Tuesday, 28 September 2010

GREAT MOMENTS-the 1974 Oscars

The Oscars for 1974. Has there ever been a greater collection of talent among the nominees? Have we seen a collection of nominated best pictures of this quality?

Nominated for best picture were
The Conversation
The Godfather II
Towering inferno

Among the nominees were Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro, Albert Finney, Jeff Bridges, Fred Astaire, Lee Strasburg, John Cassavetes, Bob Fosse, Roman Polanski, Francois Truffaut, Francis Ford Coppolla, Faye Dunaway, Gena Rowlands, Diane Ladd, Ingrid Bergman, Gene wilder and Mel Brooks.
Films featured in other categories were
Murder on The Orient Express
Day for Night
Alice doesn’t live here anymore Blazing Saddles
A woman under the influence
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Young Frankenstein

Cast/directors of films in all categories included Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Gene Hackman,William Holden, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagne,rLauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York and Richard Widmark, Martin Scorsese, John Huston, Sidney Lumet
The ‘big five’ winners were
The Godfather Part II, Francis Ford Coppola, producer; Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos, co-producers (Paramount)
Art Carney, Harry and Tonto
Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Robert De Niro, The Godfather Part II
Ingrid Bergman, Murder on the Orient Express

All this and a streaker!

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