The Academy Awards

Season 48 Episode 1

The 48th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 29, 1976 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR • Walter Matthau -- The Sunshine Boys ("Willy Clark") • Jack Nicholson -- One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest ("Randle Patrick McMurphy") • Al Pacino -- Dog Day Afternoon ("Sonny") • Maximilian Schell -- The Man in the Glass Booth ("Arthur Goldman") • James Whitmore -- Give 'em Hell, Harry! ("Harry S Truman") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLEGeorge Burns -- The Sunshine Boys ("Al Lewis") • Brad Dourif -- One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest ("Billy Bibbit") • Burgess Meredith -- The Day of the Locust ("Harry") • Chris Sarandon -- Dog Day Afternoon ("Leon") • Jack Warden -- Shampoo ("Lester Carr") ACTRESS • Isabelle Adjani -- The Story of Adele H. ("Adele Hugo") • Ann-Margret -- Tommy ("Nora Walker Hobbs") • Louise Fletcher -- One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest ("Nurse Mildred Ratched") • Glenda Jackson -- Hedda ("Hedda Gabler") • Carol Kane -- Hester Street ("Gitl") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Ronee Blakley -- Nashville ("Barbara Jean") • Lee Grant -- Shampoo ("Felicia Karpf") • Sylvia Miles -- Farewell, My Lovely ("Mrs. Florian") • Lily Tomlin -- Nashville ("Linnea Reese") • Brenda Vaccaro -- Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough ("Linda") ART DIRECTIONBarry Lyndon -- Art Direction: Ken Adam, Roy Walker; Set Decoration: Vernon DixonThe Hindenburg -- Art Direction: Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Frank McKelvy • The Man Who Would Be King -- Art Direction: Alexander Trauner, Tony Inglis; Set Decoration: Peter James • Shampoo -- Art Direction: Richard Sylbert, W. Stewart Campbell; Set Decoration: George Gaines • The Sunshine Boys -- Art Direction: Albert Brenner; Set Decoration: Marvin March CINEMATOGRAPHYBarry Lyndon -- John AlcottThe Day of the Locust -- Conrad Hall • Funny Lady -- James Wong Howe • The Hindenburg -- Robert Surtees • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest -- Haskell Wexler, Bill Butler COSTUME DESIGNBarry Lyndon -- Ulla-Britt Soderlund, Milena CanoneroThe Four Musketeers -- Yvonne Blake, Ron Talsky • Funny Lady -- Ray Aghayan, Bob Mackie • The Magic Flute -- Henny Noremark, Karin Erskine • The Man Who Would Be King -- Edith Head DIRECTINGAmarcord -- Federico Fellini • Barry Lyndon -- Stanley Kubrick • Dog Day Afternoon -- Sidney Lumet • Nashville -- Robert Altman • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest -- Milos Forman DOCUMENTARY (Feature)The California Reich -- Walter F. Parkes and Keith F. Critchlow, Producers • Fighting for Our Lives -- Glen Pearcy, Producer • The Incredible Machine -- Irwin Rosten, Producer • The Man Who Skied down Everest -- F. R. Crawley, James Hager and Dale Hartleben, ProducersThe Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir -- Shirley MacLaine, Producer DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)Arthur and Lillie -- Jon Else, Steven Kovacs and Kristine Samuelson, Producers • The End of the Game -- Claire Wilbur and Robin Lehman, ProducersMillions of Years Ahead of Man -- Manfred Baier, Producer • Probes in Space -- George V. Casey, Producer • Whistling Smith -- Barrie Howells and Michael Scott, Producers FILM EDITINGDog Day Afternoon -- Dede Allen • Jaws -- Verna FieldsThe Man Who Would Be King -- Russell Lloyd • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest -- Richard Chew, Lynzee Klingman, Sheldon Kahn • Three Days of the Condor -- Fredric Steinkamp, Don Guidice FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMDersu Uzala -- Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsLand of Promise -- Poland • Letters from Marusia -- Mexico • Sandakan No. 8 -- Japan • Scent of a Woman -- Italy MUSIC (Original Score)Birds Do It, Bees Do It -- Gerald Fried • Bite the Bullet -- Alex North • Jaws -- John WilliamsOne Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest -- Jack Nitzsche • The Wind and the Lion -- Jerry Goldsmith MUSIC (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)Barry Lyndon -- Adaptation Score by Leonard RosenmanFunny Lady -- Adaptation Score by Peter Matz • Tommy -- Adaptation Score by Peter Townshend MUSIC (Original Song) • "How Lucky Can You Get" from Funny Lady -- Music and Lyrics by Fred Ebb and John Kander"I'm Easy" from Nashville -- Music and Lyrics by Keith Carradine • "Now That We're in Love" from