1977 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1977 Academy Awards were presented April 3, 1978 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

Best PictureAnnie Hall, Charles H. Joffe, producer (United Artists)
The Goodbye Girl, Ray Stark, producer (MGM/Warner Bros.)
Julia, Richard Roth, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Star Wars, Gary Kurtz, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
The Turning Point, Herbert Ross and Arthur Laurents, producers (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Actor in a Leading RoleWoody Allen, Annie Hall
Richard Burton, Equus
Richard Dreyfuss, The Goodbye Girl
Marcello Mastroianni, A Special Day
John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever
Actress in a Leading RoleAnne Bancroft, The Turning Point
Jane Fonda, Julia
Diane Keaton, Annie Hall
Shirley MacLaine, The Turning Point
Marsha Mason, The Goodbye Girl
Actor in a Supporting RoleMikhail Baryshnikov, The Turning Point
Peter Firth, Equus
Alec Guinness, Star Wars
Jason Robards, Julia
Maximilian Schell, Julia
Actress in a Supporting RoleLeslie Browne, The Turning Point
Quinn Cummings, The Goodbye Girl
Melinda Dillon, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Vanessa Redgrave, Julia
Tuesday Weld, Looking for Mr. Goodbar
DirectingWoody Allen, Annie Hall
George Lucas, Star Wars
Herbert Ross, The Turning Point
Steven Spielberg, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Fred Zinnemann, Julia

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Woody Allen
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Original ScreenplayWoody Allen and Marshall Brickman, Annie Hall
Robert Benton, The Late Show
Arthur Laurents, The Turning Point
George Lucas, Star Wars
Neil Simon, The Goodbye Girl
Screenplay Based On Material From Another MediumLuis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière, That Obscure Object of Desire
Larry Gelbart, Oh, God!
Gavin Lambert and Lewis John Carlino, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Alvin Sargent, Julia
Peter Shaffer, Equus
CinematographyWilliam A. Fraker, Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Fred J. Koenekamp, Islands in the Stream
Douglas Slocombe, Julia
Robert Surtees, The Turning Point
Vilmos Zsigmond, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Art DirectionKen Adam and Peter Lamont, art direction; Hugh Scaife, set decoration, The Spy Who Loved Me
Joe Alves and Dan Lomino, art direction; Phil Abramson, set decoration, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
John Barry, Norman Reynolds and Leslie Dilley, art direction; Roger Christian, set decoration, Star Wars
Albert Brenner, art direction; Marvin March, set decoration, The Turning Point
George C. Webb, art direction; Mickey S. Michaels, set decoration, Airport '77
SoundWalter Goss, Dick Alexander, Tom Beckert and Robin Gregory, The Deep
Robert Knudson, Robert J. Glass, Don MacDougall and Gene S. Cantamessa, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Robert Knudson, Robert J. Glass, Richard Tyler and Jean-Louis Ducarme, Sorcerer
Don MacDougall, Ray West, Bob Minkler and Derek Ball, Star Wars
Theodore Soderberg, Paul Wells, Douglas O. Williams and Jerry Jost, The Turning Point
Original Song“Candle on the Water,” Pete's Dragon, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, music and lyrics
“Nobody Does It Better,” The Spy Who Loved Me, Marvin Hamlisch, music; Carole Bayer Sager, lyrics
“The Slipper and the Rose Waltz” (He Danced With Me/She Danced With Me), The Slipper and the Rose—The Story of Cinderella, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, music and lyrics
“Someone's Waiting for You,” The Rescuers, Sammy Fain, music; Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins, lyrics
“You Light Up My Life,” You Light Up My Life, Joseph Brooks, music and lyrics
Original ScoreGeorges Delerue, Julia
Marvin Hamlisch, The Spy Who Loved Me
Maurice Jarre, Mohammad—Messenger of God
John Williams, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
John Williams, Star Wars
Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation ScoreAl Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, song; Irwin Kostal, adaptation, Pete's Dragon
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, song; Angela Morley, adaptation, The Slipper and the Rose—The Story of Cinderella
Jonathan Tunick, A Little Night Music
Film EditingWalter Hannemann and Angelo Ross, Smokey and the Bandit
Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas and Richard Chew, Star Wars
Michael Kahn, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Walter Murch, Julia
William Reynolds, The Turning Point
Costume DesignEdith Head and Burton Miller, Airport '77
Florence Klotz, A Little Night Music
John Mollo, Star Wars
Irene Sharaff, The Other Side of Midnight
Anthea Sylbert, Julia
Visual EffectsRoy Arbogast, Douglas Trumbull, Matthew Yuricich, Gregory Jein and Richard Yuricich, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune and Robert Blalack, Star Wars
Short Films
AnimatedThe Bead Game (Ishu Patel, producer; National Film Board of Canada)
The Doonesbury Special (John Hubley, Faith Hubley and Garry Trudeau, producers; Hubley Studios)
Jimmy the C (James Picker, Robert Grossman and Craig Whitaker, producers; Motionpicker Production)
The Sand Castle (Co Hoedeman, producer; National Film Board of Canada)
Live ActionThe Absent-Minded Waiter (William E. McEuen, producer; Aspen Film Society)
Floating Free (Jerry Butts, producer; Trans World International)
I'll Find a Way (Beverly Shaffer and Yuki Yoshida, producers; National Film Board of Canada)
Notes on the Popular Arts (Saul Bass, producer; Saul Bass Films)
Spaceborne (Philip Dauber, producer; Lawrence Hall of Science Production for the Regents of the University of California with the cooperation of NASA)
Short SubjectAgueda Martinez: Our People, Our Country (Moctesuma Esparza, producer; Moctesuma Esparza Production)
First Edition (Helen Whitney and DeWitt L. Sage, Jr., producers; D.L. Sage Productions)
Gravity Is My Enemy (John Joseph and Jan Stussy, producers; John Joseph Production)
Of Time, Tombs and Treasure (James R. Messenger and Paul N. Raimondi, producers; Charlie/Papa Productions, Inc.)
The Shetland Experience (Douglas Gordon, producer; Balfour Films)
FeatureThe Children of Theatre Street (Robert Dornhelm and Earle Mack, producers; Mack-Vaganova Company)
High Grass Circus (Bill Brind, Torben Schioler and Tony lanzelo, producers; National Film Board of Canada)
Homage to Chagall—The Colours of Love (Harry Rasky, producer; CBC Production)
Union Maids (James Klein, Julia Reichert and Miles Mogulescu, producers; Klein, Reichert, Mogulescu Production)
Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids? (Korty Films and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates in association with Sanrio Films)
Foreign Language FilmIphigenia, Greece
Madame Rosa, France
Operation Thunderbolt, Israel
A Special Day, Italy
That Obscure Object of Desire, Spain
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardWalter Mirisch
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardCharlton Heston
Honorary AwardsTo Margaret Booth for her exceptional contribution to the art of film editing in the motion picture industry
To Gordon E. Sawyer in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
To Sidney P. Solow in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Special Achievement Awards
Sound Effects EditingFrank E. Warner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
To Benjamin Burtt, Jr. for the creation of the alien, creature and robot voices in Star Wars

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