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Marlon Brando's Oscar® win for " The Godfather"

marlon brando winning and refusing to accept the oscar for best actor

Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone


Carol Burnett, Charlton Heston, Michael Caine, and Rock Hudson shred hosting duties. When it was revealed that Marlon Brando won for his performance as Vito Corleone in the Godfather, Sacheen Littlefeather was sent to the ceremony in his place to explain why he refused to accept the Oscar. Speaking of The Godfather, its nomination for Score was revoked because the theme was used in an early Italian film Fortunella. The Poseidon Adventure won a Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects. Rosalind Russell won a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and 2 honorary Oscars were given out. One to Charles S. Boren for his 38 years of service with the industry's labor relations and architect of its policy on non-discrimination. And one to Edward G. Robinson for his many contributions to the industry


Marjoe won Best Documentary Feature

This Tiny World Won Best Documentary Short

France won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie

A Christmas Carol won Best Animated Short

Norman Rockwell's World...... An American Dream won Best Live Action Short

The Poseidon Adventure won Best Original Song (The Morning After)

Travels With My Aunt won Best Costume Design

Limelight won Best Original Dramatic Score

The Candidate won Best Original Screenplay

Butterflies Are Free won Best Supporting Actress

Cabaret won 8 Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adaptation and Original Song Score, Best Sound, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing

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The Godfather won 3 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay