The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978)

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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 »

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Paddy Chayefsky: Before I get on to the writing awards, there's a little matter I'd like to tidy up, at least if I expect to live with myself tomorrow morning. I would like to say -- personal opinion, of course -- that I'm sick and tired of people exploiting the occasion of the Academy Awards...
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Paddy Chayefsky: ...for the propagation of their own personal political propaganda.
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Paddy Chayefsky: I would like to suggest to Miss Redgrave that her winning an Academy Award is not a pivotal moment in history, does not require a ...
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50 Years of movie stardom
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This was the Golden year of cinema. A tribute to all who contributed to the entertainment industry. It was also the first and last time that a tribute was made to the young juvenile actors who previously won an award. Peggy Ann Garner and Margaret O'Brien were part of a "Big Parade" of previous oscar winners.


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