1970 in film


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The year 1970 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Love Story Paramount Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw $48,700,000
2. Airport Universal Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset $45,220,000
3. MASH 20th Century Fox Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould $36,720,000
4. Patton 20th Century Fox George C. Scott, Karl Malden $28,100,000
5. The Aristocats* Walt Disney Productions Phil Harris, Eva Gabor $26,462,000
6. The Owl and the Pussycat Rastar/Columbia Barbra Streisand, George Segal $23,681,338
7. Woodstock Warner Bros. Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez $16,400,000
8. Little Big Man Cinema Center Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway $14,500,000
9. Ryan's Daughter MGM Sarah Miles, Robert Mitchum $14,661,000
10. Tora! Tora! Tora! 20th Century Fox Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten $14,530,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Patton - 20th Century-Fox
Best Director: Franklin J. Schaffner - Patton
Best Actor: George C. Scott - Patton (declined)
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson - Women in Love
Best Supporting Actor: John Mills - Ryan's Daughter
Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hayes - Airport
Best Foreign Language Film: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto), directed by Elio Petri, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Love Story
Best Actor: George C. Scott - Patton
Best Actress: Ali MacGraw - Love Story
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: MASH
Best Actor: Albert Finney - Scrooge
Best Actress: Carrie Snodgress - Diary of a Mad Housewife
Other
Best Director: Arthur Hiller, Love Story

Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or):

MASH, directed by Robert Altman, United States

Films released in 1970

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