Oscar Movies: Godfather Part II, The (1974)


Coppola Company Productions

Oscar Nominations: 11

Picture, produced by Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson, and Fred Roos
Director: Coppola
Screenplay (Adapted): Coppola and Mario Puzo
Actor: Al Pacino
Supporting Actor: Michael V. Gazzo
Supporting Actor: Lee Strasberg
Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro
Supporting Actress: Talia Shire
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Dean Tavoularis and Angelo Graham; George R. Nelson
Costume Design: Theadora Van Runkle
Original Dramatic Score: Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola

Oscar Awards:

Supporting Actor
Art Direction

Oscar Context:

In 1974, two movies were nominated for 11 Oscars: The Godfather, Part II and Polanski's Depression-era, well-crafted noir “Chinatown.” While Coppola's second installment 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.