Oscar Movies: Five Easy Piece (1970)

Columbia (BBS Production)

Oscar Nominations: 4

Picture, produced by Bob Rafelson and Richard Wechsler
Story and Screenplay (Adapted): Bob Rafelson and Adrien Joyce
Actor: Jack Nicholson
Supporting Actress: Karen Black

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1970, the Oscar winner “Patton” competed for the Best Picture with the schlocky disaster flick “Airport,” which inexplicably received 10 nominations but won only one (Supporting Actress to Helen Hayes); “Five Easy Pieces,” which was nominated for 4 but didn't win any Oscars; the blockbuster “Love Story,” which won one out of its 6 nominations; and Robert Altman's military satire “M-A-S-H,” that later became a popular TV series.