truth, my notes for the 1970s are based on my old Alternate Oscars which weren't divided into drama and comedy -- not a lot of great performances by actresses in comedies in the 1970s.

So I could use the time to flesh out my choices.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Hey! I've actually seen some of these movies -- so what's that, the kiss of death?

As Ben Murphy said in the classic Riding With Death: God i hope the 70s never end.

theduckthief said...

I'm interested to see how far these go actually.

Also, while I like the selections I want to know the reasons behind the choices.

Jandy said...

I'm interested now that I've finally started catching up on my blog reading! Your choices are way better than those other awards. :)

Mythical Monkey said...

Hey! I've actually seen some of these movies -- so what's that, the kiss of death?

I think you'll probably still get some new ones, but more like every three days.

Some great movies coming up -- The Godfather, Chinatown, Star Wars, Animal House, Manhattan ...

Mythical Monkey said...

Also, while I like the selections I want to know the reasons behind the choices.

Think of this as the outline of the next decade's worth of blogging ...

Mythical Monkey said...

Your choices are way better than those other awards. :)

Thanks, Jandy! And the after-party is amazing!