The Academy Awards

Season 47 Episode 1

The 47th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Apr 08, 1975 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTORArt Carney -- Harry and Tonto ("Harry") • Albert Finney -- Murder on the Orient Express ("Hercule Poirot") • Dustin Hoffman -- Lenny ("Lenny Bruce") • Jack Nicholson -- Chinatown ("J. J. Gittes") • Al Pacino -- The Godfather Part II ("Michael Corleone") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Fred Astaire -- The Towering Inferno ("Harlee Claiborne") • Jeff Bridges -- Thunderbolt and Lightfoot ("Lightfoot") • Robert De Niro -- The Godfather Part II ("Vito Corleone") • Michael V. Gazzo -- The Godfather Part II ("Frankie Pentangeli") • Lee Strasberg -- The Godfather Part II ("Hyman Roth") ACTRESSEllen Burstyn -- Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore ("Alice Hyatt") • Diahann Carroll -- Claudine ("Claudine") • Faye Dunaway -- Chinatown ("Evelyn Cross Mulwray") • Valerie Perrine -- Lenny ("Honey Bruce") • Gena Rowlands -- A Woman under the Influence ("Mabel Longhetti") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLEIngrid Bergman -- Murder on the Orient Express ("Greta Ohlsson") • Valentina Cortese -- Day for Night ("Severine") • Madeline Kahn -- Blazing Saddles ("Lili Von Shtupp") • Diane Ladd -- Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore ("Flo") • Talia Shire -- The Godfather Part II ("Connie Corleone") ART DIRECTIONChinatown -- Art Direction: Richard Sylbert, W. Stewart Campbell; Set Decoration: Ruby Levitt • Earthquake -- Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, E. Preston Ames; Set Decoration: Frank McKelvy • The Godfather Part II -- Art Direction: Dean Tavoularis, Angelo Graham; Set Decoration: George R. NelsonThe Island at the Top of the World -- Art Direction: Peter Ellenshaw, John B. Mansbridge, Walter Tyler, Al Roelofs; Set Decoration: Hal Gausman • The Towering Inferno -- Art Direction: William Creber, Ward Preston; Set Decoration: Raphael Bretton CINEMATOGRAPHYChinatown -- John A. Alonzo • Earthquake -- Philip Lathrop • Lenny -- Bruce Surtees • Murder on the Orient Express -- Geoffrey Unsworth • The Towering Inferno -- Fred Koenekamp, Joseph Biroc COSTUME DESIGNChinatown -- Anthea Sylbert • Daisy Miller -- John Furness • The Godfather Part II -- Theadora Van Runkle • The Great Gatsby -- Theoni V. AldredgeMurder on the Orient Express -- Tony Walton DIRECTINGChinatown -- Roman Polanski • Day for Night -- Francois Truffaut • The Godfather Part II -- Francis Ford CoppolaLenny -- Bob Fosse • A Woman under the Influence -- John Cassavetes DOCUMENTARY (Feature)Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman -- Judy Collins and Jill Godmilow, Producers • The Challenge...A Tribute to Modern Art -- Herbert Kline, Producer • The 81st Blow -- Jacquot Ehrlich, David Bergman and Haim Gouri, Producers • Hearts and Minds -- Peter Davis and Bert Schneider, ProducersThe Wild and the Brave -- Natalie R. Jones and Eugene S. Jones, Producers DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)City Out of Wilderness -- Francis Thompson, Producer • Don't -- Robin Lehman, ProducerExploratorium -- Jon Boorstin, Producer • John Muir's High Sierra -- Dewitt Jones and Lesley Foster, Producers • Naked Yoga -- Ronald S. Kass and Mervyn Lloyd, Producers FILM EDITINGBlazing Saddles -- John C. Howard, Danford Greene • Chinatown -- Sam O'Steen • Earthquake -- Dorothy Spencer • The Longest Yard -- Michael Luciano • The Towering Inferno -- Harold F. Kress, Carl Kress FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMAmarcord -- ItalyCats' Play -- Hungary • The Deluge -- Poland • Lacombe, Lucien -- France • The Truce -- Argentina MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)Chinatown -- Jerry Goldsmith • The Godfather Part II -- Nino Rota, Carmine CoppolaMurder on the Orient Express -- Richard Rodney Bennett • Shanks -- Alex North • The Towering Inferno -- John Williams MUSIC (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)The Great Gatsby -- Adaptation Score by Nelson RiddleThe Little Prince -- Song Score by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe; Adaptation Score by Angela Morley and Douglas Gamley • Phantom