The 42nd Academy Awards were presented on April 7, 1970 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The host was Judy Garland

This is currently the highest rated of the Television Academy Awards Ceremonies, according to Neilsen ratings.

Hello, Dolly! becomes the second G rated Film to win Best Picture. The previous had seen the first G rated film win Best Picture; Oliver!.

Hello, Dolly! also won all seven categories including Best Picture, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation), Best Sound, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing and Best Cinematography.