BAFTA Movie Award Winners 1980 – 1989

BAFTA Awards 1980-1989: Some Britannia Award Pampering!

BAFTA started the Britannia Awards in 1989; these awards are given to individuals. The ceremony happened in Los Angeles and the award was called ‘Britannia Award for Excellence in Film’.

The Winners’ list is as follows:

1980:

Film: The Elephant Man

Director: Akira Kurosawa – Kagemusha

Actor: John Hurt – The Elephant Man

Actress: Judy Davis – My Brilliant Career

1981:

Film: Chariots of Fire

Director: Louis Malle – Atlantic City

Actor: Burt Lancaster – Atlantic City

Actress: Meryl Streep – The French Lieutenant’s Woman

1982:

Film: Gandhi

Director: Richard Attenborough – Gandhi

Actor: Ben Kingsley – Gandhi

Actress: Katherine Hepburn – On Golden Pond

1983:

Film: Educating Rita

Director: Bill Forsyth – Local Hero

Actors: Dustin Hoffman – Tootsie; Michael Caine – Educating Rita

Actress: Julie Walter – Educating Rita

1984:

Film: The Killing Fields

Director: Wim Wenders – Paris, Texas

Actor: Dr Haing S Ngor – The Killing Fields

Actress: Maggie Smith – A Private Function

1985:

Film: The Purple Rose of Cairo

Actor: William Hurt – Kiss Of the Spider Woman

Actress: Peggy Ashcroft – A Passage to India

1986:

Film: A Room with a View

Director: Woody Allen – Hannah and Her Sisters

Actor: Bob Hoskins – Mona Lisa

Actress: Maggie Smith – A Room with a View

1987:

Film: Jean De Florette

Director: Oliver Stone – Platoon

Actor: Sean Connery – The Name of the Rose

Actress: Anne Bancroft – 84 Charing Cross Road

1988:

Film: The Last Emperor

Director: Louis Malle – Goodbye Children

Actor: John Cleese – A Fish Called Wanda

Actress: Maggie Smith – The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

1989:

Film: Dead Poet’s Society

Director: Kenneth Branagh – Henry V

Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – My Left Foot

Actress: Pauline Collins – Shirley Valentine

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BAFTA Movie Award Winners 1970- 1979

BAFTA Awards 1970-1979: The Victors of the Decade!

Yes, it is about the movies that won the most of vital awards in this decade. ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, ‘Sunday, Bloody Sunday’, and ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ are the movies of this decade that won the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress awards.

A list of Winners is as follows:

1970:

Film: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Director: George Roy Hill – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Actor: Robert Redford – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Tell Them Willie Boy is Here; Down Hill Racer

Actress: Katherine Ross – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Tell Them Willie Boy is Here

1971:

Film: Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Director: John Schlesinger – Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Actor: Peter Finch – Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Actress: Glenda Jackson – Sunday, Bloody Sunday

1972:

Film: Cabaret

Director: Bob Fosse – Cabaret

Actor: Gene Hackman – The French Connection; The Poseidon Adventure

Actress: Liza Minnelli – Cabaret

1973:

Film: Day for Night

Director: Francois Truffaut – Day for Night

Actor: Walter Matthau – Pete N’ Tillie; Charley Varrick

Actress: Stephane Audran – Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; Just Before Nightfall

1974:

Film: Lacombe Lucien

Director: Roman Polanski – Chinatown

Actor: Jack Nicholson – The Last Detail; Chinatown

Actress: Joanne Woodward – Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

1975:

Film: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Director: Stanley Kubrick – Barry Lyndon

Actor: Al Pacino – The Godfather Part II; Dog Day Afternoon

Actress: Ellen Burstyn – Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

1976:

Film: One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Director: Milos Foreman – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Actor: Jack Nicholson – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Actress: Louise Fletcher – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1977:

Film: Annie Hall

Director: Woody Allen – Annie Hall

Actor: Peter Finch – Network

Actress: Diane Keaton – Annie Hall

1978:

Film: Julia

Director: Alan Parker – Midnight Express

Actor: Richard Dreyfuss – The Goodbye Girl

Actress: Jane Fonda – Julia

1979:

Film: Manhattan

Director: Francis Ford Coppola – Apocalypse Now

Actor: Jack Lemmon – The China Syndrome

Actress: Jane Fonda – The China Syndrome

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BAFTA Movie Awards Winners 1960 – 1969

BAFTA Awards 1960-1969: Making it Complete!

