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The 40th Academy Awards (1968) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, April 10, 1968,
honoring movies released in 1967.

The 40th Academy Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

The 40th Academy Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.


  • Warren Beatty in "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate"
  • Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luke"
  • Rod Steiger in "In the Heat of the Night"
  • Spencer Tracy in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • John Cassavetes in "The Dirty Dozen"
  • Gene Hackman in "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Cecil Kellaway in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
  • George Kennedy in "Cool Hand Luke"
  • Michael J. Pollard in "Bonnie and Clyde"


  • Anne Bancroft in "The Graduate"
  • Faye Dunaway in "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Dame Edith Evans in "The Whisperers"
  • Audrey Hepburn in "Wait until Dark"
  • Katharine Hepburn in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Carol Channing in "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
  • Mildred Natwick in "Barefoot in the Park"
  • Estelle Parsons in "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Beah Richards in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
  • Katharine Ross in "The Graduate"

Art Direction

  • "Camelot" Art Direction: John Truscott, Edward Carrere; Set Decoration: John W. Brown
  • "Doctor Dolittle" Art Direction: Mario Chiari, Jack Martin Smith, Ed Graves; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss
  • "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" Art Direction: Robert Clatworthy; Set Decoration: Frank Tuttle
  • "The Taming of the Shrew" Art Direction: Renzo Mongiardino, John DeCuir, Elven Webb, Giuseppe Mariani; Set Decoration: Dario Simoni, Luigi Gervasi
  • "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb; Set Decoration: Howard Bristol


  • "Bonnie and Clyde" Burnett Guffey
  • "Camelot" Richard H. Kline
  • "Doctor Dolittle" Robert Surtees
  • "The Graduate" Robert Surtees
  • "In Cold Blood" Conrad Hall

Costume Design

  • "Bonnie and Clyde" Theadora Van Runkle
  • "Camelot" John Truscott
  • "The Happiest Millionaire" Bill Thomas
  • "The Taming of the Shrew" Irene Sharaff, Danilo Donati
  • "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Jean Louis


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

Documentary (Feature)

  • "The Anderson Platoon" Pierre Schoendoerffer, Producer
  • "Festival" Murray Lerner, Producer
  • "Harvest" Carroll Ballard, Producer
  • "A King's Story" Jack Le Vien, Producer
  • "A Time for Burning" William C. Jersey, Producer

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "Monument to the Dream" Charles E. Guggenheim, Producer
  • "A Place to Stand" Christopher Chapman, Producer
  • "The Redwoods" Mark Harris and Trevor Greenwood, Producers
  • "See You at the Pillar" Robert Fitchett, Producer
  • "While I Run This Race" Carl V. Ragsdale, Producer

Film Editing

  • "Beach Red" Frank P. Keller
  • "The Dirty Dozen" Michael Luciano
  • "Doctor Dolittle" Samuel E. Beetley, Marjorie Fowler
  • "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" Robert C. Jones
  • "In the Heat of the Night" Hal Ashby

Foreign Language Film

  • "Closely Watched Trains" Czechoslovakia
  • "El Amor Brujo" Spain
  • "I Even Met Happy Gypsies" Yugoslavia
  • "Live for Life" France
  • "Portrait of Chieko" Japan

Music (Original Music Score)

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

Music (Scoring of Music – adaptation or treatment)

  • "Camelot" Alfred Newman, Ken Darby
  • "Doctor Dolittle" Lionel Newman, Alexander Courage
  • "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" DeVol
  • "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Andre Previn, Joseph Gershenson
  • "Valley of the Dolls" John Williams

Music (Song)

  • "The Bare Necessities" from "The Jungle Book" Music and Lyrics by Terry Gilkyson
  • "The Eyes of Love" from "Banning" Music by Quincy Jones; Lyrics by Bob Russell
  • "The Look of Love" from "Casino Royale" Music by Burt Bacharach; Lyrics by Hal David
  • "Talk to the Animals" from "Doctor Dolittle" Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
  • "Thoroughly Modern Millie" from "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Music and Lyrics by James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn

Best Picture

  • "Bonnie and Clyde" Warren Beatty, Producer
  • "Doctor Dolittle" Arthur P. Jacobs, Producer
  • "The Graduate" Lawrence Turman, Producer
  • "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" Stanley Kramer, Producer
  • "In the Heat of the Night" Walter Mirisch, Producer

Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • "The Box" Fred Wolf, Producer
  • "Hypothese Beta" Jean-Charles Meunier, Producer
  • "What on Earth!" Robert Verrall and Wolf Koenig, Producers

Short Subject (Live Action)

  • "Paddle to the Sea" Julian Biggs, Producer
  • "A Place to Stand" Christopher Chapman, Producer
  • "Sky over Holland" John Ferno, Producer
  • "Stop, Look and Listen" Len Janson and Chuck Menville, Producers


  • "Camelot" Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Studio Sound Department
  • "The Dirty Dozen" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Sound Department
  • "Doctor Dolittle" 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department
  • "In the Heat of the Night" Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department
  • "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Universal City Studio Sound Department

Sound Effects

  • "The Dirty Dozen" John Poyner
  • "In the Heat of the Night" James A. Richard

Special Visual Effects

  • "Doctor Dolittle" L. B. Abbott
  • "Tobruk" Howard A. Anderson, Jr., Albert Whitlock

Writing (Screenplay – based on material from another medium)

  • "Cool Hand Luke" Donn Pearce, Frank R. Pierson
  • "The Graduate" Calder Willingham, Buck Henry
  • "In Cold Blood" Richard Brooks
  • "In the Heat of the Night" Stirling Silliphant
  • "Ulysses" Joseph Strick, Fred Haines

Writing (Story and Screenplay – written directly for the screen)

  • "Bonnie and Clyde" David Newman, Robert Benton
  • "Divorce American Style" Story by Robert Kaufman; Screenplay by Norman Lear
  • "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" William Rose
  • "La Guerre Est Finie" Jorge Semprun
  • "Two for the Road" Frederic Raphael

  • Star indicates a win.
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