Best of 1976

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1.
Network (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ BEST PICTURE

Nominees:
Taxi Driver
All the President's Men
Carrie
Rocky ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
2.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ BEST DIRECTOR - Martin Scorsese

Nominees:
Alan J. Pakula - All the President's Men
Sidney Lumet - Network
Brian De Palma - Carrie
John G. Avildsen - Rocky ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
3.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ BEST ACTOR - Robert De Niro

Nominees:
Peter Finch - Network
William Holden - Network
Dustin Hoffman - All the President's Men
Sylvester Stallone - Rocky ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
4.
Carrie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ BEST ACTRESS - Sissy Spacek

Nominees:
Faye Dunaway - Network
Talia Shire - Rocky
Liv Ullmann - Face to Face
Barbra Streisand - A Star is Born ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
5.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Burt Young

Nominees:
Burgess Meredith - Rocky
Ned Beatty - Network
Jason Robards - All the President's Men
Martin Balsam - All the President's Men ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
6.
Carrie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Piper Laurie

Nominees:
Beatrice Straight - Network
Marlene Warfield - Network
Jodie Foster - Taxi Driver
Jane Alexander - All the President's Men ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
7.
Network (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ BEST CASTING

Nominees:
All the President's Men
Rocky
Taxi Driver
Carrie ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
8.
Network (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Taxi Driver
Rocky
The Omen
The Front ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
9.
All the President's Men (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Carrie
Casanova
Voyage of the Damned
Family Plot ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
10.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ BEST EDITING

Nominees:
All the President's Men
Taxi Driver
Carrie
Network ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
11.
Carrie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:
Taxi Driver
A Star is Born
All the President's Men
Casanova ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
12.
Bugsy Malone (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast. (93 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:
Casanova
The Eagle Has Landed
All the President's Men
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
13.
Fellini's Casanova (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone... (155 mins.)
“ BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella
Bugsy Malone
Bound For Glory
The Eagle Has Landed ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
14.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees:
Casanova
The Omen
Bugsy Malone
A Star Is Born ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
15.
King Kong (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla. (134 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
“ BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees:
The Eagle Has Landed
Carrie
The Omen
Family Plot ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
16.
The Omen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ BEST SCORE

Nominees:
Bugsy Malone
Taxi Driver
Rocky
Family Plot ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
17.
Bound for Glory (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer. (147 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE

Nominees:
A Star Is Born ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
18.
A Star Is Born (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress. (139 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
“ BEST SONG - "Evergreen"

Nominees:
The Omen - "Ave Santani"
Rocky - "Gonna Fly Now"
Bugsy Malone - "Bugsy Malone"
Car Wash - "Car Wash" ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
19.
Bugsy Malone (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast. (93 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Nominees:
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
20.
All the President's Men (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ BEST SOUND

Nominees:
A Star is Born
Rocky
King Kong
The Eagle Has Landed ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
21.
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees:
Carrie
King Kong
Family Plot
Rocky ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
22.
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ BEST STUNTS

Nominees:
Carrie
Rocky
King Kong
Family Plot ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
23.
Fellini's Casanova (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone... (155 mins.)
“ BEST FOREIGN FILM ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting