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Oscars 1970: Winners and Nominees of the 42nd Academy Awards

Public list by WPS with 45 movies or TV shows/series

These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1970 on 04/07/1970.

The 42nd Academy Awards were presented April 7, 1970, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. For the second year in a row, there was no official host. Awards were presented by seventeen "Friends of Oscar": Bob Hope, John Wayne, Barbra Streisand, Fred Astaire, Jon Voight, Myrna Loy, Clint Eastwood, Raquel Welch, Candice Bergen, James Earl Jones, Katharine Ross, Cliff Robertson, Ali MacGraw, Barbara McNair, Elliott Gould, Claudia Cardinale, and Elizabeth Taylor. This was the first Academy Awards ceremony to be broadcast via satellite to an international audience, but only outside North America. Mexico and Brazil were the sole countries to broadcast the event live. This is currently the highest rated of the televised Academy Awards ceremonies, according to Nielsen ratings. Its ratings record remains unbroken as of 2020 thanks to the emergence of the Super Bowl as the biggest event of Awards Season. Midnight Cowboy became the first – and so far, the only – X-rated film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Its rating has since been downgraded to R. The previous year had seen the only G-rated film to win Best Picture, Carol Reed's Oliver!. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? set an Oscar record by receiving nine nominations without one for Best Picture. Th... ()

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid(1969)

PG
| 1h 51min | Western, Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 764 votes)

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all.

Hello, Dolly!(1969)

3.5/5 (with 108 votes)

Dolly Levi is a strong-willed matchmaker who travels to Yonkers, New York in order to see the miserly "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder. In doing so, she convinces his niece, his niece's intended, and Horace's two clerks to travel to New York City.

Easy Rider(1969)

R
| 1h 35min | Adventure, Drama
3.6/5 (with 710 votes)

A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?(1969)

2h | Drama
3.9/5 (with 96 votes)

In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.

Midnight Cowboy(1969)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 440 votes)

Joe Buck is a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy New York City women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida.

The Wild Bunch(1969)

R
| 2h 25min | Adventure, Western
3.9/5 (with 390 votes)

Aging outlaw, Pike Bishop prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, Dutch Engstrom and brothers Lyle and Tector Gorch, Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by a former partner, Deke Thornton. As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them—resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

True Grit(1969)

G
| 2h 8min | Western, Drama, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 261 votes)

The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy on a mission of 'justice', which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, 'Rooster' Cogburn because he has 'true grit', and a reputation of getting the job done.

Z(1969)

2h 7min | Drama, History, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 127 votes)

Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling questions. Though it's too late to save Z's life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the truth pay the price for their honesty.

Anne of the Thousand Days(1969)

3.5/5 (with 38 votes)

Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie(1969)

PG
| 1h 56min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Paint Your Wagon(1969)

PG-13
| 2h 44min | Drama, Action, Comedy, Western, Music
3.2/5 (with 80 votes)

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.

Marooned(1969)

3.0/5 (with 26 votes)

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to Earth only to find their de-orbit thrusters won't activate. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their plans are complicated by a Hurricane headed towards the launch site—and a shrinking air supply in the astronauts' capsule.

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My Night at Maud's(1969)

4.0/5 (with 79 votes)

The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.

Cactus Flower(1969)

3.6/5 (with 71 votes)

Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having fabricated a wife and three children, Julian readily accepts when his devoted nurse, Stephanie, who has secretly loved Julian for years, offers to act as his wife and demand a divorce.

The Damned(1969)

2h 36min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 59 votes)

In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime.

Alice's Restaurant(1969)

1h 51min | Drama, Comedy, Music
3.3/5 (with 23 votes)

After getting kicked out of college, Arlo decides to visit his friend Alice for Thanksgiving dinner. After dinner is over, Arlo volunteers to take the trash to the dump, but finds it closed for the holiday, so he just dumps the trash in the bottom of a ravine. This act of littering gets him arrested, and sends him on a bizarre journey that ends with him in front of the draft board.

Krakatoa, East of Java(1968)

G
| 2h 11min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

A team of maritime salvage workers are about to embark on a recovery dive. However the 1883 Krakatoa Volcano eruption provides more pressing problems.

Sweet Charity(1969)

G
| 2h 29min | Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

Taxi dancer, Charity continues to have faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life.

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice(1969)

1h 41min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 32 votes)

Bob and Carol Sanders are best friends with Ted and Alice Henderson. After attending a weekend self-help/ self-discovery getaway, Bob and Carol feel newly enlightened, and want their friends to feel the same way.

The Secret of Santa Vittoria(1969)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Comedy, Drama, War
3.4/5 (with 18 votes)

During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips(1969)

G
| 2h 35min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

Academy Award-honoree Peter O'Toole stars in this musical classic about a prim English schoolmaster who learns to show his compassion through the help of an outgoing showgirl. O'Toole, who received his fourth Oscar-nomination for this performance, is joined by '60s pop star Petula Clark and fellow Oscar-nominee Michael Redgrave.

Last Summer(1969)

R
| 1h 37min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people become very close. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly found relationship, they construct an elaborate plot that has violent results.

The Battle of Neretva(1969)

2h 55min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river Neretva.

Goodbye, Columbus(1969)

PG
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 7 votes)

A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for her while he is much less dependent on his family. They begin an affair which brings more differences to the surface.

The Reivers(1969)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.

The Happy Ending(1969)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson, a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday life. She feels cheated by an older generation that taught her to settle for nothing less than storybook finales, people who are disillusioned and restless and don't know why, people for whom life holds no easy answers.

The Brothers Karamazov(1969)

3h 38min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Based on the novel of the same name by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The tragic story of the Karamazov family takes place in a Russian province in the late 19th century. The relations of their father and three brothers are very complicated and contradictory. One of the brothers is accused of killing his father, whom he did not commit. The brothers are unable to help him, and only a loving girl follows him to hard labour.

Czechoslovakia 1968(1969)

13min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Short documentary about 50 years of history of Czechoslovakia, with archive images.

Directed by Denis Sanders - With Neville Chamberlain, Ludvík Svoboda, Adolf Hitler, Leonid Brezhnev, Alexander Dubček

In the Year of the Pig(1969)

1h 41min | Documentary, War
3.5/5 (with 8 votes)

Both sober and sobering, producer-director Emile de Antonio’s In the Year of the Pig is a powerful and, no doubt for many, controversial documentary about the Vietnam War.

Directed by Emile de Antonio - With David Halberstam, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Gerald Ford, Daniel Berrigan, Harrison Salisbury, Jean Lacouture, ...

Walking(1968)

5min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

A cinematic portrait of people walking in their individual ways.

Directed by Ryan Larkin
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