Academy Award winners of the 1970s

Only in the 70s: A streaker briefly interrupts David Niven, Oscars broadcast, 1974

Welcome to Academy Award Sunday. Before you watch the 2012 event this evening, why not peruse this list of Oscar winners from 1970-1979.

How does the ol’ memory serve? Did you find it surprising that Coppola didn’t win for The Godfather? Poor John G. Avildsen, winning director for Rocky. It’s incorrectly stuck in my mind that Stallone directed that one. Let’s read on and brush up our facts!

1970

Best Picture: PATTON

Best Director: FRANKLIN SCHAFFNER (Patton)

Best Actor: GEORGE C. SCOTT (Patton)

Best Actress: GLENDA JACKSON (Women in Love)

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1971

Best Picture: THE FRENCH CONNECTION

Best Director: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN (The French Connection)

Best Actor: GENE HACKMAN (The French Connection)

Best Actress: JANE FONDA (Klute)

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1972

Best Picture: THE GODFATHER

Best Director: BOB FOSSE (Cabaret)

Best Actor: MARLON BRANDO (The Godfather)

Best Actress: LIZA MINNELLI (Cabaret)

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1973

Best Picture: THE STING

Best Director: GEORGE ROY HILL (The Sting)

Best Actor: JACK LEMMON (Save the Tiger)

Best Actress: GLENDA JACKSON (A Touch of Class)

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1974

Best Picture: THE GODFATHER, PART II

Best Director: FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA (The Godfather, Part II)

Best Actor: ART CARNEY (Harry and Tonto)

Best Actress: ELLEN BURSTYN (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore)

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1975

Best Picture: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

Best Director: MILOS FORMAN (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Best Actor: JACK NICHOLSON (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Best Actress: LOUISE FLETCHER (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

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1976

Best Picture: ROCKY

Best Director: JOHN G. AVILDSEN (Rocky)

Best Actor: PETER FINCH (Network)

Best Actress: FAYE DUNAWAY (Network)

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1977

Best Picture: ANNIE HALL

Best Director: WOODY ALLEN (Annie Hall)

Best Actor: RICHARD DREYFUSS (The Goodbye Girl)

Best Actress: DIANE KEATON (Annie Hall)

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1978

Best Picture: THE DEER HUNTER

Best Director: MICHAEL CIMINO (The Deer Hunter)

Best Actor: JON VOIGHT (Coming Home)

Best Actress: JANE FONDA (Coming Home)

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1979

Best Picture: KRAMER vs. KRAMER

Best Director: ROBERT BENTON (Kramer vs. Kramer)

Best Actor: DUSTIN HOFFMAN (Kramer vs. Kramer)

Best Actress: SALLY FIELD (Norma Rae)

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(Oscar reference: Filmsite.org)

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