Just rewatched “Five Easy Pieces” last night – great movie! For 1970 the Best Picture award went to “Patton” with the other nominees being “Airport”, “Love Story”, “MASH”, & “Five Easy Pieces”. I’m wondering how you think the voting went. This is my opinion:
Winner: Patton, 2nd: Love Story 3rd: MASH 4th: Five Easy Pieces 5th: Airport
The year was incredibly weak and Patton was the logical choice here. Airport and Love Story were never going to win; MASH would have probably won with today’s Academy’s make-up and Five Easy Pieces was probably second but way too artsy for the academy.
This is my top 5 (and I am not a huge fan of my line-up here):