45th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1973 took place on 27 March 1973 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. It was the 45th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1972.

  • 3.1 Honorary Oscar
  • 3.2 Special Achievement Award
  • 3.3 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
  • 3.4 Academy Award of Merit
  • 3.5 Scientific and Engineering Award
  • 3.6 Technical Achievement Award


Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Charlton Heston and Rock Hudson as facilitators led by the Oscar ceremony.

Winners and nominations

Best Picture

The Godfather ( The Godfather ) - Albert S. Ruddy

Best Director

Bob Fosse - Cabaret

Best Actor

Marlon Brando - The Godfather ( The Godfather )

Brando refused to accept the price and sent the Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather to the event.

Best Actress

Liza Minnelli - Cabaret

Best Supporting Actor

Joel Grey - Cabaret

Best Supporting Actress

Eileen Heckart - Butterflies Are Free ( Butterflies Are Free)

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Godfather ( The Godfather ) - Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola

Best Original Screenplay

Bill McKay - The Candidate ( The Candidate ) - Jeremy Larner

Best Camera

Cabaret - Geoffrey Unsworth

Best Art

Cabaret - Rolf Zehetbauer, Hans Jürgen Kiebach, Herbert Strabel

Best Costume Design

Travels with My Aunt ( Travels with My Aunt) - Anthony Powell

Best Editing

Cabaret - David Bretherton

Best Sound

Cabaret - Robert Knudson, David Hildyard

Best Music (Original Dramatic Score )

Spotlight ( Limelight ) - Charles Chaplin, Ray Rasch, Larry Russell

Best Music ( Original Song Score)

Cabaret - Ralph Burns

Best Song

" The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure (The Poseidon Adventure) - Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn

Best Animated Short Film

A Christmas Carol - Richard Williams

Best Short Film

Norman Rockwell 's World ... An American Dream - Richard Barclay

Best Documentary (Short Film )

Deze wereld small - Charles Huguenot van der Linden, Martina Huguenot van der Linden

Best Documentary

Marjoe - Howard Smith, Sarah Kernochan

Best Foreign Language Film

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie ( Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie ) by Luis Buñuel - France


Honorary Oscar

Special Achievement Award

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Academy Award of Merit

Nominated but not awarded:

Scientific and Engineering Award

Technical Achievement Award