In 1964, award categories for British Cinematography, British Art Direction and British Costume Design were added to BAFTAs. British Film Editing category in 1966 and Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Direction, Soundtrack and Original Music Award categories were included in 1968.

A list of Winners is as follows:

1960:

Film: The Apartment

Actor: Jack Lemmon – The Apartment

Actress: Shirley Maclaine – The Apartment

1961:

Films: The Hustler; Ballad of a Soldier

Actor: Paul Newman – The Hustler

Actress: Sophia Loren – The Women

1962:

Film: Lawrence of Arabia

Actor: Burt Lancaster – The Birdman of Alcatraz

Actress: Anne Bancroft – The Miracle Worker

1963:

Film: Tom Jones

Actor: Marcello Mastroianni – Divorce, Italian Style

Actress: Patricia Neal – Hud

1964:

Film: Dr Strangelove

Actor: Marcello Mastroianni – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Actress: Anne Bancroft – The Pumpkin Eater

1965:

Film: My Fair Lady

Actor: Lee Marvin – The Killers; Cat Ballou

Actress: Patricia Neal – In Harm’s Way

1966:

Film: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Actor: Rod Steiger – The Pawnbroker

Actress: Jeanne Moreau – The Sleeping Car Murders

1967:

Film: A Man for All Seasons

Actor: Rod Steiger – In the Heat of the Night

Actress: Anouk Aimee – A Man and a Woman

1968:

Film: The Graduate

Director: Mike Nichols – The Graduate

Actor: Spencer Tracy – Guess who’s coming to Dinner?

Actress: Katherine Hepburn – The Lion in Winter; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

1969:

Film: Midnight Cowboy

Director: John Schlesinger – Midnight Cowboy

Actor: Dustin Hoffman – Midnight Cowboy; John & Mary

Actress: Maggie Smith – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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BAFTA Movie Awards 1950 – 1959 Winners

4th-13th British Academy Film Awards – BAFTA Awards 1950-1959: Flourishing With Time!

In 1952 categories of British Actor, British Actress, Most Promising Newcomer to Film, Foreign Actor and Foreign Actress were added to awards. In 1953 ‘Certificates of Merit’ were given to ‘A Queen Is Crowned’, ‘The Conquest of Everest’ and ‘Elizabeth Is Queen’. In 1954, British Screenplay and Animated Film categories and in 1959, the category for Short Film was added. Thus, the BAFTAs got on the way to advancement with time!

A list of BAFTA winners from 1950-1959 is as follows:

1950:

Best Film: All above Eve

1951:

Best Film: Roundabout (La Ronde)

1952:

Best Film: The Sound Barrier

Best Actor: Marlon Brando – Viva, Zapata!

Best Actress: Simone Signoret – Golden Helmet

1953:

Best Film: The Secret Game

Best Actor: Marlon Brando – Julius Caesar

Best Actress: Leslie Caron – Lili

1954:

Best Film: Wages of Fear

Best Actor: Marlon Brando – On the Waterfront

Best Actress: Cornell Borchers – The Divided Heart

 

1955:

Best Film: Richard III

Best Actor: Ernest Borgnine – Marty

Best Actress: Betsy Blair – Marty

1956:

Best Film: Gervaise

Best Actor: Francois Perier – Gervaise

Best Actress: Anna Magnani – The Rose Tattoo

1957:

Best Film: The Bridge on the River Kwai

Best Actor: Henry Fonda – Twelve Angry Men

Best Actress: Simone Signoret – The Witches of the Salem

1958:

Best Film: Room at the Top

Best Actor: Sidney Poitier – The Defiant Ones

Best Actress: Simone Signoret – Room At the Top

1959:

Best Film: Ben Hur

Best Actor: Jack Lemmon – Some Like It Hot

Best Actress: Shirley Maclaine – Ask Any Girl

 

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Academy award winners 1929

Academy Awards or Oscars are awarded as recognition of outstanding work and achievements  of people in the film industry. It is administered by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It is the oldest award giving ceremony in media and it can be certainly said that it is the most prominent one.

The first ceremony for the Academy Awards was held in 1929, on the 16th of May in Hollywood to honor the movies of 1927/1928. The first movie to win an Oscar Award for the Best Picture was “Wings” in 1929. The winner of the second Academy Award held in 1930 was “The Broadway Melody”.

The award for the Best Director was split into two categories; Best dramatic direction and Best comedy direction. For the years 1927/1928 the Best director for a dramatic movie was won by Frank Borzage for the film “Seventh Heaven” , for 1929/1930 it was Frank Lloyd  for “The divine lady”. The Best director for comedy was declared to be Lewis Milestone for both years.

