And the Oscar Should Have Gone to…1965

Two weeks ago I posted a list of how I think the 1975 Academy Awards should have worked. The next year I got at random was 1965. My only major criteria is a U.S. release in the year of 1965 for every category, which do not always align perfectly with the Oscar’s own eligibility rules. Like the last time, I list the actual Oscar nominations first with the winner in bold print and a note for any nominated films I haven’t seen, and then my own picks. The picture that comes at the beginning of each category corresponds with my choice for the year’s winner in that category.

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Oscar nominees:

Darling

Doctor Zhivago

Ship of Fools

The Sound of Music

A Thousand Clowns

My picks:

6. Ship of Fools

5. A Thousand Clowns

4. A Rage to Live

3. Cat Ballou

2. A Patch of Blue

1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 

BEST DIRECTOR

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Oscar nominees:

David Lean, Doctor Zhivago

John Schlesinger, Darling

Hiroshi Teshigahara, Woman in the Dunes (N/A, 1964 U.S. theatrical release)

Robert Wise, The Sound of Music

William Wyler, The Collector (Unseen)

My picks:

5. Fred Coe, A Thousand Clowns

4. Guy Green, A Patch of Blue

3. Stanley Kramer, Ship of Fools

2. Elliot Silverstein, Cat Ballou

1. Jacque Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

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Oscar nominees:

Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music

Julie Christie, Darling

Samantha Egggar, The Collector (Unseen)

Elizabeth Hartman, A Patch of Blue

Simone Signoret, Ship of Fools

My picks:

5. Jane Fonda, Cat Ballou

4. Catherine Deneuve, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

3. Suzanne Plechette, A Rage to Live

2. Vivian Leigh, Ship of Fools

1. Elizabeth Hartman, A Patch of Blue

 

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

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Oscar nominees:

Richard Burton, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Unseen)

Lee Marvin, Cat Ballou

Laurence Olivier, Othello (Unseen)

Rod Steiger, The Pawnbroker (Unseen)

Oskar Werner, Ship of Fools

My picks:

5. Nino Castelnuovo, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

4. Barry Gordon, A Thousand Clowns

3. Jason Robards, A Thousand Clowns

2. Sidney Poitier, A Patch of Blue

1. Lee Marvin, Cat Ballou

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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Oscar nominees:

Ruth Gordon, Inside Daisy Clover (Unseen)

Joyce Redman, Othello (Unseen)

Maggie Smith, Othello (Unseen)

Shelly Winters, A Patch of Blue

Peggy Wood, The Sound of Music

My picks:

5.  Anne Vernon, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

4. Barbara Harris, A Thousand Clowns

3. Bethel Leslie, A Rage to Live

2. Carmen Matthew, A Rage to Live

1. Shelly Winters, A Patch of Blue

 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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Oscar nominees:

Martin Balsam, A Thousand Clowns

Ian Bannen, The Flight of the Phoenix

Tom Courtney, Doctor Zhivago

Michael Dunn, Ship of Fools

Frank Finlay, Othello (Unseen)

My picks:

5. Tom Courtney, Doctor Zhivago

4. Wallace Ford, A Patch of Blue

3. Bradford Dillman, A Rage to Live

2. Ben Gazzara, A Rage to Live

1. Michael Dunn, Ship of Fools

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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Oscar nominees:

Cat Ballou

The Collector (Unseen)

Doctor Zhivago

Ship of Fools

A Thousand Clowns

My picks:

5. A Rage to Live

4. A Thousand Clowns

3. Ship of Fools

2. Cat Ballou

1. A Patch of Blue

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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Oscar nominees:

Cassanova 70 (Unseen)

Darling

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours, 11 Minutes (Unseen)

The Train (Unseen)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

My picks:

3. Darling

2. What’s New Pussycat?

1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG (Music categories are based on songs & scores I have heard whether or not I have seen the movie):

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Oscar nominees:

“The Ballad of Cat Ballou” Cat Ballou

“I Will Wait for You” The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

“The Sweetheart Tree” The Great Race (Unseen)

“The Shadow of Your Smile” The Sandpiper (Unseen)

“What’s New Pussycat?” What’s New Pussycat?

My picks:

5. “The Shadow of Your Smile” The Sandpiper

4. “What’s New Pussycat?” What’s New Pussycat?

