The 1979 Academy Awards®
Host: Johnny Carson
Date: April 14, 1980

Best Picture
All That Jazz
Apocalypse Now
Breaking Away
Kramer vs. Kramer
Norma Rae

Best Director
Robert Benton, Kramer vs. Kramer--winner
Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now
Bob Fosse, All That Jazz
Edouard Molinaro, La cage aux folles
Peter Yates, Breaking Away

Best Actor
Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer--winner
Jack Lemmon, The China Syndrome
Al Pacino, ...And Justice for All
Roy Scheider, All That Jazz
Peter Sellers, Being There

Best Actress
Jill Clayburgh, Starting Over
Sally Field, Norma Rae--winner
Jane Fonda, The China Syndrome
Marsha Mason, Chapter Two
Bette Midler, The Rose

Best Supporting Actor
Melvyn Douglas, Being There--winner
Robert Duvall, Apocalypse Now
Frederic Forrest, The Rose
Justin Henry, Kramer vs. Kramer
Mickey Rooney, The Black Stallion

Best Supporting Actress
Jane Alexander, Kramer vs. Kramer
Barbara Barrie, Breaking Away
Candice Bergen, Starting Over
Mariel Hemingway, Manhattan
Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer--winner

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Original Screenplay
...And Justice for All (Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson)
All That Jazz (Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse)
Breaking Away (Steve Tesich)--winner
The China Syndrome (Mike Gray, T.S. Cook, James Bridges)
Manhattan (Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Apocalypse Now (John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola)
La cage aux folles (Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret)
Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton)--winner
A Little Romance (Allan Burns)

Best Original Score
The Amityville Horror (Lalo Schifrin)
The Champ (Dave Grusin)
A Little Romance (Georges Delerue)--winner
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Jerry Goldsmith)
10 (Henry Mancini)

Best Cinematography
Apocalypse Now (Vittorio Storaro)--winner
All That Jazz (Giuseppe Rotunno)
The Black Hole (Frank V. Phillips)
Kramer vs. Kramer (Néstor Almendros)
1941 (William A. Fraker)

Other Categories:

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
All That Jazz (Philip Rosenberg, Tony Walton, Edward Stewart, Gary J. Brink)

Best Costume Design
All That Jazz (Albert Wolsky)

Best Film Editing
All That Jazz (Alan Heim)

Best Visual Effects
Alien (H.R. Giger, Carlo Rambaldi, Brian Johnson, Nick Allder, Denys Ayling)

Best Sound
Apocalypse Now (Walter Murch, Mark Berger, Richard Beggs, Nathan Boxer)

Best Sound Effects Editing (given as a Special Achievement Award)
The Black Stallion (Alan Splet)

Best Original Song
Norma Rae, for the song "It Goes Like It Goes," written by David Shire (music) and Norman Gimbel (lyrics)

Best Original Song Score/Best Adaptation Score
All That Jazz (Ralph Burns)

Best Animated Short Film
Every Child (Derek Lamb)

Best Live Action Short Film
Board and Care (Sarah Pillsbury, Ron Ellis)

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (Saul J. Turell)

Best Documentary, Feature
Best Boy (Ira Wohl)

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