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Top Movies:  1971-1975

While we were living in bucolic Williamstown, films about crime -- The French Connection, Klute, The Sting, The Godfather, The Godfather:  Part II, and Murder on the Orient Express -- were all the rage.  Following are major Academy Awards given out in the early 70s.

Major Academy Awards for 1971

  • Best PictureThe French Connection
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role:  Gene Hackman in The French Connection
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role:  Jane Fonda in Klute
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role:  Ben Johnson in The Last Picture Show
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role:  Cloris Leachman in The Last Picture Show
  • Best Director:  William Friedkin for The French Connection

Major Academy Awards for 1972

  • Best PictureThe Godfather
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role:  Marlon Brando in The Godfather
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role:  Liza Minnelli in Cabaret
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role:  Joel Grey in Cabaret
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role:  Eileen Heckart in Butterflies Are Free
  • Best Director:  Bob Fosse for Cabaret

Major Academy Awards for 1973

  • Best PictureThe Sting
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role:  Jack Lemmon in Save the Tiger
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role:  Glenda Jackson in A Touch of Class
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role:  John Houseman in The Paper Chase
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role:  Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon
  • Best Director:  George Roy Hill for The Sting

Major Academy Awards for 1974

  • Best PictureThe Godfather:  Part II
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role:  Art Carney in Harry and Tonto
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role:  Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role:  Robert DeNiro in The Godfather:  Part II
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role:  Ingrid Bergman in Murder on the Orient Express
  • Best Director:  Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather:   Part II

Major Academy Awards for 1975

  • Best PictureOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role:  Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role:  Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role:  George Burns in The Sunshine Boys
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role:  Lee Grant in Shampoo
  • Best Director:  Milos Forman for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Source:  The Internet Movie Database Ltd

 

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