Academy Awards > 1979

BEST PICTURE
PictureStudioBox Office
Kramer Vs. KramerColumbia$106,260,000
Apocalypse NowMGM$78,784,010
All That JazzFox$37,823,676
Norma RaeFox$22,228,000
Breaking AwayFox$16,424,918
Total Gross: $261,520,604
Average Gross: $52,304,121


 
BEST DIRECTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Kramer Vs. KramerRobert BentonColumbia$106,260,000
Apocalypse NowFrancis Ford CoppolaMGM$78,784,010
All That JazzBob FosseFox$37,823,676
La Cage aux FollesEdouard MolinaroMGM$20,424,259
Breaking AwayPeter YatesFox$16,424,918
Total Gross: $259,716,863
Average Gross: $51,943,373


 
BEST ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Kramer Vs. KramerDustin HoffmanColumbia$106,260,000
The China SyndromeJack LemmonColumbia$51,718,367
All That JazzRoy ScheiderFox$37,823,676
...And Justice for AllAl PacinoColumbia$33,300,000
Being TherePeter SellersMGM$30,177,511
Total Gross: $259,279,554
Average Gross: $51,855,911


 
BEST ACTRESS
PictureStudioBox Office
Kramer Vs. KramerColumbia$106,260,000
The China SyndromeColumbia$51,718,367
Starting OverParamount$35,649,012
The RoseFox$29,174,648
Norma RaeFox$22,228,000
Chapter TwoColumbian/a
Total Gross: $245,030,027
Average Gross: $40,838,338


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Kramer Vs. KramerJustin HenryColumbia$106,260,000
Apocalypse NowRobert DuvallMGM$78,784,010
The Black StallionMickey RooneyUnited Artists$37,799,643
Being ThereMelvyn DouglasMGM$30,177,511
The RoseFrederic ForrestFox$29,174,648
Total Gross: $282,195,812
Average Gross: $56,439,162


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Kramer Vs. KramerMeryl StreepColumbia$106,260,000
Kramer Vs. KramerJane AlexanderColumbia$106,260,000
ManhattanMariel HemingwayMGM$39,946,780
Starting OverCandice BergenParamount$35,649,012
Breaking AwayBarbara BarrieFox$16,424,918
Total Gross: $304,540,710
Average Gross: $60,908,142


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
PictureStudioBox Office
The China SyndromeColumbia$51,718,367
ManhattanMGM$39,946,780
All That JazzFox$37,823,676
...And Justice for AllColumbia$33,300,000
Breaking AwayFox$16,424,918
Total Gross: $179,213,741
Average Gross: $35,842,748


 
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
PictureStudioBox Office
Kramer Vs. KramerColumbia$106,260,000
Apocalypse NowMGM$78,784,010
Norma RaeFox$22,228,000
La Cage aux FollesMGM$20,424,259
A Little RomanceOrion Picturesn/a
Total Gross: $227,696,269
Average Gross: $45,539,254


 
BEST EDITING
PictureStudioBox Office
Kramer Vs. KramerColumbia$106,260,000
Apocalypse NowMGM$78,784,010
All That JazzFox$37,823,676
The Black StallionUnited Artists$37,799,643
The RoseFox$29,174,648
Total Gross: $289,841,977
Average Gross: $57,968,395


 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
PictureStudioBox Office
Kramer Vs. KramerColumbia$106,260,000
Apocalypse NowMGM$78,784,010
All That JazzFox$37,823,676
The Black HoleDisney$35,841,901
1941Universal$31,755,742
Total Gross: $290,465,329
Average Gross: $58,093,066


 
BEST ART DIRECTION
PictureStudioBox Office
Star Trek: The Motion PictureParamount$82,258,456
AlienFox$78,944,891
Apocalypse NowMGM$78,784,010
The China SyndromeColumbia$51,718,367
All That JazzFox$37,823,676
Total Gross: $329,529,400
Average Gross: $65,905,880


 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
PictureStudioBox Office
All That JazzFox$37,823,676
La Cage aux FollesMGM$20,424,259
AgathaWarner Bros.$7,500,000
Total Gross: $65,747,935
Average Gross: $21,915,978


 
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
PictureStudioBox Office
Star Trek: The Motion PictureParamount$82,258,456
AlienFox$78,944,891
MoonrakerMGM$70,308,099
The Black HoleDisney$35,841,901
1941Universal$31,755,742
Total Gross: $299,109,089
Average Gross: $59,821,818


 
BEST SOUND
PictureStudioBox Office
Apocalypse NowMGM$78,784,010
The Electric HorsemanColumbia$61,801,971
1941Universal$31,755,742
The RoseFox$29,174,648
MeteorAmerican International Pictures$8,400,000
Total Gross: $209,916,371
Average Gross: $41,983,274


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Amityville HorrorLalo SchifrinAmerican International Pictures$86,432,000
Star Trek: The Motion PictureJerry GoldsmithParamount$82,258,456
10Henry ManciniWarner Bros.$74,865,517
The ChampDave GrusinMGM$30,441,738
A Little RomanceGeorges DelerueOrion Picturesn/a
Total Gross: $273,997,711
Average Gross: $54,799,542


 
BEST ADAPTATION SCORE
PictureStudioBox Office
The Muppet MovieAssociated Film Dist.$65,200,000
All That JazzFox$37,823,676
Breaking AwayFox$16,424,918
Total Gross: $119,448,594
Average Gross: $39,816,198


 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
10"It's Easy to Say"Warner Bros.$74,865,517
The Muppet Movie"Rainbow Connection"Associated Film Dist.$65,200,000
Norma Rae"It Goes Like It Goes"Fox$22,228,000
The Promise"I'll Never Say 'Goodbye'"Universal$11,606,005
Ice Castles"Through the Eyes of Love"Columbian/a
Total Gross: $173,899,522
Average Gross: $34,779,904


 
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Die BlechtrommelWest Germany--
Dimenticare VeneziaItaly--
Mama cumple cien anosSpain--
Panny z WilkaPoland--
Une histoire simpleFrance--


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - FEATURE
PictureStudioBox Office
Best Boy--
Generation on the Wind--
Going the Distance--
The Killing Ground--
The War at Home--


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - SHORT SUBJECT
PictureStudioBox Office
Dae--
Koryo Celadon--
Nail--
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist--
Remember Me--


 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
PictureStudioBox Office
Dream Doll--
Every Child--
It's So Nice to Have a Wolf Around the House--


 
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
PictureStudioBox Office
Board and Care--
Bravery in the Field--
Oh Brother, My Brother--
Solly's Diner--
The Solar Film--