49th Academy Awards: Wikis


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49th Academy Awards
Date Monday, March 28, 1977
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Richard Pryor, Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, Warren Beatty
Producer William Friedkin
Director Marty Pasetta
Best Picture Rocky
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 38 minutes
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The 49th Academy Awards were presented March 28, 1977 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Richard Pryor, Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, and Warren Beatty.

This Academy Awards ceremony is notable for Peter Finch becoming the first posthumous winner of an Oscar for acting, matched only by Heath Ledger 32 years later.


Winners & Nominees


Best Picture


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Network - Peter Finch

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Network - Faye Dunaway

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

All the President's Men - Jason Robards

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Network - Beatrice Straight

Best Director

Rocky - John G. Avildsen

Best Original Screenplay

Network - Paddy Chayefsky

Best Adapted Screenplay

All the President's Men - William Goldman

Best Cinematography

Bound for Glory - Haskell Wexler

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

All the President's Men - George Jenkins and George Gaines

Best Costume Design

Fellini's Casanova - Danilo Donati

Best Sound

All the President's Men - Arthur Piantadosi , Les Fresholtz , Rick Alexander and James E. Webb

Best Film Editing

Rocky - Richard Halsey and Scott Conrad

Best Music, Original Song

A Star Is Born - Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams for the song Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)

Best Music, Original Score

The Omen - Jerry Goldsmith

Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score

Bound for Glory - Leonard Rosenman

Best Short Film, Animated


Best Short Film, Live Action

In the Region of Ice

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Number Our Days

Best Documentary, Features

Harlan County, USA

Best Foreign Language Film

Black and White in Color - Ivory Coast


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