And the Oscar Should Have Gone to: 1975

After this year’s announcement of Oscar nominations, I will begin a new type of list for Thursdays. I will do one every week from now through the Thursday after the Oscars are held. After that, I will continue these lists sporadically because I love the Oscars. I hardly ever agree with them, but I love them because they have formed a lot of my decisions of what movies to watch over the years. So these lists will include all the awards from a given year or the winners of a particular award. Either a year or a category will be chosen randomly, and the first year that popped up from randomizing an Excel spreadsheet was 1975. The Academy has many rules that I will not try to align with. The only prominent rule for my own lists will be that a movie has to have received an American release in the year covered in order to be eligible. For 1975, Fellini’s Amarcord was nominated for several Oscars. It’s one of my favorite movies, but it had its American release in 1974 so it’s not eligible for this list. For each award, I will list the real Oscar nominees followed by my picks. The picture for each category is related to my choice for the winner. So, here’s the list.

 

Best Picture 

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Oscar Best Picture Nominees:

Barry Lyndon

Dog Day Afternoon

Jaws

Nashville

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Academy award winners are in bold)

My Picks:

10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

8. Tommy

7. Smile

6.One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

5. The Fortune

4. Love and Death

3. The Magic Flute

2. Barry Lyndon

1. Dog Day Afternoon

 

Best Director

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Oscar Nominees:

Robert Altman, Nashville

Federico Fellini, Amarcord (N/A; American release in 1974)

Milos Forman, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest 

Stanley Kubrick, Barry Lyndon

Sidney Lumet, Dog Day Afternoon

 

My Picks:

5. Woody Allen, Love and Death

4. Milos Forman, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

3. Stanley Kubrick, Barry Lyndon

2. Ingmar Bergman, The Magic Flute

1. Sidney Lumet, Dog Day Afternoon

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

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Oscar Nominees:

Isabelle Adjani, The Story of Adele H (Unseen)

Louise Fletcher, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest 

Ann-Margaret, Tommy (N/A, supporting)

Glenda Jackson, Hedda (Unseen)

Carol Kane, Hester Street (Unseen)

 

My Picks

5. Irma Urilla, The Magic Flute

4. Susan Sarandon, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

3. Diane Keaton, Love and Death

2. Stockard Channing, The Fortune

1. Louise Fletcher, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

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Oscar Nominees:

Walter Matthau, The Sunshine Boys

Jack Nicholson, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest 

Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon

Maximilian Schell, The Man in the Golden Booth (Unseen)

James Whitmore, Give ’em Hell Harry (Unseen)

 

My Picks:

5. Warren Beatty, The Fortune

4. Tim Curry, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

3. Ryan O’Neal, Barry Lyndon

2. Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon

1. Jack Nicholson, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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Oscar Nominees:

George Burns, The Sunshine Boys 

Brad Dourif, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Burgess Meredith, The Day of the Locust (Unseen)

Chris Sarandon, Dog Day Afternoon

Jack Warden, Shampoo (Unseen)

My Picks:

5. Danny DeVito, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

4. Christopher Lloyd, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

3. Charles Durning, Dog Day Afternoon

2. John Cazale, Dog Day Afternoon

1. Brad Dourif, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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Oscar Nominees:

Ronee Blakely, Nashville

Lee Grant, Shampoo (Unseen)

Silvia Miles, Farewell, My Lovely (Unseen)

Lily Tomlin, Nashville

Brenda Vacccaro, Once Is Not Enough (Unseen)

My Picks:

5. Elizabeth Erikson, The Magic Flute

4. Ann-Margaret, Tommy

3. Barbara Feldon, Smile

2. Patricia Quinn, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

1. Marisa Berenson, Barry Lyndon

 

Best Original Screenplay

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Oscar Nominees

Amarcord (N/A; released in the USA in 1974)

And Now My Love

Dog Day Afternoon (N/A; Based on a magazine article by P.F. Kluge)

Lies My Father Told Me

Shampoo

My Picks:

3. Smile

2. The Fortune

1. Love and Death

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

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Oscar Nominees:

Barry Lyndon (A+)

The Man Who Would Be King (Unseen)

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (A-)

