1970 Academy Awards – An Introduction


Phew, we’ve finally made it to the 70s! We’re firmly into the ‘New Hollywood’ phase now, with many of the new and up and coming directors, writers, and performers having already made a impact and yet more popping out of the woodwork. The 43rd Academy Awards were of course the subject of some controversy with George C Scott becoming the first person to reject his award and launching into a tirade about the ceremony. Scott’s Patton was the big hit of the night with 7 awards and 10 nominations, while Airport and Love Story were not far behind.

As always, we got a roster of hosts and performers – John Huston, Steve McQueen, Goldie Hawn, and Maggie Smith were among those handing out awards, while Petula Clarke and Glen Campbell entertained. Will Patton reign supreme in my selections, or will there be a new pretender to its crown? Stay tuned over the coming weeks to find out!


2 thoughts on “1970 Academy Awards – An Introduction

  1. John Charet March 10, 2017 / 2:57 am

    1970 should be an exciting series. The year Robert Altman was recognized for his breakthrough film MASH (though he made some other great films prior to it) and it was also a year with some great entries by Bernardo Bertolucci, Brian de Palma and Ken Russell among countless others. Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

  2. stoupunompropov March 19, 2017 / 7:06 pm

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