42nd Academy Awards

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42nd Academy Awards
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Date Tuesday, April 7, 1970
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host None
Producer M.J. Frankovich
Director Jack Haley, Jr.
Highlights
Best Picture Midnight Cowboy
Most awards Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (4)
Most nominations Anne of the Thousand Days (10)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 2 hours, 25 minutes
Ratings 43.4% (Nielsen ratings)
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The 42nd Academy Awards were presented April 7, 1970 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. There was no host.

This is currently the highest rated of the televised Academy Awards ceremonies, according to Nielsen ratings.

Midnight Cowboy became the first - and so far, the only - X-rated film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The previous year had seen the only G-rated film to win Best Picture: Oliver!.

This was the last time until the 68th Academy Awards where none of the four acting winners had appeared in Best Picture nominees.

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.12

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Original Score (not a musical) Best Original or Adaptation Score
Best Original Song Best Sound Mixing
Best Foreign Language Film Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Multiple nominations and awards

Presenters

Performers

See also

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