Fixing the Oscars 2.0 – 1979

BEST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PICTURE

Manhattan – WINNER!

- Apocalypse Now
– Alien
– All That Jazz
– Life of Brian
– Tess

BEST NON-ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PICTURE

Stalker – WINNER!

- Die Ehe der Maria Braun / The Marriage of Maria Braun
– Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht/ Nosferatu the Vampyre
– Die Blechtrommel / The Tin Drum
– Sibiriada / Siberiade
– Fu_kushû suru wa ware ni ari / Vengeance Is Mine

BEST ACTOR

Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu the Vampyre) – WINNER!

- Peter Sellers (Being There)
– Roy Scheider (All That Jazz)
– Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer)
– Jack Lemmon (The China Syndrome)

BEST ACTRESS

Hanna Schygulla (The Marriage of Maria Braun)

- Sally Field (Norma Rae)
– Sigourney Weaver (Alien)
– Judy Davis (My Brilliant Career)
– Jane Fonda (The China Syndrome)
– Nastassja Kinski (Tess)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now) – WINNER!

- Michael O’Keefe (The Great Santini)
– Ian Holm (Alien)
– Bernard Blier (Buffet Froid)
– Paul Dooley (Breaking Away)
– Melvyn Douglas (Being There)
– David Warner (Time After Time)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mariel Hemingway (Manhattan) – WINNER!

- Meryl Streep (Kramer vs. Kramer)
– Blythe Danner (The Great Santini)
– Marina Neyolova (Autumn Marathon)
– Lyudmila Gurchenko (Siberiade)

BEST DIRECTOR

Ridley Scott (Alien) – WINNER!

- Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now)
– Woody Allen (Manhattan)
– Andrei Tarkovsky (Stalker)
– Rainer Werner Fassbinder (The Marriage of Maria Braun)
– Bob Fosse (All That Jazz)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Manhattan (Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman) – WINNER!

- Life of Brian (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones & Michael Palin)
– Alien (Dan O’Bannon & Ronald Shusett)
– Breaking Away (Steve Tesich)
– The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pea Fröhlich & Peter Märthesheimer)
– Real Life (Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson & Harry Shearer)
– Siberiade (Andrey Konchalovsky & Valentin Ezhov)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Being There (Jerzy Kosinski from his novel) – WINNER!

- Apocalypse Now (John Milius & Francis Ford Coppola; from the novel “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad)
– Time After Time (Nicholas Meyer; from the novel by Karl Alexander)
– The Tin Drum (Jean-Claude Carrière, Volker Schlöndorff & Franz Seitz; from the novel by Günter Grass)
– Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton; from the novel by Avery Corman)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Apocalypse Now (Vittorio Storaro) – WINNER!

- Manhattan (Gordon Willis)
– Tess (Ghislain Cloquet & Geoffrey Unsworth)
– The Black Stallion (Caleb Deschanel)
– Alien (Derek Vanlint)
– Siberiade (Levan Paatashvili)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Jerry Goldsmith) – WINNER!

- Tess (Philippe Sarde)
– Time After Time (Miklós Rózsa)
– Alien (Jerry Goldsmith)
– A Little Romance (Georges Delerue)
– Nosferatu the Vampyre (Popol Vuh)

BEST ADAPTED/SONG SCORE

Peter Townshend et. al. (original & adapted songs, musical director); John Entwhistle (musical director/producer); Roger Daltrey (musical director); Mike Shaw (music coordinator) (Quadrophenia) WINNER!

- George Gershwin (adapted compositions and songs); Tom Pierson (adaptor/arranger) (Manhattan)
– Ramones et. al. (original and adapted songs); Seymour Stein & Jonathan Brett (music consultants); Ed Stasium (musical director: Ramones) (Rock ‘n’ Roll High School)
– Ralph Burns (music supervisor); Stanley Lebowsky (music coordinator); songs by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Harry Nilsson, Stanley Lebowsky, Fred Tobias, Shelton Brooks, Felice & Boudleaux Bryant, et. al. (All That Jazz)
– Phill Sawyer (music production coordinator); songs by Dion, The Four Seasons, The Shirelles et. al. (The Wanderers)
– Felix Mendelssohn, Gioachino Rossini, Friedrich von Flotow et. al. (adapted compositions); Patrick Williams (music adaptor); Lionel Newman (conductor) (Breaking Away)
– Johannes Brahms (adapted compositions); Philippe Sarde (musical director) (Buffet froid)
– Peter Townshend et. al. (adapted songs); John Entwhistle (musical director); original and archival performances by the Who [Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle, Keith Moon & Peter Townshend] (The Kids Are Alright)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“It Goes Like It Goes” (Norma Rae), David Shire & Norman Gimbel (Norma Rae) – WINNER! (tied)
“Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”, Ramones [Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee & Marky Ramone] (Rock ‘n’ Roll High School) – WINNER! (tied)

- “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, Eric Idle (Life of Brian)
– “The Rainbow Connection”, Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher (The Muppet Movie)
– “Honoo No Takaramono” (a.k.a. “Fire Treasure”/”Treasure of the Flame”), Yuji Ohno & Jun Hashimoto (Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro)
– “Moonraker”, John Barry & Hal David (Moonraker)
– “The Rose”, Amanda McBroom (The Rose)

BEST SOUND

Alien – WINNER!

- Apocalypse Now
– The Tin Drum
– The Black Stallion
– The Marriage of Maria Braun
– Moonraker
– Star Trek: The Motion Picture

BEST FILM EDITING

All That Jazz (Alan Heim) – WINNER!

- Alien (Terry Rawlings & Peter Weatherley)
– Apocalypse Now (Lisa Fruchtman, Gerald B. Greenberg & Walter Murch)
– Manhattan (Susan E. Morse)
– The Black Stallion (Robert Dalva)

BEST ART DIRECTION

Alien (Michael Seymour – production designer; Rogert Christian & Leslie Dilly – art directors; Ian Whittaker – set decorator) – WINNER!

- All That Jazz (Philip Rosenberg – production designer; Gary Brink & Edward Stewart – set decorators)
Apocalypse Now (Dean Tavoularis – production designer; Angelo Graham – art director, George R. Nelson – set decorator)
– Nosferatu the Vampyre (Henning von Gierke – production designer)
– Stalker (Aleksandr Bojm & Andrei Tarkovsky – production designers, Rash_it Safiullin – set decorator)
– Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Harold Michelson – production designer, Leon Harris & Joseph R. Jennings & John Vallone – art directors, Linda De Scenna – set decorator)
– Tess (Pierre Guffroy – production designer, Jack Stephens – art director)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

All That Jazz (Albert Wolsky) – WINNER!
Tess (Anthony Powell) – WINNER!

- Nosferatu the Vampyre (Gisela Storch)
– Agatha (Shirley Russell)
– Alien (John Mollo)
– The Warriors (Bobbie Mannix)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Alien – 38 votes – WINNER!

- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
– The Black Hole
– Moonraker
– 1941

BEST SHORT FILM

Every Child – WINNER!

- House of Flame
– Taratata
– Harpya
– It’s So Nice to Have a Wolf Around the House
– Log Driver’s Waltz
– Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
– Refleksy

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Bob Fosse for the choreography of All That Jazz – WINNER!

- Ott the horse for his performance as “Whiskey” in The Villain
– Jim Henson, Frank Oz, et al. for the puppet design and performance in The Muppet Movie

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