50th Academy Awards

The 50th Academy Awards were held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on April 3, 1978.

The ceremonies were presided over by Bob Hope, who hosted the awards for the eighteenth and last time.

Two of the year's biggest winners were Star Wars, which swept the technical categories by winning 6 out of its 10 nominations, and Annie Hall, winning 4 out of 5 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director. This incarnation of the awards show was also notable for a very politically-charged acceptance speech by Vanessa Redgrave.

The 1977 Academy Award Winners

Picture: Annie Hall
Actor: Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl)
Actress: Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)
Supporting Actor: Jason Robards (Julia)
Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave (Julia)
Director: Woody Allen (Annie Hall)
Adapted Screenplay: Alvin Sargent (Julia)
Original Screenplay: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall)
Song: "You Light Up My Life" (You Light Up My Life)
Score: Star Wars (Original) / A Little Night Music (Adaptation)
Cinematography: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Costume Design: Star Wars
Art / Set Decoration: Star Wars
Film Editing: Star Wars
Foreign Language Film: Madame Rosa (France)
Sound: Star Wars
Visual Effects: Star Wars
Short Films: Sand Castle (Animated) / I'll Find a Way (Live Action)
Documentaries: Gravity Is My Enemy (Short) / Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids? (Feature)