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Motion Picture News and Highlights from 1979
 
Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter
scene from Deer Hunter
Michael Caine and Maggie Smith in California Suite
1979 Academy Awards
presented April 9, for films released in 1978
Motion Picture The Deer Hunter
Actor Jon Voight (Coming Home)
Actress Jane Fonda (Coming Home)
Supporting Actor Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter)
Supporting Actress Maggie Smith (California Suite)
Director Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter)
Original Screenplay Coming Home (story by Nancy Dowd; screenplay by Waldo Salt and Robert C. Jones)
Cinematography Nestor Almendros (Days of Heaven)
Film Editing Peter Zinner (The Deer Hunter)
Original Music Score Giorgio Moroder (Midnight Express)
Song "Last Dance" (Thank God It's Friday)
Visual Effects Superman (Warner Brothers)
Documentary Feature Scared Straight! (Arnold Shapiro, producer)
Documentary Short The Flight of the Gossamer Condor
Foreign Language Film Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (France)
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Leo Jaffe
Special Awards Walter Lantz, King Vidor, Sir Laurence Olivier, film department of the Museum of Modern Art
Jane Fonda and Jon Voight in Coming Home
Jon Voight and Jane Fonda
Norma Rae Cannes International Film Festival
Golden Palm Grand Prize tie: Apocalypse Now (United States) and The Tin Drum (West Germany)
Best Actor Jack Lemmon (The China Syndrome)
Best Actress Sally Field (Norma Rae)
Best Director Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven)
Apocalyspe News
The China Syndrome
La Cage Aux Folles Notable Foreign Films Released in the United States

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (France)
The Innocent (Italy)
La Cage Aux Folles (France)
The Marriage of Maria Brown (West Germany)
Till Marriage Do Us Part (Italy)
Nosferatu (West Germany)
The Tree of the Wooden Clogs (Italy)
Wifemistress (Italy)
Woyzeck (West Germany)

Nosferatu
Kramer vs. Kramer
Alien
Other Notable Films Released in 1979

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Alien
The Amityville Horror
...and Justice For All
Breaking Away
Hair
Kramer vs. Kramer
The Main Event
Manhattan
The Muppet Movie
North Dallas Forty
The Onion Field
Rocky II
The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Star Trek -- The Motion Picture
Starting Over

The Muppet Movie
StarTrek


In the Year 1979

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