The Academy Awards

Season 46 Episode 1

The 46th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Apr 02, 1974 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR • Marlon Brando -- Last Tango in Paris ("Paul") • Jack Lemmon -- Save the Tiger ("Harry Stoner") • Jack Nicholson -- The Last Detail ("Signalman First Class Buddusky") • Al Pacino -- Serpico ("Frank Serpico") • Robert Redford -- The Sting ("Johnny Hooker") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Vincent Gardenia -- Bang the Drum Slowly ("Dutch Schnell") • Jack Gilford -- Save the Tiger ("Phil Greene") • John Houseman -- The Paper Chase ("Professor Kingsfield") • Jason Miller -- The Exorcist ("Father Damian Karras") • Randy Quaid -- The Last Detail ("Meadows") ACTRESS • Ellen Burstyn -- The Exorcist ("Chris MacNeil") • Glenda Jackson -- A Touch of Class ("Vicki Allessio") • Marsha Mason -- Cinderella Liberty ("Maggie Paul") • Barbra Streisand -- The Way We Were ("Katie Morosky") • Joanne Woodward -- Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams ("Rita Walden") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Linda Blair -- The Exorcist ("Regan MacNeil") • Candy Clark -- American Graffiti ("Debbie") • Madeline Kahn -- Paper Moon ("Trixie Delight") • Tatum O'Neal -- Paper Moon ("Addie Loggins") • Sylvia Sidney -- Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams ("Mrs. Pritchett") ART DIRECTIONBrother Sun Sister Moon -- Art Direction: Lorenzo Mongiardino, Gianni Quaranta; Set Decoration: Carmelo Patrono • The Exorcist -- Art Direction: Bill Malley; Set Decoration: Jerry Wunderlich • The Sting -- Art Direction: Henry Bumstead; Set Decoration: James PayneTom Sawyer -- Art Direction: Philip Jefferies; Set Decoration: Robert de Vestel • The Way We Were -- Art Direction: Stephen Grimes; Set Decoration: William Kiernan CINEMATOGRAPHYCries and Whispers -- Sven NykvistThe Exorcist -- Owen Roizman • Jonathan Livingston Seagull -- Jack Couffer • The Sting -- Robert Surtees • The Way We Were -- Harry Stradling, Jr. COSTUME DESIGNCries and Whispers -- Marik Vos • Ludwig -- Piero Tosi • The Sting -- Edith HeadTom Sawyer -- Donfeld • The Way We Were -- Dorothy Jeakins, Moss Mabry DIRECTINGAmerican Graffiti -- George Lucas • Cries and Whispers -- Ingmar Bergman • The Exorcist -- William Friedkin • Last Tango in Paris -- Bernardo Bertolucci • The Sting -- George Roy Hill DOCUMENTARY (Feature)Always a New Beginning -- John D. Goodell, Producer • Battle of Berlin -- Bengt von zur Muehlen, Producer • The Great American Cowboy -- Kieth Merrill, ProducerJourney to the Outer Limits -- Alex Grasshoff, Producer • Walls of Fire -- Gertrude Ross Marks and Edmund F. Penney, Producers DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)Background -- Carmen D'Avino, Producer • Children at Work (Paisti Ag Obair) -- Louis Marcus, Producer • Christo's Valley Curtain -- Albert Maysles and David Maysles, Producers • Four Stones for Kanemitsu -- Terry Sanders and June Wayne, Producers • Princeton: A Search for Answers -- Julian Krainin and DeWitt L. Sage, Jr., Producers FILM EDITINGAmerican Graffiti -- Verna Fields, Marcia Lucas • The Day of the Jackal -- Ralph Kemplen • The Exorcist -- Jordan Leondopoulos, Bud Smith, Evan Lottman, Norman Gay • Jonathan Livingston Seagull -- Frank P. Keller, James Galloway • The Sting -- William Reynolds FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMDay for Night -- FranceThe House on Chelouche Street -- Israel • L'Invitation -- Switzerland • The Pedestrian -- West Germany • Turkish Delight -- The Netherlands MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)Cinderella Liberty -- John Williams • The Day of the Dolphin -- Georges Delerue • Papillon -- Jerry Goldsmith • A Touch of Class -- John Cameron • The Way We Were -- Marvin Hamlisch MUSIC (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)Jesus Christ Superstar -- Adaptation Score by Andre Previn, Herbert Spencer and