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48th Academy Awards

48th Academy Awards
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Date Monday, March 29, 1976
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, George Segal, Goldie Hawn, Gene Kelly
Producer Howard W. Koch
Director 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
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 12 minutes
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The 48th Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1976 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. 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. (NBC's coverage of the 1976 NCAA Final Four 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 Indiana Hoosiers had won the NCAA Final Four that night.)

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 1967. This record would later be surpassed by 13-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes in 2004, and again in 2013 by 9-year old Quvenzhane 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, a record which 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. Jaws is one of the few films to be nominated for Best Picture but not for directing, acting, or writing.

Winners & Nominees

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George Burns, Best Supporting Actor winner
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Lee Grant, Best Supporting Actress winner

Winners are highlighted in bold.[1]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film Best Costume Design
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
  • Angel and Big Joe - Bert Salzman
    • Conquest of Light - Louis Marcus
    • Dawn Flight - Lawrence M. Lansburgh and Brian Lansburgh
    • A Day in the Life of Bonnie Consolo - Barry Spinello
    • Doubletalk - Alan Beattie
Best Original Score Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score
Best Original Song Best Sound Mixing
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing Best Sound Editing

Multiple nominations and awards

Academy Honorary Award

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award



See also


  1. "The 48th Academy Awards (1976) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-02. 

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