Awards for 1976

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' became the first film in 41 years to sweep the major categories of best picture, director, actor, actress and screenplay.

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Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

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Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

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Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

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Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

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Best Director

WINNER

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Best Writing, Original Screenplay

WINNER

Dog Day Afternoon: Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson was not present at the awards ceremony. Presenter Gore Vidal accepted the award on his behalf.

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Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material

WINNER

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Best Cinematography

WINNER

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Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

WINNER

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Best Costume Design

WINNER

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Best Sound

WINNER

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Best Film Editing

WINNER

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Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

Nashville: Keith Carradine
For the song "I'm Easy"

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Funny Lady: Fred Ebb, John Kander
For the song "How Lucky Can You Get"

Whiffs: George Barrie (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
For the song "Now That We're In Love"

The Other Side of the Mountain: Charles Fox (music), Norman Gimbel (lyrics)
For the song "Richard's Window"

Mahogany: Michael Masser (music), Gerry Goffin (lyrics)
For the song "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)"

Best Music, Original Dramatic Score

WINNER

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Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation

WINNER

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Best Short Film, Animated

WINNER

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Best Short Film, Live Action

WINNER

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Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNER

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Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

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Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER

Dersu Uzala
Soviet Union

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Sandakan 8
Japan

Special Achievement Award

WINNERS

The Hindenburg: Peter Berkos
For sound effects.

Honorary Award

WINNER

Mary Pickford
In recognition of her unique contributions to the film industry and the development of film as an artistic medium.
Mary Pickford was not present at the awards ceremony. The presentation was made at her Pickfair estate and taped for inclusion in the broadcast.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

WINNER

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

WINNER

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER


Not awarded.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

Chadwell O'Connor (O'Connor Engineering Laboratories)
For the concept and engineering of a fluid-damped camera-head for motion-picture photography.

William F. Miner (Universal City Studios, Inc.) (Westinghouse Electric Corp.)
For the development and engineering of a solid-state, 500 kilowatt, direct-current static rectifier for motion-picture lighting.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

Lawrence W. Butler, Roger Banks
For the concept of applying low inertia and stepping electric motors to film transport systems and optical printers for motion-picture production.

David J. Degenkolb (Deluxe General, Inc), Fred Scobey (Deluxe General, Inc), John Dolan (Akwaklame Company), Richard Dubois (Akwaklame Company)
For the development of a technique for silver recovery from photographic wash-waters by ion exchange.

Joseph Westheimer
For the development of a device to obtain shadowed titles on motion-picture films.

(Carter Equipment Co., Inc., Ramtronics)
For the engineering and manufacture of a computerized tape punching system for programming laboratory printing machines.

(Hollywood Film Co.)
For the engineering and manufacture of a computerized tape punching system for programming laboratory printing machines.

(Bell & Howell)
For the engineering and manufacture of a computerized tape punching system for programming laboratory printing machines.

Fredrik Schlyter
For the engineering and manufacture of a computerized tape punching system for programming laboratory printing machines.

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