|10 Nominations / 3 Wins|
|Director||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Writer||Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola|
|45th Academy Awards|
The Godfather is a 1972 American epic crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1969 novel by Mario Puzo. With a screenplay by Puzo, Coppola and an uncredited Robert Towne, the film stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall, all of whom received Oscar nominations for their performances. The story, spanning the years 1945 to 1955, chronicles the experiences of the Italian-American Corleone family. Two sequels followed: The Godfather Part II in 1974, and The Godfather Part III in 1990. The Godfather received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.
- Best Actor — Marlon Brando
- Best Adapted Screenplay — Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
- Best Picture — Albert S. Ruddy
- Best Costume Design — Anna Hill Johnstone
- Best Director — Francis Ford Coppola
- Best Dramatic Score — Nino Rota
- Best Film Editing — William Reynolds, Peter Zinner
- Best Sound — Bud Grenzbach, Richard Portman, Christopher Newman
- Best Supporting Actor — James Caan
- Best Supporting Actor — Robert Duvall
- Best Supporting Actor — Al Pacino
- ↑ Brando refused the award.
- ↑ This is not an official nomination. The Godfather score, composed by Nino Rota, was originally announced as one of the five official nominees. It was later pointed out that portions of the score and the main theme were composed by Rota for his score to the 1958 Italian film, Fortunella. The Music Branch was given this information and re-balloted to determine the fifth nomination. The list of six films they were to choose from were the remaining five of the top ten preliminary listings, plus The Godfather score. The results of the re-balloting was that the fifth nomination became Sleuth, composed by John Addison.
- The Godfather on The Godfather Wiki