of the Paradise -- Song Score by Paul Williams; Adaptation Score by Paul Williams and George Aliceson Tipton MUSIC (Song) • "Benji's Theme (I Feel Love)" from Benji -- Music by Euel Box; Lyrics by Betty Box • "Blazing Saddles" from Blazing Saddles -- Music by John Morris; Lyrics by Mel Brooks • "Little Prince" from The Little Prince -- Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner • "We May Never Love Like This Again" from The Towering Inferno -- Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn • "Wherever Love Takes Me" from Gold -- Music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Don Black BEST PICTUREChinatown -- Robert Evans, Producer • The Conversation -- Francis Ford Coppola, Producer; Fred Roos, Co-Producer • The Godfather Part II -- Francis Ford Coppola, Producer; Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos, Co-ProducersLenny -- Marvin Worth, Producer • The Towering Inferno -- Irwin Allen, Producer SHORT FILM (Animated)Closed Mondays -- Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner, ProducersThe Family That Dwelt Apart -- Yvon Mallette and Robert Verrall, Producers • Hunger -- Peter Foldes and René Jodoin, Producers • Voyage to Next -- Faith Hubley and John Hubley, Producers • Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too -- Wolfgang Reitherman, Producer SHORT FILM (Live Action)Climb -- Dewitt Jones, Producer • The Concert -- Julian Chagrin and Claude Chagrin, Producers • One-Eyed Men Are Kings -- Paul Claudon and Edmond Sechan, ProducersPlanet Ocean -- George V. Casey, Producer • The Violin -- Andrew Welsh and George Pastic, Producers SOUNDChinatown -- Bud Grenzbach, Larry Jost • The Conversation -- Walter Murch, Arthur Rochester • Earthquake -- Ronald Pierce, Melvin Metcalfe, Sr.The Towering Inferno -- Theodore Soderberg, Herman Lewis • Young Frankenstein -- Richard Portman, Gene Cantamessa WRITING (Original Screenplay)Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore -- Robert Getchell • Chinatown -- Robert TowneThe Conversation -- Francis Ford Coppola • Day for Night -- Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman • Harry and Tonto -- Paul Mazursky, Josh Greenfeld WRITING (Screenplay Adapted from Other Material)The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz -- Screenplay by Mordecai Richler; Adaptation by Lionel Chetwynd • The Godfather Part II -- Francis Ford Coppola, Mario PuzoLenny -- Julian Barry • Murder on the Orient Express -- Paul Dehn • Young Frankenstein -- Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Visual Effects)Earthquake -- Frank Brendel, Glen Robinson, Albert Whitlock JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDArthur B. Krim HONORARY AWARD • To 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. SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II) • To JOSEPH D. KELLY of Glen Glenn Sound for the design of new audio control consoles which have advanced the state of the art of sound recording and rerecording for motion picture production. [Sound] • To THE BURBANK STUDIOS SOUND DEPARTMENT for the design of new audio control consoles engineered and constructed by the Quad-Eight Sound Corporation. [Sound] • To SAMUEL GOLDWYN STUDIOS SOUND DEPARTMENT for the design of a new audio control console engineered and constructed by the Quad-Eight Sound Corporation. [Sound] • To QUAD-EIGHT SOUND CORPORATION for the engineering and construction of new audio control consoles designed by The Burbank Studios Sound Department and by the Samuel Goldwyn Studios Sound Department. [Sound] • To WALDON O. WATSON, RICHARD J. STUMPF, ROBERT J. LEONARD and the UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS SOUND DEPARTMENT for the development and engineering of the Sensurround System for motion picture presentation. [Sound] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class III) • To THE ELEMACK COMPANY, ROME, ITALY, for the design and development of their Spyder camera dolly. [Camera Cranes] • To LOUIS AMI of Universal City Studios for the design and construction of a reciprocating camera platform used when photographing special visual effects for motion pictures. [Stage Operations]
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