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The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978)

Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as " Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »


Marty Pasetta
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Self - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Albertson ... Self - Past Winner
Irwin Allen ... Self - Past Winner
Edward Anhalt Edward Anhalt ... Self - Past Winner
Fred Astaire ... Self - Presenter
Priscilla Barnes ... Self - Performer
John Barry John Barry ... Self - Winner
Anne Baxter ... Self - Past Winner
Robert Benton ... Self - Nominee
Tony Bill ... Self - Past Winner
Karen Black ... Self - Performer
Robert Blalack ... Self - Winner
Debby Boone ... Self - Performer
Margaret Booth ... Self - Honorary Award Recipient
Ernest Borgnine ... Self


Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as " Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies.

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Some of the individuals who appeared onstage where given standing ovations. Fred Astaire was greeted that way, so was Janet Gaynor. Honorary Award recipient Margaret Booth was also given a standing ovation, but not from the entire audience, some persons even did not applaud for her (most notably actors Robert Blake and Diane Keaton). Some of those who stood and applauded avidly where Shirley MacLaine, Greer Garson and her husband, Mickey Rooney, Richard Burton, Marsha Mason, Neil Simon, and Richard Dreyfuss. The fact that some in the audience not even applauded makes one of the most insulting moments in the Academy Award history. See more »


[Accepting the Best Supporting Actress award]
Vanessa Redgrave: 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]
Vanessa Redgrave: ...whose behavior is an insult to the stature of Jews all...
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Followed by The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979) See more »


The Slipper and the Rose Waltz (He Danced with Me/She Danced with Me)
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Jane Powell
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50 Years of movie stardom
10 February 2001 | by ronjoSee all my reviews

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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3 April 1978 (USA) See more »

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California, USA See more »

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