1970 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1970 Academy Awards were presented April 15, 1971 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

Best PictureAirport, Ross Hunter, producer (Universal)
Five Easy Pieces, Bob Rafelson and Richard Wechsler, producers (Columbia)
Love Story, Howard G. Minsky, producer (Paramount)
M*A*S*H, Ingo Preminger, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Patton, Frank McCarthy, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)

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Best ActorMelvyn Douglas, I Never Sang for My Father
James Earl Jones, The Great White Hope
Jack Nicholson, Five Easy Pieces
Ryan O'Neal, Love Story
George C. Scott, Patton
Best ActressJane Alexander, The Great White Hope
Glenda Jackson, Women in Love
Ali MacGraw, Love Story
Sarah Miles, Ryan's Daughter
Carrie Snodgress, Diary of a Mad Housewife
Actor in a Supporting RoleRichard Castellano, Lovers and Other Strangers
Chief Dan George, Little Big Man
Gene Hackman, I Never Sang for My Father
John Marley, Love Story
John Mills, Ryan's Daughter
Actress in a Supporting RoleKaren Black, Five Easy Pieces
Lee Grant, The Landlord
Helen Hayes, Airport
Sally Kellerman, M*A*S*H
Maureen Stapleton, Airport
DirectingRobert Altman, M*A*S*H
Federico Fellini, Fellini Satyricon
Arthur Hiller, Love Story
Ken Russell, Women in Love
Franklin J. Schaffner, Patton
Screenplay Based on Material From Another MediumRobert Anderson, I Never Sang for My Father
Larry Kramer, Women in Love
Ring Lardner, Jr., M*A*S*H
George Seaton, Airport
Renee Taylor, Joseph Bologna and David Zelag Goodman, Lovers and Other Strangers
Original ScreenplayFrancis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, Patton
Bob Rafelson and Adrien Joyce, story; Adrien Joyce, screenplay, Five Easy Pieces
Eric Rohmer, My Night at Maud's
Erich Segal, Love Story
Norman Wexler, Joe
CinematographyFred Koenekamp, Patton
Ernest Laszlo, Airport
Charles F. Wheeler, Osami Furuya, Sinsaku Himeda and Masamichi Satoh, Tora! Tora! Tora!
Billy Williams, Women in Love
Freddie Young, Ryan's Daughter
Art DirectionAlexander Golitzen and E. Preston Ames, art direction; Jack D. Moore and Mickey S. Michaels, set decoration, Airport
Tambi Larsen, art direction; Darrell Silvera, set decoration, The Molly Maguires
Terry Marsh and Bob Cartwright, art direction; Pamela Cornell, set decoration, Scrooge
Urie McCleary and Gil Parrondo, art direction; Antonio Mateos and Pierre-Louis Thevenet, set decoration, Patton
Mickey S. Michaels, set decoration, Airport
Jack Martin Smith, Yoshiro Muraki, Richard Day and Taizoh Kawashima, art direction; Walter M. Scott, Norman Rockett and Carl Biddiscombe, set decoration, Tora! Tora! Tora!
SoundGordon K. McCallum and John Bramall, Ryan's Daughter
Ronald Pierce and David Moriarty, Airport
Murray Spivack and Herman Lewis, Tora! Tora! Tora!
Dan Wallin and Larry Johnson, Woodstock
Douglas Williams and Don Bassman, Patton
Song“For All We Know,” Lovers and Other Strangers, Fred Karlin, music; Robb Royer and James Griffin, lyrics
“Pieces of Dreams,” Pieces of Dreams, Michel Legrand, music; Alan and Marilyn Bergman, lyrics
“Thank You Very Much,” Scrooge, Leslie Bricusse, music and lyrics
“Till Love Touches Your Life,” Madron, Riz Ortolani, music; Arthur Hamilton, lyrics
“Whistling Away the Dark,” Darling Lili, Henry Mancini, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics
Original ScoreFrank Cordell, Cromwell
Jerry Goldsmith, Patton
Francis Lai, Love Story
Henry Mancini, Sunflower
Alfred Newman, Airport
Original Song ScoreThe Beatles, Let It Be
Leslie Bricusse, music and lyrics; Ian Fraser and Herbert W. Spencer, adaptation, Scrooge
Fred Karlin and Tylwyth Kymry, The Baby Maker
Henry Mancini, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics, Darling Lili
Rod McKuen and John Scott Trotter, music; Rod McKuen, Bill Melendez and Al Shean, lyrics; Vince Guaraldi, adaptation score, A Boy Named Charlie Brown
Film EditingHugh S. Fowler, Patton
Stuart Gilmore, Airport
Danford B. Greene, M*A*S*H
James E. Newcom, Pembroke J. Herring and Inoue Chikaya, Tora! Tora! Tora!
Thelma Schoonmaker, Woodstock
Costume DesignDonald Brooks and Jack Bear, Darling Lili
Margaret Furse, Scrooge
Edith Head, Airport
Nino Novarese, Cromwell
Bill Thomas, The Hawaiians
Special Visual EffectsA. D. Flowers and L. B. Abbott, Tora! Tora! Tora!
Alex Weldon, Patton
Short Subjects
CartoonThe Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two (Haboush Company; Goldstone Films)
Is It Always Right to Be Right? (Stephen Bosustow Productions; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
The Shepherd (Cameron Guess and Associates; Brandon Films)
Live ActionThe Resurrection of Broncho Billy (University of Southern California, Department of Cinema; Universal)
Shut Up…I'm Crying (Robert Siegler Productions; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
Sticky My Fingers…Fleet My Feet (American Film Institute; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
Short SubjectThe Gifts (Robert McBride, producer; Richter-McBride Productions for the Water Quality Office of the Environmental Protection Agency)
Interviews With My Lai Veterans (Joseph Strick, producer; Laser Film Corp.)
A Long Way From Nowhere (Bob Aller, producer; Robert Aller Productions)
Oisin (Vivien Carey and Patrick Carey, producers; Aengus Films)
Time Is Running Out (Horst Dallmayr and Robert Menegoz, producers; Gesellschaft für bildende Filme)
FeatureChariots of the Gods (Dr. Harald Reinl, producer; Terra-Filmkunst GmbH)
Jack Johnson (Jim Jacobs, producer; The Big Fights)
King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis (Ely Landau, producer; Commonwealth United Corporation Production)
Say Goodbye (David H. Vowell, producer; David L. Wolper Productions)
Woodstock (Wadleigh-Maurice Ltd.; Warner Bros.)
Foreign Language FilmFirst Love, Switzerland
Hoa-Binh, France
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, Italy
Paix Sur Les Champs, Belgium
Tristana, Spain
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardIngmar Bergman
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardFrank Sinatra
Honorary AwardsTo Lillian Gish for superlative artistry and for distinguished contribution to the progress of motion pictures
To Orson Welles for superlative artistry and versatility in the creation of motion pictures

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