44th Academy Awards (1971): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Tuesday, February 22, 1972

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, April 10, 1972, 7:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: NBC
Host: Alan King, Helen Hayes, Jack Lemmon, Sammy Davis Jr.
Length: 1 hours, 44 minutes


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Daniel Taradash
Cinematography: Ann-Margret, John Gavin
Visual Effects: Karen Black, Richard Chamberlain
Animated Short Film: Cloris Leachman, Richard Roundtree
Live Action Short Film: Cloris Leachman, Richard Roundtree
Supporting Actor: Richard Harris, Sally Kellerman
Foreign Language Film: Jack Valenti, Leslie Caron
Sound Mixing: Michael York, Sandy Duncan
Supporting Actress: Gene Hackman, Raquel Welch
Documentary Short Subject: James Caan, Joey Heatherton
Documentary Feature: James Caan, Joey Heatherton
Costume Design: Cybill Shepherd, Joe Namath
Production Design: Jennifer O’Neill, Timothy Bottoms
Music: Original Drama Score: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes
Music: Original Song Score or Adaptation: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes
Film Editing: Jill St. John, Red Buttons
Original Song: Joel Grey
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Tennesse Williams
Writing: Original Screenplay: Tennesse Williams
Directing: Frank Capra, Natalie Wood
Actress: Walter Matthau
Actor: Liza Minnelli
Picture: Jack Nicholson
Honorary Award: Charles Chaplin: Daniel Taradash, Jack Lemmon
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 – George C. Scott: No
Actress – Glenda Jackson: No
Supporting Actor – John Mills: No
Supporting Actress – Helen Hayes: No
Directing – Franklin J. Schaffner: No

Song Performances

The Age of Not Believing: Debbie Reynolds
All His Children: Charley Pride, The Mitchell Singing Boys
Bless the Beasts & Children: The Carpenters
Life Is What You Make It: Johnny Mathis
Theme from Shaft: Isaac Hayes

Original Song Film Performers

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

The Age of Not Believing: No (Performed in the Film by: Angela Lansbury)
All His Children: Partial (Charley Pride only) (Performed in the Film by: Charley Pride)
Bless the Beasts & Children: Yes (Performed in the Film by: The Carpenters (Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter))
Life Is What You Make It: No (Performed in the Film by: Chorus)
Theme from Shaft: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Isaac Hayes)

Other Performances

Lights, Camera, Action!: Joel Grey
Smile: Academy Awards Chorus

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Henry Mancini
Director: Marty Pasetta
Producer: Howard W. Koch
Choreography: Ron Field


Nominations: 2
Wins: 1
Achievement in Lighting Direction: Winner
Achievement in Live or Tape Sound Mixing: Nominee

Scientific & Technical Awards

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