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48th Academy Awards
48th Academy Awards
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DateMarch 29, 1976
SiteDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hosted byWalter Matthau, Robert Shaw, George Segal, Goldie Hawn and Gene Kelly
Produced byHoward W. Koch
Directed byMarty Pasetta
Best PictureOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Most awardsOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (5)
Most nominationsOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (9)
TV in the United States
Duration3 hours, 12 minutes

The 48th Academy Awards were presented Monday, March 29, 1976, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. 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. The recent previous editions had been held on Tuesday night. (NBC's coverage of the NCAA championship basketball game 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 undefeated Indiana Hoosiers had won the NCAA title that night in Philadelphia. The following year, the two events were again on the same night.)

Milo? 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 1965. This record would later be surpassed by 13-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes in 2004, and again in 2013 by nine-year old Quvenzhané 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 (as well as the final person born in the nineteenth century to receive an acting award), a record that stood until Jessica Tandy won Best Actress in 1989. Burns was later succeeded by Christopher Plummer, who won Best Supporting Actor in 2012 for Beginners at the age of 82, as the oldest male acting winner.

Jaws was followed 25 years later by Traffic as a film that won all its nominations except Best Picture. As of the 92nd Academy Awards, Amarcord, nominated for Best Director, is the last film to be nominated for Academy Awards in two separate years (having won the award for Best Foreign Language Film the year before).

Winners and nominees

Michael Douglas, Best Picture co-winner
Milo? Forman, Best Director winner
Jack Nicholson, Best Actor winner
Louise Fletcher, Best Actress winner
George Burns, Best Supporting Actor winner
Lee Grant, Best Supporting Actress winner
Bo Goldman, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner
John Williams, Best Original Score winner
Keith Carradine, Best Original Song winner
Milena Canonero, Best Costume Design co-winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[1]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material
Best Foreign Language Film Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short Subject Best Live Action Short Film
Best Animated Short Film Best Original Score
Best Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation or Scoring: Adaptation Best Original Song
Best Sound Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing

Multiple nominations and awards

Academy Honorary Award

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Special Achievement Award

Presenters and performers

The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.


Name Role
Hank Simms Announcer for the 48th Academy Awards
Ray Bolger Introducer of the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Walter Mirisch
Walter Mirisch (AMPAS President) Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony
Joel Grey
Madeline Kahn
Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Robert Blake Presenter of the Special Achievement Award
Marisa Berenson
O. J. Simpson
Presenters of the Short Subjects Awards
Margaux Hemingway
Roy Scheider
Presenters of the award for Best Sound
Beau Bridges
Marilyn Hassett
Presenters of the Documentary Awards
Charlton Heston Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Dr. Jules C. Stein
Anthony Hopkins
Charlotte Rampling
Presenters of the award for Best Art Direction
Jennifer O'Neill
Telly Savalas
Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design
Linda Blair
Ben Johnson
Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor
Rod McKuen
Marlo Thomas
Presenters of the Music Awards
Stockard Channing
Billy Dee Williams
Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography
Isabelle Adjani
Elliott Gould
Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing
Jacqueline Bisset
Jack Valenti
Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film
Burt Bacharach
Angie Dickinson
Presenters of the award for Best Original Song
William Friedkin Presenter of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to Mervyn LeRoy
Diane Keaton
William Wyler
Presenters of the award for Best Director
Gore Vidal Presenter of the Writing Awards
Walter Mirisch Presenter of the Honorary Award to Mary Pickford
Charles Bronson
Jill Ireland
Presenters of the award for Best Actress
Art Carney Presenter of the award for Best Actor
Audrey Hepburn Presenter of the award for Best Picture
Elizabeth Taylor Introducer of the performance of "America the Beautiful" by the Spirit of Troy


Name Role Performed
John Williams Musical arranger and conductor Orchestral
Ray Bolger Performer "Hollywood Honors Its Own"
Keith Carradine Performer "I'm Easy" from Nashville
Bernadette Peters Performer "How Lucky Can You Get" from Funny Lady
Steve Lawrence Performer "Now That We're in Love" from Whiffs
Kelly Garrett Performer "Richard's Window" from The Other Side of the Mountain
Diana Ross Performer "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" from Mahogany
Spirit of Troy Performers "America the Beautiful/That's Entertainment!" (instrumental)

See also


  1. ^ "The 48th Academy Awards (1976) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2014-11-09. Retrieved .

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