1974 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1974 Academy Awards were presented April 8, 1975 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

Best PictureChinatown, Robert Evans, producer (Paramount)
The Conversation, Francis Ford Coppola, producer (Paramount)
The Godfather Part II, Francis Ford Coppola, producer; Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos, co-producers (Paramount)
Lenny, Marvin Worth, producer (United Artists)
The Towering Inferno, Irwin Allen, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox/Warner Bros.)
Best ActorArt Carney, Harry and Tonto
Albert Finney, Murder on the Orient Express
Dustin Hoffman, Lenny
Jack Nicholson, Chinatown
Al Pacino, The Godfather Part II
Best ActressEllen Burstyn, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Diahann Carroll, Claudine
Faye Dunaway, Chinatown
Valerie Perrine, Lenny
Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence
Actor in a Supporting RoleFred Astaire, The Towering Inferno
Jeff Bridges, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Robert De Niro, The Godfather Part II
Michael V. Gazzo, The Godfather Part II
Lee Strasberg, The Godfather Part II

Robert De Niro, The Godfather Part II
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Actress in a Supporting RoleIngrid Bergman, Murder on the Orient Express
Valentina Cortese, Day for Night
Madeline Kahn, Blazing Saddles
Diane Ladd, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Talia Shire, The Godfather Part II
DirectingJohn Cassavetes, A Woman Under the Influence
Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part II
Bob Fosse, Lenny
Roman Polanski, Chinatown
François Truffaut, Day for Night
Original ScreenplayFrancis Ford Coppola, The Conversation
Robert Getchell, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Paul Mazursky and Josh Greenfeld, Harry and Tonto
Robert Towne, Chinatown
François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard and Suzanne Schiffman, Day for Night
Screenplay Adapted From Other MaterialJulian Barry, Lenny
Paul Dehn, Murder on the Orient Express
Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo, The Godfather Part II
Mordecai Richler, screenplay; Lionel Chetwynd, adaptation, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, Young Frankenstein
CinematographyJohn A. Alonzo, Chinatown
Fred Koenekamp and Joseph Biroc, The Towering Inferno
Philip Lathrop, Earthquake
Bruce Surtees, Lenny
Geoffrey Unsworth, Murder on the Orient Express
Art DirectionWilliam Creber and Ward Preston, art direction; Raphael Bretton, set decoration, The Towering Inferno
Peter Ellenshaw, John B. Mansbridge, Walter Tyler and Al Roelofs, art direction; Hal Gausman, set decoration, The Island at the Top of the World
Alexander Golitzen and E. Preston Ames, art direction; Frank McKelvy, set decoration, Earthquake
Richard Sylbert and W. Stewart Campbell, art direction; Ruby Levitt, set decoartion, Chinatown
Dean Tavoularis and Angelo Graham, art direction; George R. Nelson, set decoration, The Godfather Part II
SoundBud Grenzbach and Larry Jost, Chinatown
Walter Murch and Arthur Rochester, The Conversation
Ronald Pierce and Melvin Metcalfe, Sr., Earthquake
Richard Portman and Gene Cantamessa, Young Frankenstein
Theodore Soderberg and Herman Lewis, The Towering Inferno
Song“Benji's Theme” (I Feel Love), Benji, Euel Box, music; Betty Box, lyrics
“Blazing Saddles,” Blazing Saddles, John Morris, music; Mel Brooks, lyrics
“Little Prince,” The Little Prince, Frederick Loewe, music; Alan Jay Lerner, Iyrics
“We May Never Love Like This Again,” The Towering Inferno, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, music and Iyrics
“Wherever Love Takes Me,” Gold, Elmer Bernstein, music; Don Black, Iyrics
Original Dramatic ScoreRichard Rodney Bennett, Murder on the Orient Express
Jerry Goldsmith, Chinatown
Alex North, Shanks
Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola, The Godfather Part II
John Williams, The Towering Inferno
Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation or Scoring: AdaptationAlan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, song; Angela Morley and Douglas Gamley, adaptation, The Little Prince
Nelson Riddle, adaptation, The Great Gatsby
Paul Williams, song; George Aliceson Tipton and Paul Williams, adaptation, Phantom of the Paradise
Film EditingJohn C. Howard and Danford Greene, Blazing Saddles
Harold F. Kress and Carl Kress, The Towering Inferno
Michael Luciano, The Longest Yard
Sam O'Steen, Chinatown
Dorothy Spencer, Earthquake
Costume DesignTheoni V. Aldredge, The Great Gatsby
John Furness, Daisy Miller
Anthea Sylbert, Chinatown
Theadora Van Runkle, The Godfather Part II
Tony Walton, Murder on the Orient Express
Short Films
AnimatedClosed Mondays (Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner, producers; Lighthouse Productions)
The Family That Dwelt Apart (Yvon Mallette and Robert Verrall, producers; National Film Board of Canada)
Hunger (Peter Foldes and René Jodoin, producers; National Film Board of Canada)
Voyage to Next (Faith Hubley and John Hubley, producers; Hubley Studios)
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Wolfgang Reitherman, producer; Walt Disney Productions)
Live ActionClimb (Dewitt Jones, producer; Dewitt Jones Productions)
The Concert (Julian and Claude Chagrin, producers; The Black and White Colour Film Company, Ltd.)
One-Eyed Men Are Kings (Paul Claudon and Edmond Sechan, producers; C.A.P.A.C. Productions)
Planet Ocean (George V. Casey, producer; Graphic Films)
The Violin (Andrew Welsh and George Pastic, producers; Sincinkin, Ltd.)
Short SubjectCity Out of Wilderness (Francis Thompson, producer; Francis Thompson Inc.)
Don't (Robin Lehman, producer; R. A. Films)
Exploratorium (Jon Boorstin, producer; Jon Boorstin Production)
John Muir's High Sierra (Dewitt Jones and Lesley Foster, producers; Dewitt Jones Productions)
Naked Yoga (Ronald S. Kass and Mervyn Lloyd, producers; Filmshop Production)
FeatureAntonia: A Portrait of the Woman (Judy Collins and Jill Godmilow, producers; Rocky Mountain Productions)
The Challenge…A Tribute to Modern Art (Herbert Kline, producer; World View Production)
The 81st Blow (Jacquot Ehrlich, David Bergman and Haim Gouri, producers; Ghetto Fighters House Film)
Hearts and Minds (Touchstone-Audjeff-BBS Production; Howard Zucker/Henry Jaglom-Rainbow Pictures Presentation)
The Wild and the Brave (E.S.J. Productions in association with Tomorrow Entertainment Inc. and Jones/Howard Ltd.)
Foreign Language FilmAmarcord, Italy
Cats' Play, Hungary
The Deluge, Poland
Lacombe, Lucien, France
The Truce, Argentina
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardArthur B. Krim
Honorary AwardsTo Howard Hawks, a master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema
To Jean Renoir, a genius who, with grace, responsibility and enviable devotion through silent film, sound film, feature, documentary and television, has won the world's admiration
Special Achievement Award
Visual EffectsFrank Brendel, Glen Robinson and Albert Whitlock, Earthquake

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