Emil Jannings was the first actor to receive the Academy Award for the Best Actor. The next year the Oscar was won by Warner Baxter for his role in “In old Arizona”.

The Best Actress Oscar was won by Janet Gaynor in 1929. She was nominated for her brilliant performance in three movies, “Seventh Heaven”, “Street Angel” and “Sunrise”. The award for 1930 was given to Mary Pickford for Coquette.

Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories did not start until 1936.

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Academy award winners: 1939-1930

In the first decade of the golden age of Cinema and the very start of the Oscar awards, the winner of the Academy Award for the best picture of 1929/1930 was “All quiet on the western front”. The 1931 Oscar award for best movie went to “Cimarron”. “Grand Hotel” received the Oscar for best picture of 1932. Cavalcade won the leading prize in 1933. In 1934 a romantic comedy “It happened one night” got the honors and in 1935 it was “Mutiny on the bounty” to win the Oscar award. The great Ziegfeld won it in 1936. The life of Emile Zola a Warner Bros. production won the best movie Oscar award in 1937, “You can’t take it with you” in 1938 & “Gone with the wind” won it in 1939.

The decade belonged to Director Frank Capra as he won the Oscar Award for the best director in three of the ten years, which were 1934 for It happened one Night ,1936 for Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and 1938 for You can’t take it with you. Norman Taurog in 1930, Frank Borzage in 1931, Frank Lloyd in 1932, John ford in 1935, Leo Mc-Carey in 1937 and Victor Fleming in 1939 won the Oscar awards in the best director category.

George Arliss won his first and only Academy Award for Best Actor to date for his role as Benjamin Disraeli in 1930 and Lionel Barrymore won it in 1931. There was a tie in 1932 with 2 winners Wallace Beery and Fredric March for best actor awards. Charles Laughton won it in 1933 and Clark Gable won in 1934. Paul Muni won the Oscar awards for best actor in 1935 portraying Scientist Louis Pasteur. For the next two years Spencer Tracy won the Oscar award for best actor for his roles in Captains Courageous and Boys Town. Robert Donat won it in 1939 for his role as Mr. Chipping.

In the category of the best actress Oscar award went to Norma Shearer for her role in the movie The Divorcee in 1930. Next year the Academy award for best female actress went to Marie Dressler and in 1932 Helen Hayes won her award for her amazing performance in The Sin of Madelon Claudet. Katharine Hepburn won her first of four Oscar awards for best actress in 1933 for her role in Morning Glory. Claudette Colbert won the award in 1934 for her role in “It happened one night”. Bettie Davis won both of her Oscars in this decade for her role in Dangerous and Jezebel in 1935 and 1938 respectively.  Luise Rainer garnered the award in 1936 for the film “The great Ziegfeld” and in 1937 for her performance in “The good earth”. Academy Award for best actress in the year 1939 went to Vivien Leigh.

Oscars for the best supporting actor and actress categories started from the year 1936. Best Supporting Actors who won the Academy award are listed below

  • 1936       Walter Brennan
  • 1937       Joseph Schildkraut
  • 1938       Walter Brennan
  • 1939       Thomas Mitchell

Winners of the Best supporting actress Academy Award are as follows

  • 1936       Gale Sondergaard
  • 1937       Alice Brady
  • 1938       Fay Bainter
  • 1939       Hattie McDaniel
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Academy Award winners: 1940-1949

In the second decade of the Golden Age of Cinema “Rebecca” directed by Alfred Hitchcock  won the Oscar for the best movie in 1940. In 1941, “How green was my valley” won the Academy Award for best movie, Mrs. Miniver won the Oscar award for best movie in 1942, “Casablanca” was the winner for 1943.  “Going My Way” in 1944, The Lost Weekend in 1945, The Best Years of Our Lives in 1946, Gentleman’s Agreement in 1947 were declared the best movies. Hamlet was the winner of Oscar award for best movie in 1948. “All the King’s Men” Won the Academy award for best movie in 1949.

