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The Beatles - Let It Be 1970 Video

The Beatles performing Let It Be

George C. Scott in Patton


3rd year hostless. George C. Scott became the first actor to refuse to accept an Academy Award. Helen Hayes became the first person to win a leading actress award and a supporting actress award. Ingmar Bergman received an Irving G Thalberg Award, Frank Sinatra received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and 2 honorary Oscars were given to Lillian Gish and Orson Wells for artistry and contributions to the ongoing progression of motion pictures.


Woodstock won Best Documentary feature

Interview With My Lai Veterans won Best Documentary Short

The Resurrection Of Broncho Billy won Best Live Action Short

Is It Always Right To Be Right? won Best Animated Short

Italy won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion

Tora! Tora! Tora! won Best Visual Effects

Cromwell won Best Costume Design

Lovers And Other Strangers won Best Original Song (For All We Know)

Let It Be won Best Original or Adaptation Score

Love Story won Best Original Score

MASH won Best Adapted Screenplay

Airport won Best Supporting Actress

Women In Love won Best Actress

Ryan's Daughter won 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography

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Patton won 7 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Art Direction and Best Film Editing