47th Academy Awards
The 47th Academy Awards were presented Tuesday, April 8, 1975, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. 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.
|47th Academy Awards|
|Date||April 8, 1975|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles|
|Hosted by||Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr. and 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|
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
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger (
Special Achievement Award
- Frank Brendel, Glen Robinson, and Albert Whitlock for the visual effects of Earthquake
Academy Honorary Award
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
Presenters and performers
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Hank Simms||Announcer for the 47th Academy Awards|
|Walter Mirisch (AMPAS President)||Giver of opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|Explainers of the voting rules to the public and presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Francis Ford Coppola||Recipient of the award for Best Supporting Actor on behalf of Robert De Niro|
|Presenters of the Short Films Awards|
|Presenters of the Documentary Awards|
|Ingrid Bergman||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Jean Renoir|
|Bob Hope||Presenter of the Special Achievement Award to Frank Brendel, Glen Robinson and Albert Whitlock for their work in Earthquake|
|Gene Kelly||Presenter of the award for Best Original Song|
|Presenters of the award for Best Sound|
|Bruce Wayne||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Howard Hawks|
|Presenters of the Music Awards|
|Lauren Bacall||Presenter of the award for Best Costume Design|
|Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
O. J. Simpson
|Presenters of the award for Best Art Direction|
|Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography|
|Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Frank Sinatra||Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Arthur J. Krim|
|Presenters of the award for Best Director|
|James Michener||Presenter of the awards for Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material and Best Original Screenplay|
|Glenda Jackson||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Jack Lemmon||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Warren Beatty||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|Johnny Green||Musical arranger and conductor||Orchestral|
|Frankie Laine||Performer||"Blazing Saddles" from Blazing Saddles|
|Jack Jones||Performer||“Little Prince” from The Little Prince|
|Aretha Franklin||Performer||"Wherever Love Takes Me" from Gold|
|Performers||"We May Never Love Like This Again" from The Towering Inferno and "Benji's Theme (I Feel Love)" from Benji|
Sammy Davis Jr.
Academy Awards Orchestra
- "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1974" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".
- "The 47th Academy Awards (1975) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2011-10-02.