Golden Globes 1972

Best Film – Drama
* The Godfather
The Poseidon Adventure

Best Film – Musical or Comedy
* Cabaret
Butterflies Are Free
Travels with My Aunt

Best Actor – Drama
* Marlon Brando – The Godfather
Michael Caine – Sleuth
Laurence Olivier – Sleuth
Al Pacino – The Godfather
Jon Voight – Deliverance

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
* Jack Lemmon – Avanti!
Edward Albert – Butterflies Are Free
Charles Grodin – The Heartbreak Kid
Walter Matthau – Pete ‘n’ Tillie
Peter O’Toole – Man of La Mancha

Best Actress – Drama
* Liv Ullmann – The Emigrants (Utvandrarna)
Diana Ross – Lady Sings the Blues
Cicely Tyson – Sounder
Trish Van Devere – One Is a Lonely Number
Tuesday Weld – Play It as It Lays
Joanne Woodward – The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
* Liza Minnelli – Cabaret
Carol Burnett – Pete ‘n’ Tillie
Goldie Hawn – Butterflies Are Free
Juliet Mills – Avanti!
Maggie Smith – Travels with My Aunt

Best Supporting Actor
* Joel Grey – Cabaret
James Caan – The Godfather
James Coco – Man of La Mancha
Alec McCowen – Travels with My Aunt
Clive Revill – Avanti!

Best Supporting Actress
* Shelley Winters – The Poseidon Adventure
Marisa Berenson – Cabaret
Jeannie Berlin – The Heartbreak Kid
Helena Kallianiotes – Kansas City Bomber
Geraldine Page – Pete ‘n’ Tillie

Best Director
* Francis Ford Coppola – The Godfather
John Boorman – Deliverance
Bob Fosse – Cabaret
Alfred Hitchcock – Frenzy
Billy Wilder – Avanti!

Best Screenplay
* The Godfather – Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
Avanti! – I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Cabaret – Jay Presson Allen
Deliverance – James Dickey
Frenzy – Anthony Shaffer
The Heartbreak Kid – Neil Simon

Best Documentary Film
* Elvis on Tour (tie)
* Walls of Fire (tie)
Sapporo Winter Olympic Games

Best Foreign Film (English language)
* Young Winston
Living Free
The Ruling Class
Zee and Co.

Best Foreign Film (Foreign language)
* The Emigrants (Utvandrarna), Sweden (tie)
* The New Land (Nybyggarna), Sweden (tie)
Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop), Sweden
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie), France
Mirage (Espejismo), Peru
Roma, Italy

Best Music, Original Score
* The Godfather– Nino Rota

Best Original Song
* “Ben” by Michael Jackson – Ben
“Carry Me” – Butterflies Are Free
“Mein Herr” by Liza Minnelli – Cabaret
“Money, Money” by Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli – Cabaret
“Dueling Banjos” – Deliverance
“Marmalade, Molasses and Honey” – The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
“Take Me Home” – Molly and Lawless John
“The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern – The Poseidon Adventure