Oscar Movies: Lenny (1974)

United Artists (Marvin Worth Productions)

Oscar Nominations: 6

Picture, produced by Marvin Worth
Director: Bob Fosse
Screenplay (Adapted): Julian Barry
Actor: Dustin Hoffman
Actress: Valerie Perrine
Cinematography: Bruce Surtees

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

In 1974, the two most nominated films were “The Godfather, Part II,” with 11 nods, and Polanski's Depression-era, well-crafted noir, “Chinatown,” also 11. While Coppola's second installment won the largest (6) number of awards, “Chinatown” received only one, for Original Screenplay.

Of the five nominees, Bob Fosse's biopicture “Lenny” didn't win any award–despite 6 nodsand neither did Coppola's other picture, “The Conversation,” which was nominated in 3 categories. The fifth contender was the disaster-adventure flick, “The Towering Inferno,” which won 3 technical awards out of its 7 nominations.