49th Academy Awards

The 49th Academy Awards were presented March 28, 1977 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

The ceremonies were presided over by Richard Pryor, Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, and Warren Beatty.

This Academy Awards ceremony is notable for Peter Finch becoming the first posthumous winner of an Oscar for acting, matched only by Heath Ledger 32 years later.

The 1976 Academy Award Winners

Picture: Rocky
Actor: Peter Finch (Network)
Actress: Faye Dunaway (Network)
Supporting Actor: Jason Robards (All the President's Men)
Supporting Actress: Beatrice Straight (Network)
Director: John G. Avildsen (Rocky)
Adapted Screenplay: William Goldman (All the President's Men)
Original Screenplay: Paddy Chayefsky (Network)
Song: "Evergreen" (A Star Is Born)
Score: The Omen (Original) / Bound for Glory (Adaptation)
Cinematography: Bound for Glory
Costume Design: Fellini's Casanova
Art / Set Decoration: All the President's Men
Film Editing: Rocky
Foreign Language Film: Black and White in Color (Ivory Coast)
Sound: All the President's Men
Short Films: Leisure (Animated) / In the Region of Ice (Live Action)
Documentaries: Number Our Days (Short) / Harlan County, U.S.A. (Feature)

The forty-ninth Academy Awards ceremony was held on Monday, March 28, 1977 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. Linda Wertmuller (Seven Beauties) became the first woman nominated for best director. Sharing the responsibilities of hosting the event were Ellen Burstyn, Warren Beatty, Jane Fonda, and Richard Pryor.