Oscar 1972

ACTOR
* Marlon BrandoThe Godfather {“Don Vito Corleone”}
[NOTE: Mr. Brando refused the award.]
Michael CaineSleuth {“Milo Tindale”}
Laurence OlivierSleuth {“Andrew Wyke”}
Peter O’TooleThe Ruling Class {“Jack, 14th Earl of Gurney”}
Paul WinfieldSounder {“Nathan Lee Morgan”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Eddie AlbertThe Heartbreak Kid {“Mr. Corcoran”}
James CaanThe Godfather {“Sonny Corleone”}
Robert DuvallThe Godfather {“Tom Hagen”}
* Joel GreyCabaret {“The Master of Ceremonies”}
Al PacinoThe Godfather {“Michael Corleone”}

ACTRESS
* Liza MinnelliCabaret {“Sally Bowles”}
Diana RossLady Sings the Blues {“Billie Holiday”}
Maggie SmithTravels with My Aunt {“Aunt Augusta”}
Cicely TysonSounder {“Rebecca Morgan”}
Liv UllmannThe Emigrants {“Kristina”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jeannie BerlinThe Heartbreak Kid {“Lila”}
* Eileen HeckartButterflies Are Free {“Mrs. Baker”}
Geraldine Page — Pete ‘n’ Tillie {“Gertrude”}
Susan TyrrellFat City {“Oma”}
Shelley WintersThe Poseidon Adventure {“Belle Rosen”}

ART DIRECTION
* Cabaret — Art Direction: Rolf Zehetbauer, Jurgen Kiebach; Set Decoration: Herbert Strabel
Lady Sings the Blues — Art Direction: Carl Anderson; Set Decoration: Reg Allen
The Poseidon Adventure — Art Direction: William Creber; Set Decoration: Raphael Bretton
Travels with My Aunt — Art Direction: John Box, Gil Parrondo, Robert W. Laing
Young Winston — Art Direction: Geoffrey Drake, Don Ashton, John Graysmark, William Hutchinson; Set Decoration: Peter James

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Butterflies Are Free — Charles B. Lang
* Cabaret — Geoffrey Unsworth
The Poseidon Adventure — Harold E. Stine
1776 — Harry Stradling, Jr.
Travels with My Aunt — Douglas Slocombe

COSTUME DESIGN
The Godfather — Anna Hill Johnstone
Lady Sings the Blues — Bob Mackie, Ray Aghayan, Norma Koch
The Poseidon Adventure — Paul Zastupnevich
* Travels with My Aunt — Anthony Powell
Young Winston — Anthony Mendleson

DIRECTING
* Cabaret — Bob Fosse
Deliverance — John Boorman
The Emigrants — Jan Troell
The Godfather — Francis Ford Coppola
Sleuth — Joseph L. Mankiewicz

DOCUMENTARY (Feature)
Ape and Super-Ape — Bert Haanstra, Producer
Malcolm X — Marvin Worth and Arnold Perl, Producers
Manson — Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick, Producers
* Marjoe — Howard Smith and Sarah Kernochan, Producers
The Silent Revolution — Eckehard Munck, Producer

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
Hundertwasser’s Rainy Day — Peter Schamoni, Producer
K-Z — Giorgio Treves, Producer
Selling Out — Tadeusz Jaworski, Producer
* This Tiny World — Charles Huguenot van der Linden and Martina Huguenot van der Linden, Producers
The Tide of Traffic — Humphrey Swingler, Producer

FILM EDITING
* Cabaret — David Bretherton
Deliverance — Tom Priestley
The Godfather — William Reynolds, Peter Zinner
The Hot Rock — Frank P. Keller, Fred W. Berger
The Poseidon Adventure — Harold F. Kress

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Dawns Here Are Quiet — Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
* The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie — France
I Love You Rosa — Israel
My Dearest Señorita — Spain
The New Land — Sweden

