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1971 Oscars 43rd Academy Awards
Winners Announced: April 15, 1971
Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Host: no one
Eligibility Year: 1970
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1971 Oscar Winners
*Best Picture Airport, Ross Hunter, producer (Universal)
Five Easy Pieces, Bob Rafelson and Richard Wechsler, producers (Columbia)
Love Story, Howard G. Minsky, producer (Paramount)
M*A*S*H, Ingo Preminger, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
* Patton, Frank McCarthy, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
*Best Actor Melvyn Douglas, I Never Sang for My Father
James Earl Jones, The Great White Hope
Jack Nicholson, Five Easy Pieces
Ryan O'Neal, Love Story
*George C. Scott, Patton
*Best Actress Jane Alexander, The Great White Hope
*Glenda Jackson, Women in Love
Ali MacGraw, Love Story
Sarah Miles, Ryan's Daughter
Carrie Snodgress, Diary of a Mad Housewife
*Actor in a Supporting Role Richard Castellano, Lovers and Other Strangers
Chief Dan George, Little Big Man
Gene Hackman, I Never Sang for My Father
John Marley, Love Story
*John Mills, Ryan's Daughter
*Actress in a Supporting Role Karen Black, Five Easy Pieces
Lee Grant, The Landlord
*Helen Hayes, Airport
Sally Kellerman, M*A*S*H
Maureen Stapleton, Airport
*Directing Robert Altman, M*A*S*H
Federico Fellini, Fellini Satyricon
Arthur Hiller, Love Story
Ken Russell, Women in Love
*Franklin J. Schaffner, Patton
*Writing Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium Robert Anderson, I Never Sang for My Father
Larry Kramer, Women in Love
*Ring Lardner, Jr., M*A*S*H
George Seaton, Airport
Renee Taylor, Joseph Bologna and David Zelag Goodman, Lovers and Other Strangers
*Writing Original Screenplay *Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, Patton
Bob Rafelson and Adrien Joyce, story; Adrien Joyce, screenplay, Five Easy Pieces
Eric Rohmer, My Night at Maud's
Erich Segal, Love Story
Norman Wexler, Joe
*Cinematography Fred Koenekamp, Patton
Ernest Laszlo, Airport
Charles F. Wheeler, Osami Furuya, Sinsaku Himeda and Masamichi Satoh, Tora! Tora! Tora!
Billy Williams, Women in Love
*Freddie Young, Ryan's Daughter
*Art Direction Alexander Golitzen and E. Preston Ames, art direction; Jack D. Moore and Mickey S. Michaels, set decoration, Airport
Tambi Larsen, art direction; Darrell Silvera, set decoration, The Molly Maguires
Terry Marsh and Bob Cartwright, art direction; Pamela Cornell, set decoration, Scrooge
*Urie McCleary and Gil Parrondo, art direction; Antonio Mateos and Pierre-Louis Thevenet, set decoration, Patton
Mickey S. Michaels, set decoration, Airport
Jack Martin Smith, Yoshiro Muraki, Richard Day and Taizoh Kawashima, art direction; Walter M. Scott, Norman Rockett and Carl Biddiscombe, set decoration, Tora! Tora! Tora!
*Sound Gordon K. McCallum and John Bramall, Ryan's Daughter
Ronald Pierce and David Moriarty, Airport
Murray Spivack and Herman Lewis, Tora! Tora! Tora!
Dan Wallin and Larry Johnson, Woodstock
*Douglas Williams and Don Bassman, Patton
*Music Song *“For All We Know,” Lovers and Other Strangers, Fred Karlin, music; Robb Royer and James Griffin, lyrics
“Pieces of Dreams,” Pieces of Dreams, Michel Legrand, music; Alan and Marilyn Bergman, lyrics
“Thank You Very Much,” Scrooge, Leslie Bricusse, music and lyrics
“Till Love Touches Your Life,” Madron, Riz Ortolani, music; Arthur Hamilton, lyrics
“Whistling Away the Dark,” Darling Lili, Henry Mancini, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics
*Music Original Score Frank Cordell, Cromwell
Jerry Goldsmith, Patton
*Francis Lai, Love Story
Henry Mancini, Sunflower
Alfred Newman, Airport
*Music Original Song Score *The Beatles, Let It Be
Leslie Bricusse, music and lyrics; Ian Fraser and Herbert W. Spencer, adaptation, Scrooge
Fred Karlin and Tylwyth Kymry, The Baby Maker
Henry Mancini, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics, Darling Lili
Rod McKuen and John Scott Trotter, music; Rod McKuen, Bill Melendez and Al Shean, lyrics; Vince Guaraldi, adaptation score, A Boy Named Charlie Brown
*Film Editing *Hugh S. Fowler, Patton
Stuart Gilmore, Airport
Danford B. Greene, M*A*S*H
James E. Newcom, Pembroke J. Herring and Inoue Chikaya, Tora! Tora! Tora!
Thelma Schoonmaker, Woodstock
*Costume Design Donald Brooks and Jack Bear, Darling Lili
Margaret Furse, Scrooge
Edith Head, Airport
*Nino Novarese, Cromwell
Bill Thomas, The Hawaiians
*Special Visual Effects *A. D. Flowers and L. B. Abbott, Tora! Tora! Tora!
Alex Weldon, Patton
*Short Subjects Cartoon The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two (Haboush Company; Goldstone Films)
* Is It Always Right to Be Right? (Stephen Bosustow Productions; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
The Shepherd (Cameron Guess and Associates; Brandon Films)
*Short Subjects Live Action * The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (University of Southern California, Department of Cinema; Universal)
Shut Up . . .I'm Crying (Robert Siegler Productions; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
Sticky My Fingers . . .Fleet My Feet (American Film Institute; Lester A. Schoenfeld Films)
*Documentary Short Subject The Gifts (Robert McBride, producer; Richter-McBride Productions for the Water Quality Office of the Environmental Protection Agency)
* Interviews With My Lai Veterans (Joseph Strick, producer; Laser Film Corp.)
A Long Way From Nowhere (Bob Aller, producer; Robert Aller Productions)
Oisin (Vivien Carey and Patrick Carey, producers; Aengus Films)
Time Is Running Out (Horst Dallmayr and Robert Menegoz, producers; Gesellschaft für bildende Filme)
*Documentary Feature Chariots of the Gods (Dr. Harald Reinl, producer; Terra-Filmkunst GmbH)
Jack Johnson (Jim Jacobs, producer; The Big Fights)
King: A Filmed Record . . .Montgomery to Memphis (Ely Landau, producer; Commonwealth United Corporation Production)
Say Goodbye (David H. Vowell, producer; David L. Wolper Productions)
* Woodstock (Wadleigh-Maurice Ltd.; Warner Bros.)
*Foreign Language Film First Love, Switzerland
Hoa-Binh, France
* Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, Italy
Paix Sur Les Champs, Belgium
Tristana, Spain
*Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award *Ingmar Bergman
*Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award *Frank Sinatra
*Honorary Awards To *Lillian Gish for superlative artistry and for distinguished contribution to the progress of motion pictures
To *Orson Welles for superlative artistry and versatility in the creation of motion pictures

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