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The 47th Academy Awards (1975) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Tuesday, April 8, 1975,
honoring movies released in 1974.

Winners from "The Godfather Part II":  Gray Frederickson, Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos and Carmine Coppola.

Winners from "The Godfather Part II": Gray Frederickson, Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos and Carmine Coppola.


  • Art Carney in "Harry and Tonto"
  • Albert Finney in "Murder on the Orient Express"
  • Dustin Hoffman in "Lenny"
  • Jack Nicholson in "Chinatown"
  • Al Pacino in "The Godfather Part II"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Fred Astaire in "The Towering Inferno"
  • Jeff Bridges in "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot"
  • Robert De Niro in "The Godfather Part II"
  • Michael V. Gazzo in "The Godfather Part II"
  • Lee Strasberg in "The Godfather Part II"


Actress in a Supporting Role

Art Direction

  • "Chinatown" Art Direction: Richard Sylbert, W. Stewart Campbell; Set Decoration: Ruby Levitt
  • "Earthquake" Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, E. Preston Ames; Set Decoration: Frank McKelvy
  • "The Godfather Part II" Art Direction: Dean Tavoularis, Angelo Graham; Set Decoration: George R. Nelson
  • "The Island at the Top of the World" Art Direction: Peter Ellenshaw, John B. Mansbridge, Walter Tyler, Al Roelofs; Set Decoration: Hal Gausman
  • "The Towering Inferno" Art Direction: William Creber, Ward Preston; Set Decoration: Raphael Bretton


  • "Chinatown" John A. Alonzo
  • "Earthquake" Philip Lathrop
  • "Lenny" Bruce Surtees
  • "Murder on the Orient Express" Geoffrey Unsworth
  • "The Towering Inferno" Fred Koenekamp, Joseph Biroc

Costume Design

  • "Chinatown" Anthea Sylbert
  • "Daisy Miller" John Furness
  • "The Godfather Part II" Theadora Van Runkle
  • "The Great Gatsby" Theoni V. Aldredge
  • "Murder on the Orient Express" Tony Walton


  • "Chinatown" Roman Polanski
  • "Day for Night" Francois Truffaut
  • "The Godfather Part II" Francis Ford Coppola
  • "Lenny" Bob Fosse
  • "A Woman under the Influence" John Cassavetes

Documentary (Feature)

  • "Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman" Judy Collins and Jill Godmilow, Producers
  • "The Challenge...A Tribute to Modern Art" Herbert Kline, Producer
  • "The 81st Blow" Jacquot Ehrlich, David Bergman and Haim Gouri, Producers
  • "Hearts and Minds" Peter Davis and Bert Schneider, Producers
  • "The Wild and the Brave" Natalie R. Jones and Eugene S. Jones, Producers

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "City Out of Wilderness" Francis Thompson, Producer
  • "Don't" Robin Lehman, Producer
  • "Exploratorium" Jon Boorstin, Producer
  • "John Muir's High Sierra" Dewitt Jones and Lesley Foster, Producers
  • "Naked Yoga" Ronald S. Kass and Mervyn Lloyd, Producers

Film Editing

  • "Blazing Saddles" John C. Howard, Danford Greene
  • "Chinatown" Sam O'Steen
  • "Earthquake" Dorothy Spencer
  • "The Longest Yard" Michael Luciano
  • "The Towering Inferno" Harold F. Kress, Carl Kress

Foreign Language Film

  • "Amarcord" Italy
  • "Cats' Play" Hungary
  • "The Deluge" Poland
  • "Lacombe, Lucien" France
  • "The Truce" Argentina

Music (Original Dramatic Score)

  • "Chinatown" Jerry Goldsmith
  • "The Godfather Part II" Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola
  • "Murder on the Orient Express" Richard Rodney Bennett
  • "Shanks" Alex North
  • "The Towering Inferno" John Williams

Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)

  • "The Great Gatsby" Adaptation Score by Nelson Riddle
  • "The Little Prince" Song Score by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe; Adaptation Score by Angela Morley and Douglas Gamley
  • "Phantom of the Paradise" Song Score by Paul Williams; Adaptation Score by Paul Williams and George Aliceson Tipton

Music (Song)

  • "Benji's Theme (I Feel Love)" from "Benji" Music by Euel Box; Lyrics by Betty Box
  • "Blazing Saddles" from "Blazing Saddles" Music by John Morris; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
  • "Little Prince" from "The Little Prince" Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
  • "We May Never Love Like This Again" from "The Towering Inferno" Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
  • "Wherever Love Takes Me" from "Gold" Music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Don Black

Best Picture

  • "Chinatown" Robert Evans, Producer
  • "The Conversation" Francis Ford Coppola, Producer; Fred Roos, Co-Producer
  • "The Godfather Part II" Francis Ford Coppola, Producer; Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos, Co-Producers
  • "Lenny" Marvin Worth, Producer
  • "The Towering Inferno" Irwin Allen, Producer

Short Film (Animated)

  • "Closed Mondays" Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner, Producers
  • "The Family That Dwelt Apart" Yvon Mallette and Robert Verrall, Producers
  • "Hunger" Peter Foldes and René Jodoin, Producers
  • "Voyage to Next" Faith Hubley and John Hubley, Producers
  • "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too" Wolfgang Reitherman, Producer

Short Film (Live Action)

  • "Climb" Dewitt Jones, Producer
  • "The Concert" Julian Chagrin and Claude Chagrin, Producers
  • "One-Eyed Men Are Kings" Paul Claudon and Edmond Sechan, Producers
  • "Planet Ocean" George V. Casey, Producer
  • "The Violin" Andrew Welsh and George Pastic, Producers


  • "Chinatown" Bud Grenzbach, Larry Jost
  • "The Conversation" Walter Murch, Arthur Rochester
  • "Earthquake" Ronald Pierce, Melvin Metcalfe, Sr.
  • "The Towering Inferno" Theodore Soderberg, Herman Lewis
  • "Young Frankenstein" Richard Portman, Gene Cantamessa

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" Robert Getchell
  • "Chinatown" Robert Towne
  • "The Conversation" Francis Ford Coppola
  • "Day for Night" Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman
  • "Harry and Tonto" Paul Mazursky, Josh Greenfeld

Writing (Screenplay Adapted from Other Material)

  • "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" Screenplay by Mordecai Richler; Adaptation by Lionel Chetwynd
  • "The Godfather Part II" Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
  • "Lenny" Julian Barry
  • "Murder on the Orient Express" Paul Dehn
  • "Young Frankenstein" Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks

  • Star indicates a win.