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3 April 1978 (USA) See more »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Bob Hope ... Himself - Host
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jack Albertson ... Himself - Past Winner
Irwin Allen ... Himself - Past Winner
Edward Anhalt ... Himself - Past Winner

Fred Astaire ... Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song

Priscilla Barnes ... Herself - Performer: Best Costume Design Award
John Barry ... Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction

Anne Baxter ... Herself - Past Winner

Robert Benton ... Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay

Tony Bill ... Himself - Past Winner

Karen Black ... Herself - Performer: Best Costume Design Award
Robert Blalack ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Debby Boone ... Herself - Performer
Margaret Booth ... Herself - Honorary Award Recipient

Ernest Borgnine ... Himself
Marshall Brickman ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay

Garrett Brown ... Himself - Winner: Academy Award of Merit

Leslie Browne ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Richard Burton ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Ben Burtt ... Himself - Winner: Special Achievement Award

Red Buttons ... Himself - Past Winner

Michael Caine ... Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Stockard Channing ... Herself - Performer: Best Costume Design

Cyd Charisse ... Herself - Performer: Best Costume Design Award

Paddy Chayefsky ... Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay
Richard Chew ... Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing

Roger Christian ... Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction

Joan Crawford ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Bing Crosby ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Quinn Cummings ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself - Performer

Bette Davis ... Herself - Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Olivia de Havilland ... Herself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Margaret Booth
Leslie Dilley ... Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction

Melinda Dillon ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Kirk Douglas ... Himself - Presenter: Documentary Feature and Documentary Short

Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Patty Duke ... Herself - Past Winner (as Patty Duke Astin)

John Dykstra ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Richard Edlund ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Kermit Eller ... Himself - Performer: Best Costume Design Award

Mia Farrow ... Herself - Audience Member

Farrah Fawcett ... Herself - Presenter: Best Film Editing (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)

Peter Firth ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Louise Fletcher ... Herself - Past Winner

Jane Fonda ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Joan Fontaine ... Herself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects

Jodie Foster ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film

Aretha Franklin ... Herself - Performer
Peggy Ann Garner ... Herself

Greer Garson ... Herself - Presenter: Best Art Direction

Janet Gaynor ... Herself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Susan George ... Herself - Performer: Best Costume Design Award
Kenneth Grant Sr. ... Dancer (as Ken Grant)
Johnny Green ... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score and Best Adapted Score

Joel Grey ... Himself - Past Winner

Mark Hamill ... Himself - Presenter: Special Technical Awards

Goldie Hawn ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography

Mary Ann Hay ... Dancer

Charlton Heston ... Himself - Hersholt Award Recipient

Paul Hirsch ... Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing

William Holden ... Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing

Burl Ives ... Himself
Charles H. Joffe ... Himself - Winner: Best Picture
John Jürgens ... Himself - Award Recipient for Steadicam Development

Diane Keaton ... Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

George Kennedy ... Himself - Past Winner

Stanley Kramer ... Himself - Presenter: Thalberg Award

Arthur Laurents ... Himself - Nominee: Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay

Michele Lee ... Herself - Performer: Best Costume Design Award

Gloria Loring ... Herself - Performer

George Lucas ... Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay
Marcia Lucas ... Herself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Don MacDougall ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound

Shirley MacLaine ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Dorothy Malone ... Herself - Past Winner and Audience Member

Henry Mancini ... Himself - Co-Presenter:Best Original Score and Best Adapted Score

Groucho Marx ... Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)

Marsha Mason ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Marcello Mastroianni ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing

Walter Matthau ... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Grant McCune ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Bob Minkler ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound
Walter Mirisch ... Himself - Thalberg Award Recipient
John Mollo ... Himself - Winner: Best Costume Design

Dudley Moore ... Himself - Audience Member

Rita Moreno ... Herself - Audience Member

Olivia Newton-John ... Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score and Best Adapted Score

Jack Nicholson ... Himself - Presenter: Best Picture

Edmond O'Brien ... Himself - Past Winner

Margaret O'Brien ... Herself

Eleanor Parker ... Herself - Performer: Best Costume Design Award

Jane Powell ... Herself - Performer

Elvis Presley ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Deborah Raffin ... Herself - Performer: Best Costume Design Award

Vanessa Redgrave ... Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Donna Reed ... Herself - Audience Member and Past Winner

Debbie Reynolds ... Herself - Performer
Norman Reynolds ... Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction

Cliff Robertson ... Himself - Past Winner

Mickey Rooney ... Himself - Audience Member

Herbert Ross ... Himself - Nominee: Best Picture & Best Director

Eva Marie Saint ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Alvin Sargent ... Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay

Neil Simon ... Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay

Maggie Smith ... Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Gale Sondergaard ... Herself - Past Winner

Camilla Sparv ... Herself - Performer: Best Costume Design Award

Steven Spielberg ... Himself - Nominee: Best Director

Sylvester Stallone ... Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Barbara Stanwyck ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
John Stears ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Beatrice Straight ... Herself - Past Winner

John Travolta ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Claire Trevor ... Herself - Past Winner

Cicely Tyson ... Herself - Presenter: Best Director

Jack Valenti ... Himself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
King Vidor ... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Director

Jon Voight ... Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography

Robert Wagner ... Himself - Audience Member

Raquel Welch ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Documentary Feature and Documentary Short

Tuesday Weld ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Ray West ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound

Haskell Wexler ... Himself - Past Winner

Billy Dee Williams ... Himself - Presenter: Academy Award of Merit

John Williams ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Score

Paul Williams ... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film

Henry Winkler ... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction

Natalie Wood ... Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
Smith Wordes ... Dancer

Teresa Wright ... Herself - Past Winner

Fred Zinnemann ... Himself - Nominee: Best Director

Vilmos Zsigmond ... Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography

Troy Garity ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Tom Hayden ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Vanessa Vadim ... Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
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Directed by
Marty Pasetta 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Ludwig 
Leonard Spigelgass 

Produced by
Howard W. Koch .... producer
Michael B. Seligman .... associate producer
 
Film Editing by
Terry M. Pickford 
 
Production Management
Howard G. Malley .... unit manager
 
Art Department
Stu Bernstein .... graphic designer
Eytan Keller .... graphic designer
David L. Snyder .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Shawn Murphy .... sound supervisor
 
Music Department
Nelson Riddle .... musical director
 
Other crew
Danette Herman .... assistant to producer
Robert Iscove .... choreographer
Hal Kanter .... special material
 

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Debby Boone performed Best Original Song nominee "You Light Up My Life", she was accompanied by a chorus of little girls who were announced to have come from The John Tracy Clinic for the Deaf who interpreted the lyrics in sign language. It was later reported that the girls were really students rounded up at Torrence Elementary School in Torrence, California, and that they were actually signing gibberish. The girls who had been asked to perform from the clinic were unavailable due to some legal wrangles.See more »
Quotes:
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...
[applause]
Paddy Chayefsky:...for the propagation of their own personal political propaganda.
[applause]
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 proclamation, and a simple "thank you" would have sufficed.
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Nobody Does It BetterSee more »

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50 Years of movie stardom, 10 February 2001
Author: Ronald R Schultz (ronjo07@aol.com) from Warren, MI

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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