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Robert DeNiro in The Deer Hunter


Johnny Carson takes over hosting duties at Dorothy Chandler. There was protesting going on about The Deer Hunter being a racist film and a fantasy picturization of what went on the Vietnam War. Leo Jaffe earned a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Superman was given the Special Achievement Award for visual effects and 4 honorary Oscars were given out. One to King Vidor for his innovations in the art of cinema, one to Walter Lantz for all the joy he gave with his cartoons (including Woody Woodpecker), one to Laurence Olivier for his achievements and contributions over the years and one to The Museum Of Modern Art Department of Film for their making cinema an art form available to us all.


Scared Straight won Best Documentary Feature

France won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Get Out You Handkerchiefs

Teenage Father won Best Live Action Short

Special Delivery won Best Animated Short

The Flight Of The Gossamer Condor won Best Documentary Short

Days Of Heaven won Best Cinematography

Heaven Can Wait won Best Art Direction

Thank God It's Friday won Best Original Song (Last Dance)

The Buddy Holly Story won Best Adaptation or Original Song Score

Death On The Nile won Best Costume Design

California Suite won Best Supporting Actress

Midnight Express won 2 Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score

Coming Home won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Original Screenplay

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The Deer Hunter won 5 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound, and Best Film Editing