Oscar 1974

* Art Carney — Harry and Tonto {“Harry”}
Albert Finney — Murder on the Orient Express {“Hercule Poirot”}
Dustin Hoffman — Lenny {“Lenny Bruce”}
Jack Nicholson — Chinatown {“J. J. Gittes”}
Al Pacino — The Godfather Part II {“Michael Corleone”}

Fred Astaire — The Towering Inferno {“Harlee Claiborne”}
Jeff Bridges — Thunderbolt and Lightfoot {“Lightfoot”}
* Robert De Niro — The Godfather Part II {“Vito Corleone”}
Michael V. Gazzo — The Godfather Part II {“Frankie Pentangeli”}
Lee Strasberg — The Godfather Part II {“Hyman Roth”}

* Ellen Burstyn — Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore {“Alice Hyatt”}
Diahann Carroll — Claudine {“Claudine”}
Faye Dunaway — Chinatown {“Evelyn Cross Mulwray”}
Valerie Perrine — Lenny {“Honey Bruce”}
Gena Rowlands — A Woman under the Influence {“Mabel Longhetti”}

* Ingrid Bergman — Murder on the Orient Express {“Greta Ohlsson”}
Valentina Cortese — Day for Night {“Severine”}
Madeline Kahn — Blazing Saddles {“Lili Von Shtupp”}
Diane Ladd — Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore {“Flo”}
Talia Shire — The Godfather Part II {“Connie Corleone”}

Chinatown — Art Direction: Richard Sylbert, W. Stewart Campbell; Set Decoration: Ruby Levitt
Earthquake — Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, E. Preston Ames; Set Decoration: Frank McKelvy
* The Godfather Part II — Art Direction: Dean Tavoularis, Angelo Graham; Set Decoration: George R. Nelson
The Island at the Top of the World — Art Direction: Peter Ellenshaw, John B. Mansbridge, Walter Tyler, Al Roelofs; Set Decoration: Hal Gausman
The Towering Inferno — Art Direction: William Creber, Ward Preston; Set Decoration: Raphael Bretton

Chinatown — John A. Alonzo
Earthquake — Philip Lathrop
Lenny — Bruce Surtees
Murder on the Orient Express — Geoffrey Unsworth
* The Towering Inferno — Fred Koenekamp, Joseph Biroc

Chinatown — Anthea Sylbert
Daisy Miller — John Furness
The Godfather Part II — Theadora Van Runkle
* The Great Gatsby — Theoni V. Aldredge
Murder on the Orient Express — Tony Walton

Chinatown — Roman Polanski
Day for NightFrancois Truffaut
* The Godfather Part IIFrancis Ford Coppola
Lenny — Bob Fosse
A Woman under the Influence — John Cassavetes

Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman — Judy Collins and Jill Godmilow, Producers
The Challenge…A Tribute to Modern Art — Herbert Kline, Producer
The 81st Blow — Jacquot Ehrlich, David Bergman and Haim Gouri, Producers
* Hearts and Minds — Peter Davis and Bert Schneider, Producers
The Wild and the Brave — Natalie R. Jones and Eugene S. Jones, Producers

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
City Out of Wilderness — Francis Thompson, Producer
* Don’t — Robin Lehman, Producer
Exploratorium — Jon Boorstin, Producer
John Muir’s High Sierra — Dewitt Jones and Lesley Foster, Producers
Naked Yoga — Ronald S. Kass and Mervyn Lloyd, Producers

Blazing Saddles — John C. Howard, Danford Greene
Chinatown — Sam O’Steen
Earthquake — Dorothy Spencer
The Longest Yard — Michael Luciano
* The Towering Inferno — Harold F. Kress, Carl Kress

* Amarcord — Italy
Cats’ Play — Hungary
The Deluge — Poland
Lacombe, Lucien — France
The Truce — Argentina

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)
Chinatown — Jerry Goldsmith
* The Godfather Part II — Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola
Murder on the Orient Express — Richard Rodney Bennett
Shanks — Alex North
The Towering Inferno — John Williams

MUSIC (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)
* The Great Gatsby — Adaptation Score by Nelson Riddle
The Little Prince — Song Score by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe; Adaptation Score by Angela Morley and Douglas Gamley
Phantom of the Paradise — Song Score by Paul Williams; Adaptation Score by Paul Williams and George Aliceson Tipton

MUSIC (Song)
“Benji’s Theme (I Feel Love)” from Benji — Music by Euel Box; Lyrics by Betty Box
“Blazing Saddles” from Blazing Saddles — Music by John Morris; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
“Little Prince” from The Little Prince — Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
* “We May Never Love Like This Again” from The Towering Inferno — Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
“Wherever Love Takes Me” from Gold — Music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Don Black

Chinatown — Robert Evans, Producer
The Conversation — Francis Ford Coppola, Producer; Fred Roos, Co-Producer
* The Godfather Part II — Francis Ford Coppola, Producer; Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos, Co-Producers
Lenny — Marvin Worth, Producer
The Towering Inferno — Irwin Allen, Producer

SHORT FILM (Animated)
* Closed Mondays –– Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner, Producers
The Family That Dwelt Apart — Yvon Mallette and Robert Verrall, Producers
Hunger — Peter Foldes and René Jodoin, Producers
Voyage to Next — Faith Hubley and John Hubley, Producers
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too — Wolfgang Reitherman, Producer

SHORT FILM (Live Action)
Climb — Dewitt Jones, Producer
The Concert — Julian Chagrin and Claude Chagrin, Producers
* One-Eyed Men Are Kings — Paul Claudon and Edmond Sechan, Producers
Planet Ocean — George V. Casey, Producer
The Violin — Andrew Welsh and George Pastic, Producers

Chinatown — Bud Grenzbach, Larry Jost
The Conversation — Walter Murch, Arthur Rochester
* Earthquake — Ronald Pierce, Melvin Metcalfe, Sr.
The Towering Inferno — Theodore Soderberg, Herman Lewis
Young Frankenstein — Richard Portman, Gene Cantamessa

WRITING (Original Screenplay)
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore — Robert Getchell
* Chinatown — Robert Towne
The Conversation — Francis Ford Coppola
Day for Night — Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman
Harry and Tonto — Paul Mazursky, Josh Greenfeld

WRITING (Screenplay Adapted from Other Material)
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz — Screenplay by Mordecai Richler; Adaptation by Lionel Chetwynd
* The Godfather Part II — Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Lenny — Julian Barry
Murder on the Orient Express — Paul Dehn
Young Frankenstein — Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks

* Earthquake — Frank Brendel, Glen Robinson, Albert Whitlock

Arthur B. Krim

To Howard Hawks – A master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema.
To Jean Renoir – a genius who, with grace, responsibility and enviable devotion through silent film, sound film, feature, documentary and television, has won the world’s admiration.