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The French Connection car chase

Chase scene from The French Connection

Gene Hackman, Cloris Leachman, and Ben Johnson standing behind an elderly Charlie Chaplin


After 3 Hostless years at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, hosting duties at Dorothy Chandler have finally returned with Helen Hayes, Sammy Davis Jr., Alan King, and Jack Lemmon sharing hosting duties. Betty Grable made one final public appearance presenting the music categories, in which Isaac Hayes became the first black man to win a song Oscar that night. Charlie Chaplin after a 20 year exile from the United States to Switzerland, came back to receive an honorary Oscar for incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century. He was later given a 12 minute standing ovation.


The Hellstrom Chronicle won Best Documentary Feature

The Crunch Bird won Best Animated Short

Italy won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis

Bedknobs And Broomsticks won Best Visual Effects

Shaft won Best Original Song (Theme)

Summer of '42 won Best Original Dramatic Score

The Hospital won Best Original Screenplay

Klute won Best Actress

Sentinels Of Silence won 2 Academy Awards for Best Documentary Short and Best Live Action Short

The Last Picture Show won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress

Nicholas and Alexandra won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design

Fiddler On The Roof won 3 Academy Awards for Best Original Song Score or Adaptation, Best Sound and Best Cinematography

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The French Connection won 5 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing