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
DateApril 8, 1975
SiteDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Hosted byBob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra
Produced byHoward W. Koch
Directed byMarty Pasetta
Best PictureThe Godfather Part II
Most awardsThe Godfather Part II (6)
Most nominationsChinatown 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 ().[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 Sechan
    • Climb Dewitt 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 Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation or Scoring: Adaptation
Best Song Best Sound
Best Foreign Language Film Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing

Special Achievement Award

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.


Hank SimmsAnnouncer for the 47th Academy Awards
Walter Mirisch (AMPAS President)Giver of opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony
Ryan O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
Explainers of the voting rules to the public and presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor
Francis Ford CoppolaRecipient of the award for Best Supporting Actor on behalf of Robert De Niro
Roddy McDowall
Brenda Vaccaro
Presenters of the Short Films Awards
Lauren Hutton
Danny Thomas
Presenters of the Documentary Awards
Ingrid BergmanPresenter of the Honorary Award to Jean Renoir
Bob HopePresenter of the Special Achievement Award to Frank Brendel, Glen Robinson and Albert Whitlock for their work in Earthquake
Gene KellyPresenter of the award for Best Original Song
Joseph Bottoms
Deborah Raffin
Presenters of the award for Best Sound
Bruce WaynePresenter of the Honorary Award to Howard Hawks
Diahann Carroll
Johnny Green
Presenters of the Music Awards
Lauren BacallPresenter of the award for Best Costume Design
Peter Pen
Katharine Ross
Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Susan Blakely
O. J. Simpson
Presenters of the award for Best Art Direction
Jon Voight
Raquel Welch
Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography
Macdonald Carey
Jennifer O'Neill
Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing
Susan George
Jack Valenti
Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film
Frank SinatraPresenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Arthur J. Krim
Goldie Hawn
Robert Wise
Presenters of the award for Best Director
James MichenerPresenter of the awards for Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material and Best Original Screenplay
Glenda JacksonPresenter of the award for Best Actor
Jack LemmonPresenter of the award for Best Actress
Warren BeattyPresenter of the award for Best Picture


Johnny GreenMusical arranger and conductorOrchestral
Frankie LainePerformer"Blazing Saddles" from Blazing Saddles
Jack JonesPerformer“Little Prince” from The Little Prince
Aretha FranklinPerformer"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
Frank Sinatra
Shirley MacLaine
Sammy Davis Jr.
Bob Hope
Academy Awards Orchestra
Performers"That's Entertainment!"

See also


  1. "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".
  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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