Great ORIGINAL 22" x 28" ROLLED Promotional Poster. This is a RARE Style ROLLED Poster that was distributed back in 1978 by the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. It was used to promote the 1978

50th Academy Awards

This poster is ALL ORIGINAL. It has never been hung, but does have edgewear and a corner bottom left stain. It features great photo images of: VIVIEN LEIGH, BETTE DAVIS, MARLON BRANDO, GRACE KELLY, MARY PICKFORD, HATTIE McDANIEL, FAY BAINTER, and HUMPHREY BOGART.

This poster is OVER 35 YEARS OLD! Nice poster if you like these Hollywood classic celebrities or Oscar collectibles!

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!

The 50th Academy Awards were held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on April 3, 1978. The ceremonies were presided over by Bob Hope, who hosted the awards for the nineteenth and last time.

Two of the year's biggest winners were Star Wars, which swept the technical categories by winning 6 out of its 10 nominations and a Special Achievement for Sound Effects Editing, and Annie Hall, winning 4 out of 5 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director. The awards show was also notable for a very politically charged acceptance speech by Vanessa Redgrave.

The Turning Point set the record for the most nominations without a win (11), previously held by Peyton Place and The Little Foxes, which each had 9 nominations with no wins. This record, later tied by The Color Purple, still stands as of the 87th Academy Awards.

Annie Hall was the last Best Picture winner to be nominated for just five awards until The Departed 29 years later in 2006.

Jason Robards became the fourth actor to win back-to-back Oscars, following Luise Rainer, Spencer Tracy, and Katharine Hepburn.

For the first and only time to date, both Best Actor and Best Actress winners won for roles in two different romantic comedies.

The animated opening sequence, as well as promos for the Awards show, were designed by British graphic designer Harry Marks, who outsourced the animated sequences to Robert Abel and Associates. Marks also designed animated sequences for the top nominated categories, which weren't used for the final telecast.

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Best Picture Best Director

Annie Hall

The Goodbye Girl


Star Wars

The Turning Point

Woody Allen – Annie Hall

Steven Spielberg – Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Fred Zinnemann – Julia

George Lucas – Star Wars

Herbert Ross – The Turning Point

Best Actor Best Actress

Richard Dreyfuss – The Goodbye Girl

Woody Allen – Annie Hall

Richard Burton – Equus

Marcello Mastroianni – A Special Day

John Travolta – Saturday Night Fever

Diane Keaton – Annie Hall

Anne Bancroft – The Turning Point

Jane Fonda – Julia

Shirley MacLaine – The Turning Point

Marsha Mason – The Goodbye Girl

Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress

Jason Robards – Julia

Mikhail Baryshnikov – The Turning Point

Peter Firth – Equus

Alec Guinness – Star Wars

Maximilian Schell – Julia

Vanessa Redgrave – Julia

Leslie Browne – The Turning Point

Quinn Cummings – The Goodbye Girl

Melinda Dillon – Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Tuesday Weld – Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

Annie Hall – Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman

The Goodbye Girl – Neil Simon

The Late Show – Robert Benton

Star Wars – George Lucas

The Turning Point – Arthur Laurents

Julia – Alvin Sargent

Equus – Peter Shaffer

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden – Gavin Lambert and Lewis John Carlino

Oh, God! – Larry Gelbart

That Obscure Object of Desire – Luis Buρuel and Jean-Claude Carriθre

Best Foreign Language Film

Madame Rosa (France)

Iphigenia (Greece)

Operation Thunderbolt (Israel)

A Special Day (Italy)

That Obscure Object of Desire (Spain)

Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short

Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?

The Children of Theatre Street

High Grass Circus

Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love

Union Maids

Gravity Is My Enemy

Agueda Martinez: Our People, Our Country

First Edition

Of Time, Tombs and Treasures

The Shetland Experience

Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short

I'll Find a Way

The Absent-Minded Waiter

Floating Free

Notes on the Popular Arts


The Sand Castle

Bead Game

The Doonesbury Special

Jimmy the C

Best Original Score Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score

Star Wars – John Williams

Julia – Georges Delerue

The Spy Who Loved Me – Marvin Hamlisch

Mohammad, Messenger of God – Maurice Jarre

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – John Williams

A Little Night Music – Jonathan Tunick

Pete's Dragon – Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, song; Irwin Kostal, adaptation

The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella – Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, song; Angela Morley, adaptation

Best Original Song Best Costume Design

"You Light Up My Life" from You Light Up My Life – Music and Lyric by Joseph Brooks

"Candle on the Water" from Pete's Dragon – Music and Lyric by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn

"Someone's Waiting for You" from The Rescuers – Music by Sammy Fain; Lyric by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins

"The Slipper and the Rose Waltz (He Danced with Me/She Danced with Me)" from The Slipper and the Rose – Music and Lyric by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

"Nobody Does It Better" from The Spy Who Loved Me – Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyric by Carole Bayer Sager

Star Wars – John Mollo

Airport '77 – Edith Head and Burton Miller

A Little Night Music – Florence Klotz

The Other Side of Midnight – Irene Sharaff

Julia – Anthea Sylbert

Best Sound Mixing Best Sound Editing

Star Wars – Don MacDougall, Ray West, Bob Minkler and Derek Ball

The Deep – Walter Goss, Dick Alexander, Tom Beckert and Robin Gregory

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Robert Knudson, Robert Glass, Don MacDougall and Gene Cantamessa

Sorcerer – Robert Knudson, Robert Glass, Richard Tyler and Jean-Louis Ducarme

The Turning Point – Theodore Soderberg, Paul Wells, Douglas O. Williams and Jerry Jost

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Frank E. Warner

Star Wars – Benjamin Burtt, Jr. for the creation of the alien, creature and robot voices

Best Art Direction Best Cinematography

Star Wars – Art Direction: John Barry, Norman Reynolds and Leslie Dilley; Set Decoration: Roger Christian

The Spy Who Loved Me – Art Direction: Ken Adam and Peter Lamont; Set Decoration: Hugh Scaife

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Art Direction: Joe Alves and Dan Lomino; Set Decoration: Phil Abramson

The Turning Point – Art Direction: Albert Brenner; Set Decoration: Marvin March

Airport '77 – Art Direction: George C. Webb; Set Decoration: Mickey S. Michaels

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Vilmos Zsigmond

Looking for Mr. Goodbar – William A. Fraker

Islands in the Stream – Fred J. Koenekamp

Julia – Douglas Slocombe

The Turning Point – Robert Surtees

Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Star Wars – Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas and Richard Chew

Smokey and the Bandit – Walter Hannemann and Angelo Ross

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Michael Kahn

Julia – Walter Murch

The Turning Point – William Reynolds

Star Wars – John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune and Robert Blalack

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Roy Arbogast, Douglas Trumbull, Matthew Yuricich, Gregory Jein and Richard Yuricich

Academy Honorary Awards

Margaret Booth

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Charlton Heston

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Walter Mirisch


Debby Boone's performance of You Light Up My Life was accompanied by schoolgirls described as "affiliated with the John Tracy Clinic for the Deaf" interpreting the lyrics in sign language. After complaints that their signing was incomprehensible, it was revealed the girls were not deaf and had been taught rudimentary signing specifically for the performance. This prompted protests from the Alliance for Deaf Artists.

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