44th Academy Award Ceremony

Date: April 10, 1972

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Ben Johnson for The Last Picture Show

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Cloris Leachman for The Last Picture Show

Best Director

Best Original or Factual Story & Screenplay

  • Paddy Chayefsky for The Hospital

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography

  • Oswald Morris for Fiddler on the Roof

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

  • John Box, Ernest Archer, Jack Maxsted, Gil Parrondo, Vernon Dixon for Nicholas and Alexandra

Best Costume Design

  • Yvonne Blake & Antonio Castillo for Nicholas and Alexandra

Best Sound

  • Gordon K. McCallum & David Hildyard for Fiddler on the Roof

Best Film Editing

Best Special Visual Effects

  • Alan Maley, Eustace Lycett, & Danny Lee for Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Best Original Song

  • Isaac Hayes for “Theme from Shaft” from Shaft

Best Original Dramatic Score

  • Michel Legrand for Summer of ’42

Best Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score

  • John Williams for Fiddler on the Room

Best Short Subject, Live-Action

  • Manuel Arango & Robert Amram for Sentinels of Silence

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Ted Petok for The Crunch Bird

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • Manuel Arango & Robert Amram for Sentinels of Silence

Best Documentary, Features

  • Walon Green for The Hellstrom Chronicle

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Italy)

Honourary Award

  • Charlie Chaplin