Oscar Movies: Charly (1968)

Oscar Nominations: 1

Best Actor: Cliff Robertson

Oscar Awards: 1

Best Actor

Oscar Context

The pre-Oscar polls predicted that Peter O'Toole would be the winner, partly for his good acting and partly as compensation for having lost the Oscar in 1962 for "Lawrence of Arabia," and in 1964 for "Becket."

Anticipating a loss, Cliff Robertson didn't attend the Oscar ceremonies on April 14, 1969.

The other three nominees were: Alan Arkin in "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," Alan Bates in "The Fixer," and Ron Moody in "Oliver1", which won Best Picture and Best Director.