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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1978

Winner
Oscar
Best Cinematography
Vilmos Zsigmond
Winner
Special Achievement Award
Frank E. Warner
For sound effects editing.
Nominee
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

Nominee
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

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Production Design/Art Direction
Joe Alves
Nominee
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
John Williams
Nominee
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

Nominee
Saturn Award
Best DVD Special Edition Release
For the "30th Anniversary" release.

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

Nominee
Saturn Award
Best DVD Classic Film Release

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

Winner
Saturn Award
Best Director
Steven Spielberg
Best Music
John Williams
Nominee
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

Nominee
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film
Michael Kahn

Awards of the Japanese Academy 1979

Nominee
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Language Film

David di Donatello Awards 1978

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

Directors Guild of America, USA 1978

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Steven Spielberg

Golden Screen, Germany 1979

Winner
Golden Screen

Grammy Awards 1979

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

Hugo Awards 1978

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

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2018

Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best New Release, Re-Release or Re-Recording of an Existing Score
John Williams (music)
Michael Matessino (album producer, liner notes)
Jim Titus (album art direction)

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 1998

Winner
FMCJ Award
Best Re-Release of a Previously Existing Score
Arista

Korean Association of Film Critics Awards 1983

Winner
Korean Association of Film Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
Steven Spielberg

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 1978

Winner
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects

National Board of Review, USA 1977

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

National Film Preservation Board, USA 2007

Winner
National Film Registry

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1977

Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Director
Steven Spielberg
Best Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1977

Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Steven Spielberg

Online Film & Television Association 2010

Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Motion Picture

Writers Guild of America, USA 1978

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

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