Archive for the ‘1971’ Category

Fixing The Oscars 2.0 – 1971

July 29, 2007

Best Picture, English Language

The Last Picture Show (winner!)

– A Clockwork Orange
– Fiddler on the Roof
– Death in Venice
– Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Best Picture, Non-English Language

The Decameron (winner!)

– Trafic
– Karol Lir
– The Emigrants
– Just Before Nightfall
– Love
– Murmur of the Heart

Best Actor

Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) (winner!)

– Dirk Bogarde (Death in Venice)
– Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show)
– Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
– Topol (Fiddler on the Roof)

Best Actress

Julie Christie (McCabe & Mrs. Miller) (winner!)

– Jane Fonda (Klute)
– Ruth Gordon (Harold and Maude)
– Liv Ullmann (The Emigrants)
– Glenda Jackson (Sunday Bloody Sunday)

Best Supporting Actor

– Ben Johnson (The Last Picture Show) (winner!)

– Jeff Bridges (The Last Picture Show)
– Bjørn Andresen (Death in Venice)
– Sam Bottoms (The Last Picture Show)
– Warren Oates (Two Lane Blacktop)

Best Supporting Actress

Ellen Burstyn (The Last Picture Show) (winner!)

– Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show)
– Cybill Shepard (The Last Picture Show)
– Eileen Brennan (The Last Picture Show)
– Diana Rigg (The Hospital)

Best Director

Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange) (winner!)

– Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show)
– Luchino Visconti (Death in Venice)
– Pier Paolo Pasolini (The Decameron)
– Grigori Kozintsev (Karol Lir)

Best Cinematography

Robert L. Surtees (The Last Picture Show) (winner!)

– Vilmos Zsigmond (McCabe & Mrs. Miller)
– Pasquale de Santis (Death in Venice)
– John Alcott (A Clockwork Orange)
– Nicolas Roeg (Walkabout)

Best Original Screenplay

Colin Higgins (Harold and Maude) (winner!)

– Paddy Chayefsky (The Hospital)
– Penelope Gilliatt (Sunday Bloody Sunday)
– Woody Allen & Mickey Rose (Bananas)
– Louis Malle (Murmur of the Heart)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Larry McMurtry & Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, from the novel by McMurtry) (winner!)

– Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange, from the novel by Anthony Burgess)
– Luchino Visconti & Nicola Badalucco (Death in Venice, from the novella Der Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann)
– Roald Dahl (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, from the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Dahl)
– Pier Paolo Pasolini (The Decameron, from the novel Il Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio)

Best Original Score

Isaac Hayes (Shaft) (winner!)

– Michel Legrand (Summer of ’42)
– Julius Steffaro & Jack Trombey (Business Is Business)
– Ennio Morricone (The Decameron)
– Dmitri Shostakovich (Karol Lir)
– Jerry Fielding (Straw Dogs)

Best Adapted / Song / Musical Score

Walter Carlos (music adapter) (A Clockwork Orange) (winner!)

– Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley (songs) & Walter Scharf (music director) (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
– Jerry Bock (songs) & John Williams (music adapter) (Fiddler on the Roof)
– Uncredited (songs by Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Pee Wee King et. al.) (The Last Picture Show)
– Cat Stevens (songs) (Harold and Maude)

Best Original Song

“Theme from ‘Shaft'”, Isaac Hayes (Shaft) (winner!)

– “I Want It Now!”, Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
– “One Tin Soldier”, Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter (Billy Jack)
– “Pure Imagination”, Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
– “Bless the Beasts and the Children”, Barry De Vorzon & Perry Botkin Jr. (Bless the Beasts and the Children)
– “Diamonds Are Forever”, John Barry & Don Black (Diamonds Are Forever)
– “Life Is What You Make It”, Marvin Hamlisch & Johnny Mercer (Kotch)
– “Long Ago Tomorrow”, Burt Bacharach & Hal David (The Raging Moon)
– “Ode to a Screw”, Tom Eyen & Peter Cornell (Taking Off)
– “Oompa Loompa”, Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)

Best Sound

A Clockwork Orange (winner!)

