the year-end project: 
2018, 2017201620152014201320122011, 2010
2009200820072006200520042003200220012000
19991998199719961995199419931992, 1991199019891988
1987198619851984198319821981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976,
1975 (Barry Lyndon, below)… 1970-741965-19691960-64, 
1955-59
1950-541940-49, 1930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index

1975: Year in Review
Fritz Golden Superlatives

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  1. Barry Lyndon (dir: Stanley Kubrick)

  2. Jaws (dir: Steven Spielberg)

  3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (dir: Milos Forman)

  4. Seven Beauties (dir: Lina Wertmüller)

  5. Grey Gardens (dir: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer)

  6. Hard Times (dir: Walter Hill)

  7. Shampoo (dir: Hal Ashby)

  8. Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (dir: Rainier Werner Fassbinder)

  9. Hester Street (dir: Joan Micklin Silver)

  10. Vampyres (dir: Joseph Larraz; US Release Date)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): The Day of the Locust (dir: John Schlesinger), Deep Red (dir: Dario Argento), Dog Day Afternoon (dir: Sidney Lumet), Fox and His Friends (dir: Rainier Werner Fassbinder), Night Moves (dir: Arthur Penn), The Passenger (dir: Michelangelo Antonioni), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (dir: Jim Sharman)

Ryan O'Neal and Marisa Berenson in Stanley Kubrick's  Barry Lyndon

Ryan O'Neal and Marisa Berenson in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon

Best Picture: Barry Lyndon
Director/Producer: Stanley Kubrick
US Distributor: Warner Brothers


Stanley Kubrick on the set of  Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick on the set of Barry Lyndon

Best Director
1. Stanley Kubrick,
Barry Lyndon
2. Steven Spielberg, Jaws
3. Lina Wertmüller, Seven Beauties
4. Milos Forman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
5. Hal Ashby, Shampoo

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Jack Nicholson in Milos Forman’s  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Jack Nicholson in Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Best Actor:
1. Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

2. Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon
3. Warren Beatty, Shampoo
4. Giancarlo Giannini, Seven Beauties
5. Tim Curry, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Ann-Margret in Ken Russell’s  Tommy

Ann-Margret in Ken Russell’s Tommy

Best Actress:
1. Ann-Margret, Tommy

2. Brigitte Mira, Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven
3. Isabelle Adjani, The Story of Adele H.
4. Delphine Seyrig, Jeanne Dielman 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
5. Romy Schneider, The Most Important Thing: Love

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James Coburn and Margaret Blye in Walter Hill’s  Hard Times

James Coburn and Margaret Blye in Walter Hill’s Hard Times

Best Supporting Actor:
1.
James Coburn, Hard Times
2. Donald Sutherland, The Day of the Locust
3. Jack Warden, Shampoo
4. John Cazale, Dog Day Afternoon
5. Robert Shaw, Jaws

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Shirley Stoller in Lina Wertmüller’s  Seven Beauties

Shirley Stoller in Lina Wertmüller’s Seven Beauties

Best Supporting Actress:
1.
Shirley Stoler, Seven Beauties
2. Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
3. Carol Kane, Hester Street
4. Ronee Blakely, Nashville
5. Lily Tomlin, Nashville

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Francesca Marciano in Lina Wertmüller’s  Seven Beauties

Francesca Marciano in Lina Wertmüller’s Seven Beauties

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Seven Beauties Lina Wertmüller
2. Shampoo — Robert Towne and Warren Beatty
3. Dog Day Afternoon — Frank Piersen
4. Hard Times — Walter Hill, Bryan Gindoff, and Bruce Henstell
5. Night Moves — Alan Sharp

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Ryan O’Neal in Stanley Kubrick’s  Barry Lyndon

Ryan O’Neal in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Barry Lyndon — Stanley Kubrick
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest — Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
3. Hester Street — Joan Micklin Silver
4. The Day of the Locust — Waldo Salt
5. Jaws — Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb

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Stanley Kubrick’s  Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon

Best Cinematography:
1. Barry Lyndon — John Alcott
2. The Passenger — Luciano Tovoli
3. Jaws — Bill Butler
4. Seven Beauties — Tonino Delli Colli
5. Vampyres — Harry Waxman

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Roy Scheider and Bruce the shark in Steven Spielberg’s  Jaws

Roy Scheider and Bruce the shark in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws

Best Film Editing:
1. Jaws — Verna Fields
2. Dog Day Afternoon — Dede Allen
3. Barry Lyndon — Tony Lawson
4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Sheldon Kahn and Lynzee Klingman
5. Nashville — Dennis Hill and Sidney Levin

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Susan Backlinie in Steven Spielberg’s  Jaws

Susan Backlinie in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws

Best Original Score:
1. Jaws — John Williams
2. Seven Beauties — Enzo Jannacci
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — Jack Nitzsche
4. The Day of the Locust – John Barry
5. Deep Red — Giorgio Gaslini, Dario Argento, Agostino Marangolo, Massimo Morante, Fabio Pignatelli, and Claudio Simonetti

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Stanley Kubrick’s  Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon

Best Production Design:
1. Barry Lyndon — Ken Adam and Roy Walker
2. The Day of the Locust — Richard Macdonald, George Hopkins and Rick Simpson
3. Tommy — John Clark
4. The Man Who Would Be King — Alexander Trauner
5. Hard Times — Trevor Williams and Dennis W. Peeples

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Maria Berenson in Stanley Kubrick’s  Barry Lyndon

Maria Berenson in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon

Best Costume Design:
1. Barry Lyndon – Ulla-Britt Söderlund and Milena Canonero
2. The Man Who Would Be King — Edith Head
3. Tommy — Shirley Russell
4. Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sue Blane
5. Hard Times — Jack Bear

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Best Documentary Feature: 
Albert Maysles, David Maysels, Muffie Meyer, Ellen Hovde, Grey Gardens

Best Animated Feature: 
Eiichi Yamamoto, Belladonna of Sadness

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Best Ensemble Cast:
Shampoo

Orson Welles’ Best First Feature:
Walter Hill, Hard Times

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Best Ensemble Cast:
Shampoo
(dir: Hal Ashby; in alphabetical order), Warren Beatty (pictured), Tony Bill, Julie Christie (pictured), George Furth, Lee Grant, Goldie Hawn, Jay Robinson, Jack Warden and Ann Weldon

Orson Welles' Best First Feature:
Charles Bronson in Walter Hill’s Hard Times