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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1978

Won
Oscar
Best Cinematography
Vilmos Zsigmond
Won
Special Achievement Award
Frank E. Warner
For sound effects editing.
Nominated
Oscar
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Melinda Dillon
Best Director
Steven Spielberg
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Joe Alves
Daniel A. Lomino
Phil Abramson
Best Sound
Robert Knudson
Robert Glass
Don MacDougall
Gene S. Cantamessa
Best Film Editing
Michael Kahn
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Roy Arbogast
Douglas Trumbull
Matthew Yuricich
Gregory Jein
Richard Yuricich
Best Music, Original Score
John Williams

Golden Globes, USA 1978

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Director - Motion Picture
Steven Spielberg
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Steven Spielberg
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
John Williams

BAFTA Awards 1979

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Production Design/Art Direction
Joe Alves
Nominated
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
John Williams
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Cinematography
Vilmos Zsigmond
Best Direction
Steven Spielberg
Best Film
Best Film Editing
Michael Kahn
Best Screenplay
Steven Spielberg
Best Sound
Gene S. Cantamessa
Robert Knudson
Don MacDougall
Robert Glass
Stephen Katz
Frank E. Warner
Richard Oswald
David M. Horton
Sam Gemette
Gary S. Gerlich
Chester Slomka
Neil Burrow
Best Supporting Actor
François Truffaut

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2008

Nominated
Saturn Award
Best DVD Special Edition Release
30th Anniversary.

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2002

Nominated
Saturn Award
Best DVD Classic Film Release

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 1978

Won
Saturn Award
Best Director
Steven Spielberg
Best Music
John Williams
Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Actor
Richard Dreyfuss
Best Actress
Melinda Dillon
Best Writing
Steven Spielberg
Best Supporting Actress
Teri Garr
Best Make-Up
Bob Westmoreland
Thomas R. Burman
Carlo Rambaldi
Best Special Effects
Douglas Trumbull

American Cinema Editors, USA 1978

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film
Michael Kahn

Awards of the Japanese Academy 1979

Nominated
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Language Film

David di Donatello Awards 1978

Won
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Steven Spielberg

Directors Guild of America, USA 1978

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Steven Spielberg

Golden Screen, Germany 1979

Won
Golden Screen

Grammy Awards 1979

Won
Grammy
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
John Williams

Hugo Awards 1978

Nominated
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation
Steven Spielberg (director, screenplay)

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 1978

Won
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects

National Board of Review, USA 1977

Won
NBR Award
Top Ten Films
Won
Special Citation
For the special effects.

National Film Preservation Board, USA 2007

Won
National Film Registry

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1977

2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Steven Spielberg
3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1977

3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Steven Spielberg

Writers Guild of America, USA 1978

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Steven Spielberg

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