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The 43rd Academy Awards (1971) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Thursday, April 15, 1971,
honoring movies released in 1970.

Best Actor George C. Scott (

Best Actor George C. Scott ("Patton").


  • Melvyn Douglas in "I Never Sang for My Father"
  • James Earl Jones in "The Great White Hope"
  • Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces"
  • Ryan O'Neal in "Love Story"
  • George C. Scott in "Patton"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Richard Castellano in "Lovers and Other Strangers"
  • Chief Dan George in "Little Big Man"
  • Gene Hackman in "I Never Sang for My Father"
  • John Marley in "Love Story"
  • John Mills in "Ryan's Daughter"


  • Jane Alexander in "The Great White Hope"
  • Glenda Jackson in "Women in Love"
  • Ali MacGraw in "Love Story"
  • Sarah Miles in "Ryan's Daughter"
  • Carrie Snodgress in "Diary of a Mad Housewife"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Karen Black in "Five Easy Pieces"
  • Lee Grant in "The Landlord"
  • Helen Hayes in "Airport"
  • Sally Kellerman in "M*A*S*H"
  • Maureen Stapleton in "Airport"

Art Direction

  • "Airport" Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, E. Preston Ames; Set Decoration: Jack D. Moore, Mickey S. Michaels
  • "The Molly Maguires" Art Direction: Tambi Larsen; Set Decoration: Darrell Silvera
  • "Patton" Art Direction: Urie McCleary, Gil Parrondo; Set Decoration: Antonio Mateos, Pierre-Louis Thevenet
  • "Scrooge" Art Direction: Terry Marsh, Bob Cartwright; Set Decoration: Pamela Cornell
  • "Tora! Tora! Tora!" Art Direction: Jack Martin Smith, Yoshiro Muraki, Richard Day, Taizoh Kawashima; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Norman Rockett, Carl Biddiscombe


  • "Airport" Ernest Laszlo
  • "Patton" Fred Koenekamp
  • "Ryan's Daughter" Freddie Young
  • "Tora! Tora! Tora!" Charles F. Wheeler, Osami Furuya, Sinsaku Himeda, Masamichi Satoh
  • "Women in Love" Billy Williams

Costume Design

  • "Airport" Edith Head
  • "Cromwell" Nino Novarese
  • "Darling Lili" Donald Brooks, Jack Bear
  • "The Hawaiians" Bill Thomas
  • "Scrooge" Margaret Furse


  • "Fellini Satyricon" Federico Fellini
  • "Love Story" Arthur Hiller
  • "M*A*S*H" Robert Altman
  • "Patton" Franklin J. Schaffner
  • "Women in Love" Ken Russell

Documentary (Feature)

  • "Chariots of the Gods" Dr. Harald Reinl, Producer
  • "Jack Johnson" Jim Jacobs, Producer
  • "King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis" Ely Landau, Producer
  • "Say Goodbye" David H. Vowell, Producer
  • "Woodstock" Bob Maurice, Producer

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "The Gifts" Robert McBride, Producer
  • "Interviews with My Lai Veterans" Joseph Strick, Producer
  • "A Long Way from Nowhere" Bob Aller, Producer
  • "Oisin" Vivien Carey and Patrick Carey, Producers
  • "Time Is Running Out" Horst Dallmayr and Robert Menegoz, Producers

Film Editing

  • "Airport" Stuart Gilmore
  • "M*A*S*H" Danford B. Greene
  • "Patton" Hugh S. Fowler
  • "Tora! Tora! Tora!" James E. Newcom, Pembroke J. Herring, Inoue Chikaya
  • "Woodstock" Thelma Schoonmaker

Foreign Language Film

  • "First Love" Switzerland
  • "Hoa-Binh" France
  • "Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion" Italy
  • "Paix Sur Les Champs" Belgium
  • "Tristana" Spain

Music (Original Score)

  • "Airport" Alfred Newman
  • "Cromwell" Frank Cordell
  • "Love Story" Francis Lai
  • "Patton" Jerry Goldsmith
  • "Sunflower" Henry Mancini

Music (Original Song Score)

  • "The Baby Maker" Music by Fred Karlin; lyrics by Tylwyth Kymry
  • "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" Music by Rod McKuen and John Scott Trotter; lyrics by Rod McKuen, Bill Melendez and Al Shean; adaptation score by Vince Guaraldi
  • "Darling Lili" Music by Henry Mancini; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
  • "Let It Be" Music and lyrics by The Beatles
  • "Scrooge" Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; adaptation score by Ian Fraser and Herbert W. Spencer

Music (Song – Original for the Picture)

  • "For All We Know" from "Lovers and Other Strangers" Music by Fred Karlin; Lyrics by Robb Royer (aka Robb Wilson) and James Griffin (aka Arthur James)
  • "Pieces of Dreams" from "Pieces of Dreams" Music by Michel Legrand; Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
  • "Thank You Very Much" from "Scrooge" Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
  • "Till Love Touches Your Life" from "Madron" Music by Riz Ortolani; Lyrics by Arthur Hamilton
  • "Whistling Away the Dark" from "Darling Lili" Music by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Best Picture

  • "Airport" Ross Hunter, Producer
  • "Five Easy Pieces" Bob Rafelson and Richard Wechsler, Producers
  • "Love Story" Howard G. Minsky, Producer
  • "M*A*S*H" Ingo Preminger, Producer
  • "Patton" Frank McCarthy, Producer

Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • "The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two" Robert Mitchell and Dale Case, Producers
  • "Is It Always Right to Be Right?" Nick Bosustow, Producer
  • "The Shepherd" Cameron Guess, Producer

Short Subject (Live Action)

  • "The Resurrection of Broncho Billy" John Longenecker, Producer
  • "Shut Up...I'm Crying" Robert Siegler, Producer
  • "Sticky My Fingers...Fleet My Feet" John Hancock, Producer


  • "Airport" Ronald Pierce, David Moriarty
  • "Patton" Douglas Williams, Don Bassman
  • "Ryan's Daughter" Gordon K. McCallum, John Bramall
  • "Tora! Tora! Tora!" Murray Spivack, Herman Lewis
  • "Woodstock" Dan Wallin, Larry Johnson

Special Visual Effects

  • "Patton" Alex Weldon
  • "Tora! Tora! Tora!" A. D. Flowers, L. B. Abbott

Writing (Screenplay – based on material from another medium)

  • "Airport" George Seaton
  • "I Never Sang for My Father" Robert Anderson
  • "Lovers and Other Strangers" Renee Taylor, Joseph Bologna, David Zelag Goodman
  • "M*A*S*H" Ring Lardner, Jr.
  • "Women in Love" Larry Kramer

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

  • "Five Easy Pieces" Story by Bob Rafelson, Adrien Joyce; Screenplay by Adrien Joyce
  • "Joe" Norman Wexler
  • "Love Story" Erich Segal
  • "My Night at Maud's" Eric Rohmer
  • "Patton" Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North

  • Star indicates a win.
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