The Best of 1970

Best Picture
Claire's Knee
The Confession
The Conformist
The Music Lovers
*Ryan's Daughter

Best Actor
James Earl Jones, The Great White Hope
*Robert Mitchum, Ryan's Daughter
Yves Montand, The Confession
Jack Nicholson, Five Easy Pieces
Jean-Louis Trintignant, The Conformist

Best Actress
Stéphane Audran, Le boucher
*Glenda Jackson, The Music Lovers
Sarah Miles, Ryan's Daughter
Carrie Snodgress, Diary of a Mad Housewife
Barbra Streisand, The Owl and the Pussycat

Best Supporting Actor
Richard Castellano, Lovers and Other Strangers
Chief Dan George, Little Big Man
Gene Hackman, I Never Sang For My Father
*Trevor Howard, Ryan's Daughter
John Mills, Ryan's Daughter

Best Supporting Actress
Jane Alexander, The Great White Hope
*Karen Black, Five Easy Pieces
Beatrice Romand, Claire's Knee
Dominique Sanda, The Conformist
Stefania Sandrelli, The Conformist

Best Director
*Bernardo Bertolucci, The Conformist
Costa-Gavras, The Confession
David Lean, Ryan's Daughter
Éric Rohmer, Claire's Knee
Ken Russell, The Music Lovers