Archive for the ‘1972’ Category

Fixing The Oscars 2.0 – 1972

January 28, 2008

Best Picture, English Language

The Godfather (winner!)

– Cabaret
– Deliverance
– Sleuth
– Play It Again, Sam
– The Ruling Class

Best Picture, Non-English Language

Cries and Whispers (winner!)

– Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
– The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
– Solaris
– Last Tango in Paris

Best Actor

Al Pacino (The Godfather) (winner!)

– Marlon Brando (The Godfather)
– Klaus Kinski (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
– Marlon Brando (Last Tango in Paris)
– William Daniels (1776!)
– Peter O’Toole (The Ruling Class)

Best Actress

Liza Minnelli (Cabaret) (winner!)

– Liv Ullmann (Cries and Whispers)
– Ingrid Thulin (Cries and Whispers)
– Cicely Tyson (Sounder)
– Margit Carstensen (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant)

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall (The Godfather) (winner!)

– Joel Grey (Cabaret)
– James Caan (The Godfather)
– Ian Bannen (The Offence)
– Ned Beatty (Deliverance)

Best Supporting Actress

Harriet Andersson (Cries and Whispers) (winner!)

– Madeleine Kahn (What’s Up, Doc?)
– Kari Sylwan (Cries and Whispers)
– Eileen Heckart (Butterflies are Free)
– Susan Tyrrell (Fat City)

Best Director

Bob Fosse (Cabaret) (winner!)

– Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather)
– Ingmar Bergman (Cries and Whispers)
– Werner Herzog (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
– Andrei Tarkovsky (Solaris)

Best Cinematography

Sven Nykvist (Cries and Whispers) (winner!)

– Geoffrey Unsworth (Cabaret)
– Thomas Mauch (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
– Gordon Willis (The Godfather)
– Vittorio Storaro (Last Tango In Paris)

Best Original Screenplay

Ingmar Bergman (Cries and Whispers) (winner!)

– Luis Buñuel & Jean-Claude Carrière (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)
– Werner Herzog (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
– Jeremy Larner (The Candidate)
– Eric Rohmer (Chloe in the Afternoon)
– Federico Fellini & Bernardino Zapponi (Roma)

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

– Jay Allen (Cabaret, from the short stories by Christopher Isherwood collected in Berlin Stories as adapted for the stage by John Van Druten under the title I Am a Camera and by Joe Masteroff, John Kander & Fred Ebb under the title Cabaret)
– Woody Allen (Play It Again, Sam, from the play by Allen)
– Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth, from the play by Shaffer)
– Woody Allen (Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask, from the book by David Reuben)

Best Original Score

Nino Rota (The Godfather) (winner!)

– Popol Vuh (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
– Gato Barbieri (Last Tango in Paris)
– John Barry (Mary, Queen of Scots)
– Curtis Mayfield (Superfly)

Best Adapted / Song / Musical Score

Ralph Burns (music supervisor); John Kander & Fred Ebb (songs) (Cabaret) (winner!)

– Music direction uncredited; songs by Billie Holiday et. al. (Lady Sings the Blues)
– Ray Heindorf (musical director); Sherman Edwards (songs) (1776!)
– Laurence Rosenthal (music adaptor); Mitch Leigh & Joe Darion (songs) (Man of La Mancha)
– Music direction uncredited; songs by Jimmy Cliff et. al. (The Harder They Come)

Best Original Song

“Mein Herr”, John Kander & Fred Ebb (Cabaret) (winner!)

– “Maybe This Time”, John Kander & Fred Ebb (Cabaret)
– “Money, Money”, John Kander & Fred Ebb (Cabaret)
– “Superfly”, Curtis Mayfield (Superfly)
– “Marmalade, Molasses & Honey”, Maurice Jarre, Alan Bergman & Marliyn Bergman (The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean)

Best Sound

The Godfather (winner!)

– Cabaret
– Deliverance
– Cries And Whispers
– The Poseidon Adventure

Best Film Editing

Tom Priestley (Deliverance) (winner!)

– David Bretherton (Cabaret)
– William Reynolds & Peter Zinner (The Godfather)
– Dede Allen (Slaughterhouse-Five)
– Richard Marden (Sleuth)

Best Art Direction

Marik Vos-Lundh & Ann-Christin Lobråten (Cries and Whispers)(winner!)

