So it’s come to this, the penultimate Snubbies. Only two Best Snubbed Supporting Actress nominees, plus @Jeremy Phillips’ labrynthine explanation of which year Night of the Living Dead was released (short answer: ’68 and ’69), and the approaching (from the other direction) imposition of the Hayes Code (the strict content laws, not the beloved commenter), have convinced me ’68’s a good time ) to call it a night. That, and that most of us have only seen a handful of the movies.
But we’ve seen enough to vote! Here are the award-winners-for-being-denied-awards from 1968:
Best Cast: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Best Voicework: (no award)
Best Stuntwork: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service/Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (tie)
Best Snubbed Supporting Actor: Telly Savalas, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Best Snubbed Supporting Actress: Natalie Wood, Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice
Best Snubbed Actor: Paul Newman, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Best Snubbed Actress: Diana Rigg, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Best Snubbed Director: George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead
Best Snubbed Picture: Once Upon a Time In the West
As always, 48 years worth of vote totals and runners-up can be seen on the spreadsheet. Now, onto our final year! (Until January, when we dust off our award polish for the 2018 Snubbies.)
Now, onto 1968! As always, suggest as many films and performances as you want, upvote as many as you feel are deserving. Top five vote-getters will be our nominees. Next week, we’ll vote, and the winners will receive a gold statue of Spike Lee. Remember, this is only an exhibition, this is not a competition, please, I implore you, no wagering.
And almost forgot, here are 1968’s Oscar nominees who are not eligible for Snubbies:
The Lion in Winter
Romeo and Juliet
Carol Reed, Oliver!
Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Gillo Pontecorvo, The Battle of Algiers
Anthony Harvey, The Lion in Winter
Franco Zeffirelli, Romeo and Juliet
Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter
Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl
Patricia Neal, The Subject Was Roses
Vanessa Redgrave, Isadora
Joanne Woodward, Rachel, Rachel
Cliff Robertson, Charly
Alan Arkin, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunger
Alan Bates, The Fixer
Ron Moody, Oliver!
Peter O’Toole, The Lion in Winter
Best Supporting Actress
Ruth Gordon, Rosemary’s Baby
Lynn Carlin, Faces
Sondra Locke, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Kay Medford, Funny Girl
Estelle Parsons ,Rachel, Rachel
Best Supporting Actor
Jack Albertson, The Subject Was Roses
Seymour Cassel, Faces
Daniel Massey, Star!
Jack Wild, Oliver!
Gene Wilder, The Producers