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15/04/1971 The first actor rejects an Oscar


The Opening of the Academy Awards in 1971


Documentary Winners: 1971 Oscars


Patton Wins Best Picture: 1971 Oscars


"Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion" Wins Foreign Language Film: 1971 Oscars


Bob Hope's Monologue: 1971 Oscars

The 43rd Academy Awards were presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. There was no host. The Awards presentation and hosting duties were handled by 34 "Friends of Oscar." The Awards were broadcast by NBC-TV for the first time in 11 years. The winning picture was Patton directed by Frank McCarthy. George C. Scott became the first actor to reject an Oscar, claiming that the Academy Awards were "a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons."[
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