Oscar Rewrite: 1968


Best Picture: Oliver!        2001: A Space Odyssey

Best Director: Carol Reed (Oliver!)   Sergio Leone (Once Upon a Time in the West)

Best Actor: Cliff Robertson (Charly)   Walter Mathau & Jack Lemmon (The Odd Couple)

Exactly 25 years before they were Grumpy Old Men (1993), Walter Mathau and Jack Lemmon were so hilarious as Oscar and Felix in The Odd Couple that they inspired a hit TV series spinoff (1970-75).

Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter)   Barbara Streisand (Funny Girl)

Best Supporting Actor: Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses)  Jack Wild (Oliver!)

Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Gordon (Rosemary’s Baby)

Best Original Screenplay: The Producers (Mel Brooks)

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Lion in Winter (James Goldman from his own play)    Planet of the Apes (Rod Serling & Michael Wilson from a novel by Pierre Boulle)