Each of the five Best Picture nominees feature plots primarily driven by the actions or focus a principal female character: Annie Hall
(1977) (Annie is the object of Alvy's affection), The Goodbye Girl
(1977) (Paula's resolution of her domestic issues and romance with Elliot), Julia
(1977) (Lilian's relationship with her closest friend, Julia) Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977) (Princess Leia sending the droids to alert Obi-Wan Kenobi and her subsequent rescue), The Turning Point
(1977) (Deedee and Emma are reconnected through Emilia; the catalyst for the two women's eventual conflict). See more
[Accepting the Best Supporting Actress award
My dear colleagues, I thank you very much for this tribute to my work. I think that Jane Fonda and I have done the best work of our lives. And I salute you, and I pay tribute to you, and I think you should be very proud that in the last few weeks you've stood firm, and you have refused to be intimidated by the threats of a small bunch of Zionist hoodlums, whose behavior...
[booing from audience
...whose behavior is an insult to the stature of Jews ...