Oscar Movies: True Grit (1969)

Paramount

Oscar Alert
 
Oscar Nominations: 2
 
Actor: John Wayne
Song: “True Grit,” music by Elmer Bernstein, lyrics by Don Black
 
Oscar Awards: 1
 
Actor
 
Oscar Context:
 
In 1969, John Wayne won the Best Actor Oscar at his second nomination against tough competition from Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, both up for “Midnight Cowboy,” Richard Burton in “Anne of the Thousand Days,” and Peter O’Toole in “Goodbye, Mr. Chips.”
 
The winner of Best Song was “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” from the popular Western “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.