45th Academy Awards (1972): Nominees and Winners

NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

11
10
8
5
4


3

The Godfather
Cabaret
The Poseidon Adventure
Lady Sings the Blues
Sleuth
Sounder
Travels with My Aunt
Butterflies Are Free
Deliverance
Young Winston
8
3
2
1






Cabaret
The Godfather
The Poseidon Adventure
The Candidate
A Christmas Carol
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Limelight
Marjoe
Norman Rockwell’s World…An American Dream
This Tiny World
Travels with My Aunt
NOMINATION/WIN TALLY LEGEND
Best Picture winner
Best Picture nominee
Nominations are listed for all films receiving 3 or more

BEST PICTURE

Cabaret – Cy Feuer
Deliverance – John Boorman
The Emigrants – Bengt Forslund
The Godfather – Albert S. Ruddy
Sounder – Robert B. Radnitz

DIRECTING

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

ACTOR

Marlon Brando – The Godfather [1]
Michael Caine – Sleuth
Laurence Olivier – Sleuth
Peter O’Toole – The Ruling Class
Paul Winfield – Sounder

ACTRESS

Liza Minnelli – Cabaret
Diana Ross – Lady Sings the Blues
Maggie Smith – Travels with My Aunt
Cicely Tyson – Sounder
Liv Ullmann – The Emigrants

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Eddie Albert – The Heartbreak Kid
James Caan – The Godfather
Robert Duvall – The Godfather
Joel Grey – Cabaret
Al Pacino – The Godfather

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jeannie Berlin – The Heartbreak Kid
Eileen Heckart – Butterflies Are Free
Geraldine Page – Pete ‘n’ Tillie
Susan Tyrrell – Fat City
Shelley Winters – The Poseidon Adventure

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 – Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Lady Sings the Blues – Terence McCloy, Chris Clark, Suzanne de Passe
Murmur of the Heart – Louis Malle
Young Winston – Carl Foreman

MUSIC (Song–Original for the Picture)

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

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)

The Godfather – Nino Rota [2]
images – John Williams
Limelight – Charles Chaplin, Raymond Rasch, Larry Russell
Napoleon and Samantha – Buddy Baker
The Poseidon Adventure – John Williams
Sleuth – John Addison [3]

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Visual Effects)

The Poseidon Adventure – L. B. Abbott, A. D. Flowers

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

DOCUMENTARY (Feature)

Ape and Super-Ape – Bert Haanstra
Malcolm X – Marvin Worth, Arnold Perl
Manson – Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick
Marjoe – Howard Smith, Sarah Kernochan
The Silent Revolution – Eckehard Munck

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)

Hundertwasser’s Rainy Day – Peter Schamoni
K-Z – Giorgio Treves
Selling Out – Tadeusz Jaworski
This Tiny World – Charles Huguenot van der Linden, Martina Huguenot van der Linden
The Tide of Traffic – Humphrey Swingler

SHORT SUBJECT (Animated)

A Christmas Carol – Richard Williams
Kama Sutra Rides Again – Bob Godfrey
Tup Tup – Nedeljko Dragic

SHORT SUBJECT (Live Action)

Frog Story – Ron Satlof, Ray Gideon
Norman Rockwell’s World…An American Dream – Richard Barclay
Solo – David Adams

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. [4]

JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Rosalind Russell

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To JOSEPH E. BLUTH for research and development in the field of electronic photography and transfer of video tape to motion picture film. [Laboratory]
To EDWARD H. REICHARD and HOWARD T. LA ZARE of Consolidated Film Industries, and EDWARD EFRON of IBM for the engineering of a computerized light valve monitoring system for motion picture printing. [Laboratory]
To PANAVISION, INCORPORATED, for the development and engineering of the Panaflex motion picture camera. [Camera]

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class III)

To PHOTO RESEARCH, A DIVISION OF KOLLMORGEN CORPORATION, and PSC TECHNOLOGY INC., ACME PRODUCTS DIVISION, for the Spectra Film Gate Photometer for motion picture printers. [Laboratory]
To CARTER EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC. and RAMTRONICS for the RAMtronics light-valve photometer for motion picture printers. [Laboratory]
To DAVID DEGENKOLB, HARRY LARSON, MANFRED MICHELSON and FRED SCOBEY of DeLuxe General Incorporated for the development of a computerized motion picture printer and process control system. [Laboratory]
To JIRO MUKAI and RYUSHO HIROSE of Canon, Inc., and WILTON R. HOLM of the AMPTP Motion Picture and Television Research Center for development of the Canon Macro Zoom Lens for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters]
To PHILIP V. PALMQUIST and LEONARD L. OLSON of the 3M Company, and FRANK P. CLARK of the AMPTP Motion Picture and Television Research Center for development of the Nextel simulated blood for motion picture color photography. [Props]
To E. H. GEISSLER and G. M. BERGGREN of Wil-Kin Inc., for engineering of the Ultra-Vision Motion Picture Theater Projection System. [Projection]

ACADEMY NOTES

  1. [NOTE: Mr. Brando refused the award.]
  2. [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.]
  3. [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.]
  4. [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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