Yes, they did win some oscars. Out of 8 nominations they got only 3 "golden boys". oscars
But they got some Golden Globes too, 3 out of 5.

  • Best Cinematography: Fred J. Koenekamp, Joseph F. Biroc
  • Best Film Editing: Harold F. Kress, Carl Kress
  • Best Music Song: "We may never love like this again" by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn
  • Best Picture: Irwin Allen
  • Best Supporting Actor: Fred Astaire
  • Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: William J. Creber, Ward Preston, Raphael Bretton
  • Best Sound: Theodore Soderberg, Herman Lewis
  • Best Music: Original Dramatic Score: John Williams
A statue for that lame song "We may never write songs like this again" is a waste (bad joke, I'm sorry). I wish they would skip that category once and for all. These are FILM prizes, not (pop)song awards. The other two are well deserved. What a pity that we missed "Best Picture" ! And what about John Willliams' score. It's one of my favorites !!! And yes, I still love to watch the Art/Set Decoration (What was it with the Seventies and orange ?!). And reading Bill Abbott's story I think he at least deserved a nomination too.
It's remarkable that 4 out of 5 lost statues were given to one single movie: The Godfather II, which was the big winner of 1974. Only Best Sound was won by another picture, another disastermovie: "Earthquake", because of that Sensurround-thing. Only a few films were made with that novelty and we've never heard from it again. But let's be honest: with your eyes closed, only listening to the award-winning sound, Earthquake might be entertaining.....

  • Best Supporting Actor: Fred Astaire
  • Most Promising Newcomer-female: Susan Flannery
  • Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jones
  • Best Writing, Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant
  • Best Music, Original Song: "We may never love like this again" by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn
Thank God Fred Astaire got a Globe, because he missed out at the oscars.

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