47th Academy Awards

47TH ACADEMY AWARDS
April 8, 1975
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, and Frank Sinatra

BEST PICTURE
“Chinatown”
“The Conversation”
“The Godfather Part II”
“Lenny”
“The Towering Inferno”

BEST DIRECTOR
John Cassavetes – “A Woman Under the Influence”
Francis Ford Coppola – “The Godfather Part II”
Bob Fosse – “Lenny”
Roman Polanski – “Chinatown”
François Truffaut – “Day for Night”

BEST ACTOR
Art Carney – “Harry and Tonto” as Harry Coombes
Albert Finney – “Murder on the Orient Express” as Hercule Poirot
Dustin Hoffman – “Lenny” as Lenny Bruce
Jack Nicholson – “Chinatown” as J.J. “Jake” Gittes
Al Pacino – “The Godfather Part II” as Michael Corleone

BEST ACTRESS
Ellen Burstyn – “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” as Alice Hyatt
Diahann Carroll – “Claudine” as Claudine Price
Faye Dunaway – “Chinatown” as Evelyn Mulwray
Valerie Perrine – “Lenny” as “Hot” Honey Bruce
Gena Rowlands – “A Woman Under the Influence” as Mabel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Fred Astaire – “The Towering Inferno” as Claiborne
Jeff Bridges – “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” as Lightfoot
Robert De Niro – “The Godfather Part II” as Young Vito Corleone
Michael V. Gazzo – “The Godfather Part II” as Frankie “Five Angels” Pentangeli
Lee Strasberg – “The Godfather Part II” as Hyman Roth

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ingrid Bergman – “Murder On The Orient Express” as Greta Ohlsson
Valentina Cortese – “Day For Night” as Severine
Madeline Kahn – “Blazing Saddles” as Lili von Shtupp
Diane Ladd – “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” as Flo
Talia Shire – “The Godfather Part II” as Connie Corleone

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” – Robert Getchell
“Chinatown” – Robert Towne
“The Conversation” – Francis Ford Coppola
“Day for Night” – François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman and Jean-Louis Richard
“Harry and Tonto” – Paul Mazursky and Josh Greenfeld

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” – Mordecai Richler and Lionel Chetwynd
“The Godfather Part II” – Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
“Lenny” – Julian Barry
“Murder on the Orient Express” – Paul Dehn
“Young Frankenstein” – Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE
“Amarcord” (Italy)
“Cats’ Play” (Hungary)
“The Deluge” (Poland)
“Lacombe, Lucien” (France)
“The Truce” (Argentina)

BEST DOCUMENTARY – FEATURE
“The 81st Blow”
“Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman”
“The Challenge… A Tribute to Modern Art”
“Hearts and Minds”
“The Wild and the Brave”

BEST DOCUMENTARY – SHORT SUBJECT
“City Out of Wilderness”
“Don’t – Robin Lehman, Producer”
“Exploreatorium”
“John Muir’s High Sierra”
“Naked Yoga”

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
“Climb”
“The Concert”
“One-Eyed Men Are Kings”
“Planet Ocean”
“The Violin”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
“Closed Mondays”
“The Family That Dwelt Apart”
“Hunger”
“Voyage to Next”
“Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!”

BEST 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

BEST ORIGINAL SONG SCORE OR ADAPTATION SCORE
“The Great Gatsby” – Nelson Riddle
“The Little Prince” – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Angela Morley, and Douglas Gamley
“Phantom of the Paradise” – Paul Williams and George Aliceson Tipton

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

BEST SOUND
“Chinatown”
“The Conversation”
“Earthquake”
“The Towering Inferno”
“Young Frankenstein”

BEST ART DIRECTION
“Chinatown” – Richard Sylbert, W. Stewart Campbell, and Ruby R. Levitt
“Earthquake” – Alexander Golitzen, E. Preston Ames, and Frank R. McKelvy
“The Godfather Part II” – Dean Tavoularis, Angelo P. Graham and George R. Nelson
“The Island at the Top of the World” – Peter Ellenshaw, John B. Mansbridge, Walter H. Tyler, Al Roelofs, and Hal Gausman
“The Towering Inferno” – William J. Creber, Ward Preston, and Raphael Bretton

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Chinatown” – John A. Alonzo
“Earthquake” – Philip Lathrop
“Lenny” – Bruce Surtees
“Murder on the Orient Express” – Geoffrey Unsworth
“The Towering Inferno” – Joseph F. Biroc and Fred J. Koenekamp

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“Chinatown” – Anthea Sylbert
“Daisy Miller” – John Furniss
“The Godfather Part II” – Theadora Van Runkle
“The Great Gatsby” – Theoni V. Aldredge
“Murder on the Orient Express” – Tony Walton

BEST FILM EDITING
“Blazing Saddles” – John C. Howard and Danford Greene
“Chinatown” – Sam O’Steen
“Earthquake” – Dorothy Spencer
“The Longest Yard” – Michael Luciano
“The Towering Inferno” – Harold F. Kress and Carl Kress
  1. “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”
  2. “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz”
  3. “Benji”
  4. “Blazing Saddles”
  5. “Chinatown”
  6. “Claudine”
  7. “The Conversation”
  8. “Daisy Miller”
  9. “Day for Night”
  10. “Earthquake”
  11. “The Godfather Part II”
  12. “Gold”
  13. “The Great Gatsby”
  14. “Harry and Tonto”
  15. “The Island at the Top of the World”
  16. “Lenny”
  17. “The Little Prince”
  18. “The Longest Yard”
  19. “Murder on the Orient Express”
  20. “Phantom of the Paradise”
  21. “Shanks”
  22. “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot”
  23. “The Towering Inferno”
  24. “A Woman Under the Influence”
  25. “Young Frankenstein”

FOREIGN

  1. “Amarcord” (Italy)
  2. “Cats’ Play” (Hungary)
  3. “The Deluge” (Poland)
  4. “Lacombe, Lucien” (France)
  5. “The Truce” (Argentina)

DOCUMENTARY

  1. “The 81st Blow”
  2. “Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman”
  3. “The Challenge… A Tribute to Modern Art”
  4. “Hearts and Minds”
  5. “The Wild and the Brave”

SHORT FILMS

  1. “City Out of Wilderness”
  2. “Climb”
  3. “Closed Mondays”
  4. “The Concert”
  5. “Don’t – Robin Lehman, Producer”
  6. “Exploreatorium”
  7. “The Family That Dwelt Apart”
  8. “Hunger”
  9. “John Muir’s High Sierra”
  10. “Naked Yoga”
  11. “One-Eyed Men Are Kings”
  12. “Planet Ocean”
  13. “The Violin”
  14. “Voyage to Next”
  15. “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!”

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