At the start of the decade Director John Ford won 2 Oscars awards for best director back to back in 1940 & 1941 for the movie Grapes of Wrath and “how green was my valley”. William Wyler won the Academy award for best director in 1942 whereas it was won by Michael Curtiz in 1943 for directing Casablanca. Leo McCarey won the best director Academy award in 1944 for directing Going My Way. Director Billy Wilder won his first Oscar in 1945 for the lost weekend. 1946 William Wyler won the Academy award for best director. In 1947 Elia Kazan won the award for his direction of Gentleman’s Agreement. John Huston won his first and only Oscar award for the direction of “The Treasure of Sierra Madre” in 1948. The last award of the decade went to Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

James Stewart was the recipient of the Oscar award for the best Actor in 1940 for his performance in the “Philadelphia Story”, Gary Cooper won the Oscar for his role as Alvin C. York in the Movie Sergeant York. The next year James Cagney won his Oscar award for his role as George M. Cohen in the American Classic Yankee Doodle Dandy. Paul Lukas won it in 1943 much to a surprise of a lot of people considering it was up against Humphrey Bogart for his role in Casablanca. Bing Crosby won the best actor Oscar award as father chuck O’Malley in 1944. In 1945 Ray Milland won the Academy award for best Actor. Fredic March won the Oscar award for best actor in 1946 followed by Ronald Colman in 1947. Laurence Oliver won his only Oscar from 10 nominations in 1948 for his role in Hamlet. Broderick Crawford won it in 1949 for his role in “All the King’s Men”.

The Academy Award for the Best female actress in a leading role in the 13th Oscars went to Ginger Rogers for her titular role as Kitty Foyle. Joan Fontaine won the Oscar in 1941 for her role in suspicion. Greer Garson won in 1942, whereas the Oscar award for best actress went to Jennifer Jones in 1943. Ingrid Bergman won for her role in Gaslight in 44 and the Academy award for best Actress went to Joan Crawford in 1945. Olivia de Havilland won an Oscar for best Actress in 1946 and also in 1949 for her role in the Heiress. Loretta Young won an Oscar in 1947 in the farmer’s Daughter & Jane Wyman won it in 1948 for her role in Johnny Belinda.

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Academy awards winner: 1950-1959

The 1950 Academy Award for the best picture was awarded to “All about Eve”. 1951 a musical “An American in Paris” won the Oscar award for best film that year. In 1952, “The Greatest Show on Earth” a circus drama, won the best picture Oscar award. In 1953, “From Here to Eternity” was declared the best movie, in 1954 the American drama about Steve dores, “On the waterfront”  secured the Academy award for best movie. “Marty” was an international sensation and won the Oscar for the best picture in 1955. “Around the World in 80 Days” the classic novel written by Jules Verne has been adapted many times, however, the 1956 version won five Oscars including best picture. In 1957 the movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai” was the winner of the Academy award for best movie and in 1958 “Gigi”. In 1959, the great epic “Ben-Hur” was awarded the best picture award.

The best directors Academy awards of the 1950s are listed as follows

  • 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • 1951 and 1956 George Stevens
  • 1952  John Ford
  • 1953 Fred Zinnemann
  • 1954 Elia Kazan
  • 1955 Delbert Mann
  • 1957 David Lean
  • 1958 Vincente Minnelli
  • 1959 William Wyler

The first best actor Oscar award of the decade went to José Ferrer for his role as Cyrano de Bergerac. In 1951, Humphrey Bogart won the award for his performance as Charlie Allnut in “The African Queen”. 1952 and 1953 best actor Oscar awards were won by Gary Cooper and William Holden respectively. In 1954,  the Godfather of acting, Marlon Brando won the best actor Oscar award for his performance in “On the Waterfront”. Ernest Borgnine scored the best actor Oscar award in 1955 for Marty. In 1956, Yul Brynner won the Oscar for his role as King Mongkut of Siam. In 1957  Alec Guinness secured the Oscar, in 1958 David Niven and in 1959 Charlton Heston was the best actor Oscar award for his brilliant performance as Judah Ben-Hur.

The best actress Oscar awards were claimed by Judy Holliday, Vivien Leigh, Shirley Booth, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly for the years 1950,1951,1952,1953, and 1954 respectively. In 1955, the best actress Oscar award was claimed by Anna Magnani for her role as Serafinna Delle  Rose , Ingrid Bergman won it as Anastasia in 1956 and the award was given to Joanne Woodward in 1957. For the year 1958 the winner was Susan Hayward and for 1959 Simone Signoret won it for her performance in the film Room at the top.

George Sanders was the winner of the Academy award for the best supporting actor for 1950, Karl Malden won the best supporting actor Oscar award for 1951. Anthony Quinn claimed the award twice in the decade, for his performance in Viva Zapata! In 1952 and in 1956 for the film Lust for life. Frank Sinatra as Pvt. Angelo Maggio was the winner for 1953. Edmond O’ Brien claimed the Oscar award for best supporting actor in 1954, Jack Lemmon won it in 1955 for the film Mister Roberts. Red Buttons, Burl Ives, and Hugh Griffith were the winners for the years 1957,1958, and 1959 respectively.

