Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Katie-Bar-The-Door Awards (1967)

Strother Martin may be the first winner of a Katie-Bar-The-Door Award to also appear as a guest star on the television show Lost in Space (on that show's first episode broadcast in color, no less).

You may better remember him for this iconic scene from Cool Hand Luke.

Postscript: Actually, I did a bit of research and it turns out that Mercedes McCambridge, who not only won the Katie Award for best supporting actress of 1949 for All the King's Men, but the Oscar as well, was in an episode of Lost in Space several months before Strother Martin. Jeepers!

By the way, there's another Lost in Space alumnus on the list of Katie (and Oscar) nominees in 1967—Michael J. Pollard, who provided memorable support in Bonnie and Clyde.

And you thought Lost in Space was just another load of television crap! Au contraire, Will Robinson!

winner: Bonnie and Clyde (prod. Warren Beatty)
nominees: Cool Hand Luke (prod. Gordon Carroll); In Cold Blood (prod. Richard Brooks); In the Heat of the Night (prod. Walter Mirisch); Point Blank (prod. Judd Bernard and Robert Chartoff)

PICTURE (Comedy/Musical)
winner: The Graduate (prod. Lawrence Turman)
nominees: The Dirty Dozen (prod. Kenneth Hyman); El Dorado (prod. Howard Hawks); The Jungle Book (prod. Walt Disney); Two for the Road (prod. Stanley Donen)

PICTURE (Foreign Language)
winner: Belle de jour (prod. Raymond Hakim and Robert Hakim)
nominees: Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu (Samurai Rebellion) (prod. Toshirô Mifune and Tomoyuki Tanaka); Koroshi no rakuin (Branded to Kill) (prod. Kaneo Iwai and Takiko Mizunoe); Mouchette (prod. Anatole Dauman); Play Time (prod. Bernard Maurice); Le samouraï (prod. Raymond Borderie and Eugène Lépicier); Voyna i mir (War and Peace) (prod. Mosfilm)

ACTOR (Drama)
winner: Sidney Poitier (In the Heat of the Night)
nominees: Warren Beatty (Bonnie and Clyde); Alain Delon (Le samouraï); Lee Marvin (Point Blank); Paul Newman (Cool Hand Luke); Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night)

ACTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate)
nominees: Albert Finney (Two for the Road); Lee Marvin (The Dirty Dozen); Robert Morse (How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying); Spencer Tracy (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner)

winner: Catherine Deneuve (Belle de jour)
nominees: Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde); Edith Evans (The Whisperers); Audrey Hepburn (Wait Until Dark)

ACTRESS (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Anne Bancroft (The Graduate)
nominees: Audrey Hepburn (Two for the Road); Vanessa Redgrave (Camelot)

winner: Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde)
nominees: John Boorman (Point Blank); Robert Bresson (Mouchette); Richard Brooks (In Cold Blood); Luis Buñuel (Belle de jour); Masaki Kobayashi (Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu a.k.a. Samurai Rebellion); Jean-Pierre Melville (Le samouraï); Seijun Suzuki (Koroshi no rakuin a.k.a. Branded to Kill)

DIRECTOR (Comedy/Musical)
winner: Mike Nichols (The Graduate)
nominees: Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen); Stanley Donen (Two for the Road); Howard Hawks (El Dorado); Jacques Tati (Play Time)

winner: Strother Martin (Cool Hand Luke)
nominees: Alan Arkin (Wait Until Dark); John Cassavetes (The Dirty Dozen); Peter Cook and Dudley Moore (Bedazzled); Gene Hackman (Bonnie and Clyde); Murray Hamilton (The Graduate); George Kennedy (Cool Hand Luke); Warren Oates (In the Heat of the Night); Michael J. Pollard (Bonnie and Clyde)

winner: Angie Dickinson (Point Blank)
nominees: Lee Grant (In the Heat of the Night); Julie Harris (Reflections In A Golden Eye); Mildred Natwick (Barefoot in the Park); Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde); Katharine Ross (The Graduate)

winner: Calder Willingham and Buck Henry from the novel by Charles Webb (The Graduate)
nominees: Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière, from the novel by Joseph Kessel (Belle de jour); David Newman and Robert Benton (Bonnie and Clyde)

"Mrs. Robinson" (The Graduate) music and lyrics by Paul Simon (Song)


Erik Beck said...

Though I go with Beatty, I'm so glad you went with Poitier over Steiger. I always wondered how you can win the Oscar for Best Actor when you don't even give the best lead acting performance in your own film. Steiger's good, but Poitier is great.

Mythical Monkey said...

All I can figure is that the Academy thought to itself Poitier already had his Oscar and Steiger was due for one. But that doesn't change that fact that Poitier owns In The Heat of the Night.

Jandy said...

This just reminded me what a lot of great movies were released in 1967. Bonnie and Clyde is my #2 movie of all time, so no disagreements there! I might've gone with Le Samourai or Play Time for foreign film, but it's pretty hard to argue with Belle de jour.

Mythical Monkey said...

I almost went with Le Samourai -- I dug up a picture of the poster off the internet -- and as for Play Time, well, I'm a big fan of Jacques Tati, so he's always under consideration.