1977 in film

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The year 1977 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope* 20th Century Fox Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness and Carrie Fisher $775,398,007
2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind* Columbia Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon and François Truffaut $303,790,000
3. The Rescuers* Walt Disney Productions voices of Eva Gabor, Bob Newhart and Geraldine Page $74,100,000
4. Saturday Night Fever Paramount John Travolta $58,950,000
5. The Goodbye Girl MGM/Warner Bros. Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason $41,839,000
6. Annie Hall United Artists Diane Keaton and Woody Allen $38,251,425
7. The Deep Columbia Robert Shaw, Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bisset and Louis Gossett, Jr. $31,266,000
8. Smokey and the Bandit* Universal Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed and Jackie Gleason $30,090,000
9. The Spy Who Loved Me United Artists Roger Moore and Barbara Bach $24,365,000
10. Julia 20th Century Fox Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave $22,941,000

(*) After at least 1 theatrical re-issue

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Annie Hall - Rollins-Joffe, United Artists
Best Director: Woody Allen - Annie Hall
Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss - The Goodbye Girl
Best Actress: Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards Jr. - Julia
Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave - Julia
Best Foreign Language Film: Madame Rosa (La Vie devant soi), directed by Moshé Mizrahi, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Turning Point
Best Actor: Richard Burton - Equus
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Julia
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The Goodbye Girl
Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss - The Goodbye Girl
Best Actress (tie): Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
Best Actress (tie): Marsha Mason - The Goodbye Girl
Other
Best Director: Herbert Ross - The Turning Point
Best Foreign Language Film: A Special Day, Italy

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Father and Master (Padre padrone), directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye), directed by Larisa Shepitko, USSR

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