46th Academy Awards (1973): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Tuesday, February 19, 1974

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Tuesday, April 2, 1974, 7:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: NBC
Host: Burt Reynolds, David Niven, Diana Ross, John Huston
Length: 3 hours, 23 minutes


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Walter Mirisch
Animated Short Film: Billy Dee Williams, Linda Blair
Live Action Short Film: Billy Dee Williams, Linda Blair
Documentary Short Subject: James Caan, Raquel Welch
Documentary Feature: James Caan, Raquel Welch
Honorary Award: Henri Langlois: Jack Valenti
Sound Mixing: Candice Bergen, Marcel Marceau
Film Editing: Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Lew Wasserman: Alfred Hitchcock
Production Design: Paul Winfield, Sylvia Sidney
Costume Design: Peter Falk, Twiggy
Cinematography: Cicely Tyson, Peter Lawford
Foreign Language Film: Yul Brynner
Music: Original Song Score or Adaptation: Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor
Music: Original Drama Score: Cher, Henry Mancini
Writing: Original Screenplay: Marsha Mason, Neil Simon
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Angie Dickinson, Jason Miller
Original Song: Ann-Margret, Burt Bachrach
Supporting Actor: Cybill Shepherd, Ernest Borgnine
Supporting Actress: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland
Directing: Shirley MacLaine, Walter Matthau
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Lawrence Weingarten: Katharine Hepburn
Honorary Award: Groucho Marx: Jack Lemmon
Actress: Charlton Heston, Susan Hayward
Actor: Gregory Peck, Liza Minnelli
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 – Marlon Brando: No
Actress – Liza Minnelli: Yes
Supporting Actor – Joel Grey: No
Supporting Actress – Eileen Heckart: No
Directing – Bob Fosse: No

Song Performances

All That Love Went to Waste: Dyan Cannon
Live and Let Die: Connie Stevens
Love: Jodie Foster, Johnny Whittaker
The Way We Were: Peggy Lee
You’re So Nice to Be Around: Telly Savalas

Original Song Film Performers

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

All That Love Went to Waste: No (Performed in the Film by: Madeline Bell)
Live and Let Die: No (Performed in the Film by: Paul McCartney)
Love: No (Performed in the Film by: Nancy Adams)
The Way We Were: No (Performed in the Film by: Barbra Streisand)
You’re So Nice to Be Around: No (Performed in the Film by: Paul Williams)

Other Performances

Hooray for Hollywood: Academy Awards Orchestra
Oscar: Liza Minnelli
Thank You Very Much: Academy Awards Chorus

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Henry Mancini
Director: Marty Pasetta
Producer: Jack Haley Jr.
Writer: Marty Farrell

Scientific & Technical Awards

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