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Encyclopedia > 46th Academy Awards
46th Academy Awards
Date Tuesday, April 2, 1974
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host John Huston, Diana Ross, Burt Reynolds, David Niven
Producer Jack Haley, Jr.
Director Marty Pasetta

The 46th Academy Awards were presented April 2, 1974 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by John Huston, Diana Ross, Burt Reynolds, David Niven. April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center (which is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the nation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director and actor. ... Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross[1] on March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, disco, and pop. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ... David Niven (March 1, 1910 – July 29, 1983) was an Academy Award-winning British actor. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center (which is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the nation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director and actor. ... Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross[1] on March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, disco, and pop. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ... David Niven (March 1, 1910 – July 29, 1983) was an Academy Award-winning British actor. ...

Contents

Winners

Feature Films

Category Winner
Best motion picture The Sting Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, and Julia Phillips
Best foreign language film Day for Night France
Best documentary feature The Great American Cowboy Kieth Merrill
Best animated feature

This article is about the 1973 film involving con artists. ... Tony Bill (born 23 August 1940, San Diego, California) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... Michael Phillips is a prominent Canadian psychiatrist known for his work in mental illness and suicide prevention. ... Julia Phillips (April 7, 1944 – January 1, 2002) was an Academy Award-winning film producer and author. ... Day for night, also known as La Nuit américaine (American Night), is the name of a (mostly historic) technique in cinematography to simulate a night scene. ... The Great American Cowboy is a 1973 documentary film by Kieth Merrill. ... Kieth Merrill is an American filmaker who has worked as a writer, director, and producer in the film industry since 1967. ...

Acting

Category Winner Movie
Best actor in a leading role Jack Lemmon Save the Tiger
Best actress in a leading role Glenda Jackson A Touch of Class
Best actor in a supporting role John Houseman The Paper Chase
Best actress in a supporting role Tatum O'Neal Paper Moon

John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was one of the most award-winning American actors of his generation. ... Save the Tiger is a 1973 film which tells the story of an ageing businessman whose business is about to collapse under his juggling of the books. ... Glenda Jackson Glenda May Jackson, CBE, (born 9 May 1936) is a two-time Academy Award-winning British actress and politician, currently Labour Member of Parliament for the constituency of Hampstead and Highgate in the London Borough of Camden. ... Fawlty Towers episode, see A Touch of Class (Fawlty Towers). ... John Houseman John Houseman (September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor and film producer. ... The Paper Chase was a 1970 novel, as well as a 1973 movie based on the novel and a television series based on the movie. ... Tatum Beatrice ONeal (born November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress best known for her film work as a child actress in the 1970s. ... Paper Moon is an American motion picture comedy that was released in 1973 and was directed by Peter Bogdanovich. ...

Screenplay & Direction

Category Winner Movie
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen David S. Ward The Sting
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium William Peter Blatty The Exorcist
Best Director George Roy Hill The Sting

David S. Ward is an American film director and award winning screen writer. ... This article is about the 1973 film involving con artists. ... William Peter Blatty (born January 7, 1928) is an American writer. ... The Exorcist is an Academy Award-winning 1973 American horror and thriller film, adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, dealing with the demonic possession of a young girl, and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her daughter through an Exorcisim conducted... George Roy Hill (December 20, 1922 – December 27, 2002) was an American film director. ... This article is about the 1973 film involving con artists. ...

Streaking incident

Robert Opel streaking at the 46th Academy Awards ceremony.
Robert Opel streaking at the 46th Academy Awards ceremony.

The 46th Academy Awards ceremony is perhaps best remembered as the ceremony in which a streaker named Robert Opel ran across the stage naked. In response, host David Niven quipped, "The only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping... and showing his shortcomings." In 2001, this incident was voted as the most memorable Oscar moment in history. Image File history File links Robertopelpic2. ... Image File history File links Robertopelpic2. ... Robert Opal streaking at the 46th Academy Awards ceremony. ... A participant of the Bay to Breakers. ... A participant of the Bay to Breakers. ... Robert Opal streaking at the 46th Academy Awards ceremony. ... David Niven (March 1, 1910 – July 29, 1983) was an Academy Award-winning British actor. ...


Links

  • The Life of Oscar Streaker, Robert Opel @WFMU

 
 

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