In what category did “Chinatown” get its only Oscar win?
Best Supporting Actress
It seems like “Chinatown” got snubbed, with 11 nominations and only one win, but what you have to realize is that “Godfather: Part II” was also nominated that year. With Coppola’s masterpiece cleaning up, the only trophy that went to Chinatown was for the screenplay, written by Robert Towne.
Answer: The correct answer is Best Screenplay