43rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations (1971)

  • Date of Ceremony: Thursday, April 15, 1971
  • For films released in: 1970
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Here is a complete list of nominations for the 43rd Annual Academy Awards.

And the nominees are:

Best Picture

  • Airport
    Ross Hunter [Producer]
  • Five Easy Pieces
    Bob Rafelson [Producer] and Richard Wechsler [Producer]
  • Love Story
    Howard G. Minsky [Producer]
  • M*A*S*H
    Ingo Preminger [Producer]
  • Patton
    Frank McCarthy [Producer]

Best Directing

  • Fellini Satyricon
    Federico Fellini
  • Love Story
    Arthur Hiller
  • M*A*S*H
    Robert Altman
  • Patton
    Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Women in Love
    Ken Russell

Best Actor

  • Five Easy Pieces
    Jack Nicholson
  • The Great White Hope
    James Earl Jones
  • I Never Sang for My Father
    Melvyn Douglas
  • Love Story
    Ryan O'Neal
  • Patton
    George C. Scott

Best Actress

  • Diary of a Mad Housewife
    Carrie Snodgress
  • The Great White Hope
    Jane Alexander
  • Love Story
    Ali MacGraw
  • Ryan's Daughter
    Sarah Miles
  • Women in Love
    Glenda Jackson

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • I Never Sang for My Father
    Gene Hackman
  • Little Big Man
    Chief Dan George
  • Love Story
    John Marley
  • Lovers and Other Strangers
    Richard Castellano
  • Ryan's Daughter
    John Mills

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Airport
    Helen Hayes
  • Airport
    Maureen Stapleton
  • Five Easy Pieces
    Karen Black
  • The Landlord
    Lee Grant
  • M*A*S*H
    Sally Kellerman

Best Foreign Language Film

  • First Love
  • Hoa-Binh
  • Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion
  • Paix Sur Les Champs
  • Tristana

Best Art Direction

  • Airport
    Alexander Golitzen [Art Direction], E. Preston Ames [Art Direction], Jack D. Moore [Set Decoration] and Mickey S. Michaels [Set Decoration]
  • The Molly Maguires
    Tambi Larsen [Art Direction] and Darrell Silvera [Set Decoration]
  • Patton
    Urie McCleary [Art Direction], Gil Parrondo [Art Direction], Antonio Mateos [Set Decoration] and Pierre-Louis Thevenet [Set Decoration]
  • Scrooge
    Terry Marsh [Art Direction], Bob Cartwright [Art Direction] and Pamela Cornell [Set Decoration]
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Jack Martin Smith [Art Direction], Yoshiro Muraki [Art Direction], Richard Day [Art Direction], Taizoh Kawashima [Art Direction], Walter M. Scott [Set Decoration], Norman Rockett [Set Decoration] and Carl Biddiscombe [Set Decoration]

Best Cinematography

  • Airport
    Ernest Laszlo
  • Patton
    Fred Koenekamp
  • Ryan's Daughter
    Freddie Young
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Charles F. Wheeler, Osami Furuya, Sinsaku Himeda and Masamichi Satoh
  • Women in Love
    Billy Williams

Best Costume Design

  • Airport
    Edith Head
  • Cromwell
    Nino Novarese
  • Darling Lili
    Donald Brooks and Jack Bear
  • The Hawaiians
    Bill Thomas
  • Scrooge
    Margaret Furse

Best Documentary (Feature)

  • Chariots of the Gods
    Dr. Harald Reinl
  • Jack Johnson
    Jim Jacobson
  • King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis
    Ely Landau
  • Say Goodbye
    David H. Vowell
  • Woodstock
    Bob Maurice

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

  • The Gifts
    Robert McBride
  • Interviews with My Lai Veterans
    Joseph Strick
  • A Long Way from Nowhere
    Bob Aller
  • Oisin
    Vivien Carey and Patrick Carey
  • Time Is Running Out
    Horst Dallmayr and Robert Menegoz

Best Film Editing

  • Airport
    Stuart Gilmore
  • M*A*S*H
    Danford B. Greene
  • Patton
    Hugh S. Fowler
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
    James E. Newcom, Pembroke J. Herring and Inoue Chikaya
  • Woodstock
    Thelma Schoonmaker

Best Music (Original Score)

  • Airport
    Alfred Newman
  • Cromwell
    Frank Cordell
  • Love Story
    Francis Lai
  • Patton
    Jerry Goldsmith
  • Sunflower
    Henry Mancini

Best Music (Original Song Score)

  • The Baby Maker
    Fred Karlin [Music by] and Tylwyth Kymry [Lyrics by]
  • A Boy Named Charlie Brown
    Rod McKuen [Music and Lyrics by], John Scott Trotter [Music by], Bill Melendez [Lyrics by], Al Shean [Lyrics by] and Vince Guaraldi [Adaptation Score by]
  • Darling Lili
    Henry Mancini [Music by] and Johnny Mercer [Lyrics by]
  • Let It Be
    The Beatles [Music and Lyrics by]
  • Scrooge
    Leslie Bricusse [Music and Lyrics by], Ian Fraser [Adaptation Score by] and Herbert W. Spencer [Adaptation Score by]

Best Music (Song - Original for the Picture)

  • Darling Lili "Whistling Away the Dark"
    Henry Mancini [Music by] and Johnny Mercer [Lyrics by]
  • Lovers and Other Strangers "For All We Know"
    Fred Karlin [Music by], Robb Royer [Lyrics by] and James Griffin [Lyrics by]
  • Madron "Till Love Touches Your Life"
    Riz Ortolani [Music by] and Arthur Hamilton [Lyrics by]
  • Pieces of Dreams "Pieces of Dreams"
    Michel Legrand [Music by], Alan Bergman [Lyrics by] and Marilyn Bergman [Lyrics by]
  • Scrooge "Thank You Very Much"
    Leslie Bricusse [Music and Lyrics by]

Best Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two
    Robert Mitchell and Dale Case
  • Is It Always Right to Be Right?
    Nick Bosustow
  • The Shepherd
    Cameron Guess

Best Short Subject (Live Action)

  • The Resurrection of Broncho Billy
    John Longenecker
  • Shut Up...I'm Crying
    Robert Siegler
  • Sticky My Fingers...Fleet My Feet
    John Hancock

Best Sound

  • Airport
    Ronald Pierce and David Moriarty
  • Patton
    Douglas Williams and Don Bassman
  • Ryan's Daughter
    Gordon K. McCallum and John Bramall
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Murray Spivack and Herman Lewis
  • Woodstock
    Dan Wallin and Larry Johnson

Best Special Visual Effects

  • Patton
    Alex Weldon
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
    A.D. Flowers and L.B. Abbott

Best Writing (Screenplay - based on material from another medium)

  • Airport
    George Seaton
  • I Never Sang for My Father
    Robert Anderson
  • Lovers and Other Strangers
    Renee Taylor, Joseph Bologna and David Zelag Goodman
  • M*A*S*H
    Ring Lardner, Jr.
  • Women in Love
    Larry Kramer

Best Writing (Story and Screenplay - based on factual material or material not previously published or produced)

  • Five Easy Pieces
    Bob Rafelson [Story by] and Adrien Joyce [Story and Screenplay by]
  • Joe
    Norman Wexler
  • Love Story
    Erich Segal
  • My Night at Maud's
    Eric Rohmer
  • Patton
    Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North
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