1969 in film

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The year 1969 in film involved some significant events, with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dominating the U.S. box office and becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time and Midnight Cowboy, a film rated X, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1969 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1969
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 20th Century Fox $29,200,000[1]
2 The Love Bug Walt Disney/Buena Vista Distribution $21,000,000[1]
3 Midnight Cowboy United Artists $20,500,000[2]
4 Easy Rider Columbia Pictures $16,900,000[1]
5 Hello, Dolly! 20th Century Fox $15,000,000[1]
6 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Columbia Pictures $14,600,000[1]
7 Paint Your Wagon Paramount Pictures $14,500,000[1]
8 True Grit $14,300,000[1]
9 Cactus Flower Columbia Pictures $11,900,000[1]
10 Goodbye, Columbus Paramount Pictures $10,500,000[1]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 27th Golden Globe Awards
February 2, 1970
23rd BAFTA Awards
March 8, 1970
42nd Academy Awards
April 7, 1970
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Anne of the Thousand Days The Secret of Santa Vittoria Midnight Cowboy
Best Director Charles Jarrott
Anne of the Thousand Days
John Schlesinger
Midnight Cowboy
Best Actor John Wayne
True Grit
Peter O'Toole
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Dustin Hoffman
John and Mary / Midnight Cowboy
John Wayne
True Grit
Best Actress Genevieve Bujold
Anne of the Thousand Days
Patty Duke
Me, Natalie
Maggie Smith
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Best Supporting Actor Gig Young
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Laurence Olivier
Oh! What a Lovely War
Gig Young
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Best Supporting Actress Goldie Hawn
Cactus Flower
Celia Johnson
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Goldie Hawn
Cactus Flower
Best Screenplay, Adapted Bridget Boland, John Hale and Richard Sokolove
Anne of the Thousand Days
Waldo Salt
Midnight Cowboy
Waldo Salt
Midnight Cowboy
Best Screenplay, Original William Goldman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Best Original Score Burt Bacharach
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
N/A Burt Bacharach
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman
Hello, Dolly!
Best Original Song "Jean"
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
N/A "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Best Foreign Language Film Z N/A Z

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

If...., directed by Lindsay Anderson, United Kingdom

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Rani Radovi (Early Works), directed by Želimir Žilnik, Yugoslavia

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Note: U.S. releases unless stated.

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Notable films released in 1969[edit]

Note: U.S. releases unless stated.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ Cohn, Lawrence (October 15, 1990). "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. p. M172.
  3. ^ "Judy Garland | American singer and actress". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 May 2019.