1975 in film

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The year 1975 in film involved some significant events, with Steven Spielberg's thriller Jaws topping the box office.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1975 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1975
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Jaws Universal Pictures $260,000,000[1]
2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show 20th Century Fox $112,892,319[2]
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest United Artists $108,981,275[3]
4. Dog Day Afternoon Warner Bros. $50,000,000[4]
5. Shampoo Columbia Pictures $49,407,734[5]
6. The Return of the Pink Panther United Artists $41,833,347[6]
7. Funny Lady Columbia Pictures $39,000,000[7]
8. The Apple Dumpling Gang Walt Disney Productions $36,853,000[8]
9. Aloha, Bobby and Rose Columbia Pictures $35,000,000[9]
10. The Other Side of the Mountain Universal Pictures $34,673,100[10]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Chronique des années de braise), directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Algeria

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Adoption (Örökbefogadás), directed by Márta Mészáros, Hungary

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 33rd Golden Globe Awards
January 24, 1976
29th BAFTA Awards
February 29, 1976
48th Academy Awards
March 29, 1976
Musical or Comedy Drama
Best Film The Sunshine Boys One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Director Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Stanley Kubrick
Barry Lyndon
Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Actor Walter Matthau
The Sunshine Boys
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Al Pacino
Dog Day Afternoon /
The Godfather Part II
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Actress Ann-Margret
Tommy
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ellen Burstyn
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Supporting Actor Richard Benjamin
The Sunshine Boys
Fred Astaire
The Towering Inferno
George Burns
The Sunshine Boys
Best Supporting Actress Brenda Vaccaro
Jacqueline Susann
Diane Ladd
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Lee Grant
Shampoo
Best Screenplay, Adapted One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Robert Getchell
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
Best Screenplay, Original Dog Day Afternoon
Frank Pierson

Notable films released in 1975[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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