‘Patton’ chosen as Oscar’s Best Picture


(Thursday, April 15, 1971)Patton, a biographical war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II, wins Best Picture at the 43rd Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The film’s lead, George C. Scott, became the first actor to reject an Oscar, claiming that the Academy Awards were “a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons.”

George C. Scott winning Best Actor for "Patton"

Ingmar Bergman receiving the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Quincy Jones accepting an Oscar on behalf of The Beatles

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