Academy-Oscar awards 1970-1979

Oscar Awards of the 1970s had one of the best winning actors, actresses and movies where almost three or four of the top 10 movies, roles, actors and actresses were in the list of critiques. The first movie of the decade to win an Academy award was the Second World War Biography of General George S. Patton “Patton”, over the next four years it was all about cops and robbers with “The French connection” in 1971, Academy Award for “The Godfather” in 1972, “The Sting” in 1973, and “The Godfather II” in 1974. In 1975, “One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest” was awarded. Next year it was the breakthrough movie of Sylvester Stallone “Rocky” won the Oscar Award for best film. In 1977 a romantic comedy of Diane Keaton & Woody Allen “Annie Hall” was given the award for the best picture. Next year it was the post war traumatic movie by the name of “The Deer Hunter” which won the Academy award. The last movie of the decade to win an Oscar award for best picture was Kramer vs. Kramer.

The decade was also marked by some of the most memorable roles of the talking cinema era.  George C. Scott in 1970 Oscar award for best actor  as “Patton, and  Marlon Brando in 1972 for his role as Vito Corleone in the movie Godfather,  won the Oscar awards for best actors in a leading role but declined it, citing it as a “Meat Parade”. The other actors to get the Oscar award for best actor were Gene Hackman in 1971, Jack Lemmon in 1973, Art Carney in 1974 for his role as Harry Coombes in the movie Harry & Tonto. 1975 gave rise to the twisted, where Jack Nicholson won the award for his role as Randle P. Mc-Murphy. The first posthumous win was in 1976 where Peter finch for his role in “The Network” as the mad Messiah “Howard Beale”. For the next 3 years of the decade the actors winning respectively were Richard Dreyfuss in 1977, Jon Voight as Luke Martin in 1977 for the movie “Coming Home” and the last Academy award of the decade went to Dustin Hoffman for his role as Ted Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer.

In the academy award for the best director category, all of the awards went to the directors of the award winning movies baring 1972 where it went to Bob Fosse for his direction of “Cabaret” instead of Francis Ford Coppola for Godfather. The winners of Oscar awarsds in the 70’s in chronological manner are as follows: 1971 Franklin J. Schaffner, William Friedkin in 1971, George Roy Hill in 1973, Francis Ford Coppola in 1974, Milos Foreman in 1975, John G. Avildsen in 1976, Woody Allen in 1977, Michael Cimino in 1978, Robert Benton II in 1979.

Academy award for Best Actress in a leading role went to Glenda Jackson for her role in Women in love in 1970. Jane Fonda won the Oscar award for best actress in 1971 for her role as Bree Daniels in Klute. Liza Minnelli won the 1972 Best actress Oscar award for her role  as Sally Bowles in Cabaret. In 1973 Glenda Jackson won her second Oscar of the decade for her role in “A touch of Class”. In 1974 Ellen Burstyn won for role as Alice Hyatt. In 1975 Louise Fletcher gave one of the most cold-hearted performances of all times as Nurse Ratched for her win. In 1976 it went to Faye Dunaway for her role in the network. Diane Keaton won it in 1977 for her role as Annie Hall in the film of the same name. Jane Fonda won her second Oscar award of the decade for her role in Coming home in 1978. Sally field won the last Oscar of the decade with her role in Norma Rae as Norma Rae Webster.

Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award

  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1970: John Mills
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1971: Ben Johnson
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1972: Joel Gray
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1973: John Houseman
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1974: Robert Di Niro
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1975: George Burns
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1976 & 1977: Jason Robards
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1978: Christopher Walken
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1979: Melvyn Douglas

Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award

  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1970: Helen Hayes
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1971: Cloris Leechman
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1972: Elieen Heckart
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1973: Tatum O’ Neal
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1974: Ingrid Bergman
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1975: Lee Grant
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1976: Beatrice Straight
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1977: Vanessa Redgrave
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1978: Maggie Smith
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1979: Meryl Streep

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