Whiffs -- Music by George Barrie; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn • "Richard's Window" from The Other Side of the Mountain -- Music by Charles Fox; Lyrics by Norman Gimbel • "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" from Mahogany -- Music by Michael Masser; Lyrics by Gerry Goffin BEST PICTUREBarry Lyndon -- Stanley Kubrick, Producer • Dog Day Afternoon -- Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand, Producers • Jaws -- Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown, Producers • Nashville -- Robert Altman, Producer • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest -- Saul Zaentz and Michael Douglas, Producers SHORT FILM (Animated)Great -- Bob Godfrey, ProducerKick Me -- Robert Swarthe, Producer • Monsieur Pointu -- René Jodoin, Bernard Longpré and André Leduc, Producers • Sisyphus -- Marcell Jankovics, Producer SHORT FILM (Live Action)Angel and Big Joe -- Bert Salzman, ProducerConquest of Light -- Louis Marcus, Producer • Dawn Flight -- Lawrence M. Lansburgh and Brian Lansburgh, Producers • A Day in the Life of Bonnie Consolo -- Barry Spinello, Producer • Doubletalk -- Alan Beattie, Producer SOUNDBite the Bullet -- Arthur Piantadosi, Les Fresholtz, Richard Tyler, Al Overton, Jr. • Funny Lady -- Richard Portman, Don MacDougall, Curly Thirlwell, Jack Solomon • The Hindenburg -- Leonard Peterson, John A. Bolger, Jr., John Mack, Don K. Sharpless • Jaws -- Robert L. Hoyt, Roger Heman, Earl Madery, John CarterThe Wind and the Lion -- Harry W. Tetrick, Aaron Rochin, William McCaughey, Roy Charman WRITING (Original Screenplay)Amarcord -- Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra • And Now My Love -- Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven • Dog Day Afternoon -- Frank PiersonLies My Father Told Me -- Ted Allan • Shampoo -- Robert Towne, Warren Beatty WRITING (Screenplay Adapted from Other Material)Barry Lyndon -- Stanley Kubrick • The Man Who Would Be King -- John Huston, Gladys Hill • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest -- Lawrence Hauben, Bo GoldmanScent of a Woman -- Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi • The Sunshine Boys -- Neil Simon SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Sound Effects)The Hindenburg -- Peter Berkos SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Visual Effects)The Hindenburg -- Albert Whitlock, Glen Robinson JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDDr. Jules C. Stein HONORARY AWARD • To Mary Pickford in recognition of her unique contributions to the film industry and the development of film as an artistic medium. IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARDMervyn LeRoy SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II) • To CHADWELL O'CONNOR of the O'Connor Engineering Laboratories for the concept and engineering of a fluid-damped camera-head for motion picture photography. [Stage Operations] • To WILLIAM F. MINER of Universal City Studios, Inc. and the WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION for the development and engineering of a solid-state, 500 kilowatt, direct-current static rectifier for motion picture lighting. [Lighting] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class III) • To LAWRENCE W. BUTLER and ROGER BANKS for the concept of applying low inertia and stepping electric motors to film transport systems and optical printers for motion picture production. [Special Photographic] • To DAVID J. DEGENKOLB and FRED SCOBEY of Deluxe General Incorporated and JOHN C. DOLAN and RICHARD DUBOIS of the Akwaklame Company for the development of a technique for silver recovery from photographic wash-waters by ion exchange. [Laboratory] • To JOSEPH WESTHEIMER for the development of a device to obtain shadowed titles on motion picture films. [Special Photographic] • To CARTER EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC. and RAMTRONICS for the engineering and manufacture of a computerized tape punching system for programming laboratory printing machines. [Laboratory] • To HOLLYWOOD FILM COMPANY for the engineering and manufacture of a computerized tape punching system for programming laboratory printing machines. [Laboratory] • To BELL & HOWELL for the engineering and manufacture of a computerized tape punching system for programming laboratory printing machines. [Laboratory] • To FREDRIK SCHLYTER for the engineering and manufacture of a computerized tape punching system for programming laboratory printing machines. [Laboratory]