Oscar Movies: Conversation, The (1974)


Coppola Company Productions

Oscar Nominations: 3

Picture, produced by Francis Ford Coppola and Fred Roos
Screenplay (Original): Coppola and Mario Puzo
Sound: Walter Murch and Arthur Rochester

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

In 1974, two movies were nominated for 11 Oscars each: Coppola's “The Godfather, Part II” and Polanski's Depression-era well-crafted noir “Chinatown.” While Coppola's follow-up to the first “The Godfather,” which received the 1972 Best Picture, won the largest (6) number of awards, “Chinatown” received only one, for Original Screenplay.

The three other nominees were Coppola (again) for “The Conversation” with 3 nominations; Bob Fosse's biopicture “Lenny” with 6 nods but no wins; and the disaster-adventure flick, “The Towering Inferno,” which won 3 technical awards out of its 7 nominations.