45th Academy Awards (1972): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Monday, February 12, 1973

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Tuesday, March 27, 1973, 7:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: NBC
Host: Carol Burnett, Charlton Heston, Michael Caine, Rock Hudson
Length: 2 hours, 38 minutes


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Daniel Taradash
Voting Rules Explanation: Clint Eastwood, Charlton Heston
Sound Mixing: Eddie Albert, Edward Albert
Visual Effects: Merle Oberon
Animated Short Film: Beatrice Arthur, Peter Boyle
Live Action Short Film: Beatrice Arthur, Peter Boyle
Supporting Actress: Cloris Leachman, Robert Duvall
Foreign Language Film: Elke Sommer, Jack Valenti
Film Editing: John Gavin, Katharine Ross
Supporting Actor: Diana Ross, James Coburn
Honorary Award: Charles S. Boren: Richard Walsh
Documentary Short Subject: Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner
Documentary Feature: Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner
Costume Design: Marisa Berenson, Michael Caine
Production Design: Greer Garson, Laurence Harvey
Music: Original Drama Score: Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon
Music: Original Song Score or Adaptation: Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon
Cinematography: Billy Dee Williams, Candice Bergen
Original Song: Cher, Sonny Bono
Honorary Award: Edward G. Robinson: Charlton Heston
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Rosalind Russell: Frank Sinatra
Directing: George Stevens, Julie Andrews
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Jack Lemmon
Writing: Original Screenplay: Jack Lemmon
Actor: Liv Ullmann, Roger Moore
Actress: Gene Hackman, Raquel Welch
Picture: Clint Eastwood
Introduction: “You Oughta Be in Pictures” performance: John Wayne
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 – Gene Hackman: Yes
Actress – Jane Fonda: No
Supporting Actor – Ben Johnson: No
Supporting Actress – Cloris Leachman: Yes and No (Presented: Best Supporting Actress)
Directing – William Friedkin: No

Song Performances

Ben: Michael Jackson
Come Follow, Follow Me: The Springfield Revival
Marmalade, Molasses and Honey: Glen Campbell, The Mike Curb Congregation
The Morning After: Connie Stevens
Strange Are the Ways of Love: Diahann Carroll

Original Song Film Performers

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

Ben: Partial (Michael Jackson only) (Performed in the Film by: Michael Jackson, Lee Montgomery)
Come Follow, Follow Me: Yes (Performed in the Film by: The Springfield Revival)
Marmalade, Molasses and Honey: No (Performed in the Film by: Andy Williams)
The Morning After: No (Performed in the Film by: Carol Lynley (dubbed by Renee Armand), Renee Armand (dubbing for Carol Lynley))
Strange Are the Ways of Love: No (Performed in the Film by: Manuel)

Other Performances

A musical salute to Walt Disney Productions’ 50th anniversary: Disney characters
Make a Little Magic: Angela Lansbury
You Oughta Be in Pictures: Academy Awards Chorus

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: John Williams
Director: Marty Pasetta
Producer: Howard W. Koch
Choreography: Carl Jablonski

Scientific & Technical Awards

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