Archive for the ‘1977’ Category

Fixing the Oscars 2.0 – 1977

April 25, 2010

BEST PICTURE (English-Language)

Annie Hall – WINNER!

– Star Wars
– Close Encounters of the Third Kind
– 3 Women
– Eraserhead

BEST PICTURE (Non-English Language)

That Obscure Object of Desire – WINNER!

– Soldier of Orange
– The Ascent
– Stroszek
– A Special Day
– Suspiria

BEST ACTOR

Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl) – WINNER!

– Woody Allen (Annie Hall)
– Fernando Rey (That Obscure Object of Desire)
– Marcello Mastroianni (A Special Day)
– John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever)

BEST ACTRESS

Shelley Duvall (3 Women) – WINNER!

– Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)
– Gena Rowlands (Opening Night)
– Isabelle Huppert (The Lacemaker)
– Kathleen Quinlan (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Peter Firth (Equus) – WINNER!

– Alec Guinness (Star Wars)
– Harrison Ford (Star Wars)
– Dennis Hopper (The American Friend)
– Maximilian Schell (Julia)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Sissy Spacek (3 Women) – WINNER!

– Vanessa Redgrave (Julia)
– Mink Stole (Desperate Living)
– Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
– Tuesday Weld (Looking for Mr. Goodbar)

BEST DIRECTOR

Woody Allen (Annie Hall) – WINNER!

– Luis Buñuel (That Obscure Object of Desire)
– George Lucas (Star Wars)
– Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
– Robert Altman (3 Women)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall) – WINNER!

– Robert Altman (3 Women)
– George Lucas (Star Wars)
– David Mercer (Providence)
– Neil Simon (The Goodbye Girl)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carriere [from the novel “La Femme et le pantin” by Pierre Louÿs] (That Obscure Object of Desire) – WINNER!

– Lewis John Carlino, Gavin Lambert [from the novel by Joan Greenberg] (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
– Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani [from the book by Gavino Ledda] (Padre padrone)
– Kees Holierhoek, Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven [from the book by Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema] (Soldier of Orange)
– Alvin Sargent [from the novel by Lillian Hellman] (Julia)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Vilmos Zsigmond (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) – WINNER!

– Robby Müller (The American Friend)
– Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria)
– Frank Tidy (The Duellists)
– Herbert Cardwell & Frederick Elmes (Eraserhead)
– Jost Vacano (Soldier Of Orange)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

John Williams (Star Wars) – WINNER!

– Dario Argento & the Goblins [Agostino Marangolo, Massimo Morante, Fabio Pignatelli & Claudio Simonetti] (Suspiria)
– John Williams (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
– Miklós Rózsa (Providence)
– Jerry Goldsmith (Capricorn One)

BEST ADAPTED/SONG/MUSICAL SCORE

Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb (original songs); David Shire (music adaptor) (Saturday Night Fever) – WINNER!

– John Kander & Fred Ebb (original songs); Ralph Burns (music supervisor) (New York, New York)
– Music director uncredited (Killer of Sheep)
– Claude Debussy, Antonin Dvorák, Maurice Ravel, Jean Sibelius, Antonio Vivaldi & Igor Stravinsky (adapted compositions); music director uncredited (Allegro non troppo)
– Stephen Sondheim (adapted songs); Paul Gemignani (musical director); Jonathan Tunick (orchestrator) (A Little Night Music)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“New York, New York”, John Kander & Fred Ebb (New York, New York) – WINNER! (tied)
“Nobody Does It Better”, Marvin Hamlisch & Carol Bayer Sager (The Spy Who Loved Me) – WINNER! (tied)

– “Stayin’ Alive”, Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb (Saturday Night Fever)
– “But the World Goes ‘Round”, John Kander & Fred Ebb (New York, New York)
– “The Journey”, Sammy Fain, Carol Connors & Ayn Robbins (The Rescuers)
– “Night Fever”, Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb (Saturday Night Fever)

BEST SOUND

Eraserhead – WINNER! (tied)
Star Wars – WINNER! (tied)

– Close Encounters of the Third Kind
– Suspiria
– The Last Wave

BEST FILM EDITING

Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas & George Lucas (Star Wars) – WINNER!

– David Lynch (Eraserhead)
– Hélène Plemiannikov (That Obscure Object of Desire)
– Ralph Rosenblum & Wendy Greene Bricmont (Annie Hall)
– Jane Sperr (Soldier of Orange)

BEST ART DIRECTION

Leslie Dilley & Norman Reynolds (Star Wars) – WINNER!

– David Lynch (Eraserhead)
– Daniel A. Lomino (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
– Harry Kemm & Robert De Vestel (New York, New York)
– Giuseppe Bassan (Suspiria)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

John Mollo (Star Wars) – WINNER!

– Theadora Van Runkle (New York, New York)
– Tom Rand (The Duellists)
– Anthea Sylbert (Julia)
– Shirley Russell (Valentino)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Star Wars – WINNER!

-Close Encounters of the Third Kind
– Capricorn One
– Martin
– Suspiria
– The Spy Who Loved Me

BEST SHORT FILM

The Bead Game – WINNER!

– The Sand Castle
– The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa
– Powers of 10
– Dog’s Dialogue

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

James Earl Jones for his vocal performance in Star Wars – WINNER!

