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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest - Nurse Ratched Strangle Scene - Full HD

The escape attempt scene from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher


George Segall, Gene Kelly, Robert Shaw, Goldie Hawn, and Walter Matthau all shared hosting duties at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The show opened with a dance number and closed with a salute to the USA's Bicentennial. Louise Fletcher gave part of her acceptance speech in sign language to her deaf parents watching at home. The Hinderberg received 2 Special Achievement Awards for sound effects and visual effects. Dr. Jules C. Stein earned a Jean Hersholt humanitarian Award, Mervyn Leroy earned an Irving G Thalberg Award and an honorary Oscar was given to Mary Pickford for her contributions to the art of cinema.


Great won Best Animated Short

Angel and Big Joe won Best Live Action Short

The End Of The Game won Best Documentary Short

The Man Who Skied Down Everest won Best Documentary Feature

Russia won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Dersu Uzala

Nashville won Best Original Song (Im Easy)

Dog Day Afternoon won Best Original Screenplay

Shampoo won Best Supporting Actress

The Sunshine boys won Best Supporting Actor

Jaws won 3 Academy Awards for Best Original Dramatic Score, Best Sound, and Best Film Editing

Barry Lyndon won 4 Academy Awards for Best Adaptation or Original Song Score, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest won the BIG 5 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay