42nd Academy Awards

The 42nd Academy Awards were presented April 7, 1970 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

There was no host.

This is currently the highest rated of the televised Academy Awards ceremonies, according to Nielsen ratings.

Midnight Cowboy became the first - and so far only - X-rated film to win Best Picture. Ironically, the previous year saw the only G-rated film to win Best Picture; Oliver!.

The 1969 Academy Awards

Picture: Midnight Cowboy
Actor: John Wayne (True Grit)
Actress: Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
Supporting Actor: Gig Young (They Shoot Horses, Don't They)
Supporting Actress: Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower)
Director: John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy)
Adapted Screenplay: Waldo Salt (Midnight Cowboy)
Original Screenplay: William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
Song: "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
Score: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Non-musical) / Hello Dolly! (Musical)
Cinematography: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Costume Design: Anne of the Thousand Days
Art / Set Decoration: Hello Dolly!
Film Editing: Z
Foreign Language Film: Z (Algeria)
Sound: Hello Dolly!
Visual Effects: Marooned
Short Films: It's Tough to Be a Bird (Cartoons) / The Magic Machines (Live Action)
Documentaries: Czechoslovakia 1968 (Short) / Arthur Rubinstein - The Love of Life (Feature)