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History of the Academy Awards

The 46th Academy Awards - 1973


The forty-sixth Academy Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 2, 1974 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. As David Niven was about to announce Elizabeth Taylor as a presenter, Robert Opal shocked everyone when he "streaked" across the stage, completely naked. With a quick comeback line, Niven explained, "Isn't it fascinating to think the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off his clothes and showing his shortcomings."

The Awards ceremony was hosted by John Huston, Burt Reynolds, David Niven, and Diana Ross.

The 1973 Academy Award Winners

Picture: The Sting
Actor: Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger)
Actress: Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class)
Supporting Actor: John Houseman (The Paper Chase)
Supporting Actress: Tatum O'Neal (Paper Moon)
Director: George Roy Hill (The Sting)
Adapted Screenplay: William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist)
Original Screenplay: David S. Ward (The Sting)
Song: "The Way We Were" (The Way We Were)
Score: The Way We Were (Original) / The Sting (Adaptation)
Cinematography: Cries and Whispers
Costume Design: The Sting
Art / Set Decoration: The Sting
Film Editing: The Sting
Foreign Language Film: Day for Night (France)
Sound: The Exorcist
Short Films: Frank Film (Animated) / The Bolero (Live Action)
Documentaries: Princeton: A Search for Answers (Short) / The Great American Cowboy (Feature)

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