45th Academy Award Ceremony

Date: March 27, 1973

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Eileen Heckart for Butterflies are Free

Best Director

Best Original or Factual Story & Screenplay

  • Jeremy Larner for The Candidate

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

  • Rolf Zehetbauer, Hans Jürgen Kiebach, Herbert Strabel for Cabaret

Best Costume Design

  • Anthony Powell for Travels with My Aunt

Best Sound

  • Robert Knudson & David Hildyard for Cabaret

Best Film Editing

Best Original Song

  • Al Kasha &Joel Hirschhorn for “The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure

Best Original Dramatic Score

  • Charlie Chaplin, Ray Rasch, & Larry Russell for Limelight
    • Limelight was initially released in 1952, but it was not released in Los Angeles until 1972. Because of the rules of the Academy at the time, it was eligible for nomination at the 1972 Oscars, making this the only film to win an Oscar 20 years after its release.

Best Scoring Adaptation and/or Original Song Score

Best Short Subject, Live-Action

  • Richard Barclay for Norman Rockwell’s World… An American Dream

Best Short Subject, Animated Films

  • Richard Williams for A Christmas Carol

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • Charles Huguenot van der Linden & Martina Huguenot van der Linden for This Tiny World

Best Documentary, Features

  • Howard Smith & Sarah Kernochan for Marjoe

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Discreet Charms of the Bourgeoisie (France)

Honourary Award

  • Charles S. Boren
  • Edward G. Robinson

Special Achievement Award

  • L.B. Abbott & A.D. Flowers for The Poseidon Adventures (for Visual Effects)