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1968 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 "2001 A Space Odyssey" directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 24 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Sep 26 "Oliver!" directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody premieres in London (Best Picture 1969)
  • Oct 1 Cult zombie film "Night of the Living Dead" directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea premieres in Pittsburgh
  • Dec 30 Frank Sinatra first records "My Way" with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song "Comme d'habitude"
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Film & TV Awards in 1968

  • Feb 12 25th Golden Globes: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger, & Edith Evans win
  • Apr 8 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King
  • Apr 10 40th Academy Awards: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win
  • May 19 20th Emmy Awards: "Get Smart", "Mission Impossible" & Barbara Bain win
  • Jun 21 18th Berlin International Film Festival: "Who Saw Him Die?" wins the Golden Bear
  • Aug 25 29th Venice Film Festival: "Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed" directed by Alexander Kluge wins Golden Lion
  • Nov 25 15th National Film Awards (India): "Hatey Bazarey" wins the Golden Lotus

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