The 45th annual Academy Awards were televised live by NBC on Tuesday March 27th 1973. The ceremony’s Best Directing Oscar statuette was bestowed to Bob Fosse for his film Cabaret.
This particular British Film Academy Award is also known as the “Stella Award” and was bestowed to winners from 1968 to 1975. Being a Wedgwood commissioned Black Basalt figurative statue presented during the BAFTA awards ceremony and specially designed by Wedgwood sculptor Eric Owen. The freestanding trophy or whole figure measures nine inches in height and has five lines of gold lettering front of circular pedestal base reading:
“The Society of FIlm and Television Arts, 1972 Film Award, The Best Director, CABARET, Bob Fosse”
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a charity in the United Kingdom that hosts annual awards shows for excellence in film, television, television craft, video games and forms of animation.