– Star Wars for its opening credit

Fixing the Oscars – 1977

June 25, 2007

WINNER!!!
That Obscure Object of Desire (original nominee – Best Foreign Language Film)

– The American Friend
– Suspiria
– Stroszek
– A Special Day (original nominee – Best Foreign Language Film)

Best Picture: English Language

WINNER!!!
Annie Hall (original winner)

– Eraserhead
– Close Encounters of the Third Kind
– Star Wars (original nominee)
– 3 Women
– Killer of Sheep

Best Actor

WINNER!!!
Fernando Rey (with assitance from Michel Piccoli) (That Obscure Object of Desire)

– John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever) (original nominee)
– Woody Allen (Annie Hall) (original nominee)
– Bruno Ganz (The American Friend)
– Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl) (original winner)

Best Actress

WINNER!!!
Gena Rowlands (Opening Night)

– Diane Keaton (Annie Hall) (original winner)
– Shelley Duvall (3 Women)
– Sissy Spacek (3 Women)
– Carole Boquet/Angela Molina (That Obscure Object of Desire)

Best Supporting Actor

WINNER!!!
Alec Guiness (Star Wars) (original nominee)

– Dennis Hopper (The American Friend)
– Jason Robards (Julia) (original winner)
– Harrison Ford (Star Wars)
– Ben Gazzara (Opening Night)
– John Cassavetes (Opening Night)
– Peter Firth (Equus) (original nominee)

Best Supporting Actress

WINNER!!!
Vanessa Redgrave (Julia) (original winner)

– Melinda Dillon (Close Encounter of the Third Kind) (original nominee)
– Mink Stole (Desperate Living)
– Joan Blondell (Opening Night)
– Teri Garr (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
– Eva Mattes (Stroszek)

Best Director

WINNER!!!
Woody Allen (Annie Hall) (original winner)

– Luis Buñuel (That Obscure Object of Desire)
– Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) (original nominee)
– Robert Altman (3 Women)
– Wim Wenders (The American Friend)

Best Cinematography

WINNER!!!
Vilmos Zsigmond (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) (original winner)

– Frank Tidy (The Duellists)
– Robby Müller (The American Friend)
– Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria)
– László Kovács (New York, New York)

Best Original Screenplay

WINNER!!!
Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall) (original winner)

– Robert Altman (3 Women)
– Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
– George Lucas (Star Wars) (original nominee)
– Robert Benton (The Late Show) (original nominee)
– Werner Herzog (Stroszek)
– David Lynch (Eraserhead)
– Neil Simon (The Goodbye Girl) (original nominee)
– John Waters (Desperate Living)

Best Adapted Screenplay

WINNER!!!
Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carriere (That Obscure Object of Desire, from the novel by Pierre Louÿs) (original nominee)

– Alvin Sargent (Julia, from the novel by Lillian Hellman) (original winner)
– Wim Wenders (The American Friend, from the novel Ripley’s Game by Patricia Highsmith)
– Paolo & Vittorio Taviani (Padre Padrone, from the memoir by Gavino Ledda)

Best Original Score

WINNER John Williams – STAR WARS

– John Williams Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
– Dario Argento & The Goblins Suspiria
– Jurgen Knieper American Friend
– Miklos Rozsa Providence

Best Song

WINNER Marvin Hamlisch & Carole Bayer Sager NOBODY DOES IT BETTER (The Spy Who Loved Me)

– Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb Stayin’Alive (Saturday Night Fever)
– John Kander & Fred Ebb New York New York (New York New York)
– Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb Night Fever (Saturday Night Fever)
– Sammy Fain, Carol Connors & Ayn Robbins The Journey (The Rescuers)
– Joseph Brooks You Light Up My Life (You Light Up My Life)

Best Song Score/Adaptation

WINNER KILLER OF SHEEP

– Jonathan Tunick A Little Night Music
– Laximikant Pyrarelal Amar Akbar Anthony
– Barry, Maurice & Robin Gibb Saturday Night Fever
– John Kander, Fred Ebb & Ralph Burns New York New York

Best Costumes Design

WINNER!!!
John Mollo (Star Wars) (original winner)

– Theadora Van Runkle (New York, New York)
– Tom Rand (The Duellists)
– Anthea Sylbert (Julia) (original nominee)
– Dave Henderson & Christopher Hobbs (Jubilee)
– Van Smith (Desperate Living)

Best Art-Direction

WINNER!!!
John Barry (Production Design), Leslie Dilley, Norman Reynolds (Art Direction), Roger Christian (Set Decoration) (Star Wars) (original winner)

– Boris Leven (Production Design), Harry Kemm, Robert De Vestel (Art Direction), Ruby R. Levitt (Set Decoration) (New York, New York)
– David Lynch (Eraserhead)
– Joe Alves (Production Design), Daniel A. Lomino (Art Direction), Phil Abramson (Set Decoration) (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) (original nominee)
– Ken Adam (Production Design), Peter Lamont (Art Direction), Hugh Scaife (Set Decoration) (The Spy Who Loved Me) (original nominee)
– Giuseppe Bassan (Production Design) (Suspiria)

Best Editing

WINNERS!!!
Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, George Lucas (Star Wars) (original winner) (tied for first)
Ralph Rosenblum, Wendy Greene Bricmont (Annie Hall) (tied for first)

– Hélène Plemiannikov (That Obscure Object of Desire)
– David Lynch (Eraserhead)
– Peter Przygodda (The American Friend)