3. “Watch What Happens” The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

2. “The Ballad of Cat Ballou” Cat Ballou

1. “I Will Wait for You” The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

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Oscar nominees:

Jerry Goldsmith, A Patch of Blue

Maurice Jarre, Doctor Zhivago

Michel Legrand & Jacque Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Alfred Newman, The Greatest Story Ever Told

Alex North, The Agony and the Ecstasy

My picks:

5. Andre Previn, Inside Daisy Clover

4. Ernst Gold, Ship of Fools

3. Jerry Goldsmith, A Patch of Blue

2. Henry Mancini, The Great Race

1. Maurice Jarre, Doctor Zhivago

 

BEST ADAPTED OR SONG SCORE

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Frank DeVol, Cat Ballou

Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Irwin Kostal, The Sound of Music

Lionel Newman & Alexander Courage, The Pleasure Seekers

Don Walker, A Thousand Clowns

My picks:

5. Don Walker, A Thousand Clowns

4. Frank Skinner, Shenandoah

3. Frank DeVol, Cat Ballou

2. Irwin Kostal, The Sound of Music

1. Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 

BEST FILM EDITING

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Oscar nominees:

Cat Ballou

Doctor Zhivago

The Flight of the Phoenix

The Great Race (Unseen)

The Sound of Music

My picks:

5. What’s New Pussycat?

4. A Patch of Blue

3. Cat Ballou

2. Ship of Fools

1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Oscars separated between B&W and Color; I’ll combine both)

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Oscar nominees (B&W):

In Harm’s Way (Unseen)

King Rat (Unseen)

A Patch of Blue

Morituri (Unseen)

Ship of Fools

Oscar nominees (Color)

The Agony and the Ecstasy (Unseen)

Doctor Zhivago

The Great Race (Unseen)

The Greatest Show on Earth (Unseen)

The Sound of Music

My picks

5. The Flight of the Phoenix

4. Ship of Fools

3. The Sound of Music

2. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

1. Doctor Zhivago

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

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Oscar nominees (B&W):

King Rat (Unseen)

A Patch of Blue

Ship of Fools

The Slender Thread (Unseen)

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Unseen)

Oscar nominees (Color):

The Agony and the Ecstasy (Unseen)

Doctor Zhivago

The Greatest Story Ever Told (Unseen)

Inside Daisy Clover (Unseen)

The Sound of Music

My picks:

5. What’s New Pussycat?

4. Ship of Fools

3. The Sound of Music

2. Doctor Zhivago

1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 

BEST SOUND

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Oscar nominees:

The Agony and the Ecstasy (Unseen)

Doctor Zhivago

The Great Race (Unseen)

Shenandoah (Unseen)

The Sound of Music

My picks

5. A Patch of Blue

4. The Sound of Music

3. Cat Ballou

2. The Flight of the Phoenix

1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

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Oscar for Sound Effects

The Great Race (Unseen)

Von Ryan’s Express (Unseen)

Oscar for Visual Effects

The Greatest Story Ever Told (Unseen)

Thunderbolt (Unseen)

My picks for Best Special Effects (Visual or Sound)

2. Doctor Zhivago

1. The Flight of the Phoenix

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

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Oscar nominees (B&W):

Darling

Morituri (Unseen)

A Rage to Live (Unseen)

Ship of Fools

The Slender Thread (Unseen)

Oscar nominees (Color):

The Agony and the Ecstasy (Unseen)

Doctor Zhivago

The Greatest Story Ever Told (Unseen)

Inside Daisy Clover (Unseen)

The Sound of Music

My picks:

5. The Sound of Music

4. Ship of Fools

3. Darling

2. Doctor Zhivago

1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING (Not an Oscar category in 1965)

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3. Doctor Zhivago

2. Cat Ballou

1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE

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Oscar nominees:

Blood on the Land (Greece)(N/A, 1966 US theatrical release)

Dear John (Sweden)(N/A, 1966 US theatrical release)

Kwaidon (Japan)(Unseen)

The Shop on Main Street (Czechoslovakia)(N/A, 1966 US theatrical release)

Marriage Italian Style (Italy)(N/A, 1964 US theatrical release)

My pick:The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (France)

 

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST (Never an Oscar category, but I would like it to be)

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My picks:

5. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

4. Cat Ballou

3. A Patch of Blue

2. Ship of Fools

1. A Rage to Live

 

I have not seen any eligible documentaries for 1965, so this will end what should have won the Oscar in 1965.

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