Academy awards winner – 1960 to 1969

Academy awards in the 1960s was the first time that the colored movies were on display and one of the last movies totally in black and white won the best movie Oscar award. Movies that won the best picture Oscar award from 1960-1969 were; “The apartment” in 1960, a Romeo & Juliet musical “West side Story” in 1961, World War I Biography of English army officer, “Lawrence of Arabia” in 1962, British Comedy breaking the fourth wall “Tom Jones” in 1963, again an English movie written and starred by Rex Harrison “My Fair Lady” in 1964, and an MGM musical classic “The Sound of Music” in 1965. A man for all Seasons won the best movie Oscar award in 1966. A crime drama “In the heat of the Night” starring Sidney Poitier won the Oscar award in 1967. It was the return to the musicals in 1968 with “Oliver!” winning the Oscar award for best movie. Whereas the last Oscar award for best movie in 1969 went to Midnight Cowboy.

The Academy award for best director in 1960 was given to Billy Wilder for his direction of the Apartment. In 1961 Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins won the best director Oscar award for West side story. David Lean won himself an Oscar for best director in 1962 for his marvelous work in Lawrence of Arabia. Tony Richardson won the Academy award for best director in 1963. The award for best director in 1964 was won by George Cukor. Robert Wise won the Oscar award for best director in 1965, Fred Zinnemann won the Oscar for best director  in 1966, Mike Nichols won it in 1967 for the direction of The Graduate. Carol Reed & John Schlesinger won the best director Academy award in 1968 & 1969 respectively.

The first Oscar award for the best actor in a leading role for that period was won by Burt Lancaster for his role in Elmer Gantry. In 1961, the Oscar award for best actor was won by Maximilian Schell for his role in “Judgment at Nuremberg”. Gregory Peck won the Oscar award for the best actor in 1962 with his most memorable role as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mocking Bird”. Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win the best actor Oscar award for his role in Lilies of the field in 1963. Rex Harrison won it for his role as Henry Higgins in 1964. 1965 Lee Marvin won his first and only Oscar award for best actor to date. Paul Scofield & Rod Steiger won it in 1966 & 1967 respectively. Cliff Robertson won it in 1968 for his role in the Movie Charly. John Wayne won the last Oscar award for best actor of the decade in 1969 for his role in true Grit.

1960s is the first and only time that the Oscar award for best actress was a tie among contestants as in 1968 Katherine Hepburn & Barbra Streisand both got the award. Katherine Hepburn also won best actress Oscar award  in 1967 for her role in Guess who’s coming to dinner. Elizabeth Taylor won the Academy award for best actress twice in the decade, first in 1960 for her role in “Butterfield 8” and then in 1966 for her role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf. Sophia Loren won the award in 1961. Anne Bancroft won the Academy award for best actress in 1962 whereas the award was won by Patricia Neal in 1963. Julie Andrews won the award for her role as Marry Poppins in 1964 & Julie Christie won it in 1965 for her role in Darling. The last award of the decade went to Maggie Smith for her role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brody.

Academy awards for the best supporting actors for the decade 1960-1969 are listed as follows:

  • 1960 and 1964 Peter Ustinov
  • 1961 George Chakiris
  • 1962 Ed Begley
  • 1963 Melvyn Douglas
  • 1965 Martin Balsam
  • 1966 Walter Matthau
  • 1967 George Kennedy
  • 1968 Jack Albertson
  • 1969 Gig Young

The academy award for the best supporting actress is listed as follows

  • 1960 Shirley Jones
  • 1961 Rita Moreno
  • 1962 Patty Duke
  • 1963 Margaret Rutherford
  • 1964 Lila Kedrova
  • 1965 Shelly Winters
  • 1966 Sandy Denis
  • 1967 Estelle Parsons
  • 1968 Ruth Gordon
  • 1969 Goldie Hawn

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