– Hans Jürgen Kiebach & Rolf Zehetbauer (Cabaret)
– Andrea Fantacci & Danilo Donati (Roma)
– Peter Lamont & Ken Adam (Sleuth)
– Mikhail Romadin (Solaris)

Best Costume Design

Danilo Donati (Roma) (winner!)

– Charlotte Flemming (Cabaret)
– Uncredited (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
– Anna Hill Johnstone (The Godfather)
– Marik Vos-Lundh (Cries and Whispers)
– Piero Tosi (Ludwig)

Best Special Effects

The Poseidon Adventure (winner!)

– Silent Running
– Slaughterhouse-Five
– Solaris
– Zero Population Growth

Best Film Short

Street Musique (winner!)

– Ballet Adagio
– Go! Panda Go!
– Leonardo’s Diary
– Tup Tup

Fixing The Oscars – 1972

July 6, 2007

Best Picture

THE WINNER: The Godfather (actual 1972 winner)

– Cries and Whispers (original 1973 nominee)
– Cabaret (original nominee)
– Aguirre: The Wrath of God
– The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
– Last Tango in Paris

Best Actor

THE WINNER: Marlon Brando (The Godfather) (actual 1972 winner)

– Marlon Brando (Last Tango in Paris) (original 1973 nominee)
– Klaus Kinski (Aguirre: The Wrath of God)
– William Daniels (1776!)
– Stacy Keach (Fat City)
– Fernando Rey (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)
– Peter O’Toole (The Ruling Class) (original nominee)

Best Actress

THE WINNER: Liza Minnelli (Cabaret) (actual 1972 winner)

– Diana Ross (Lady Sings the Blues) (original nominee)
– Cicely Tyson (Sounder) (original nominee)
– Maria Schneider (Last Tango in Paris)
– Natalya Bondarchuk (Solaris)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

THE WINNER: Joel Grey (Cabaret) (actual 1972 winner)

– Al Pacino (The Godfather) (original nominee)
– James Caan (The Godfather) (original nominee)
– Robert Duvall (The Godfather) (original nominee)
– Ned Beatty (Deliverance)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

THE WINNER: Liv Ullmann (Cries and Whispers)
THE WINNER: Harriet Andersson (Cries and Whispers)

– Ingrid Thulin (Cries and Whispers)
– Shelley Winters (The Poseidon Adventure) (original nominee)
– Olga Bellin (Tomorrow)
– Kari Sylwan (Cries and Whispers)

Best Director

THE WINNER: Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) (original nominee)
THE WINNER: Ingmar Bergman (Cries and Whispers) (original 1973 nominee)

– Bob Fosse (Cabaret) (actual 1972 winner)
– Werner Herzog (Aguirre: The Wrath of God)
– Bernardo Bertolucci (Last Tango in Paris) (original 1973 nominee)
– Alfred Hitchcock (Frenzy)

Best Screenplay

THE WINNER: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) (actual 1972 winner)

– Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carriiere (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) (original nominee)
– Jay Presson Allen (Cabaret) (original nominee)
– Ingmar Bergman (Cries and Whispers)
– Jeremy Larner (The Candidate) (actual 1972 winner)
– Woody Allen (Play It Again, Sam)
– Anthony Shaffer (Frenzy)

Best Cinematography

THE WINNER: Sven Nykvist (Cries and Whispers) (actual 1973 winner)

– Gordon Willis (The Godfather)
– Geoffrey Unsworth (Cabaret) (actual 1972 winner)
– Thomas Mauch (Aguirre: The Wrath of God)
– Vadim Yusov (Solaris)

Best Music, Original Comedic or Dramatic Score

THE WINNER: Gato Barbieri (Last Tango in Paris)

– Nino Rota (The Godfather) (withdrawn 1972 nomination)
– Popol Vuh – Daniel Fichelscher & Florian Fricke (Aguirre: The Wrath of God)
– Donovan (Brother Sun, Sister Moon)
– Curtis Mayfield (Superfly)
– John Williams (The Poseidon Adventure) (original nominee)
– J.J. Johnson, Bobby Womack (Across 110th Street)
– Taj Mahal (Sounder)