Best Supporting Actor – 1968

Official Nominations: Jack Albertson. Seymour Cassel. Daniel Massey. Jack Wilde. Gene Wilder.

A lot of unusual choices for performances this year, with Jack Albertson doing nothing out of the ordinary in the merely ordinary The Subject Was Roses. In a bleaker look at the falling apart of family and American values, Faces has a number of nominated performers including Seymour Cassel but none of them truly stand out for me while Daniel Massey camps it up memorably as Noel Coward in Star! Jack Wilde does an okay job as The Artful Dodger, and while those accents just grate on me his portrayal is the one I know best. Finally,Gene Wilder announced himself to the world in sterling form in The Producers.

My Winner: Gene Wilder.

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My Nominations:Gene Wilder. Jack Wilde. Robert Vaughn. Robert Helpmann. Karl Hardman. Henry Fonda.

Only Wilde and Wilder make it to my list, with four overlooked performances added. Karl Hardman is the opposing force to Duane Jones’s Ben in Night Of The Living Dead – creating one of the most punchable people in horror history yet an utterly human and understandable character, all the more surprising given Hardman was a Producer not an actor. Robert Helpmann likewise crafted an iconic figure in the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitt Bang Bang, while Robert Vaughn is the unlikable politician Chalmers Bullitt. Finally, Henry Fonda is even more unlikable and cast against type brilliantly as the devious killer Frank in Once Upon A Time In The West. 

My Winner: Gene Wilder

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Who is your pick for the Best Supporting Actor of 1968? Let us know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “Best Supporting Actor – 1968

  1. John Charet August 24, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    Great post 🙂 While I would have personally picked Henry Fonda, Gene Wilder is a great choice as well 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

    • carlosnightman August 24, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      It was close between Wilder and Fonda, but Wilder never gets the credit he deserves

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