Andrew Lloyd Webber • The Sting -- Adaptation Score by Marvin HamlischTom Sawyer -- Song Score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; Adaptation Score by John Williams MUSIC (Song) • "All That Love Went To Waste" from A Touch of Class -- Music by George Barrie; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn • "Live and Let Die" from Live and Let Die -- Music and Lyrics by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney • "Love" from Robin Hood -- Music by George Bruns; Lyrics by Floyd Huddleston • "Nice To Be Around" from Cinderella Liberty -- Music by John Williams; Lyrics by Paul Williams • "The Way We Were" from The Way We Were -- Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman BEST PICTUREAmerican Graffiti -- Francis Ford Coppola, Producer; Gary Kurtz, Co-Producer • Cries and Whispers -- Ingmar Bergman, Producer • The Exorcist -- William Peter Blatty, Producer • The Sting -- Tony Bill, Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips, ProducersA Touch of Class -- Melvin Frank, Producer SHORT SUBJECT (Animated)Frank Film -- Frank Mouris, ProducerThe Legend of John Henry -- Nick Bosustow and David Adams, Producers • Pulcinella -- Emanuele Luzzati and Giulio Gianini, Producers SHORT SUBJECT (Live Action)The Bolero -- Allan Miller and William Fertik, ProducersClockmaker -- Richard Gayer, Producer • Life Times Nine -- Pen Densham and John Watson, Producers SOUNDThe Day of the Dolphin -- Richard Portman, Lawrence O. Jost • The Exorcist -- Robert Knudson, Chris NewmanThe Paper Chase -- Donald O. Mitchell, Lawrence O. Jost • Paper Moon -- Richard Portman, Les Fresholtz • The Sting -- Ronald K. Pierce, Robert Bertrand WRITING (Screenplay--based on material from another medium)The Exorcist -- William Peter BlattyThe Last Detail -- Robert Towne • The Paper Chase -- James Bridges • Paper Moon -- Alvin Sargent • Serpico -- Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler WRITING (Story and Screenplay--based on factual material or material not previously published or produced)American Graffiti -- George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck • Cries and Whispers -- Ingmar Bergman • Save the Tiger -- Steve Shagan • The Sting -- David S. WardA Touch of Class -- Melvin Frank, Jack Rose JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDLew Wasserman HONORARY AWARD • To Henri Langlois for his devotion to the art of film, his massive contributions in preserving its past and his unswerving faith in its future. • To Groucho Marx in recognition of his brilliant creativity and for the unequalled achievements of the Marx Brothers in the art of motion picture comedy. IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARDLawrence Weingarten SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II) • To JOACHIM GERB and ERICH KASTNER of The Arnold and Richter Company for the development and engineering of the Arriflex 35BL motion picture camera. [Camera] • To MAGNA-TECH ELECTRONIC CO., INC. for the engineering and development of a high-speed re-recording system for motion picture production. [Sound] • To WILLIAM W. VALLIANT of PSC Technology Inc., HOWARD F. OTT of Eastman Kodak Company, and GERRY DIEBOLD of The Richmark Camera Service Inc. for the development of a liquid-gate system for motion-picture printers. [Laboratory] • To HAROLD A. SCHEIB, CLIFFORD H. ELLIS and ROGER W. BANKS of Research Products Incorporated for the concept and engineering of the Model 2101 optical printer for motion picture optical effects. [Laboratory] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class III) • To ROSCO LABORATORIES, INC. for the technical advances and the development of a complete system of light-control materials for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters] • To RICHARD H. VETTER of Todd-AO Corporation for the design of an improved anamorphic focusing system for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters]