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Academy Award for Best Picture (1970s) facts for kids

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The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards. Also called Oscars, the Academy Awards are given to people working in the movie industry by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

In the list below, the winner of the award for each year from 1970 to 1979 is shown first, followed by the other nominees.

  • 1970 Patton – 20th Century-Fox – Frank McCarthy
    • Airport – Hunter, Universal – Ross Hunter
    • Five Easy Pieces – BBS Productions, Columbia – Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler
    • Love Story – Paramount – Howard G. Minsky
    • M*A*S*H – Aspen, 20th Century-Fox – Ingo Preminger
  • 1972 The Godfather – Ruddy, Paramount – Albert S. Ruddy
    • Cabaret – ABC Pictures, Allied Artists – Cy Feuer
    • Deliverance – Warner Bros. – John Boorman
    • Sounder – Radnitz/Mattel, 20th Century-Fox – Robert B. Radnitz
    • The Emigrants – Svensk Filmindusttri, Warner Bros. (Swedish)– Bengt Forslund
  • 1974 The Godfather Part II – Coppola Company, Paramount – Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson, Fred Roos
    • Chinatown – Evans, Paramount – Robert Evans
    • The Conversation – Directors Company, Paramount – Francis Ford Coppola
    • Lenny – Worth, United Artists – Marvin Worth
    • The Towering Inferno – Irwin Allen, 20th Century-Fox/Warner Bros. – Irwin Allen
  • 1976 Rocky – Chartoff-Winkler, United Artists – Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff
    • All the President's Men – Wildwood, Warner Bros. – Walter Coblenz
    • Bound for Glory – United Artists – Robert F. Blumofe, Harold Leventhal
    • Network – Gottfried/Chayefsky, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists – Howard Gottfried
    • Taxi Driver – Bill/Phillips-Scorsese – Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips
  • 1977 Annie Hall – Rollins-Joffe, United Artists – Charles H. Joffe
  • 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer – Jaffe, Columbia – Stanley R. Jaffe
    • Apocalypse Now – Omni Zoetrope, United Artists – Francis Ford Coppola with Fred Roos, Gray Frederickson and Tom Sternberg
    • All That Jazz – Columbia/20th Century-Fox – Robert Alan Aurthur
    • Breaking Away – 20th Century-Fox – Peter Yates
    • Norma Rae – 20th Century-Fox – Tamara Aseyev and Alex Rose
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