Oscar Movies: Earthquake (1974)

Universal (Mark Robson Filmmakers Group Production)

Oscar Nominations: 4

Cinematography: Philip Lathrop
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Alexander Golitzen and E. Preston Ames; Frank McKelvy
Film Editing: Dororthy Spencer
Sound: Ronald Pierce and Melvin Metcalfe, Sr.

Oscar Awards: 2

Sound
Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects: Frank Brendel, Glen Robinson, and Albert Whitlock

Oscar Context:

As a schlocky disaster film, “Earthquake” competed with “The Towering Inferno,” which was nominated for Best Picture and other awards, winning Best Cinematography for Fred Koenekamp and Joseph Biroc and Film Editing for Harold F. Kress and Carl Kress.

The Art Direction Oscar deservedly went to Coppola's “The Godfather, Part II,” which won Best Picture and other Oscars.