The Best of 1972

Best Picture
Cabaret
Cries and Whispers
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
*The Godfather
What's Up Doc?

Best Actor
Marlon Brando, Last Tango in Paris
Michael Caine, Sleuth
Laurence Olivier, Sleuth
Peter O'Toole, The Ruling Class
*Al Pacino, The Godfather

Best Actress
*Liza Minnelli, Cabaret
Diana Ross, Lady Sings the Blues
Barbra Streisand, What's Up Doc?
Cicely Tyson, Sounder
Joanne Woodward,
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Best Supporting Actor
Marlon Brando, The Godfather
James Caan, The Godfather
Robert Duvall, The Godfather
*Joel Grey, Cabaret
Kenneth Mars, What's Up Doc?

Best Supporting Actress
*Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free
Madeline Kahn, What's Up Doc?
Ida Lupino, Junior Bonner
Vivien Merchant, Frenzy
Ingrid Thulin, Cries and Whispers

Best Director
Ingmar Bergman, Cries and Whispers
Luis Bunuel, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
John Boorman, Deliverance
Francis Coppola, The Godfather
*Bob Fosse, Cabaret

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Avanti!
  • Cabaret
  • Cries and Whispers
  • A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
  • Deliverance
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Fat City
  • Frenzy
  • The Godfather
  • Images
  • Last Tango in Paris
  • The New Land
  • The Seduction of Mimi
  • What's Up, Doc?
  • Cesar and Rosalie
  • The Outside Man