1976 in film

The year 1976 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
In television
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1976 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1976
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Rocky United Artists $55,900,000[1]
2 A Star Is Born Warner Bros. $37,100,000[1]
3 King Kong Paramount Pictures $36,900,000[1]
4 Silver Streak 20th Century Fox $30,018,000[2]
5 All the President's Men Warner Bros. $30,000,000[1]
6 The Omen 20th Century Fox $28,500,000[1]
7 The Bad News Bears Paramount Pictures $24,800,000[1]
8 The Enforcer Warner Bros. $24,000,000[1]
9 In Search of Noah's Ark Sunn Classic Pictures $23,800,000[1]
10 Midway Universal Pictures $21,610,435[2]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 34th Golden Globe Awards
January 29, 1977
30th BAFTA Awards
March 24, 1977
49th Academy Awards
March 28, 1977
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Rocky A Star Is Born One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Rocky
Best Director Sidney Lumet
Network
Milos Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
John G. Avildsen
Rocky
Best Actor Peter Finch
Network
Kris Kristofferson
A Star Is Born
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Peter Finch
Network
Best Actress Faye Dunaway
Network
Barbra Streisand
A Star Is Born
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Faye Dunaway
Network
Best Supporting Actor Laurence Olivier
Marathon Man
Brad Dourif
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Jason Robards
All the President's Men
Best Supporting Actress Katharine Ross
Voyage of the Damned
Jodie Foster
Taxi Driver and Bugsy Malone
Beatrice Straight
Network
Best Screenplay, Adapted Paddy Chayefsky
Network
Alan Parker
Bugsy Malone
William Goldman
All the President's Men
Best Screenplay, Original Paddy Chayefsky
Network
Best Original Score Kenneth Ascher and Paul Williams
A Star Is Born
Bernard Herrmann
Taxi Driver
Jerry Goldsmith
The Omen
Leonard Rosenman
Bound for Glory
Best Original Song "Evergreen"
A Star Is Born
N/A "Evergreen"
A Star Is Born
Best Foreign Language Film Face to Face N/A Black and White in Color

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, directed by Robert Altman, United States

Notable films released in 1976Edit

United States unless stated

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1976 film releasesEdit

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BirthsEdit

Notable deathsEdit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Walter Janssen 88 Germany Actor
12 Agatha Christie 85 UK Writer
13 Margaret Leighton 53 UK Actress
18 Sonia Dresdel 66 UK Actress
23 Paul Robeson 77 US Actor, Singer
29 Michael Gwynn 59 UK Actor
February 4 Roger Livesey 69 UK Actor
11 Lee J. Cobb 64 US Actor
11 John Twist 77 US Screenwriter
12 Sal Mineo 37 US Actor
13 Lily Pons 77 France Singer, Actress
13 John Lounsbery 64 US Animator
15 Maria Corda 77 Hungary Actress
16 Campbell Singer 66 UK Actor
24 Peter Madden 71 UK Actor
26 Frieda Inescort 75 UK Actress
March 3 Doris Hill 70 US Actress
5 Charles Lederer 69 US Screenwriter
14 Busby Berkeley 80 US Director, Choreographer
17 Luchino Visconti 69 Italy Director, Writer
20 Michael Goodliffe 61 UK Actor
28 Richard Arlen 76 US Actor
April 2 Ray Teal 74 US Actor
4 George Pastell 53 Cyprus Actor
5 Howard Hughes 70 US Director, Producer
5 Robert Lord 75 US Screenwriter, Producer
11 Liam Dunn 59 US Actor
12 Paul Ford 74 US Actor
21 Léonide Moguy 75 Russia Director, Writer
25 Carol Reed 69 UK Director, Writer
26 Neil McCallum 46 Canada Actor
26 Sid James 62 UK Actor
29 Thelma Connell 63 UK Film Editor
May 3 David Bruce 62 US Actor
7 Alan Baxter 67 US Actor
27 Hilde Hildebrand 78 Germany Actress
27 Ruth McDevitt 80 US Actress
June 5 Violet Wilkey 73 US Actress
6 Victor Varconi 85 Hungary Actor
9 Sybil Thorndike 93 UK Actress
10 Adolph Zukor 103 US Producer, Studio Executive
25 Johnny Mercer 66 US Songwriter
28 Stanley Baker 48 UK Actor
July 2 Frances Howard 73 US Actress
7 Norman Foster 72 US Actor, Director
12 James Wong Howe 76 China Cinematographer
17 Rina Morelli 67 Italy Actress
28 Lucie Mannheim 77 Germany Actress
August 2 Fritz Lang 85 Germany Director, Writer
6 William Mervyn 64 UK Actor
10 Ray Corrigan 74 US Actor
17 William Redfield 49 US Actor
17 Murvyn Vye 60 US Actor
18 Luigi Serventi 91 Italy Actor
28 Alastair Sim 75 UK Actor
September 10 Dalton Trumbo 70 US Screenwriter
30 Paul Dehn 63 UK Screenwriter
October 5 Barbara Nichols 47 US Actress
14 Edith Evans 88 UK Actress
November 15 Jean Gabin 72 France Actor
22 Rupert Davies 60 UK Actor
28 Rosalind Russell 69 US Actress
29 Godfrey Cambridge 43 US Actor
December 3 Mary Nash 92 US Actress
8 Cathy Downs 50 US Actress
12 Jack Cassidy 49 US Actor
20 Walter Fitzgerald 80 UK Actor

Film debutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b Top 20 Films of 1976 by Domestic Revenue
  3. ^ "Day-By-Day News Summary, Oct. '75-Sept. '76". Daily Variety. October 26, 1976. p. 208.
  4. ^ rock Horror Picture Show film booking in Feb 2011 Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Steadicam 30th anniversary press release". Archived from the original on 2014-04-30.