The Snubby Awards: 1968 Results/1967 Voting!

You do not need to adjust your computer settings — this is not Cookie Monster! No; this is Mr. Greene — that long-time commenter with the inexplicable “Asian Daniel Craig” avatar who invariably upvotes everybody’s comments overnight in a given comment section — and Ill be handling the responsibility of the Snubbies from now until we reach Louis Le Prince’s Man Walking Around a Corner in 1887, so we’ve got 80 years in-between of countless Snubs to hit!

As such, I’ve created a brand-new banner, showing at least some of the many, many talented people and films (and cats!) I hope we award on our long journey down the pike of history. Perhaps you can name at least some of them without Googling — I hope. 😉

Due to the new and longer and older timeline we shall be hitting with future awards, the design of our gold statuette has been subtly modified — the winners of each category will receive a Snubby Award in the shape of our awards’ namesake, Australian-born silent comedian Mr. Snub Pollard:

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He has a lovely flower in his hand, for each of our upcoming winners, and he is dressed to the nines for our suitable occasion.

Now, to break in with this week’s results, here are our Snubbed award-winners for 1968:

Best Cast: The Producers

Best Voicework: Douglas Rain, 2001: A Space Odyssey (as HAL 9000)

Best Stuntwork: Bullitt

Best Snubbed Supporting Actor: Kenneth Mars, The Producers (Franz Liebkind)

Best Snubbed Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter, Planet of the Apes (Zira)

Best Snubbed Actor: Zero Mostel, The Producers (Max Bialystock)

Best Snubbed Actress: Mia Farrow, Rosemary’s Baby (Rosemary Woodhouse)

Best Snubbed Director: Mel Brooks, The Producers

Best Snubbed Picture: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Quite the eclectic ensemble, as Best Snubbed Picture and Best Snubbed Director split, with The Producers winning three Snubbies in total and 2001 just two, and Kim Hunter wins her second Snubby for yet another Planet of the Apes film — ironically, the first one! Our 49-years’-worth of vote totals and runner-ups can be seen on the spreadsheet.

But, before we dive in, just a few more announcements…

As befits a new feature runner, we’ve decided to open up categories a bit more — not only will the top seven vote-getters be eligible for the final ballot, but, for the first time pre-2017, our voters will have the chance to decide what films deserve Best Snubbed Animated Feature, Best Snubbed Cinematography, Best Snubbed Screenplay, Best Snubbed Original Song, and Best Snubbed Original Score. These categories will appear on the final ballots depending on how many decent Snubbed examples of each can be thought of and voted upon — and, for examples of Best Snubbed Cinematography, I am asking that our nominators post representative stills from the film of your Cinematography nominee in question, so that we can accurately judge it for votes. I am insisting upon this, so please post at least three still images in your nominating comment.

We’re also instituting a new category, which I feel is long overdue — Best Snubbed Performance of a Non-Original Song in a Film. This will cover any great performances in a film of song that just happen to be non-original, and, thus, were Snubbed. Furthermore, in honor of the great Muppet who began this feature and who has so graciously passed his chocolate-chip baton to me, I am instituting, in years where there are enough viable nominees, the Cookie Monster Award for Best Performance by Non-Human Actor. This can be an animal, a puppet — whatever you choose, but they must be a non-human actor with a sizable, credited or uncredited, part in the film in question. (And, yes, Rin-Tin-Tin is eligible.)

Now, to 1967! The (in)famous “Year at a Revolution”, with certain controversial category winners (to say the least), certainly befits our first expanded category year.  With the above criteria in mind, suggest as many possible nominees as you want, and upvote as many as you feel are deserving. Our top seven vote-getters will be our nominees, with a minimum of 3 votes per nominee garnering a chance at a slot. Next week, we’ll vote, and the winners will receive a gold statue of the Snubbies‘s namesake, Mr. Snub Pollard. Mr. Pollard is very-much looking forward to that.

So, for your perusal, including the newly-instituted categories, here are the 1967 Oscar nominees not eligible for Snubbies:

Best Picture
In the Heat of the Night
Bonnie and Clyde
Doctor Dolittle

The Graduate
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Best Director
Mike Nichols, The Graduate
Arthur Penn, Bonnie and Clyde
Stanley Kramer, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Richard Brooks, In Cold Blood
Norman Jewison, In the Heat of the Night

Best Actress
Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Anne Bancroft, The Graduate
Faye Dunaway, Bonnie and Clyde
Edith Evans, The Whisperers
Audrey Hepburn, Wait Until Dark

Best Actor
Rod Steiger, In the Heat of the Night
Warren Beatty, Bonnie and Clyde
Dustin Hoffman, The Graduate
Paul Newman, Cool Hand Luke
Spencer Tracy, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Best Supporting Actress
Estelle Parsons, Bonnie and Clyde
Carol Channing, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Mildred Natwick, Barefoot in the Park
Beah Richards, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Katharine Ross, The Graduate

Best Supporting Actor
George Kennedy, Cool Hand Luke
John Cassavetes, The Dirty Dozen
Gene Hackman, Bonnie and Clyde
Cecil Kellaway, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Michael J. Pollard, Bonnie and Clyde

Best Cinematography
Burnett Guffey, Bonnie and Clyde
Richard H. Kline, Camelot
Robert L. Surtees, Doctor Dolittle
Robert L. Surtees, The Graduate
Conrad L. Hall, In Cold Blood

Best Original Score
Elmer Bernstein, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Lalo Schifrin, Cool Hand Luke
Leslie Bricusse, Doctor Dolittle
Richard Rodney Bennett, Far from the Madding Crowd
Quincy Jones, In Cold Blood

Best Original Song
“Talk to the Animals”, Doctor Dolittle
“The Bare Necessities”, The Jungle Book
“The Eyes of Love”, Banning
“The Look of Love”, Casino Royale
“Thoroughly Modern Millie”, Thoroughly Modern Millie

Best Original Screenplay
William Rose, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
David Newman and Robert Benton, Bonnie and Clyde
Robert Kaufman and Norman Lear, Divorce American Style
Frederic Raphael, Two for the Road
Jorge SemprĂșn, The War Is Over