48th Academy Awards

The 48th Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1976 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

The ceremonies were presided over by Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, George Segal, Goldie Hawn, and Gene Kelly.

The most successful film of the ceremony was Miloš Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which became the first film since It Happened One Night to perform a "clean sweep" of the top categories; that is, winning Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

The 1975 Academy Award Winners

Picture: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Actor: Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
Actress: Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
Supporting Actor: George Burns (The Sunshine Boys)
Supporting Actress: Lee Grant (Shampoo)
Director: Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
Adapted Screenplay: Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
Original Screenplay: Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon)
Song: "I'm Easy" (Nashville)
Score: Jaws (Original) / Barry Lyndon (Adaptation)
Cinematography: Barry Lyndon
Costume Design: Barry Lyndon
Art / Set Decoration: Barry Lyndon
Film Editing: Jaws
Foreign Language Film: Dersu Uzala (U.S.S.R.)
Sound: Jaws
Short Films: Great (Animated) / Angel and Big Joe (Live Action)
Documentaries: The End of the Game (Short) / The Man Who Skied Down Everest (Feature)

The forty-eighth Academy Awards ceremony was held on Monday, March 29, 1976 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. When Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) won for best actress, she added sign language to her acceptance speech. To her deaf parents she said, "I want to say thank you . . . for teaching me to have a dream."

The hosts for the evening were Goldie Hawn, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Gene Kelly, and George Segal.