Academy Awards > 1978

BEST PICTURE
PictureStudioBox Office
Heaven Can Wait (1978)Paramount$81,640,278
The Deer HunterUniversal$48,979,328
Midnight ExpressColumbia$35,000,000
Coming HomeUnited Artists$32,653,905
An Unmarried WomanFoxn/a
Total Gross: $198,273,511
Average Gross: $39,654,702


 
BEST DIRECTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Heaven Can Wait (1978)Warren Beatty, Buck HenryParamount$81,640,278
The Deer HunterMichael CiminoUniversal$48,979,328
Midnight ExpressAlan ParkerColumbia$35,000,000
Coming HomeHal AshbyUnited Artists$32,653,905
InteriorsWoody AllenUnited Artists$10,432,366
Total Gross: $208,705,877
Average Gross: $41,741,175


 
BEST ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Heaven Can Wait (1978)Warren BeattyParamount$81,640,278
The Deer HunterRobert DeNiroUniversal$48,979,328
Coming HomeJon VoightUnited Artists$32,653,905
The Buddy Holly StoryGary BuseyColumbia$14,363,400
The Boys from BrazilLaurence OlivierFoxn/a
Total Gross: $177,636,911
Average Gross: $35,527,382


 
BEST ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Coming HomeJane FondaUnited Artists$32,653,905
Same Time Next YearEllen BurstynUniversal$19,703,082
InteriorsGeraldine PageUnited Artists$10,432,366
An Unmarried WomanJill ClayburghFoxn/a
Hostsonaten (Autumn Sonata)Ingrid BergmanUnknownn/a
Total Gross: $62,789,353
Average Gross: $12,557,871


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Heaven Can Wait (1978)Jack WardenParamount$81,640,278
The Deer HunterChristopher WalkenUniversal$48,979,328
Midnight ExpressJohn HurtColumbia$35,000,000
Coming HomeBruce DernUnited Artists$32,653,905
Comes a HorsemanRichard FarnsworthMGM$9,585,769
Total Gross: $207,859,280
Average Gross: $41,571,856


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Heaven Can Wait (1978)Dyan CannonParamount$81,640,278
The Deer HunterMeryl StreepUniversal$48,979,328
Coming HomePenelope MilfordUnited Artists$32,653,905
InteriorsMaureen StapletonUnited Artists$10,432,366
California SuiteMaggie SmithUnknownn/a
Total Gross: $173,705,877
Average Gross: $34,741,175


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
PictureStudioBox Office
The Deer HunterUniversal$48,979,328
Coming HomeUnited Artists$32,653,905
InteriorsUnited Artists$10,432,366
Hostsonaten (Autumn Sonata)Unknownn/a
An Unmarried WomanFoxn/a
Total Gross: $92,065,599
Average Gross: $18,413,120


 
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
PictureStudioBox Office
Heaven Can Wait (1978)Paramount$81,640,278
Midnight ExpressColumbia$35,000,000
Same Time Next YearUniversal$19,703,082
California SuiteUnknownn/a
BloodbrothersWarner Bros.n/a
Total Gross: $136,343,360
Average Gross: $27,268,672


 
BEST EDITING
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
SupermanStuart BairdWarner Bros.$134,218,018
The Deer HunterPeter ZinnerUniversal$48,979,328
Midnight ExpressGerry HamblingColumbia$35,000,000
Coming HomeDon ZimmermanUnited Artists$32,653,905
The Boys from BrazilRobert SwinkFoxn/a
Total Gross: $250,851,251
Average Gross: $50,170,250


 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
PictureStudioBox Office
Heaven Can Wait (1978)Paramount$81,640,278
The Deer HunterUniversal$48,979,328
The WizUniversal$21,049,053
Same Time Next YearUniversal$19,703,082
Days of HeavenParamount$3,446,749
Total Gross: $174,818,490
Average Gross: $34,963,698


 
BEST ART DIRECTION
PictureStudioBox Office
Heaven Can Wait (1978)Paramount$81,640,278
The WizUniversal$21,049,053
InteriorsUnited Artists$10,432,366
The Brink's JobUniversal$7,909,950
California SuiteUnknownn/a
Total Gross: $121,031,647
Average Gross: $24,206,329


 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
PictureStudioBox Office
The WizUniversal$21,049,053
Death on the NileParamount$14,560,084
CaravansUniversal$3,930,501
Days of HeavenParamount$3,446,749
The SwarmWarner Bros.n/a
Total Gross: $42,986,387
Average Gross: $8,597,277


 
BEST SOUND
PictureStudioBox Office
SupermanWarner Bros.$134,218,018
HooperWarner Bros.$78,000,000
The Deer HunterUniversal$48,979,328
The Buddy Holly StoryColumbia$14,363,400
Days of HeavenParamount$3,446,749
Total Gross: $279,007,495
Average Gross: $55,801,499


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
SupermanJohn WilliamsWarner Bros.$134,218,018
Heaven Can Wait (1978)Dave GrusinParamount$81,640,278
Midnight ExpressGiorgio MoroderColumbia$35,000,000
Days of HeavenEnnio MorriconeParamount$3,446,749
The Boys from BrazilJerry GoldsmithFoxn/a
Total Gross: $254,305,045
Average Gross: $50,861,009


 
BEST ADAPTATION SCORE
PictureStudioBox Office
The WizUniversal$21,049,053
The Buddy Holly StoryColumbia$14,363,400
Pretty BabyParamount$5,786,368
Total Gross: $41,198,821
Average Gross: $13,732,940


 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Grease"Hopelessly Devoted to You"Paramount$159,978,870
Foul Play"Ready to Take a Chance Again"Paramount$44,999,621
Same Time Next Year"The Last Time I Felt Like This"Universal$19,703,082
The Magic of Lassie"When You're Loved"Unknownn/a
Thank God It's Friday"Last Dance"Columbian/a
Total Gross: $224,681,573
Average Gross: $44,936,315


 
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Belyy Bim - Chyornoe ukhoSoviet Union--
Die Glaserne ZelleWest Germany--
I Nuovi mostriItaly--
MagyrokHungary--
Preparez vos mouchoirsFrance--


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - FEATURE
PictureStudioBox Office
Le Vent des amourex--
Mysterious Castles of Clay--
Raoni--
Scared Straight!--
With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade--


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - SHORT SUBJECT
PictureStudioBox Office
An Encounter with Faces--
Goodnight Miss Ann--
Squires of San Quentin--
The Divided Trail: A Native American Odyssey--
The Flight of the Gossamer Condor--


 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
PictureStudioBox Office
Oh My Darling--
Rip Van Winkle--
Special Delivery--


 
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
PictureStudioBox Office
A Different Approach--
Mandy's Grandmother--
Strange Fruit--
Teenage Father--