47th Academy Awards

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47th Academy Awards
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Date April 8, 1975
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Hosted by Bob Hope
Shirley MacLaine
Sammy Davis Jr.
Frank Sinatra
Produced by Howard W. Koch
Directed by Marty Pasetta
Best Picture The Godfather Part II
Most awards The Godfather Part II (6)
Most nominations Chinatown and The Godfather Part II (11)
TV in the United States
Network NBC

The 47th Academy Awards were presented April 8, 1975, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. This was the last year NBC aired the ceremonies before ABC secured broadcasting rights, which they still hold to this day.

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 (as of the 90th Academy Awards, the last film to receive three nominations in a single acting category). Between the two of them, father and son Carmine and Francis Ford Coppola won four awards, with Carmine winning for Best Original Dramatic Score (with Nino Rota) and Francis for Picture, Director, and Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material (with Mario Puzo).

This was the only Oscars where all nominees in one category were released by the same studio: all five Best Costume Design nominations were for films released by Paramount Pictures.

Winners and nominees

Francis Ford Coppola, Best Director winner
Art Carney, Best Actor winner
Ellen Burstyn, Best Actress winner
Robert De Niro, Best Supporting Actor winner
Ingrid Bergman, Best Supporting Actress winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[1][2]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Live Action Short Film Best Animated Short Film
  • One-Eyed Men Are Kings – Paul Claudon and Edmond Sechandouble-dagger
    • ClimbDewitt Jones
    • The Concert – Julian Chagrin and Claude Chagrin
    • Planet Ocean – George V. Casey
    • The Violin – Andrew Welsh and George Pastic
Best Original Dramatic Score Best Original Song Score and Adaptation
Best Original Song Best Sound
Best Foreign Language Film Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing

Academy Honorary Award

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Multiple nominations and awards

Presenters and performers

The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.


Name Role
Simms, HankHank Simms Announcer for the 47th Academy Awards
Mirisch, WalterWalter Mirisch (AMPAS President) Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony
O'Neal, RyanRyan O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
Explained the voting rules to the public and presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor
Coppola, Francis FordFrancis Ford Coppola Received the award for Best Supporting Actor on behalf of Robert de Niro
McDowall, RoddyRoddy McDowall
Brenda Vaccaro
Presenters of the Short Films Awards
Hutton, LaurenLauren Hutton
Danny Thomas
Presenters of the Documentary Awards
Bergman, IngridIngrid Bergman Presenter of the Honorary Award to Jean Renoir
Hope, BobBob Hope Presenter of the Special Achievement Award to Frank Brendel, Glen Robinson and Albert Whitlock for their work in Earthquake
Kelly, GeneGene Kelly Presenter of the award for Best Original Song
Bottoms, JosephJoseph Bottoms
Deborah Raffin
Presenters of the award for Best Sound
Wayne, JohnJohn Wayne Presenter of the Honorary Award to Howard Hawks
Carroll, DiahannDiahann Carroll
Johnny Green
Presenters of the Music Awards
Bacall, LaurenLauren Bacall Presenter of the award for Best Costume Design
Falk, PeterPeter Falk
Katharine Ross
Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Blakely, SusanSusan Blakely
O. J. Simpson
Presenters of the award for Best Art Direction
Voight, JonJon Voight
Raquel Welch
Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography
Carey, MacdonaldMacdonald Carey
Jennifer O'Neill
Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing
George, SusanSusan George
Jack Valenti
Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film
Sinatra, FrankFrank Sinatra Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Arthur J. Krim
Hawn, GoldieGoldie Hawn
Robert Wise
Presenters of the award for Best Director
Michener, JamesJames Michener Presenter of the awards for Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material and Best Original Screenplay
Jackson, GlendaGlenda Jackson Presenter of the award for Best Actor
Lemmon, JackJack Lemmon Presenter of the award for Best Actress
Beatty, WarrenWarren Beatty Presenter of the award for Best Picture


Name Role Performed
Green, JohnnyJohnny Green Musical arranger and conductor Orchestral
Laine, FrankieFrankie Laine Performer "Blazing Saddles" from Blazing Saddles
Jones, JackJack Jones Performer “Little Prince” from The Little Prince
Franklin, ArethaAretha Franklin Performer "Wherever Love Takes Me" from Gold
Frankie Laine
Jack Jones
Aretha Franklin
Performers "We May Never Love Like This Again" from The Towering Inferno and "Benji's Theme (I Feel Love)" from Benji
Sinatra, FrankFrank Sinatra
Shirley MacLaine
Sammy Davis Jr.
Bob Hope
Academy Awards Orchestra
Performers "That's Entertainment!"

See also


  1. ^ The Official Academy Awards® Database
  2. ^ "The 47th Academy Awards (1975) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
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