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Oscars 1978: Winners and Nominees of the 50th Academy Awards

Public list by WPS with 49 movies or TV shows/series

These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1978 on 04/03/1978.

The 50th Academy Awards were held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on April 3, 1978. The ceremonies were presided over by Bob Hope, who hosted the awards for the nineteenth and last time. Jason Robards became the fourth actor to win back-to-back Oscars, following Luise Rainer, Spencer Tracy, and Katharine Hepburn. The animated opening sequence, as well as promos for the Awards show, were designed by British graphic designer Harry Marks, who outsourced the animated sequences to Robert Abel and Associates. Marks also designed animated sequences for the top nominated categories, which weren't used for the final telecast. Annie Hall won four awards, including Best Picture. Other winners included Star Wars with six awards, Julia with three, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Goodbye Girl, Gravity Is My Enemy, I'll Find a Way, A Little Night Music, Madame Rosa, The Sand Castle, Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?, and You Light Up My Life with one. ()

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Star Wars(1977)

4.1/5 (with 7,793 votes)

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

The Spy Who Loved Me(1977)

PG
| 2h 5min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 637 votes)

Russian and British submarines with nuclear missiles on board both vanish from sight without a trace. England and Russia both blame each other as James Bond tries to solve the riddle of the disappearing ships. But the KGB also has an agent on the case.

The Rescuers(1977)

3.4/5 (with 928 votes)

What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny's call for help. The two mice search for clues with the help of an old cat named Rufus.

Pete's Dragon(1977)

3.2/5 (with 256 votes)

Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977)

PG
| 2h 15min | Science Fiction, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,482 votes)

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Saturday Night Fever(1977)

R
| 1h 58min | Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 670 votes)

Tony spends his Saturdays at a disco where his stylish moves raise his popularity among the patrons. But his life outside the disco is not easy and things change when he gets attracted to Stephanie.

Annie Hall(1977)

PG
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 1,455 votes)

New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

The Message(1976)

PG
| 2h 58min | Adventure, Drama, Action, History
3.7/5 (with 110 votes)

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

Directed by Moustapha Akkad, Andrew Marton - With Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest, Richard Johnson, ...

Sorcerer(1977)

PG
| 2h 2min | Adventure, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 135 votes)

Four men from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting several cases of dynamite (which is so old that it is dripping unstable nitroglycerin) across dangerous jungle terrain.

That Obscure Object of Desire(1977)

R
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 107 votes)

After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a fiery 19-year-old flamenco dancer named Conchita. What follows is a tale of cruelty, depravity and lies -- the very building blocks of love.

Directed by Luis Buñuel - With Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Milena Vukotic, Juan María Santamaría Rodríguez, Justo Ruiz, ...

Airport '77(1977)

PG
| 1h 54min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 91 votes)

Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle after a hijacking gone wrong. Now the surviving passengers must brave panic, slow leaks, oxygen depletion, and more while attempting a daring plan, all while 200 feet underwater.

Smokey and the Bandit(1977)

PG
| 1h 36min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 230 votes)

A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.

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The Goodbye Girl(1977)

PG
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 49 votes)

Paula knows that, in romance, all actors follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend splits for a movie role, and sublets their Manhattan apartment to Elliot, another actor.

The Deep(1977)

PG
| 2h 3min | Mystery, Thriller, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 70 votes)

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters.

Julia(1977)

PG
| 1h 57min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 43 votes)

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

A Special Day(1977)

NR
| 1h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 214 votes)

The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Antonietta strikes up a friendship with her neighbor Gabriele. As the day segues into night, Antonietta and Gabriele develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.

Oh, God!(1977)

PG
| 1h 38min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 37 votes)

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar(1977)

R
| 2h 15min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 30 votes)

A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

Equus(1977)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 43 votes)

A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an opinionated but inwardly-timid father and a genteel, religious mother. As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy's demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own.

The Slipper and the Rose(1976)

3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-fin.

Iphigenia(1977)

NR
| 2h 7min | Action, Drama
3.5/5 (with 10 votes)

The Greek army is about to set sail to a great battle, but the winds refuse to blow. Their leader, King Agamemnon, seeks to provide better food, but accidentally slays a sacred deer. His punishment from the gods, the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia.

Islands in the Stream(1977)

PG
| 1h 44min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

The Bead Game(1977)

6min | Animation
3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

To a percussive soundtrack, a succession of more complex animals forms and is consumed by their successors (all formed from beads). Finally, We reach man, who develops ever more sophisticated forms of war.

Directed by Ishu Patel

The Turning Point(1977)

PG
| 1h 59min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden(1977)

R
| 1h 36min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

A disturbed and institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.

The Late Show(1977)

PG
| 1h 33min | Mystery, Crime, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 15 votes)

Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped pussycat.

The Absent-Minded Waiter(1977)

NR
| 7min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Bernie Cates requests the services of the most absent-minded waiter he's ever seen, who pours water before setting the glasses, endlessly repeats questions, brings wrong orders, and ruins everything- but the bill.

Madame Rosa(1977)

1h 45min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 9 votes)

Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a Muslim. He asks about his parents; she answers evasively. As she ages and takes fewer children, Momo must do more for her; as money is tight, he tries to earn pennies on the street with a puppet. He's a beautiful man-child, and Madame Rosa makes him promise never to sell himself or become a pimp. A film editor, Nadine, befriends him, and his father appears as well. Madame Rosa reaches her last days in fear of hospitals, and Momo must act.

A Little Night Music(1977)

3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

"Fredrik Egerman is very happy in his marriage to a seventeen-year-old virgin, Anne. Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrik goes to see an old flame, the famous actress Desiree Armfeldt. Desiree is getting tired of her life, and is thinkin of settling down, and sets her sights on Fredrik, despite his marriage, and her own married lover Count Carl-Magnus. She gets her mother to invite the Egermans to her country estate for the weekend. But when Carl-Magnus and his wife Charlotte appear, too, things begin to get farcical (Send in the Clowns), and the night must smile for the third time before all the lovers are united." Written by Kathy Li.

The Other Side of Midnight(1977)

R
| 2h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

When French beauty Noelle Page falls in love with American pilot Larry Douglas, she believes he'll marry her. Instead, he returns to the U.S and marries the sweet but naive Catherine. Even though Noelle has found a new lover, an affluent Greek named Constantin, and has started a great career as an actress, she vows revenge on her onetime lover. But once her plan is in motion, she and Larry fall in love and plot Catherine's death.

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