07/04/1970 X-rated movie wins the Academy Award for Best Picture
The Opening of the Academy Awards in 1970
Midnight Cowboy Wins Best Picture: 1970 Oscars
John Schlesinger winning the Oscar® for Directing "Midnight Cowboy"
Maggie Smith winning Best Actress
Cary Grant receiving an Honorary Oscar®
The 42nd Academy Awards were presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. This was the first Academy Awards ceremony to be broadcast via satellite to an international audience, but only outside North America. Mexico and Brazil were the sole countries to broadcast the event live.