47th Academy Awards

The 47th Academy Awards were presented April 8, 1975 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

The ceremonies were presided over by Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, and Frank Sinatra.

Between the two of them, father and son Carmine and Francis Ford Coppola won no less than four awards this one night. The event occurred while a massive thunderstorm raged outside. The success of The Godfather: Part II was notable; it received twice as many Oscars as its predecessor (six) and duplicated its feat of three Best Supporting Actor nominations.

Prolific and flamboyant film producer Robert Evans received his only Academy Award nomination as the producer of Chinatown.

The 1974 Academy Award Winners

Picture: The Godfather Part II
Actor: Art Carney (Harry and Tonto)
Actress: Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore)
Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II)
Supporting Actress: Ingrid Bergman (Murder on the Orient Express)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part II)
Adapted Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part II)
Original Screenplay: Robert Towne (Chinatown)
Song: "We May Never Love Like This Again" (The Towering Inferno)
Score: The Godfather Part II (Original) / The Great Gatsby (Adaptation)
Cinematography: The Towering Inferno
Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
Art / Set Decoration: The Godfather Part II
Film Editing: The Towering Inferno
Foreign Language Film: Amarcord (Italy)
Sound: Earthquake
Short Films: Closed Mondays (Animated) / One-Eyed Men Are Kings (Live Action)
Documentaries: Don't (Short) / Heart and Minds (Feature)