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The Complete Oscar Quest: 52nd Academy Awards (1979)

1979

Best Picture

  • All That Jazz
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Breaking Away
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Norma Rae

Best Director

  • Robert Benton, Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now
  • Bob Fosse, All That Jazz
  • Edouard Molinaro, La Cage aux Folles
  • Peter Yates, Breaking Away

Best Actor

  • Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Jack Lemmon, The China Syndrome
  • Al Pacino, …And Justice for All
  • Roy Scheider, All That Jazz
  • Peter Sellers, Being There

Best Actress

  • Jill Clayburgh, Starting Over
  • Sally Field, Norma Rae
  • Jane Fonda, The China Syndrome
  • Bette Midler, The Rose
  • Marsha Mason, Chapter Two

Best Supporting Actor

  • Melvyn Douglas, Being There
  • Robert Duvall, Apocalypse Now
  • Frederic Forrest, The Rose
  • Justin Henry, Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Mickey Rooney, The Black Stallion

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jane Alexander, Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Barbara Barrie, Breaking Away
  • Candice Bergen, Starting Over
  • Mariel Hemingway, Manhattan
  • Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer

Best Original Screenplay

  • …And Justice for All
  • All That Jazz
  • Breaking Away
  • The China Syndrome
  • Manhattan

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Apocalypse Now
  • La Cage aux Folles
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • A Little Romance
  • Norma Rae

Best Editing

  • All That Jazz
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Black Stallion
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • The Rose

Best Cinematography

  • 1941
  • All That Jazz
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Black Hole
  • Kramer vs. Kramer

Best Original Score

  • 10
  • The Amityville Horror
  • The Champ
  • A Little Romance
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score

  • All That Jazz
  • Breaking Away
  • The Muppet Movie

Best Original Song

  • “I’ll Never Say Goodbye,” from The Promise
  • “It Goes Like It Goes,” from Norma Rae
  • “It’s Easy to Say,” from 10
  • “The Rainbow Connection,” from The Muppet Movie
  • “Through the Eyes of Love,” from Ice Castles

Best Art Direction

  • Alien
  • All That Jazz
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The China Syndrome
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Best Costume Design

  • Agatha
  • All That Jazz
  • Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
  • La Cage aux Folles
  • The Europeans

Best Visual Effects

  • 1941
  • Alien
  • The Black Hole
  • Moonraker
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Best Sound Editing

  • The Black Stallion

Best Sound Mixing

  • 1941
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Electric Horseman
  • Meteor
  • The Rose

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Maids of Wilko
  • Mama Turnes a Hundred
  • A Simple Story
  • The Tin Drum
  • To Forget Venice

Best Documentary

  • Best Boy
  • Generation on the Wind
  • Going the Distance
  • The Killing Ground
  • The War at Home

Best Documentary Short

  • Dae
  • Koryo Celadon
  • Nails
  • Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
  • Remember Me

Best Live-Action Short

  • Board and Care
  • Bravery in the Field
  • Oh Brother, My Brother
  • The Solar Film
  • Solly’s Diner

Best Animated Short

  • Dream Doll
  • Every Child
  • It’s So Nice to Have a Wolf Around the House

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. 10
  2. 1941
  3. Agatha
  4. Alien
  5. All That Jazz
  6. The Amityville Horror
  7. …And Justice for All
  8. Apocalypse Now
  9. Being There
  10. The Black Hole
  11. The Black Stallion
  12. Breaking Away
  13. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
  14. La Cage aux Folles
  15. The Champ
  16. Chapter Two
  17. The China Syndrome
  18. The Electric Horseman
  19. The Europeans
  20. Ice Castles
  21. Kramer vs. Kramer
  22. A Little Romance
  23. Manhattan
  24. Meteor
  25. Moonraker
  26. The Muppet Movie
  27. Norma Rae
  28. The Promise
  29. The Rose
  30. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  31. Starting Over

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