– The French Connection
– The Last Picture Show
– Death in Venice
– Bay of Blood
– Dirty Harry
– Fiddler On The Roof

Best Film Editing

Bill Butler (A Clockwork Orange) (winner!)

– Jerry Greenberg (The French Connection)
– Anthony Gibbs & Alan Pattillo (Walkabout)
– György Sívó (Love)
– Jacques Gaillard (Just Before Nightfall)

Best Art Direction

Russell Hagg & Peter Shields (A Clockwork Orange) (winner!)

– Ferdinando Scarfiotti (Death in Venice)
– Walter Scott Herndon (The Last Picture Show)
– Harper Goff (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
– Bernard Reeves (The Abominable Dr. Phibes)
– Dante Ferretti (The Decameron)
– Adrien De Rooy (Trafic)

Best Costume Design

Milena Canonero (A Clockwork Orange) (winner!)

– Danilo Donati (The Decameron)
– Piero Tosi (Death in Venice)
– Yvonne Blake & Antonio Castillo (Nicholas and Alexandra)
– Anthony Mendleson (The Tragedy of Macbeth)

Best Special Effects

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (winner!)

– A Clockwork Orange
– The Andromeda Strain
– Bay of Blood
– Diamonds Are Forever

Best Film Short

The Selfish Giant (winner!)

– Synchromy
– Hot Stuff!
– Apel
– Freedom River
– Operation X-70

Fixing the Oscars – 1971

July 18, 2007

Best Picture

THE WINNER: The Last Picture Show (original nominee)

– McCabe & Mrs. Miller
– A Clockwork Orange (original nominee)
– The French Connection (actual 1971 winner)
– The Sorrow and the Pity (original Best Documentary nominee)

Best Actor

THE WINNER: Gene Hackman (The French Connection) (actual 1971 winner)

– Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange)
– Michael Caine (Get Carter)
– Dirk Bogarde (Death in Venice)
– Topol (Fiddler on the Roof) (original nominee)
– Warren Beatty (McCabe & Mrs. Miller)

Best Actress

THE WINNER: Jane Fonda (Klute) (actual 1971 winner)

– Julie Christie (McCabe & Mrs. Miller) (original nominee)
– Ruth Gordon (Harold and Maude)
– Jessica Walter (Play Misty for Me)
– Geraldine Page (The Beguiled)

Best Supporting Actor

THE WINNER: Ben Johnson (The Last Picture Show) (actual 1971 winner)

– Jeff Bridges (The Last Picture Show) (original nominee)
– Warren Oates (Two Lane Blacktop)
– Roy Scheider (The French Connection) (original nominee)
– Richard Jaeckel (Sometimes a Great Notion) (original nominee)

Best Supporting Actress

THE WINNER: Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show) (actual 1971 winner)

– Ellen Burstyn (The Last Picture Show) (original nominee)
– Ann-Margret (Carnal Knowledge) (original nominee)
– Eileen Brennan (The Last Picture Show)
– Francesca Annis (MacBeth)

Best Director

THE WINNER: Peter Bodganovich (The Last Picture Show) (original nominee)

– Robert Altman (McCabe & Mrs. Miller)
– Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange) (original nominee)
– William Friedkin (The French Connection) (actual 1971 winner)
– Jan Troell (The Emigrants) (original 1972 nominee)
– Robert Wise (The Andromeda Strain)

Best Music, Original Dramatic Score

THE WINNER: Isaac Hayes (Shaft) (original nominee)

– Michel Legrand (Summer of ’42) (actual 1971 winner)
– John Barry (Mary, Queen of Scots) (original nominee)
– Jerry Fielding (Straw Dogs) (original nominee)
– John Barry (Walkabout)
– George Delerue (Two English Girls)
– Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dynamite)