42nd Academy Awards (1969): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Monday, February 16, 1970

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Tuesday, April 7, 1970, 7:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: ABC
Host: Fred Astaire, Candice Bergen, Claudia Cardinale, Clint Eastwood, Elliott Gould, Bob Hope, James Earl Jones, Myrna Loy, Ali MacGraw, Barbara McNair, Cliff Robertson, Katharine Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Jon Voight, John Wayne, Raquel Welch (NOTE: Called “Friends of Oscar”)
Length: 2 hours, 25 minutes
Nielsen Ratings: 43.40 rating


Sound Mixing: Candice Bergen, Elliott Gould
Animated Short Film: Cliff Robertson, Myrna Loy
Live Action Short Film: Cliff Robertson, Myrna Loy
Cinematography: John Wayne
Film Editing: Claudia Cardinale, James Earl Jones
Visual Effects: Raquel Welch
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: George Jessel: Bob Hope
Music: Musical Score: Elmer Bernstein, Shani Wallis
Music: Non-Musical Score: Barbara McNair, Cliff Robertson
Documentary Short Subject: Bob Hope, Fred Astaire
Documentary Feature: Bob Hope, Fred Astaire
Production Design: Jon Voight, Myrna Loy
Costume Design: Candice Bergen
Honorary Award: Cary Grant: Frank Sinatra
Foreign Language Film: Claudia Cardinale, Clint Eastwood
Supporting Actor: Katharine Ross
Supporting Actress: Fred Astaire
Original Song: Candice Bergen
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Jon Voight, Katharine Ross
Writing: Original Screenplay: Ali MacGraw, James Earl Jones
Directing: Myrna Loy
Actor: Barbra Streisand
Actress: Cliff Robertson
Picture: Elizabeth Taylor
Scientific & Technical Awards: (NOTE: No record of these awards being given out.)

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Cliff Robertson: Yes
Actress – Katharine Hepburn & Barbra Streisand: No (Katharine Hebpurn) / Yes (Barbra Streisand)
Supporting Actor – Jack Albertson: No
Supporting Actress – Ruth Gordon: No
Directing – Carol Reed: No

Song Performances

Come Saturday Morning: The Sandpipers
Jean: Lou Rawls
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head: B.J. Thomas
True Grit: Glen Campbell
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?: Michel Legrand

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Come Saturday Morning: Yes (Performed in the Film by: The Sandpipers (Jim Brady, Mike Piano, Richard Shoff))
Jean: No (Performed in the Film by: Rod McKuen)
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head: Yes (Performed in the Film by: B.J. Thomas)
True Grit: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Glen Campbell)
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?: Partial (Michel Legrand only) (Performed in the Film by: Michael Dees, Michel Legrand)

Other Performances

Untitled impromptu dance following Documentary Awards: Fred Astaire

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Elmer Bernstein
Director: Jack Haley Jr., Richard Dunlap (ABC)
Producer: M.J. Frankovich, Richard Dunlap (ABC)
Writer: Hal Kanter, Mary Loos, Frank Pierson

Scientific & Technical Awards

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