49th Academy Awards (1976): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Thursday, February 10, 1977

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Tuesday, March 2, 1977, 7:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: ABC
Host: Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda, Richard Pryor, Warren Beatty
Length: 3 hours, 38 minutes


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Walter Mirisch
Voting Rules Explanation: Chevy Chase
Supporting Actor: Tatum O’Neal, Ryan O’Neal
Costume Design: Tamara Dobson
Animated Short Film: Marty Feldman
Live Action Short Film: Marty Feldman
Visual Effects: Roy Scheider
Production Design: Marthe Keller
Supporting Actress: Sylvester Stallone, Muhammad Ali
Film Editing: William Holden
Sound Mixing: Red Skelton
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Pandro S. Berman: Cicely Tyson
Cinematography: Donald Sutherland
Foreign Language Film: Pearl Bailey
Music: Original Score: Ann-Margret
Music: Original Song Score or Adaptation: Ann-Margret
Documentary Short Subject: Lillian Hellman
Documentary Feature: Lillian Hellman
Original Song: Neil Diamond
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Norman Mailer
Writing: Original Screenplay: Norman Mailer
Directing: Jeanne Moreau
Actor: Liv Ullmann
Actress: Louise Fletcher
Picture: Jack Nicholson
Scientific & Technical Awards: (NOTE: No record of these awards being given out.)

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Jack Nicholson: No
Actress – Louise Fletcher: Yes and No (Presented: Best Actress)
Supporting Actor – George Burns: No
Supporting Actress – Lee Grant: No
Directing – Milos Forman: No

Song Performances

Ave Satani: Lee Vivante
Come to Me: Tom Jones
Evergreen: Barbra Streisand
Gonna Fly Now: Ben Vereen
A World That Never Was: Eddie Albert

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Ave Satani: No (Performed in the Film by: Chorus)
Come to Me: Partial (Tom Jones only) (Performed in the Film by: Tom Jones, Peter Sellers)
Evergreen: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Barbra Streisand)
Gonna Fly Now: No (Performed in the Film by: Deetta West, Nelson Pigford)
A World That Never Was: No (Performed in the Film by: Susie Brabeau)

Other Performances

Magic Circle (It All Started in Someone’s Head) and Reprise: Ann-Margret

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Bill Conti
Director: Marty Pasetta
Producer: William Friedkin
Production Design: Ray Klausen
Choreography: Donald McKayle

Scientific & Technical Awards

No Information Available Yet

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.