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The year 1972 in film involved some significant events.

Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. The Godfather Paramount $86,691,000
2. The Poseidon Adventure 20th Century Fox $42,000,000
3. What's Up, Doc? Warner Brothers $28,000,000
4. Deliverance Warner Brothers $22,600,000
5. Jeremiah Johnson Warner Brothers $21,900,000
6. Cabaret Allied Artists $20,250,000
7. The Getaway Cinema Film $18,000,000
8. Lady Sings the Blues Paramount $9,665,000
9. Everything You Always Wanted to Know... United Artists $8,828,000
10. Sounder 20th Century Fox $8,726,000


source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1972.shtml

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Godfather - Albert S. Ruddy, Paramount
Best Director : Bob Fosse - Cabaret
Best Actor: Marlon Brando - The Godfather (declined)
Best Actress: Liza Minnelli - Cabaret
Best Supporting Actor ; Joel Grey - Cabaret
Best Supporting Actress : Eileen Heckart - Butterflies Are Free
Best Foreign Language Film: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie), directed by Luis Buñuel, France


Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Godfather
Best Actor: Marlon Brando - The Godfather
Best Actress: Liv Ullmann - The Emigrants


Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Cabaret
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon - Avanti!
Best Actress: Liza Minnelli - Cabaret


Other
Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather
Best Foreign Language Film (tie): The Emigrants (Utvandrarna), Sweden
Best Foreign Language Film (tie): The New Land (Nybyggarna), Sweden


Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):
The Working Class Goes to Heaven (La classe operaia va in paradiso), directed by Elio Petri, Italy
The Mattei Affair (Il Caso Mattei), directed by Francesco Rosi, Italy


Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):
The Canterbury Tales (I Racconti di Canterbury), directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy / France


Films released in 1972

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