Stanley Kubrick’s interplanetary epic may have changed the face of modern cinema, but its Oscar triumphs were limited to a special visual effects award in 1969. Indeed, 2001 wasn’t even nominated in the best picture category, with the Academy apparently finding more merit in Romeo and Juliet; Rachel, Rachel; The Lion in Winter; Funny Girl and top prize winner Oliver!. Kubrick was nominated for best director, but despite being regarded as one of the most important film-makers of the 20th century, like Hitchcock and Welles, he never won that award.
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