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The 42nd Academy Awards (1970) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Tuesday, April 7, 1970,
honoring movies released in 1969.

Best Actor John Wayne (

Best Actor John Wayne ("True Grit").


  • Richard Burton in "Anne of the Thousand Days"
  • Dustin Hoffman in "Midnight Cowboy"
  • Peter O'Toole in "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
  • Jon Voight in "Midnight Cowboy"
  • John Wayne in "True Grit"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Rupert Crosse in "The Reivers"
  • Elliott Gould in "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"
  • Jack Nicholson in "Easy Rider"
  • Anthony Quayle in "Anne of the Thousand Days"
  • Gig Young in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"


  • Genevieve Bujold in "Anne of the Thousand Days"
  • Jane Fonda in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
  • Liza Minnelli in "The Sterile Cuckoo"
  • Jean Simmons in "The Happy Ending"
  • Maggie Smith in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Catherine Burns in "Last Summer"
  • Dyan Cannon in "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"
  • Goldie Hawn in "Cactus Flower"
  • Sylvia Miles in "Midnight Cowboy"
  • Susannah York in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

Art Direction

  • "Anne of the Thousand Days" Art Direction: Maurice Carter, Lionel Couch; Set Decoration: Patrick McLoughlin
  • "Gaily, Gaily" Art Direction: Robert Boyle, George B. Chan; Set Decoration: Edward Boyle, Carl Biddiscombe
  • "Hello, Dolly!" Art Direction: John DeCuir, Jack Martin Smith, Herman Blumenthal; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, George Hopkins, Raphael Bretton
  • "Sweet Charity" Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb; Set Decoration: Jack D. Moore
  • "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Art Direction: Harry Horner; Set Decoration: Frank McKelvy


  • "Anne of the Thousand Days" Arthur Ibbetson
  • "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" Charles B. Lang
  • "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" Conrad Hall
  • "Hello, Dolly!" Harry Stradling
  • "Marooned" Daniel Fapp

Costume Design

  • "Anne of the Thousand Days" Margaret Furse
  • "Gaily, Gaily" Ray Aghayan
  • "Hello, Dolly!" Irene Sharaff
  • "Sweet Charity" Edith Head
  • "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Donfeld


  • "Alice's Restaurant" Arthur Penn
  • "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" George Roy Hill
  • "Midnight Cowboy" John Schlesinger
  • "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Sydney Pollack
  • "Z" Costa-Gavras

Documentary (Feature)

  • "Arthur Rubinstein - The Love of Life" Bernard Chevry, Producer
  • "Before the Mountain Was Moved" Robert K. Sharpe, Producer
  • "In the Year of the Pig" Emile de Antonio, Producer
  • "The Olympics in Mexico" Comite Organizador de los Juegos de la XIX Olimpiada
  • "The Wolf Men" Irwin Rosten, Producer

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "Czechoslovakia 1968" Denis Sanders and Robert M. Fresco, Producers
  • "An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer" Donald Wrye, Producer
  • "Jenny Is a Good Thing" Joan Horvath, Producer
  • "Leo Beuerman" Arthur H. Wolf and Russell A. Mosser, Producers
  • "The Magic Machines" Joan Keller Stern, Producer

Film Editing

  • "Hello, Dolly!" William Reynolds
  • "Midnight Cowboy" Hugh A. Robertson
  • "The Secret of Santa Vittoria" William Lyon, Earle Herdan
  • "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Fredric Steinkamp
  • "Z" Françoise Bonnot

Foreign Language Film

  • "Ådalen '31" Sweden
  • "The Battle of Neretva" Yugoslavia
  • "The Brothers Karamazov" Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • "My Night at Maud's" France
  • "Z" Algeria

Music (Original Score – for a motion picture [not a musical])

  • "Anne of the Thousand Days" Georges Delerue
  • "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" Burt Bacharach
  • "The Reivers" John Williams
  • "The Secret of Santa Vittoria" Ernest Gold
  • "The Wild Bunch" Jerry Fielding

Music (Score of a Musical Picture – original or adaptation)

  • "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; adaptation score by John Williams
  • "Hello, Dolly!" Adaptation score by Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman
  • "Paint Your Wagon" Adaptation score by Nelson Riddle
  • "Sweet Charity" Adaptation score by Cy Coleman
  • "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Adaptation score by John Green and Albert Woodbury

Music (Song – Original for the Picture)

  • "Come Saturday Morning" from "The Sterile Cuckoo" Music by Fred Karlin; Lyrics by Dory Previn
  • "Jean" from "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" Music and Lyrics by Rod McKuen
  • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" Music by Burt Bacharach; Lyrics by Hal David
  • "True Grit" from "True Grit" Music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Don Black
  • "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" from "The Happy Ending" Music by Michel Legrand; Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman

Best Picture

  • "Anne of the Thousand Days" Hal B. Wallis, Producer
  • "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" John Foreman, Producer
  • "Hello, Dolly!" Ernest Lehman, Producer
  • "Midnight Cowboy" Jerome Hellman, Producer
  • "Z" Jacques Perrin and Hamed Rachedi, Producers

Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • "It's Tough to Be a Bird" Ward Kimball, Producer
  • "Of Men and Demons" John Hubley and Faith Hubley, Producers
  • "Walking" Ryan Larkin, Producer

Short Subject (Live Action)

  • "Blake" Doug Jackson, Producer
  • "The Magic Machines" Joan Keller Stern, Producer
  • "People Soup" Marc Merson, Producer


  • "Anne of the Thousand Days" John Aldred
  • "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" William Edmondson, David Dockendorf
  • "Gaily, Gaily" Robert Martin, Clem Portman
  • "Hello, Dolly!" Jack Solomon, Murray Spivack
  • "Marooned" Les Fresholtz, Arthur Piantadosi

Special Visual Effects

  • "Krakatoa, East of Java" Eugene Lourie, Alex Weldon
  • "Marooned" Robbie Robertson

Writing (Screenplay – based on material from another medium)

  • "Anne of the Thousand Days" Screenplay by John Hale, Bridget Boland; Adaptation by Richard Sokolove
  • "Goodbye, Columbus" Arnold Schulman
  • "Midnight Cowboy" Waldo Salt
  • "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" James Poe, Robert E. Thompson
  • "Z" Jorge Semprun, Costa-Gavras

Writing (Story and Screenplay – based on material not previously published or produced)

  • "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" Paul Mazursky, Larry Tucker
  • "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" William Goldman
  • "The Damned" Story by Nicola Badalucco; Screenplay by Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti
  • "Easy Rider" Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern
  • "The Wild Bunch" Story by Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner; Screenplay by Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah

  • Star indicates a win.
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