49th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1977 took place on March 28, 1977 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. It was the 49th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1976.

Peter Finch, who won for best actor, died on 14 January 1977. He is the first and only to present actor, who was honored posthumously in this category (Heath Ledger was posthumously awarded in 2009 for Best Supporting Actor ).


Warren Beatty, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda and Richard Pryor as facilitators led by the Oscar ceremony.

Winners and nominations

Best Picture

Rocky - Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff

Best Director

John G. Avildsen - Rocky

Best Actor

Peter Finch - Network

Best Actress

Faye Dunaway - Network

Best Supporting Actor

Jason Robards - All the President 's Men ( All the President's Men)

Best Supporting Actress

Beatrice Straight - Network

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Untouchables ( All the President's Men) - William Goldman

Best Original Screenplay

Network - Paddy Chayefsky

Best Camera

This land is my land ( Bound for Glory ) - Haskell Wexler

Best Art

The Untouchables ( All the President's Men) - George Jenkins, George Gaines

Best Costume Design

Fellini's Casanova ( Il Casanova di Federico Fellini ) - Danilo Donati

Best Editing

Rocky - Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad

Best Sound

The Untouchables ( All the President's Men) - Arthur Piantadosi, Les Fresholtz, Rick Alexander, James E. Webb

Best Music ( Original Score )

The Omen ( The Omen ) - Jerry Goldsmith

Best Music ( Original Song Score)

This land is my land ( Bound for Glory ) - Leonard Rosenman

Best Song

" Evergreen " from A Star Is Born (A Star Is Born) - Barbra Streisand, Paul H. Williams

Best Animated Short Film

Leisure - Suzanne Baker

Best Short Film

In the Region of Ice - Andre R. Guttfreund, Peter Werner

Best Documentary (Short Film )

Number Our Days - Lynne Littman

Best Documentary

Harlan County, U.S.A. - Barbara Kopple

Best Foreign Language Film

Longing for Africa ( Noirs et blancs en couleur ) by Jean -Jacques Annaud - Ivory Coast


Special Achievement Award

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Scientific and Engineering Award

Technical Achievement Award