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The 46th Academy Awards (1974) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Tuesday, April 2, 1974,
honoring movies released in 1973.

Best Supporting Actor John Houseman ("The Paper Chase") flanked by Ernest Borgnine and Cybill Shepherd.

Best Supporting Actor John Houseman ("The Paper Chase") flanked by Ernest Borgnine and Cybill Shepherd.


  • Marlon Brando in "Last Tango in Paris"
  • Jack Lemmon in "Save the Tiger"
  • Jack Nicholson in "The Last Detail"
  • Al Pacino in "Serpico"
  • Robert Redford in "The Sting"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Vincent Gardenia in "Bang the Drum Slowly"
  • Jack Gilford in "Save the Tiger"
  • John Houseman in "The Paper Chase"
  • Jason Miller in "The Exorcist"
  • Randy Quaid in "The Last Detail"


  • Ellen Burstyn in "The Exorcist"
  • Glenda Jackson in "A Touch of Class"
  • Marsha Mason in "Cinderella Liberty"
  • Barbra Streisand in "The Way We Were"
  • Joanne Woodward in "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Linda Blair in "The Exorcist"
  • Candy Clark in "American Graffiti"
  • Madeline Kahn in "Paper Moon"
  • Tatum O'Neal in "Paper Moon"
  • Sylvia Sidney in "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams"

Art Direction

  • "Brother 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 Payne
  • "Tom Sawyer" Art Direction: Philip Jefferies; Set Decoration: Robert de Vestel
  • "The Way We Were" Art Direction: Stephen Grimes; Set Decoration: William Kiernan


  • "Cries and Whispers" Sven Nykvist
  • "The Exorcist" Owen Roizman
  • "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" Jack Couffer
  • "The Sting" Robert Surtees
  • "The Way We Were" Harry Stradling, Jr.

Costume Design

  • "Cries and Whispers" Marik Vos
  • "Ludwig" Piero Tosi
  • "The Sting" Edith Head
  • "Tom Sawyer" Donfeld
  • "The Way We Were" Dorothy Jeakins, Moss Mabry


  • "American 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, Producer
  • "Journey 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 Editing

  • "American 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 Film

  • "Day for Night" France
  • "The 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 Hamlisch
  • "Tom 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 Picture

  • "American 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, Producers
  • "A Touch of Class" Melvin Frank, Producer

Short Subject (Animated)

  • "Frank Film" Frank Mouris, Producer
  • "The 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, Producers
  • "Clockmaker" Richard Gayer, Producer
  • "Life Times Nine" Pen Densham and John Watson, Producers


  • "The Day of the Dolphin" Richard Portman, Lawrence O. Jost
  • "The Exorcist" Robert Knudson, Chris Newman
  • "The 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 Blatty
  • "The 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. Ward
  • "A Touch of Class" Melvin Frank, Jack Rose

  • Star indicates a win.
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