Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1969 (42nd Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1969 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1969 Preliminaries

1969 (42nd) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1969 (42nd) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1969 to December 31, 1969

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1969 Ceremony

1969 (42nd) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

1969 (42nd) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Tuesday, April 7, 1970
7:00 PM

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
Los Angeles County Music Center

Ceremony Poster

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1969 Winners

1969 (42nd) Best Picture Poster: “Midnight Cowboy”

1969 (42nd) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Midnight Cowboy”

Best Picture:
Midnight Cowboy
Jerome Hellman-John Schlesinger Production;
United Artists

Jerome Hellman, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1969 (42nd) Best Actor: John Wayne   1969 (42nd) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: John Wayne Best Actor:
John Wayne
as Rooster Cogburn
in the film
True Grit

1969 (42nd) Best Actress: Maggie Smith   1969 (42nd) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Maggie Smith Best Actress:
Maggie Smith
as Jean Brodie
in the film
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

1969 (34th) Best Supporting Actor: Gig Young Best Supporting Actor:
Gig Young
as Rocky
in the film
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

1969 (34th) Best Supporting Actress: Goldie Hawn Best Supporting Actress:
Goldie Hawn
as Toni Simmons
in the film
Cactus Flower

1969 (36th) Best Song: “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” Best Song:
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
from the film
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Music by Burt Bacharach;
lyrics by Hal David

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1969 Nominees

1969 (42nd) Best Picture Nominees

Best Picture Nominees
1969 (42nd) Best Actor/Best Actress Nominees

Best Actor/Best Actress Nominees
1969 (42nd) Best Actor Nominees

Best Actor Nominees
1969 (42nd) Best Actor Nominees

Best Actor Nominees
1969 (42nd) Best Actress Nominees (Version 1)

Best Actress Nominees (Version 1)
1969 (42nd) Best Actress Nominees (Version 2)

Best Actress Nominees (Version 2)
1969 (42nd) Best Actress Nominees (Version 3)

Best Actress Nominees (Version 3)
1969 (42nd) Best Supporting Actor Nominees

Best Supporting Actor Nominees
1969 (42nd) Best Supporting Actress Nominees

Best Supporting Actress Nominees

The 1969 Academy Board of Governors Ball

1969 (13th) Governors Ball Program/Menu The Beverly Hilton,
Beverly Hills

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu