Fixing The Oscars 2.0 – 1974

Best Picture, English Language

Chinatown (winner!)

– The Godfather: Part II
– The Conversation
– Young Frankenstein
– Murder on the Orient Express

Best Picture, Non-English Language

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (winner!)

– Celine and Julie Go Boating
– The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
– Lacombe Lucien
– The Night Porter

Best Actor

Gene Hackman (The Conversation) (winner!)

– Al Pacino (The Godfather: Part II)
– Jack Nicholson (Chinatown)
– Dirk Bogarde (The Night Porter)
– Gene Wilder (Young Frankenstein)

Best Actress

Gena Rowlands (A Woman Under the Influence) (winner!)

– Faye Dunaway (Chinatown)
– Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore)
– Brigitte Mira (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul)
– Juliet Berto (Celine and Julie Go Boating)

Best Supporting Actor

John Huston (Chinatown) (winner!)

– Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II)
– John Cazale (The Godfather: Part II)
– Holger Löwenadler (Lacombe Lucien)
– Harvey Korman (Blazing Saddles)
– Peter Boyle (Young Frankenstein)

Best Supporting Actress

Lauren Bacall (Murder on the Orient Express) (winner!)

– Madeleine Kahn (Blazing Saddles)
– Valerie Perrine (Lenny)
– Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore)
– Isela Vega (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia)
– Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein)

Best Director

Roman Polanski (Chinatown) (winner!)

– Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather: Part II)
– Francis Ford Coppola (The Conversation)
– Werner Herzog (The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser)
– Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul)

Best Original Screenplay

Robert Towne (Chinatown) (winner!)

– Francis Ford Coppola (The Conversation)
– Luis Buñuel & Jean-Claude Carrière (The Phantom of Liberty)
– Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul)
– Louis Malle & Patrick Modiano (Lacombe Lucien)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Francis Ford Coppola & Mario Puzo (The Godfather: Part II, from the novel The Godfather by Puzo) (winner!)

– Gene Wilder & Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, from characters and situations created by Mary Shelley in the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus as adapted for the screen by Francis Edward Faragoh, Garrett Fort, William Hurlbut, John Balderston, Wyllis Cooper et. al.)
– Paul Dehn (Murder on the Orient Express, from the novel by Agatha Christie)
– Julian Barry (Lenny, from the play by Barry)
– Peter Stone (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, from the novel by John Godey)

Best Cinematography

Gordon Willis (The Godfather: Part II) (winner!)

– John A. Alonso (Chinatown)
– Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein (The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser)
– Geoffrey Unsworth (Murder On The Orient Express)
– Gerald Hirschfeld (Young Frankenstein)

Best Original Score

Jerry Goldsmith (Chinatown) (winner!)

– Nino Rota (The Godfather: Part II)
– Richard Rodney Bennett (Murder on the Orient Express)
– David Shire (The Conversation)
– Lalo Schifrin (The Four Musketeers)

Best Adapted / Song / Musical Score

Uncredited (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) (winner!)

– Nelson Riddle (music supervisor) (The Great Gatsby)
– Paul Williams (music producer; original songs), Michael Arciaga & Jules Chaikin (music supervisors) (Phantom of the Paradise)
– Django Reinhardt (adapted music) (Lacombe Lucien)
– Manos Hadjidakis (original songs) (Sweet Movie)
– John Dunning (radio music researcher) (Thieves Like Us)

Best Original Song

“I’m Tired”, Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles) (winner!)

– “Blazing Saddles”, John Morris & Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles)
– “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers”, Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman (Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!)
– “The Man with the Golden Gun”, John Barry & Don Black (The Man with the Golden Gun)
– “Wherever Love Takes Me”, Elmer Bernstein & Don Black (Gold)
– “Democratia”, Amos Ettinger & Dov Seltzer (Kazablan)
– “Les enfants dans le champs”, Manos Hadjidakis (Sweet Movie)

Best Sound

The Conversation (winner!)

– Chinatown
– The Towering Inferno
– The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
– The Godfather: Part II

Best Film Editing

Richard Chew (The Conversation) (winner!)

– Barry Malkin & Richard Marks & Peter Zinner (The Godfather: Part II)
– Sam O’Steen (Chinatown)
– Nicole Lubtchansky (Celine and Julie Go Boating)
– Thea Eymèsz (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul)

Best Art Direction

Dale Hennesy & Bob De Vestel (Young Frankenstein) (winner!)

– W. Stewart Campbell (Chinatown)
– Angelo P. Graham (The Godfather: Part II)
– Dante Ferretti (Arabian Nights)
– Ghislain Uhry (Lacombe Lucien)
– Jack Stephens (Murder on the Orient Express)

Best Costume Design

Theadora Van Runkle (The Godfather: Part II) (winner!)

– Theoni V. Aldredge (The Great Gatsby)
– Anthea Sylbert (Chinatown)
– Tony Walton & Brenda Dabbs (Murder on the Orient Express)
– Jean-Luc Berne & Pierre D’Alby & Laurent Vicci (Celine and Julie Go Boating)

Best Special Effects

Zardoz (winner!)

– The Towering Inferno
– Earthquake
– The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad
– It’s Alive
– Phase IV

Best Film Short

Hunger (winner!)

– Closed Mondays
– The Family That Dwelt Apart
– Voyage To Next

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