The 43rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was held on April 15, 1971, and took place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to honor the best films of 1970. The Awards presentation, hosting duties were handled by 34 "Friends of Oscar" and broadcast by NBC for the first time in 11 years.
|43rd Academy Awards|
|Date||April 15, 1971|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California|
|Produced by||Robert Wise|
|Directed by||Richard Dunlap|
|Most awards||Patton (7)|
|Most nominations||Airport and Patton (10)|
|TV in the United States|
It was during this ceremony that George C. Scott became the first actor to reject an Oscar, claiming that the Academy Awards were "a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons."
With her Best Supporting Actress win, Helen Hayes became the first performer to win Oscars in both lead and supporting categories (having won Best Actress 38 years before for The Sin of Madelon Claudet). She also has the record of having the biggest gap between acting wins.
The documentary film Woodstock garnered three Oscar nominations, making it the most nominated documentary film in Oscar history.
This was the only time since the 6th Academy Awards that all five nominees for Best Actress were first-time nominees, and was the last time to date that either lead acting category was entirely composed of new nominees. Also, this was the first time since the 7th Academy Awards in which none of the nominees for the Best Actor had a previous nomination in that category.
Winners and nomineesEdit
Films with multiple wins and nominationsEdit
|Tora! Tora! Tora!|
|4||Five Easy Pieces|
|Women in Love|
|I Never Sang for My Father|
|Lovers and Other Strangers|
|The Great White Hope|
Academy Honorary AwardEdit
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardEdit
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardEdit
Presenters and performersEdit
The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Glen Campbell||Performer||"Pieces of Dreams" from Pieces of Dreams|
|Petula Clark||Performer||"For All We Know" from Lovers and Other Strangers|
|Performers||"Thank You Very Much" from Scrooge|
|Lola Falana||Performer||"Till Love Touches Your Life" from Madron|
|Shirley Jones||Performer||"Whistling Away the Dark" from Darling Lili|
- TotalFilm. "Review of Patton". Archived from the original on July 5, 2011. Retrieved 2006-04-24.
- "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1970" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".
- "The 43rd Academy Awards (1971) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2015.