Awards for 1973

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

The Godfather: Marlon Brando
Brando did not show up at the ceremony, but instead sent an Indian woman named Sacheen Littlefeather a.k.a. Maria Cruz, a Native American Californian actress.

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Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Director

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

WINNER

The Godfather: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Mario Puzo was not present at the awards ceremony. His daughter Dorothy Ann Puzo accepted the award on his behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Costume Design

WINNER

Travels with My Aunt: Anthony Powell
Anthony Powell couldn't attend the awards ceremony, as he was working on Papillon in London, England. George Cukor, the film's director, accepted the award on his behalf.

NOMINEES




Best Sound

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

The Poseidon Adventure: Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn
For the song "The Morning After".

NOMINEES

The Little Ark: Fred Karlin (music), Meg Karlin (lyrics)
For the song "Come Follow, Follow Me".

Ben: Walter Scharf (music), Don Black (lyrics)
For the song "Ben".

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean: Maurice Jarre (music), Alan Bergman (lyrics), Marilyn Bergman
For the song "Marmalade, Molasses & Honey".

The Stepmother: Sammy Fain (music), Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
For the song "Strange Are the Ways of Love".

Best Music, Original Dramatic Score

WINNER

Limelight: Charles Chaplin, Ray Rasch, Larry Russell
The film was not released in Los Angeles until 1972. Under the Academy rules at the time being, this permitted it to be eligible despite of being 20 years old.

NOMINEES





The Godfather: Nino Rota
Withdrawn, ineligible: reused Fortunella score; replaced by a nomination for "Sleuth"

Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Short Subject, Animated Films

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Short Subject, Live Action Films

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNER

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Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

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Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER

NOMINEES

A zori zdes tikhie
Soviet Union



The New Land
Sweden

Special Achievement Award

WINNER

Honorary Award

WINNERS

Charles S. Boren
Leader for 38 years of the industry's enlightened labor relations and architect of its policy of non-discrimination. With the respect and affection of all who work in films.

Edward G. Robinson
Who achieved greatness as a player, a patron of the arts, and a dedicated citizen ... in sum, a Renaissance man. From his friends in the industry he loves.
Posthumously. Robinson died 2 months before the ceremony, after the award was voted on. His widow Jane Robinson accepted the award on his behalf.

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

WINNER

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER


Not awarded.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

Joseph E. Bluth
For research and development in the field of electronic photography and transfer of video tape to motion picture film.

Edward H. Reichard (Consolidated Film Industries), Howard T. LaZare (Consolidated Film Industries), Edward Efron (IBM)
For the engineering of a computerized light valve monitoring system for motion picture printing.

(Panavision, Inc.)
For the development and engineering of the Panaflex motion picture camera.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

(Photo Research Division of Kollmorgen Corp., PSC Technology Inc., Acme Products Division)
For the Spectra Film Gate Photometer for motion picture printers.

(Carter Equipment Co., Inc., Ramtronics)
For the Ramtronics light-valve photometer for motion picture printers.

David Degenkolb (DeLuxe General Inc.), Harry Larson (DeLuxe General Inc.), Manfred Michelson (DeLuxe General Inc.), Fred Scobey (DeLuxe General Inc.)
For the development of a computerized motion picture printer and process control system.

Jiro Mukai (Canon, Inc.), Ryusho Hirose (Canon, Inc.), Wilton R. Holm (AMPTP Motion Picture and Television Research Center)
For development of the Canon Macro Zoom Lens for motion picture photography.

Philip V. Palmquist (3M Company), Leonard L. Olson (3M Company), Frank P. Clark (AMPTP Motion Picture and Television Research Center)
For development of the Nextel simulated blood for motion picture color photography.

E.H. Geissler (Wil-Kin Inc.), G.M. Berggren (Wil-Kin Inc.)
For engineering of the Ultra-Vision Motion Picture Theater Projection System.

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