48th Academy Awards
The 48th Academy Awards were presented Monday, March 29, 1976, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. The ceremonies were presided over by Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, George Segal, Goldie Hawn and Gene Kelly. This year, ABC took over broadcast rights from NBC and continues to broadcast them today. The recent previous editions had been held on Tuesday night. (NBC's coverage of the NCAA championship basketball game aired opposite the ceremony; during the presentation of the Best Film Editing award, the winner was jokingly announced (by presenter Elliott Gould) as "Indiana, 86–68"; the undefeated Indiana Hoosiers had won the NCAA title that night in Philadelphia. The following year, the two events were again on the same night.)
|48th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 29, 1976|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Hosted by||Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, George Segal, Goldie Hawn and Gene Kelly|
|Produced by||Howard W. Koch|
|Directed by||Marty Pasetta|
|Best Picture||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest|
|Most awards||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (5)|
|Most nominations||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (9)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 12 minutes|
Miloš Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest made a "clean sweep" of the major categories: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay (Adapted). It was the second of three films to date to accomplish the sweep, following It Happened One Night in 1934 and preceding The Silence of the Lambs in 1991.
French actress Isabelle Adjani received her first nomination for Best Actress this year, making Adjani, 20 at the time, the youngest actress to be nominated in the leading actress category, breaking the record set by 22-year-old Elizabeth Hartman in 1965. This record would later be surpassed by 13-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes in 2004, and again in 2013 by nine-year old Quvenzhané Wallis. Adjani also presented the Best Film Editing award that night along with Gould who delivered the Indiana joke during the presentation.
At age 80, George Burns became the oldest acting and Best Supporting Actor awardee (as well as the final person to receive an acting award born in the nineteenth century), a record that stood until Jessica Tandy won Best Actress in 1989. For males, Burns was succeeded by Christopher Plummer, who won Best Supporting Actor in 2012 for Beginners at the age of 82.
Jaws was followed 25 years later by Traffic for a film that won all its nominations except Best Picture. As of the 91st Academy Awards, Amarcord, nominated for Best Director, is the last film to be nominated for Academy Awards in two separate years (having won the award for Best Foreign Language Film the year before).
Winners and nomineesEdit
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger ( ).
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
Academy Honorary AwardEdit
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardEdit
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardEdit
Special Achievement AwardEdit
Presenters and performersEdit
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Hank Simms||Announcer for the 48th Academy Awards|
|Ray Bolger||Introducer of the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Walter Mirisch|
|Walter Mirisch (AMPAS President)||Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Robert Blake||Presenter of the Special Achievement Award|
O. J. Simpson
|Presenters of the Short Subjects Awards|
|Presenters of the award for Best Sound|
|Presenters of the Documentary Awards|
|Charlton Heston||Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to the Dr. Jules C. Stein|
|Presenters of the award for Best Art Direction|
|Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design|
|Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Presenters of the Music Awards|
Billy Dee Williams
|Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography|
|Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Presenters of the award for Best Original Song|
|William Friedkin||Presenter of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to Mervyn LeRoy|
|Presenters of the award for Best Director|
|Gore Vidal||Presenter of the Writing Awards|
|Walter Mirisch||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Mary Pickford|
|Presenters of the award for Best Actress|
|Art Carney||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Audrey Hepburn||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|Elizabeth Taylor||Introducer of the performance of "America the Beautiful" by the Spirit of Troy|
|John Williams||Musical arranger and conductor||Orchestral|
|Ray Bolger||Performer||"Hollywood Honors Its Own"|
|Keith Carradine||Performer||"I'm Easy" from Nashville|
|Bernadette Peters||Performer||"How Lucky Can You Get" from Funny Lady|
|Steve Lawrence||Performer||"Now That We're in Love" from Whiffs|
|Kelly Garrett||Performer||"Richard's Window" from The Other Side of the Mountain|
|Diana Ross||Performer||"Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" from Mahogany|
|Spirit of Troy||Performers||"America the Beautiful/That’s Entertainment!" (instrumental)|
- "The 48th Academy Awards (1976) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2014-11-09. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
- 48th Academy Awards at IMDb