Best Supporting actresses Oscar award winners are listed as follows

  • Josephine Hull 1950
  • Kim Hunter  1951
  • Gloria Grahame 1952
  • Donna Reed  1953
  • Eva Marie Saint 1954
  • Jo Van Fleet 1955
  • Dorthy Malone 1956
  • Miyoshi Umeki 1957
  • Wendy Hiller 1958
  • Shelly Winters 1959
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Academy awards winner – 1960 to 1969

Academy awards in the 1960s was the first time that the colored movies were on display and one of the last movies totally in black and white won the best movie Oscar award. Movies that won the best picture Oscar award from 1960-1969 were; “The apartment” in 1960, a Romeo & Juliet musical “West side Story” in 1961, World War I Biography of English army officer, “Lawrence of Arabia” in 1962, British Comedy breaking the fourth wall “Tom Jones” in 1963, again an English movie written and starred by Rex Harrison “My Fair Lady” in 1964, and an MGM musical classic “The Sound of Music” in 1965. A man for all Seasons won the best movie Oscar award in 1966. A crime drama “In the heat of the Night” starring Sidney Poitier won the Oscar award in 1967. It was the return to the musicals in 1968 with “Oliver!” winning the Oscar award for best movie. Whereas the last Oscar award for best movie in 1969 went to Midnight Cowboy.

The Academy award for best director in 1960 was given to Billy Wilder for his direction of the Apartment. In 1961 Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins won the best director Oscar award for West side story. David Lean won himself an Oscar for best director in 1962 for his marvelous work in Lawrence of Arabia. Tony Richardson won the Academy award for best director in 1963. The award for best director in 1964 was won by George Cukor. Robert Wise won the Oscar award for best director in 1965, Fred Zinnemann won the Oscar for best director  in 1966, Mike Nichols won it in 1967 for the direction of The Graduate. Carol Reed & John Schlesinger won the best director Academy award in 1968 & 1969 respectively.

The first Oscar award for the best actor in a leading role for that period was won by Burt Lancaster for his role in Elmer Gantry. In 1961, the Oscar award for best actor was won by Maximilian Schell for his role in “Judgment at Nuremberg”. Gregory Peck won the Oscar award for the best actor in 1962 with his most memorable role as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mocking Bird”. Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win the best actor Oscar award for his role in Lilies of the field in 1963. Rex Harrison won it for his role as Henry Higgins in 1964. 1965 Lee Marvin won his first and only Oscar award for best actor to date. Paul Scofield & Rod Steiger won it in 1966 & 1967 respectively. Cliff Robertson won it in 1968 for his role in the Movie Charly. John Wayne won the last Oscar award for best actor of the decade in 1969 for his role in true Grit.

1960s is the first and only time that the Oscar award for best actress was a tie among contestants as in 1968 Katherine Hepburn & Barbra Streisand both got the award. Katherine Hepburn also won best actress Oscar award  in 1967 for her role in Guess who’s coming to dinner. Elizabeth Taylor won the Academy award for best actress twice in the decade, first in 1960 for her role in “Butterfield 8” and then in 1966 for her role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf. Sophia Loren won the award in 1961. Anne Bancroft won the Academy award for best actress in 1962 whereas the award was won by Patricia Neal in 1963. Julie Andrews won the award for her role as Marry Poppins in 1964 & Julie Christie won it in 1965 for her role in Darling. The last award of the decade went to Maggie Smith for her role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brody.

Academy awards for the best supporting actors for the decade 1960-1969 are listed as follows:

  • 1960 and 1964 Peter Ustinov
  • 1961 George Chakiris
  • 1962 Ed Begley
  • 1963 Melvyn Douglas
  • 1965 Martin Balsam
  • 1966 Walter Matthau
  • 1967 George Kennedy
  • 1968 Jack Albertson
  • 1969 Gig Young

The academy award for the best supporting actress is listed as follows

  • 1960 Shirley Jones
  • 1961 Rita Moreno
  • 1962 Patty Duke
  • 1963 Margaret Rutherford
  • 1964 Lila Kedrova
  • 1965 Shelly Winters
  • 1966 Sandy Denis
  • 1967 Estelle Parsons
  • 1968 Ruth Gordon
  • 1969 Goldie Hawn
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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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