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1970s Best Picture Oscar Nominees - Multiple Choice

Identify the 70s films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture but lost.

Other decades in this quiz series here.

Wrong answers were nominated in categories other than Best Picture in the same year.
Year given is the year in film being awarded, not the date of the ceremony.
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Last updated: March 10, 2021
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1. Which 1970 Best Picture nominee lost to Patton?
The Great White Hope
Ryan's Daughter
MASH
2. Which 1971 Best Picture nominee lost to The French Connection?
A Clockwork Orange
The Andromeda Strain
Klute
3. Which 1972 Best Picture nominee lost to The Godfather?
Sleuth
Deliverance
The Poseidon Adventure
4. Which 1973 Best Picture nominee lost to The Sting?
Last Tango in Paris
The Exorcist
Serpico
5. Which 1974 Best Picture nominee lost to The Godfather Part II?
Chinatown
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
The Longest Yard
6. Which 1975 Best Picture nominee lost to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?
Amarcord
Jaws
The Wind and the Lion
7. Which 1976 Best Picture nominee lost to Rocky?
Marathon Man
Taxi Driver
Carrie
8. Which 1977 Best Picture nominee lost to Annie Hall?
A Little Night Music
Saturday Night Fever
Star Wars
9. Which 1978 Best Picture nominee lost to The Deer Hunter?
Superman
The Boys from Brazil
Midnight Express
10. Which 1979 Best Picture nominee lost to Kramer vs. Kramer?
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The China Syndrome
Apocalypse Now
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