1971 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1971 Academy Awards were presented April 10, 1972 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

Best PictureA Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick, producer (Warner Bros.)
Fiddler on the Roof, Norman Jewison, producer (United Artists)
The French Connection, Philip D'Antoni, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
The Last Picture Show, Stephen J. Friedman, producer (Columbia)
Nicholas and Alexandra, Sam Spiegel, producer (Columbia)
Best ActorPeter Finch, Sunday Bloody Sunday
Gene Hackman, The French Connection
Walter Matthau, Kotch
George C. Scott, The Hospital
Topol, Fiddler on the Roof

Gene Hackman, The French Connection
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Best ActressJulie Christie, McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Jane Fonda, Klute
Glenda Jackson, Sunday Bloody Sunday
Vanessa Redgrave, Mary, Queen of Scots
Janet Suzman, Nicholas and Alexandra
Actor in a Supporting RoleJeff Bridges, The Last Picture Show
Leonard Frey, Fiddler on the Roof
Richard Jaeckel, Sometimes a Great Notion
Ben Johnson, The Last Picture Show
Roy Scheider, The French Connection
Actress in a Supporting RoleEllen Burstyn, The Last Picture Show
Barbara Harris, Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show
Margaret Leighton, The Go-Between
Ann-Margret, Carnal Knowledge
DirectingPeter Bogdanovich, The Last Picture Show
William Friedkin, The French Connection
Norman Jewison, Fiddler on the Roof
Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange
John Schlesinger, Sunday Bloody Sunday
Screenplay Based on Material From Another MediumBernardo Bertolucci, The Conformist
Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange
Larry McMurtry and Peter Bogdanovich, The Last Picture Show
Ugo Pirro and Vittorio Bonicelli, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Ernest Tidyman, The French Connection
Original ScreenplayPaddy Chayefsky, The Hospital
Penelope Gilliatt, Sunday Bloody Sunday
Andy Lewis and Dave Lewis, Klute
Elio Petri and Ugo Pirro, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Herman Raucher, Summer of '42
CinematographyOswald Morris, Fiddler on the Roof
Owen Roizman, The French Connection
Robert Surtees, The Last Picture Show
Robert Surtees, Summer of '42
Freddie Young, Nicholas and Alexandra
Art DirectionJohn Box, Ernest Archer, Jack Maxsted and Gil Parrondo, art direction; Vernon Dixon, set decoration, Nicholas and Alexandra
Robert Boyle and Michael Stringer, art direction; Peter Lamont, set decoration, Fiddler on the Roof
Boris Leven and William Tuntke, art direction; Ruby Levitt, set decoration, The Andromeda Strain
John B. Mansbridge and Peter Ellenshaw, art direction; Emile Kuri and Hal Gausman, set decoration, Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Terence Marsh and Robert Cartwright, art direction; Peter Howitt, set decoration, Mary, Queen of Scots
SoundBob Jones and John Aldred, Mary, Queen of Scots
Gordon K. McCallum and David Hildyard, Fiddler on the Roof
Gordon K. McCallum, John Mitchell and Alfred J. Overton, Diamonds Are Forever
Richard Portman and Jack Solomon, Kotch
Theodore Soderberg and Christopher Newman, The French Connection
Song“The Age of Not Believing,” Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, music and lyrics
“All His Children,” Sometimes a Great Notion, Henry Mancini, music; Alan and Marilyn Bergman, lyrics
“Bless the Beasts and Children,” Bless the Beasts and Children, Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr., music and lyrics
“Life Is What You Make It,” Kotch, Marvin Hamlisch, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics
“Theme From Shaft,” Shaft, Isaac Hayes, music and lyrics
Original Dramatic ScoreJohn Barry, Mary, Queen of Scots
Richard Rodney Bennett, Nicholas and Alexandra
Jerry Fielding, Straw Dogs
Isaac Hayes, Shaft
Michel Legrand, Summer of '42
Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song ScoreLeslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, song; Walter Scharf, adaptation, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Peter Maxwell Davies and Peter Greenwell, The Boy Friend
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, song; Irwin Kostal, adaptation, Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Dimitri Tiomkin, Tchaikovsky
John Williams, Fiddler on the Roof
Film EditingFolmar Blangsted, Summer of '42
Bill Butler, A Clockwork Orange
Stuart Gilmore and John W. Holmes, The Andromeda Strain
Jerry Greenberg, The French Connection
Ralph E. Winters, Kotch
Costume DesignYvonne Blake and Antonio Castillo, Nicholas and Alexandra
Margaret Furse, Mary, Queen of Scots
Morton Haack, What's the Matter With Helen?
Bill Thomas, Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Piero Tosi, Death in Venice
Special Visual EffectsJim Danforth and Roger Dicken, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
Alan Maley, Eustace Lycett and Danny Lee, Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Short Subjects
AnimatedThe Crunch Bird (Maxwell-Petok-Petrovich Productions; Regency Film Distributing Corp.)
Evolution (National Film Board of Canada; Columbia)
The Selfish Giant (Potterton Productions; Pyramid Films)
Live ActionGood Morning (E/G Films; Seymour Borde and Associates)
The Rehearsal (Cinema Verona Production; Schoenfeld Film Distributing Corp.)
Sentinels of Silence (Producciones Concord; Paramount)
Short SubjectAdventures in Perception (Hans van Gelder Filmproduktie; Netherlands Information Service)
Art Is… (Henry Strauss Associates; Sears, Roebuck Foundation)
The Numbers Start With the River (WH Picture; U.S. Information Agency)
Sentinels of Silence (Producciones Concord; Paramount)
Somebody Waiting (Snider Productions; University of California Medical Film Library)
FeatureAlaska Wilderness Lake (Alan Landsburg, producer; Alan Landsburg Productions)
The Hellstrom Chronicle (David L. Wolper Productions; Cinema 5, Ltd.)
On Any Sunday (Bruce Brown-Solar; Cinema 5, Ltd.)
The RA Expeditions (Swedish Broadcasting Company; Interwest Film Corp.)
The Sorrow and the Pity (Television Rencontre-Norddeutscher Rundfunk-Television Swiss Romande; Cinema 5, Ltd.)
Foreign Language FilmDodes'Ka-Den, Japan
The Emigrants, Sweden
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Italy
The Policeman, Israel
Tchaikovsky, U.S.S.R.
Honorary AwardTo Charles Chaplin for the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century

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