49th Academy Awards
|49th Academy Awards|
|Date||Monday, March 28, 1977|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles|
|Host||Richard Pryor, Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, Warren Beatty|
|Most awards||All the President's Men and Network (4)|
|Most nominations||Network and Rocky (10)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 38 minutes|
This Academy Awards ceremony is notable for Peter Finch becoming the first posthumous winner of an Oscar for acting, a feat matched only by Heath Ledger 32 years later. Beatrice Straight set another record by becoming the actor with shortest performance ever in a film to win an acting Oscar, with only five minutes and forty seconds of screentime in Network. Network, along with All the President's Men, were the two biggest champs of the ceremony with four Oscars each; however, John G. Avildsen won Best Director in an upset, presaging Rocky's eventual Best Picture victory.
Piper Laurie was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Carrie (1976), her first acting role since her Best Actress-nominated performance in The Hustler (1961), thus being nominated for two consecutive roles, 15 years apart.
As of the 88th Academy Awards, Network remains the last film to receive five acting nominations, and the last to win three acting Oscars. It was also the third and, to date, last film (after Mutiny on the Bounty and From Here to Eternity) to receive three nominations in lead acting categories.
This year's Academy Awards is also notable for the first ever female nominee for Best Director, Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties. To date, three further female directors have been nominated: Jane Campion for The Piano in 1993, Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation in 2003, and Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2009 (the first to win the award). Barbra Streisand received her second Academy Award, composing music for the love theme "Evergreen", the first woman to be honored as a composer.
No honorary awards were given this year.
Winners and nominees
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
Presenters and performers
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Simms, HankHank Simms||Announcer of the 49th annual Academy Awards|
|Mirisch, WalterWalter Mirisch (AMPAS President)||Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|Chase, ChevyChevy Chase||Explains the voting rules to the public|
|O'Neal, TatumTatum O'Neal||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Feldman, MartyMarty Feldman||Presenter of the Short Subjects Awards|
|Scheider, RoyRoy Scheider||Presenter of the Special Achievement Award|
|Keller, MartheMarthe Keller||Presenter of the award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration|
|Ali, MuhammadMuhammad Ali
|Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Holden, WilliamWilliam Holden||Presenter of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Skelton, RedRed Skelton||Presenter of the award for Best Sound|
|Tyson, CicelyCicely Tyson||Presenter of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to Pandro S. Berman|
|Sutherland, DonaldDonald Sutherland||Presenter of the award for Best Cinematography|
|Bailey, PearlPearl Bailey||Presenter of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Ann-Margret||Presenter of the Music Awards|
|Hellman, LillianLillian Hellman||Presenter of the Documentary Awards|
|Diamond, NeilNeil Diamond||Presenter of the award for Best Original Song|
|Mailer, NormanNorman Mailer||Presenter of the Writing Awards|
|Moreau, JeanneJeanne Moreau||Presenter of the award for Best Director|
|Dobson, TamaraTamara Dobson||Presenter of the award for Best Costume Design|
|Ullmann, LivLiv Ullmann||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Fletcher, LouiseLouise Fletcher||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Nicholson, JackJack Nicholson||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|Conti, BillBill Conti||Musical arranger
|Ann-Margret, Ann-Margret||Performer||“Magic Circle (It All Started in Someone's Head)“|
|Albert, EdwardEdward Albert||Performer||"A World That Never Was" from Half a House|
|Vereen, BenBen Vereen||Performer||"Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky|
|Jones, TomTom Jones||Performer||"Come to Me" from The Pink Panther Strikes Again|
|Vivante, TonyTony Vivante||Performer||"Ave Satani" from The Omen|
|Streisand, BarbraBarbra Streisand||Performer||"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" from A Star Is Born|
|Ann-Margret, Ann-Margret||Performer||“Magic Circle (Reprise)”|
- 34th Golden Globe Awards
- 1976 in film
- 19th Grammy Awards
- 28th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 29th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 30th British Academy Film Awards
- 31st Tony Awards
- The Official Academy Awards® Database
- "The 49th Academy Awards (1977) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-03.