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The 48th Academy Awards (1976) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Monday, March 29, 1976,
honoring movies released in 1975.

Michael Douglas, Milos Foreman, Louise Fletcher, Jack Nicholson

Best Picture winners Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz flank Best Director Milos Foreman, Best Actress Louise Fletcher and Best Actor Jack Nicholson ("One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest").


Actor in a Supporting Role

  • George Burns in "The Sunshine Boys"
  • Brad Dourif in "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"
  • Burgess Meredith in "The Day of the Locust"
  • Chris Sarandon in "Dog Day Afternoon"
  • Jack Warden in "Shampoo"


Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Ronee Blakley in "Nashville"
  • Lee Grant in "Shampoo"
  • Sylvia Miles in "Farewell, My Lovely"
  • Lily Tomlin in "Nashville"
  • Brenda Vaccaro in "Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough"

Art Direction

  • "Barry Lyndon" Art Direction: Ken Adam, Roy Walker; Set Decoration: Vernon Dixon
  • "The Hindenburg" Art Direction: Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Frank McKelvy
  • "The Man Who Would Be King" Art Direction: Alexander Trauner, Tony Inglis; Set Decoration: Peter James
  • "Shampoo" Art Direction: Richard Sylbert, W. Stewart Campbell; Set Decoration: George Gaines
  • "The Sunshine Boys" Art Direction: Albert Brenner; Set Decoration: Marvin March


  • "Barry Lyndon" John Alcott
  • "The Day of the Locust" Conrad Hall
  • "Funny Lady" James Wong Howe
  • "The Hindenburg" Robert Surtees
  • "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" Haskell Wexler, Bill Butler

Costume Design

  • "Barry Lyndon" Ulla-Britt Soderlund, Milena Canonero
  • "The Four Musketeers" Yvonne Blake, Ron Talsky
  • "Funny Lady" Ray Aghayan, Bob Mackie
  • "The Magic Flute" Henny Noremark, Karin Erskine
  • "The Man Who Would Be King" Edith Head


  • "Amarcord" Federico Fellini
  • "Barry Lyndon" Stanley Kubrick
  • "Dog Day Afternoon" Sidney Lumet
  • "Nashville" Robert Altman
  • "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" Milos Forman

Documentary (Feature)

  • "The California Reich" Walter F. Parkes and Keith F. Critchlow, Producers
  • "Fighting for Our Lives" Glen Pearcy, Producer
  • "The Incredible Machine" Irwin Rosten, Producer
  • "The Man Who Skied down Everest" F. R. Crawley, James Hager and Dale Hartleben, Producers
  • "The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir" Shirley MacLaine, Producer

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "Arthur and Lillie" Jon Else, Steven Kovacs and Kristine Samuelson, Producers
  • "The End of the Game" Claire Wilbur and Robin Lehman, Producers
  • "Millions of Years Ahead of Man" Manfred Baier, Producer
  • "Probes in Space" George V. Casey, Producer
  • "Whistling Smith" Barrie Howells and Michael Scott, Producers

Film Editing

  • "Dog Day Afternoon" Dede Allen
  • "Jaws" Verna Fields
  • "The Man Who Would Be King" Russell Lloyd
  • "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" Richard Chew, Lynzee Klingman, Sheldon Kahn
  • "Three Days of the Condor" Fredric Steinkamp, Don Guidice

Foreign Language Film

  • "Dersu Uzala" Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • "Land of Promise" Poland
  • "Letters from Marusia" Mexico
  • "Sandakan No. 8" Japan
  • "Scent of a Woman" Italy

Music (Original Score)

  • "Birds Do It, Bees Do It" Gerald Fried
  • "Bite the Bullet" Alex North
  • "Jaws" John Williams
  • "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" Jack Nitzsche
  • "The Wind and the Lion" Jerry Goldsmith

Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)

  • "Barry Lyndon" Adaptation Score by Leonard Rosenman
  • "Funny Lady" Adaptation Score by Peter Matz
  • "Tommy" Adaptation Score by Peter Townshend

Music (Original Song)

  • "How Lucky Can You Get" from "Funny Lady" Music and Lyrics by Fred Ebb and John Kander
  • "I'm Easy" from "Nashville" Music and Lyrics by Keith Carradine
  • "Now That We're in Love" from "Whiffs" Music by George Barrie; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
  • "Richard's Window" from "The Other Side of the Mountain" Music by Charles Fox; Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
  • "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" from "Mahogany" Music by Michael Masser; Lyrics by Gerry Goffin

Best Picture

  • "Barry Lyndon" Stanley Kubrick, Producer
  • "Dog Day Afternoon" Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand, Producers
  • "Jaws" Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown, Producers
  • "Nashville" Robert Altman, Producer
  • "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" Saul Zaentz and Michael Douglas, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • "Great" Bob Godfrey, Producer
  • "Kick Me" Robert Swarthe, Producer
  • "Monsieur Pointu" René Jodoin, Bernard Longpré and André Leduc, Producers
  • "Sisyphus" Marcell Jankovics, Producer

Short Film (Live Action)

  • "Angel and Big Joe" Bert Salzman, Producer
  • "Conquest of Light" Louis Marcus, Producer
  • "Dawn Flight" Lawrence M. Lansburgh and Brian Lansburgh, Producers
  • "A Day in the Life of Bonnie Consolo" Barry Spinello, Producer
  • "Doubletalk" Alan Beattie, Producer


  • "Bite the Bullet" Arthur Piantadosi, Les Fresholtz, Richard Tyler, Al Overton, Jr.
  • "Funny Lady" Richard Portman, Don MacDougall, Curly Thirlwell, Jack Solomon
  • "The Hindenburg" Leonard Peterson, John A. Bolger, Jr., John Mack, Don K. Sharpless
  • "Jaws" Robert L. Hoyt, Roger Heman, Earl Madery, John Carter
  • "The Wind and the Lion" Harry W. Tetrick, Aaron Rochin, William McCaughey, Roy Charman

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • "Amarcord" Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra
  • "And Now My Love" Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven
  • "Dog Day Afternoon" Frank Pierson
  • "Lies My Father Told Me" Ted Allan
  • "Shampoo" Robert Towne, Warren Beatty

Writing (Screenplay Adapted from Other Material)

  • "Barry Lyndon" Stanley Kubrick
  • "The Man Who Would Be King" John Huston, Gladys Hill
  • "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman
  • "Scent of a Woman" Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi
  • "The Sunshine Boys" Neil Simon

  • Star indicates a win.
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