43rd Academy Awards (1970): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Tuesday, February 23, 1971

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Thursday, April 15, 1971, 7:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: NBC
Host: Burt Bachrach, Harry Belafonte, Richard Benjamin, Joan Blondell, Jim Brown, Genevieve Bujold, Glen Campbell, Petula Clark, Angie Dickinson, Melvyn Douglas, Lola Falana, Janet Gaynor, Goldie Hawn, Bob Hope, John Huston, James Earl Jones, Shirley Jones (NOTE: Called “Friends of Oscar” (Group 1))
Length: 2 hours, 52 minutes
Host: Sally Kellerman, Burt Lancaster, John Marley, Walter Matthau, Steve McQueen, Sarah Miles, Ricardo Montalban, Jeanne Moreau, Merle Oberon, Ryan O’Neal, Gregory Peck, Paula Prentiss, Eva Marie Saint, George Segal, Maggie Smith, Gig Young (NOTE: Called “Friends of Oscar” (Group 2))


Sound Mixing: John Marley, Shirley Jones
Supporting Actor: Maggie Smith
Cinematography: Genevieve Bujold, James Earl Jones
Honorary Award: Orson Welles: John Huston
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Frank Sinatra: Gregory Peck
Animated Short Film: Jim Brown, Sally Kellerman
Live Action Short Film: Jim Brown, Sally Kellerman
Music: Original Score: Glen Campbell, Joan Blondell
Music: Original Song Score: Glen Campbell, Joan Blondell
Visual Effects: Lola Falana
Supporting Actress: Gig Young
Documentary Short Subject: Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin
Documentary Feature: Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin
Costume Design: Merle Oberon
Production Design: Bob Hope, Petula Clark
Honorary Award: Lillian Gish: Melvyn Douglas
Foreign Language Film: Jeanne Moreau, Ricardo Montalban
Film Editing: Genevieve Bujold, Walter Matthau
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Ingmar Bergman: Burt Lancaster
Original Song: Angie Dickinson, Burt Bachrach
Directing: Janet Gaynor, Ryan O’Neal
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Eva Marie Saint, Harry Belafonte
Writing: Original Screenplay: George Segal, Sarah Miles
Actor: Goldie Hawn
Actress: Walter Matthau
Picture: Steve McQueen
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 – John Wayne: No
Actress – Maggie Smith: No
Supporting Actor – Gig Young: Yes
Supporting Actress – Goldie Hawn: No
Directing – John Schlesinger: No

Song Performances

For All We Know: Petula Clark
Pieces of Dreams: Glen Campbell
Thank You Very Much: Burt Lancaster, Petula Clark, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Kellerman
Till Love Touches Your Life: Lola Falana
Whistling Away the Dark: Shirley Jones

Original Song Film Performers

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

For All We Know: No (Performed in the Film by: Larry Meredith)
Pieces of Dreams: No (Performed in the Film by: Peggy Lee)
Thank You Very Much: No (Performed in the Film by: Anton Rodgers, Albert Finney)
Till Love Touches Your Life: No (Performed in the Film by: Richard Williams, Jan Daley)
Whistling Away the Dark: No (Performed in the Film by: Julie Andrews)

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Quincy Jones
Director: Richard Dunlap
Producer: Robert Wise, Richard Dunlap (NBC)

Scientific & Technical Awards

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