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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1976

Won
Oscar
Best Picture
Saul Zaentz
Michael Douglas

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'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.

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Jack Nicholson
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Louise Fletcher
Best Director
Milos Forman
Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material
Lawrence Hauben
Bo Goldman
Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Brad Dourif
Best Cinematography
Haskell Wexler
Bill Butler
Best Film Editing
Richard Chew
Lynzee Klingman
Sheldon Kahn
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Jack Nitzsche

Golden Globes, USA 1976

Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male
Brad Dourif
Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama
Louise Fletcher
Best Director - Motion Picture
Milos Forman
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Lawrence Hauben
Bo Goldman
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
Jack Nicholson

BAFTA Awards 1977

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Jack Nicholson
Best Actress
Louise Fletcher
Best Direction
Milos Forman
Best Film
Best Film Editing
Richard Chew
Lynzee Klingman
Sheldon Kahn
Best Supporting Actor
Brad Dourif
Nominated
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Jack Nitzsche
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Cinematography
Haskell Wexler
Bill Butler
William A. Fraker
Best Screenplay
Lawrence Hauben
Bo Goldman
Best Sound Track
Mary McGlone
Robert R. Rutledge
Veronica Selver
Larry Jost
Mark Berger

American Cinema Editors, USA 1976

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film
Richard Chew
Sheldon Kahn
Lynzee Klingman

Bodil Awards 1976

Won
Bodil
Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film)
Milos Forman (director)

Chicago International Film Festival 1975

Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Milos Forman

César Awards, France 1977

Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Milos Forman

David di Donatello Awards 1976

Won
David
Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
Milos Forman
Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)
Jack Nicholson
Tied with Philippe Noiret for The Old Gun (1975).

Directors Guild of America, USA 1976

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Milos Forman
Joel Douglas (unit production manager) (plaque)
Irby Smith (assistant director) (plaque)
William Saint John (assistant director) (plaque)

Golden Screen, Germany 1977

Won
Golden Screen

Grammy Awards 1977

Nominated
Grammy
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Jack Nitzsche

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1976

Won
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Milos Forman

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1976

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Milos Forman

Kinema Junpo Awards 1977

Won
Readers' Choice Award
Best Foreign Language Film Director
Milos Forman

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1976

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Picture
Tied with Dog Day Afternoon (1975).

National Board of Review, USA 1975

Won
NBR Award
Best Actor
Jack Nicholson
Top Ten Films

National Film Preservation Board, USA 1993

Won
National Film Registry

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1975

Won
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Jack Nicholson

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1975

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Jack Nicholson
2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Louise Fletcher

People's Choice Awards, USA 1977

Won
People's Choice Award
Favorite Motion Picture

Sant Jordi Awards 1977

Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
Jack Nicholson
For Professione: reporter and Carnal Knowledge

Writers Guild of America, USA 1976

Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium
Lawrence Hauben
Bo Goldman

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