ⓘ 47th Academy Awards


ⓘ 47th Academy Awards

The 47th Academy Awards were presented Tuesday, April 8, 1975, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. The ceremonies were presided over by Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra. This was the last year NBC aired the ceremonies before ABC secured broadcasting rights, which they still hold to this day.

The success of The Godfather Part II was notable; it received twice as many Oscars as its predecessor six and duplicated its feat of three Best Supporting Actor nominations as of the 90th Academy Awards, the last film to receive three nominations in a single acting category. Between the two of them, father and son Carmine and Francis Ford Coppola won four awards, with Carmine winning for Best Original Dramatic Score with Nino Rota and Francis for Picture, Director, and Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material with Mario Puzo.

This was the only Oscars where all nominees in one category were released by the same studio: all five Best Costume Design nominations were for films released by Paramount Pictures.


1. Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger.

Special Achievement Award

  • Frank Brendel, Glen Robinson, and Albert Whitlock for the visual effects of Earthquake