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Oscars 1971: Winners and Nominees of the 43rd Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1971 on 04/15/1971.

The 43rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was held on April 15, 1971, and took place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to honor the best films of 1970. The Awards presentation, hosting duties were handled by 34 "Friends of Oscar" and broadcast by NBC for the first time in 11 years. It was during this ceremony that George C. Scott became the first actor to reject an Oscar, claiming that the Academy Awards were "a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons." With her Best Supporting Actress win, Helen Hayes became the first performer to win Oscars in both lead and supporting categories (having won Best Actress 38 years before for The Sin of Madelon Claudet). She also has the record of having the biggest gap between acting wins. The documentary film Woodstock garnered three Oscar nominations, making it the most nominated documentary film in Oscar history. This was the only time since the 6th Academy Awards that all five nominees for Best Actress were first-time nominees, and was the last time to date that either lead acting category was entirely composed of new nominees. Also, this was the first time since the 7th Academy Awards in which none of the nominees for the Best Actor had a previous... ()

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Patton(1970)

PG
| 2h 52min | War, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 368 votes)

"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination.

Love Story(1970)

PG
| 1h 39min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 240 votes)

Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail.

Tora! Tora! Tora!(1970)

G
| 2h 24min | Drama, History, War
3.6/5 (with 178 votes)

In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.

Woodstock(1970)

R
| 3h 45min | Documentary, History, Music
3.8/5 (with 95 votes)

An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.

Directed by Michael Wadleigh, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese - With Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Arlo Guthrie, ...

Fellini Satyricon(1969)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 112 votes)

A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Little Big Man(1970)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Adventure, Western, Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 197 votes)

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Ryan's Daughter(1970)

3.7/5 (with 46 votes)

An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.

M*A*S*H(1970)

R
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 329 votes)

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Airport(1970)

G
| 2h 17min | Action
3.2/5 (with 122 votes)

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Five Easy Pieces(1970)

R
| 1h 38min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 166 votes)

A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Tristana(1970)

1h 35min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 80 votes)

Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of the vulnerable Tristana, who leaves him when she falls in love with Horacio. Unable to commit to him, she returns to Don Lope when she falls ill. He asks for her hand in marriage, and she accepts after losing her leg to cancer. She chooses to remain in a passionless union rather than be subject to the harsh realities of a society that refuses to change to the needs of women. Taken from the novel by celebrated author Benito Perez Galdos.

Directed by Luis Buñuel - With Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero, Lola Gaos, Antonio Casas, Jesús Fernández Hernández, ...

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion(1970)

1h 51min | Drama, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 253 votes)

Rome, Italy. After committing a heinous crime, a senior police officer exposes evidence incriminating him because his moral commitment prevents him from circumventing the law and the social order it protects.

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Women in Love(1969)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 32 votes)

Growing up in the sheltered confines of a 1920's English coal-mining community, free-spirited sisters Gudrun and Ursula explore erotic love with a wealthy playboy and a philosophical educator, with cataclysmic results for all four.

Sunflower(1970)

1h 49min | Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 53 votes)

At the end of World War II, Giovanna, a war bride living near Milan refuses to accept that her husband, Antonio, missing on the Russian front, is dead. There's a flashback to their brief courtship near her hometown of Naples, his 12-day leave to marry her, ruses to keep from deployment, and the ultimate farewell. Some years after the war, still with no word from Antonio, Giovanna goes to Russia to find him, starting in the town near the winter battle when he disappeared. Armed with his photograph, what will she find?

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.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown(1969)

G
| 1h 26min | Kids & Family, Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 53 votes)

Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him much either. Against the sage advice and taunting of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the class spelling bee...and wins!

Directed by Bill Melendez

Scrooge(1970)

G
| 1h 53min | Fantasy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 40 votes)

The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.

Let It Be(1970)

G
| 1h 21min | Documentary, Music
3.9/5 (with 42 votes)

Documentary film about The Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. The film features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original Beatles release. This film has not been commercially available since the 1980s.

The Molly Maguires(1970)

PG
| 2h | Drama, History, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 27 votes)

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1876. A secret society of Irish coal miners, bond by a sacred oath, put pressure on the greedy and ruthless company they work for by sabotaging mining facilities in the hope of improving their working conditions and the lives of their families.

Cromwell(1970)

G
| 2h 19min | Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 28 votes)

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.

Lovers and Other Strangers(1970)

2.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his overly devout Catholic mother Beatrice. Also, Susan's father is carrying on an affair and her sex starved older sister Wilma is going through her troubles with her husband Johnny. All this is going on while Mike's best friend Jerry is trying to bed the maid of honor, Susan's cousin Brenda.

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis(1970)

3h 5min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

A 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented in the form of newsreel footage and segments of recordings by Dr. King, framed by celebrity narrators, including Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones, Clarence Williams III, Burt Lancaster, Ben Gazzara, Charlton Heston, Harry Belafonte, The movie was produced by Richard Kaplan and Ely Landau.

The Great White Hope(1970)

1h 43min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.

I Never Sang for My Father(1970)

1h 32min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. Just before the wedding, the mother dies. Hackman's sister (who has been disowned by their father for marrying a Jewish man) advises him to live his own life, and not let himself be controlled by their father.

Joe(1970)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.2/5 (with 15 votes)

Ad executive Bill Compton confronts and murders his daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend. Wandering into a local bar, Bill encounters a drunken, bigoted factory worker with a bloodlust, Joe Curran. When Bill confesses the murder to Joe, the two strike up an uneasy alliance, leading to a wild adventure.

Darling Lili(1970)

2.7/5 (with 11 votes)

World War I. Lili Smith is a beloved British music hall singer, often providing inspiration for the British and French troops and general populace singing rallying patriotic songs. She is also half German and is an undercover German spy, using her feminine wiles to gather information from the high ranking and generally older military officers and diplomats she seduces.

Directed by Blake Edwards - With Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Gloria Paul, Vernon Dobtcheff, Laurie Main, David Armstrong, ...

Jack Johnson(1970)

1h 30min | Documentary
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Jack Johnson is a 1970 documentary film directed by Jim Jacobs about the boxer Jack Johnson.

Directed by Jimmy Jacobs

The Hawaiians(1970)

2h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 7 votes)

A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties.

The Landlord(1970)

1h 52min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar is not one to be bound by yesterday's urges, and soon he has other thoughts on his mind.

Diary of a Mad Housewife(1970)

R
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 11 votes)

Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, successful and blatantly sadistic writer.

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