Scent of a Woman (Unseen)

The Sunshine Boys (C-)

My Picks:

5. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

4. Tommy

3. The Magic Flute

2. Barry Lyndon

1. Dog Day Afternoon

 

Best Original Song (My picks for music awards are based on the songs & scores I’ve heard whether I’ve seen the movie or not)

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Oscar Nominees

“Do You Know Where You’re Going To?” Mahogany

“How Lucky Can You Get” Funny Lady

“I’m Easy” Nashville 

“Now that We’re in Love” Whiffs

“Richard’s Window” The Other Side of the Mountain

My Picks:

5. “What about the Boy?” Tommy

4. “I’ll Make You a Man” The Rocky Horror Picture Show

3. “Camelot Song (Knights of the Round Table)” Monty Python and the Holy Grail

2. “How Lucky Can You Get?” Funny Lady

1. “Sir Robin’s Song” Monty Python and the Holy Grail

 

Best Original Film Score

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Oscar Nominees:

Gerald Fried, Birds Do It, Bees Do It (Unseen/unheard)

Jack Nietzsche, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Alex North, Bite the Bullet

John Williams, Jaws 

Jerry Goldsmith, The Wind and the Lion

My Picks:

5. John Barry, Love among the Ruins

4. Maurice Jarre, The Man Who Would Be King

3. Levi Ryu, The Story of Adele H

2. Jerry Goldsmith, The Wind and the Lion

1. John Williams, Jaws

 

Best Adapted or Song Score

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Oscar nominees:

Peter Matz, Funny Lady

Leonard Rosenman, Barry Lyndon

Pete Townsend, Tommy

My picks:

5. Neill Innes, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

4. Richard O’Brien & Keith Grant, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

3. Pete Townsend, Tommy

2. Leonard Rosenman, Barry Lyndon

1. Eric Ericson, The Magic Flute

 

Best Film Editing

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Oscar nominees:

Dog Day Afternoon

Jaws

The Man Who Would Be King (Unseen)

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Three Days of the Condor (Unseen)

My picks:

5. Love and Death

4. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

3. Jaws

2. Tommy

1. Dog Day Afternoon

 

Best Cinematography

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Oscar nominees:

Barry Lyndon

The Day of the Locust (Unseen)

Funny Lady

The Hindenburg (Unseen)

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

My picks:

5. Dog Day Afternoon

4. Jaws

3. Tommy

2. Love and Death

1. Barry Lyndon

 

Best Production Design

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Oscar nominees:

Barry Lyndon

The Hindenburg (Unseen)

The Man Who Would Be King (Unseen)

Shampoo (Unseen)

The Sunshine Boys

My picks:

5. Love and Death

4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

3. Tommy

2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

1. Barry Lyndon

 

Best Sound

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Bite the Bullet (Unseen)

Funny Lady

The Hindenburg (Unseen)

Jaws

The Wind and the Lion (Unseen)

My Picks

5. Barry Lyndon

4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

3. Jaws

2. The Magic Flute

1. Tommy

 

Best Special Effects (Visual & Sound Effects)

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Oscars

Not a competitive category yet for the 1975 Academy Awards. A special achievement award was given to the visual and sound effects artists who worked on The Hindenburg, which I have not seen.

My picks:

3. Tommy

2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

1. Jaws

 

Best Costume Design

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Oscar nominees:

Barry Lyndon

The Four Musketeers: Milady’s Revenge (Unseen)

Funny Lady

The Magic Flute

The Man Who Would Be King (Unseen)

My picks:

5. Love and Death

4. Tommy

3. The Magic Flute

2. Barry Lyndon

1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

Best Makeup & Hair Styling

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Oscars:

Not an official category until 1980.

My picks:

3. The Magic Flute

2. Tommy

1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

Best Ensemble Cast

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Oscars:

This has never been an Oscar category, but I think it should be so I will include it with every “And the Oscar should have gone to” post.

My picks:

5. Love and Death

4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

3. Smile

2. Dog Day Afternoon

1. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

 

I have not yet seen any of the nominated foreign language, documentary, or short films from 1975 so I am not including them but you can find the full list of 1975 movies that were nominated for the real Academy Awards here.

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