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Best Films - 1970

The ConformistQuite possibly Bernardo Bertolucci’s best film, The Conformist / Il Conformista is a first-rate psychological thriller that associates fascistic tendencies with repressed sexuality. Politicians everywhere should take a good look at it. Bertolucci, who also wrote the screenplay from a Alberto Moravia novel, focuses on the story of a Fascist-in-the-making, brilliantly played by Jean-Louis Trintignant, whose lust for power and control has its roots in his totally suppressed homosexuality.

Best Film
Brewster McCloud, dir.: Robert Altman; scr.: Doran William Cannon.
Il Conformista / The Conformist
Five Easy Pieces
The Go-Between
Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto / Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Little Big Man
A Man Called Horse
M*A*S*H
Something for Everyone

DIRECTOR
Bernardo Bertolucci (Il Conformista / The Conformist)
Robert Altman (M*A*S*H)
Joseph Losey (The Go-Between)
Arthur Penn (Little Big Man)
Elio Petri (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto / Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion)
Harold Prince (Something for Everyone)
Bob Rafelson (Five Easy Pieces)
Elliot Silverstein (A Man Called Horse)

Best Actor
Beau Bridges (The Landlord)
Bud Cort, Brewster McCloud.
Melvyn Douglas (I Never Sang for My Father)
Dustin Hoffman (Little Big Man)
James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope)
Robert Mitchum (Ryan’s Daughter)
Jack Nicholson (Five Easy Pieces)
Terence Stamp (The Mind of Mr. Soames)
Jean-Louis Trintignant (Il Conformista / The Conformist))
Gian Maria Volontè (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto / Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion)
Michael York (Something for Everyone)

Best Actress
Sarah Miles (Ryan’s Daughter)
Jane Alexander (The Great White Hope)

Best Supporting Actress
Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces)
Jane Carr (Something for Everyone)
Julie Christie (The Go-Between)
Shelley Duvall & Sally Kellerman, Brewster McCloud.
Lee Grant (The Landlord)
Helen Hayes (Airport)
Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H)
Angela Lansbury (Something for Everyone)
Margaret Leighton (The Go-Between)
Dominique Sanda (Il Conformista / The Conformist)

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Bates (The Go-Between)
Chief Dan George (Little Big Man)
Cliff Gorman (The Boys in the Band)
Van Heflin (Airport)
Trevor Howard (Ryan’s Daughter)
Christopher Jones (Ryan’s Daughter)
Stacy Keach, Brewster McCloud.
John Mills (Ryan’s Daughter)

SCREENPLAY
Bernardo Bertolucci (Il Conformista / The Conformist)
Robert Anderson (I Never Sang for My Father)
Robert Bolt (Ryan’s Daughter)
Jack DiWitt (A Man Called Horse)
Adrien Joyce (Five Easy Pieces)
Ring Lardner, Jr. (M*A*S*H)
Harold Pinter (The Go-Between)
Ugo Pirro & Elio Petri (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto / Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion)
Hugh Wheeler (Something for Everyone)
Calder Willingham (Little Big Man)

Best Cinematography
Lamar Boren & Jordan Cronenweth, Brewster McCloud.
Geoffrey Fisher (The Go-Between)
Robert Hauser (A Man Called Horse)
Richard Kratina (Love Story)
Walter Lassally (Something for Everyone)
Ernest Laszlo (Airport)
Giuseppe Rotunno (I Girasoli / Sunflower)
Vittorio Storaro (Il Conformista / The Conformist)
Harry Stradling, Jr. (Little Big Man)
Jean-Jacques Tarbes (Borsalino)
Frederick A. Young (Ryan’s Daughter)

Best Original Score
Claude Bolling (Borsalino)
Manuel De Sica (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini / The Garden of the Finzi-Continis)
Maurice Jarre (Ryan’s Daughter)
Francis Lai (Love Story)
Michel Legrand (The Go-Between)
Henry Mancini (I Girasoli / Sunflower)
Ennio Morricone (L’Uccello dalle piume di cristallo / The Bird with the Crystal Plumage)
Alfred Newman (Airport)
Gene Page, Brewster McCloud.

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