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46th Academy Awards Ceremony (1974)



46th Academy Awards Ceremony

(1974)

203 minutes

Drama / Family / News

Tuesday, April 2, 1974 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California

Hosted by John Huston, Diana Ross, Burt Reynolds and David Niven

BEST PICTURE
The Sting

American Graffiti
Cries and Whispers
The Exorcist
A Touch of Class 
 
BEST DIRECTOR
George Roy Hill - The Sting

George Lucas - American Graffiti
Ingmar Bergman - Cries and Whispers
William Friedkin - The Exorcist
Bernardo Bertolucci - Last Tango in Paris 
 
BEST ACTOR
Jack Lemmon - Save the Tiger

Jack Nicholson - The Last Detail
Marlon Brando - Last Tango in Paris
Al Pacino - Serpico
Robert Redford - The Sting 
 
BEST ACTRESS
Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class

Marsha Mason - Cinderella Liberty
Ellen Burstyn - The Exorcist
Joanne Woodward - Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were 
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
John Houseman - The Paper Chase

Vincent Gardenia - Bang the Drum Slowly
Jason Miller - The Exorcist
Randy Quaid - The Last Detail
Jack Gilford - Save the Tiger 
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Tatum O'Neal - Paper Moon

Candy Clark - American Graffiti
Linda Blair - The Exorcist
Madeline Kahn - Paper Moon
Sylvia Sydney - Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams 
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Sting – David S. Ward

American GraffitiGeorge Lucas, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck
Cries and Whispers – Ingmar Bergman
Save the Tiger – Steve Shagan
A Touch of Class – Melvin Frank and Jack Rose 
 
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Exorcist – William Peter Blatty

The Last Detail – Robert Towne
The Paper Chase – James Bridges
Paper Moon – Alvin Sargent
Serpico – Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler 
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Great American Cowboy

Always a New Beginning
Journey to the Outer Limits
Schlacht um Berlin
Walls of Fire 
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Princeton: A Search for Answers - Julian Krainin and DeWitt L. Sage, Jr., Producers

Background
Christo's Valley Curtain
Four Stones for Kanemitsu
Paisti ag obair 
 
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
The Bolero - Allan Miller, William Fertik

Clockmaker - Richard Gayer
Life Times Nine - Pen Densham and John Watson 
 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Frank Film - Frank Mouris Prod. - Frank Mouris

The Legend of John Henry - Bosustow-Pyramid Films - Nick Bosustow and David Adams 
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE NOT A MUSICAL
The Way We Were – Marvin Hamlisch

Cinderella Liberty – John Williams
The Day of the Dolphin – Georges Delerue
Papillon – Jerry Goldsmith
A Touch of Class – John Cameron 
 
BEST ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED SCORE
The Sting – Adaptation Score by Marvin Hamlisch

Jesus Christ Superstar – Adaptation Score by André Previn, Herbert W. Spencer and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tom Sawyer – Song Score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; Adaptation Score by John Williams 
 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"The Way We Were" — The Way We Were - Music: Marvin Hamlisch - Lyrics: Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman

"(You're So) Nice to Be Around" — Cinderella Liberty - Music: John Williams - Lyrics: Paul Williams
"Live and Let Die" — Live and Let Die - Music: Paul McCartney and Lyrics: Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
"Love" — Robin Hood - Music: George Bruns - Lyrics: Floyd Huddleston
"All That Love Went To Waste" — A Touch of Class - Music: George Barrie - Lyrics: Sammy Cahn 
 
BEST SOUND MIXING
The Exorcist – Robert Knudson and Christopher Newman

The Day of the Dolphin - Richard Portman and Larry Jost
The Paper Chase - Donald O. Mitchell and Larry Jost
Paper Moon - Richard Portman and Les Fresholtz
The Sting - Ronald Pierce and Robert R. Bertrand 
 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Sting – Edith Head

Cries and Whispers - Marik Vos
Ludwig - Piero Tosi
Tom Sawyer - Don Feld
The Way We Were - Dorothy Jeakins and Moss Mabry 
 
BEST ART DIRECTION
The Sting – Henry Bumstead and James W. Payne

Brother Sun, Sister Moon - Lorenzo Mongiardino, Gianni Quaranta, Carmelo Patrono
The Exorcist - Bill Malley, Jerry Wunderlich
Tom Sawyer - Philip Jefferies, Robert de Vestel
The Way We Were - Stephen Grimes, William Kiernan (posthumous nomination) 
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Cries and Whispers – Sven Nykvist

The Exorcist – Owen Roizman
Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Jack Couffer
The Sting - Robert L. Surtees
The Way We Were - Harry Stradling Jr. 
 
BEST FILM EDITING
The Sting—William H. Reynolds

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Day for Night - France

The House on Chelouche Street - Israel
L'Invitation - Switzerland
The Pedestrian - Germany (West)
Turkish Delight - Netherlands 
 
PRESENTERS
Ann-Margret and Burt Bacharach (Best Original Song)
Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss (Best Film Editing)
Candice Bergen and Marcel Marceau (Best Sound)
Linda Blair and Billy Dee Williams (Short Subjects Awards)
Ernest Borgnine (Best Supporting Actor)
Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland (Best Supporting Actress)
Yul Brynner (Best Foreign Language Film)
James Caan and Raquel Welch (Documentary Awards)
Cher and Henry Mancini (Best Original Dramatic Score)
Angie Dickinson and Jason Miller (Best Adapted Screenplay)
Peter Falk and Twiggy (Best Costume Design)
Susan Hayward and Charlton Heston (Best Actress)
Katharine Hepburn (Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award)
Alfred Hitchcock (Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award)
Peter Lawford and Cicely Tyson (Best Cinematography)
Jack Lemmon (Honorary Award to Groucho Marx)
Shirley MacLaine (Best Director)
Marsha Mason and Neil Simon (Best Original Screenplay)
Liza Minnelli and Gregory Peck (Best Actor)
Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds (Best Adapted Score)
Sylvia Sidney and Paul Winfield (Best Art Direction and Set Decoration)
Elizabeth Taylor (Best Picture)
Jack Valenti (Honorary Award to Henri Langlois)

ACADEMY HONORARY AWARD
Groucho Marx
Henri Langlois

PERFORMERS
Dyan Cannon ("All the Love That Went to Waste" from A Touch of Class)
Jodie Foster and Johnny Whitaker ("Love" from Robin Hood)
Peggy Lee ("The Way We Were" from The Way We Were)
Liza Minnelli ("Oscar")
Telly Savalas ("You're So Nice to Be Around" from Cinderella Liberty)
Connie Stevens ("Live and Let Die" from Live and Let Die)    




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