50th Academy Awards (1978)

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50th Academy Awards (1978)

Actor in a Leading Roll

Actor in a Supporting Role

Actress in a Leading Role

Actress in a Supporting Role

Art Direction


Costume Design


Documentary (Feature)

  • The Children of Theatre Street” Robert Dornhelm and Earle Mack, Producers
  • High Grass Circus” Bill Brind, Torben Schioler and Tony Ianzelo, Producers
  • Homage to Chagall–The Colours of Love” Harry Rasky, Producer
  • Union Maids” James Klein, Julia Reichert and Miles Mogulescu, Producers
  • Who Are the Debolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?” John Korty, Dan McCann and Warren L. Lockhart, Producers

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • Agueda Martinez: Our People, Our Country” Moctesuma Esparza, Producer
  • First Edition” Helen Whitney and DeWitt L. Sage, Jr., Producers
  • Gravity Is My Enemy” John Joseph and Jan Stussy, Producers
  • Of Time, Tombs and Treasure” James R. Messenger and Paul N. Raimondi, Producers
  • The Shetland Experience” Douglas Gordon, Producer

Film Editing

Foreign Language Film

  • Iphigenia” Greece
  • Madame Rosa” France
  • Operation Thunderbolt” Israel
  • A Special Day” Italy
  • That Obscure Object of Desire” Spain

Music (Original Score)

Music (Original Song Score and its Adaptation or Adaptation Score)

  • A Little Night Music” Adaptation Score by Jonathan Tunick
  • Pete’s Dragon” Song Score by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; Adaptation Score by Irwin Kostal
  • The Slipper and the Rose–The Story of Cinderella” Song Score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; Adaptation Score by Angela Morley

Music (Original Song)

  • Candle on the Water” from “Pete’s Dragon” Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
  • Nobody Does It Better” from “The Spy Who Loved Me” Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
  • The Slipper and the Rose Waltz (He Danced with Me/She Danced with Me)” from “The Slipper and the Rose–The Story of Cinderella” Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
  • Someone’s Waiting for You” from “The Rescuers” Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
  • You Light Up My Life” from “You Light Up My Life” Music and Lyrics by Joseph Brooks

Best Picture

Short Film (Animated)

  • The Bead Game” Ishu Patel, Producer
  • The Doonesbury Special” John Hubley, Faith Hubley and Garry Trudeau, Producers
  • Jimmy the C” James Picker, Robert Grossman and Craig Whitaker, Producers
  • The Sand Castle” Co Hoedeman, Producer

Short Film (Live Action)

  • The Absent-Minded Waiter” William E. McEuen, Producer
  • Floating Free” Jerry Butts, Producer
  • I’ll Find a Way” Beverly Shaffer and Yuki Yoshida, Producers
  • Notes on the Popular Arts” Saul Bass, Producer
  • Spaceborne” Philip Dauber, Producer


Visual Effects

Writing (Screenplay-based on material from another medium)

Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen-based on factual material or on story material not previously published or produced)





Airport ’77 (1977)

Annie Hall (1977)

Bread Game, The (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Goodbye Girl, The (1977)

Equus (1977)

Islands in the Stream (1977)

Julia (1977)

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Other Side of Midnight, The (1977)

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Special Day, A (Una Giornate Particolare) (1977)

Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977)

Star Wars (1977)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Turning Point, The (1977)

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