1971

The 43rd Academy Awards | 1971
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Thursday, April 15, 1971
Honoring movies released in 1970
Highlights
Memorable Moments

Nominees

Actor

Winner

George C. Scott

Patton

Nominees

Melvyn Douglas

I Never Sang for My Father

James Earl Jones

The Great White Hope

Jack Nicholson

Five Easy Pieces

Ryan O'Neal

Love Story

Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner

John Mills

Ryan's Daughter

Nominees

Richard Castellano

Lovers and Other Strangers

Chief Dan George

Little Big Man

Gene Hackman

I Never Sang for My Father

John Marley

Love Story

Actress

Winner

Glenda Jackson

Women in Love

Nominees

Jane Alexander

The Great White Hope

Ali MacGraw

Love Story

Sarah Miles

Ryan's Daughter

Carrie Snodgress

Diary of a Mad Housewife

Actress in a Supporting Role

Winner

Helen Hayes

Airport

Nominees

Karen Black

Five Easy Pieces

Lee Grant

The Landlord

Sally Kellerman

M*A*S*H

Maureen Stapleton

Airport

Art Direction

Winner

Patton

Art Direction: Urie McCleary, Gil Parrondo; Set Decoration: Antonio Mateos, Pierre-Louis Thevenet

Nominees

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

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

Cinematography

Winner

Ryan's Daughter

Freddie Young

Nominees

Airport

Ernest Laszlo

Patton

Fred Koenekamp

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Charles F. Wheeler, Osami Furuya, Sinsaku Himeda, Masamichi Satoh

Women in Love

Billy Williams

Costume Design

Winner

Cromwell

Nino Novarese

Nominees

Airport

Edith Head

Darling Lili

Donald Brooks, Jack Bear

The Hawaiians

Bill Thomas

Scrooge

Margaret Furse

Directing

Winner

Patton

Franklin J. Schaffner

Nominees

Fellini Satyricon

Federico Fellini

Love Story

Arthur Hiller

M*A*S*H

Robert Altman

Women in Love

Ken Russell

Documentary (Feature)

Winner

Woodstock

Bob Maurice, Producer

Nominees

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

Documentary (Short Subject)

Winner

Interviews with My Lai Veterans

Joseph Strick, Producer

Nominees

The Gifts

Robert McBride, 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

Winner

Patton

Hugh S. Fowler

Nominees

Airport

Stuart Gilmore

M*A*S*H

Danford B. Greene

Tora! Tora! Tora!

James E. Newcom, Pembroke J. Herring, Inoue Chikaya

Woodstock

Thelma Schoonmaker

Foreign Language Film

Winner

Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion

Italy

Nominees

First Love

Switzerland

Hoa-Binh

France

Paix Sur Les Champs

Belgium

Tristana

Spain

Music (Original Score)

Winner

Love Story

Francis Lai

Nominees

Airport

Alfred Newman

Cromwell

Frank Cordell

Patton

Jerry Goldsmith

Sunflower

Henry Mancini

Music (Original Song Score)

Winner

Let It Be

Music and lyrics by The Beatles

Nominees

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

Scrooge

Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; adaptation score by Ian Fraser and Herbert W. Spencer

Music (Song--Original for the Picture)

Winner

Lovers and Other Strangers

For All We Know in "Lovers and Other Strangers" Music by Fred Karlin; Lyrics by Robb Royer (aka Robb Wilson) and James Griffin (aka Arthur James)

Nominees

Pieces of Dreams

Pieces Of Dreams in "Pieces of Dreams" Music by Michel Legrand; Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman

Scrooge

Thank You Very Much in "Scrooge" Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse

Madron

Till Love Touches Your Life in "Madron" Music by Riz Ortolani; Lyrics by Arthur Hamilton

Darling Lili

Whistling Away The Dark in "Darling Lili" Music by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Best Picture

Winner

Patton

Frank McCarthy, Producer

Nominees

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

Short Subject (Cartoon)

Winner

Is It Always Right to Be Right?

Nick Bosustow, Producer

Nominees

The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two

Robert Mitchell and Dale Case, Producers

The Shepherd

Cameron Guess, Producer

Short Subject (Live Action)

Winner

The Resurrection of Broncho Billy

John Longenecker, Producer

Nominees

Shut Up...I'm Crying

Robert Siegler, Producer

Sticky My Fingers...Fleet My Feet

John Hancock, Producer

Sound

Winner

Patton

Douglas Williams, Don Bassman

Nominees

Airport

Ronald Pierce, David Moriarty

Ryan's Daughter

Gordon K. McCallum, John Bramall

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Murray Spivack, Herman Lewis

Woodstock

Dan Wallin, Larry Johnson

Special Visual Effects

Winner

Tora! Tora! Tora!

A. D. Flowers, L. B. Abbott

Nominees

Patton

Alex Weldon

Writing (Screenplay--based on material from another medium)

Winner

M*A*S*H

Ring Lardner, Jr.

Nominees

Airport

George Seaton

I Never Sang for My Father

Robert Anderson

Lovers and Other Strangers

Renee Taylor, Joseph Bologna, David Zelag Goodman

Women in Love

Larry Kramer

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

Winner

Patton

Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North

Nominees

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

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Winner

Frank Sinatra

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Winner

Ingmar Bergman
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Fellini Satyricon
1 Nomination
Directing - Federico Fellini
First Love
1 Nomination
Foreign Language Film - Switzerland
Five Easy Pieces
4 Nominations
Best Picture - Bob Rafelson and Richard Wechsler, Producers
Actor - Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces"
Actress in a Supporting Role - Karen Black in "Five Easy Pieces"
Writing (Story and Screenplay--based on factual material or material not previously published or produced) - Story by Bob Rafelson, Adrien Joyce; Screenplay by Adrien Joyce
The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two
1 Nomination
Short Subject (Cartoon) - Robert Mitchell and Dale Case, Producers