Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1971 (44th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1971 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1971 Preliminaries

1971 (44th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1971 (44th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1971 to December 31, 1971

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1971 Ceremony

1971 (44th) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

1971 (44th) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Monday, April 10, 1972
7:00 PM

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
Los Angeles County Music Center

Ceremony Poster

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1971 Winners

1971 (44th) Best Picture Poster: “The French Connection”

1971 (44th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “The French Connection”

Best Picture:
The French Connection
Philip D’Antoni Production in association with Schine-Moore Productions;
20th Century-Fox

Philip D’Antoni, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1971 (44th) Best Actor: Gene Hackman   1971 (44th) Best Actor Volpe Sketch: Gene Hackman Best Actor:
Gene Hackman
as Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle
in the film
The French Connection

1971 (44th) Best Actress: Jane Fonda   1971 (44th) Best Actress Volpe Sketch: Jane Fonda Best Actress:
Jane Fonda
as Bree Daniels
in the film

1971 (36th) Best Supporting Actor: Ben Johnson Best Supporting Actor:
Ben Johnson
as Sam the Lion
in the film
The Last Picture Show

1971 (36th) Best Supporting Actress: Cloris Leachman Best Supporting Actress:
Cloris Leachman
as Ruth Popper
in the film
The Last Picture Show

1971 (38th) Best Song: “Theme from Shaft” Best Song:
Theme from Shaft
from the film

Music and lyrics by Isaac Hayes

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1971 Nominees

1971 (44th) Best Actor Nominees

Best Actor Nominees
1971 (44th) Best Actress Nominees

Best Actress Nominees
1971 (44th) Best Supporting Actor Nominees

Best Supporting Actor Nominees
1971 (44th) Best Supporting Actress Nominees

Best Supporting Actress Nominees

The 1971 Academy Board of Governors Ball

1971 (15th) Governors Ball Program/Menu The Beverly Hilton,
Beverly Hills

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu