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The Complete Oscar Quest: 51st Academy Awards (1978)

1978

Best Picture

  • An Unmarried Woman
  • Coming Home
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • An Unmarried Woman

Best Director

  • Woody Allen, Interiors
  • Hal Ashby, Coming Home
  • Warren Beatty & Buck Henry, Heaven Can Wait
  • Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter
  • Alan Parker, Midnight Express

Best Actor

  • Warren Beatty, Heaven Can Wait
  • Gary Busey, The Buddy Holly Story
  • Robert De Niro, The Deer Hunter
  • Laurence Olivier, The Boys from Brazil
  • Jon Voight, Coming Home

Best Actress

  • Ingrid Bergman, Autumn Sonata
  • Ellen Burstyn, Same Time, Next Year
  • Jill Clayburgh, An Unmarried Woman
  • Jane Fonda, Coming Home
  • Geraldine Page, Interiors

Best Supporting Actor

  • Bruce Dern, Coming Home
  • Richard Farnsworth, Comes a Horseman
  • John Hurt, Midnight Express
  • Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter
  • Jack Warden, Heaven Can Wait

Best Supporting Actress

  • Dyan Cannon, Heaven Can Wait
  • Penelope Milford, Coming Home
  • Maggie Smith, California Suite
  • Maureen Stapleton, Interiors
  • Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter

Best Original Screenplay

  • Autumn Sonata
  • Coming Home
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Interiors
  • An Unmarried Woman

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Bloodbrothers
  • California Suite
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Midnight Express
  • Same Time, Next Year

Best Editing

  • The Boys from Brazil
  • Coming Home
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Midnight Express
  • Superman

Best Cinematography

  • Days of Heaven
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Same Time, Next Year
  • The Wiz

Best Original Score

  • The Boys from Brazil
  • Days of Heaven
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Midnight Express
  • Superman

Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score

  • The Buddy Holly Story
  • Pretty Baby
  • The Wiz

Best Original Song

  • “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” from Grease
  • “Last Dance,” from Thank God It’s Friday
  • “The Last Time I Felt Like This,” from Same Time, Next Year
  • “Ready to Take a Chance Again,” from Foul Play
  • “When You’re Loved,” from The Magic of Lassie

Best Art Direction

  • The Brink’s Job
  • California Suite
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Interiors
  • The Wiz

Best Costume Design

  • Caravans
  • Days of Heaven
  • Death on the Nile
  • The Swarm
  • The Wiz

Best Visual Effects

  • Superman

Best Sound Mixing

  • The Buddy Holly Story
  • Days of Heaven
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Hooper
  • Superman

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
  • The Glass Cell
  • Hungarians
  • Viva Italia!
  • White Bim Black Ear

Best Documentary

  • The Lovers’ Wind
  • Mysterious Castles of Clay
  • Raoni
  • Scared Straight!
  • With Babies and Banners: Story of the women’s Emergency Brigade

Best Documentary Short

  • The Divided Trail: A Native American Odyssey
  • An Encounter with Faces
  • The Flight of the Gossamer Condor
  • Goodnight Miss Ann
  • Squires of San Quentin

Best Live-Action Short

  • A Different Approach
  • Mandy’s Grandmother
  • Strange Fruit
  • Teenage Father

Best Animated Short

  • Oh My Darling
  • Rip Van Winkle
  • Special Delivery

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. An Unmarried Woman
  2. Autumn Sonata
  3. Bloodbrothers
  4. The Boys from Brazil
  5. The Brink’s Job
  6. The Buddy Holly Story
  7. California Suite
  8. Caravans
  9. Comes a Horseman
  10. Coming Home
  11. Days of Heaven
  12. Death on the Nile
  13. The Deer Hunter
  14. Foul Play
  15. Grease
  16. Heaven Can Wait
  17. Hooper
  18. Interiors
  19. The Magic of Lassie
  20. Midnight Express
  21. Pretty Baby
  22. Same Time, Next Year
  23. Superman
  24. The Swarm
  25. Thank God It’s Friday
  26. The Wiz

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