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)
The Godfather — Nino Rota
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. The Godfather score, composed by Nino Rota, was originally announced as one of the five official nominees. It was later pointed out that portions of the score and the main theme were composed by Rota for his score to the 1958 Italian film, Fortunella. The Music Branch was given this information and re-balloted to determine the fifth nomination. The list of six films they were to choose from were the remaining five of the top ten preliminary listings, plus The Godfather score. The results of the re-balloting was that the fifth nomination became Sleuth, composed by John Addison.]
images — John Williams
* Limelight — Charles Chaplin, Raymond Rasch, Larry Russell
Napoleon and Samantha — Buddy Baker
The Poseidon Adventure — John Williams
Sleuth — John Addison
[NOTE: The Godfather score, composed by Nino Rota, was originally announced as one of the five official nominees. It was later pointed out that portions of the score and the main theme were composed by Rota for his score to the 1958 Italian film, Fortunella. The Music Branch was given this information and re-balloted to determine the fifth nomination. The list of six films they were to choose from were the remaining five of the top ten preliminary listings, plus The Godfather score. The results of the re-balloting was that the fifth nomination became Sleuth, composed by John Addison.]

MUSIC (Scoring: Adaptation and Original Song Score)
* Cabaret — Adaptation Score by Ralph Burns
Lady Sings the Blues — Adaptation Score by Gil Askey
Man of La Mancha — Adaptation Score by Laurence Rosenthal

MUSIC (Song–Original for the Picture)
“Ben” from Ben — Music by Walter Scharf; Lyrics by Don Black
“Come Follow, Follow Me” from The Little Ark — Music by Fred Karlin; Lyrics by Marsha Karlin
“Marmalade, Molasses & Honey” from The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean — Music by Maurice Jarre; Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
* “The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure — Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
“Strange Are The Ways Of Love” from The Stepmother — Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster

BEST PICTURE
Cabaret — Cy Feuer, Producer
Deliverance — John Boorman, Producer
The Emigrants — Bengt Forslund, Producer
* The Godfather — Albert S. Ruddy, Producer
Sounder — Robert B. Radnitz, Producer

SHORT SUBJECT (Animated)
* A Christmas Carol — Richard Williams, Producer
Kama Sutra Rides Again — Bob Godfrey, Producer
Tup Tup — Nedeljko Dragic, Producer

SHORT SUBJECT (Live Action)
Frog Story — Ron Satlof and Ray Gideon, Producers
* Norman Rockwell’s World…An American Dream — Richard Barclay, Producer
Solo — David Adams, Producer

SOUND
Butterflies Are Free — Arthur Piantadosi, Charles Knight
* Cabaret — Robert Knudson, David Hildyard
The Candidate — Richard Portman, Gene Cantamessa
The Godfather — Bud Grenzbach, Richard Portman, Christopher Newman
The Poseidon Adventure — Theodore Soderberg, Herman Lewis

WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium)
Cabaret — Jay Allen
The Emigrants — Jan Troell, Bengt Forslund
* The Godfather — Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Pete ‘n’ Tillie — Julius J. Epstein
Sounder — Lonne Elder, III

WRITING (Story and Screenplay–based on factual material or material not previously published or produced)
* The Candidate — Jeremy Larner
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie — Story and Screenplay by Luis Buñuel; in collaboration with Jean-Claude Carrière
Lady Sings the Blues — Terence McCloy, Chris Clark, Suzanne de Passe
Murmur of the Heart — Louis Malle
Young Winston — Carl Foreman

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Visual Effects)
* The Poseidon Adventure — L. B. Abbott, A. D. Flowers

JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Rosalind Russell

HONORARY AWARD
To Charles S. Boren, Leader for 38 years of the industry’s enlightened labor relations and architect of its policy of non-discrimination. With the respect and affection of all who work in films.
To Edward G. Robinson who achieved greatness as a player, a patron of the arts and a dedicated citizen…in sum, a Renaissance man. From his friends in the industry he loves.
[NOTE: The Academy’s Board of Governors voted to confer this award on January 6, 1973. Mr. Robinson passed away on January 26th, and the award was accepted on his behalf by his wife.]

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