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The 48th Annual Academy Awards (1976)

The 48th Annual Academy Awards offered one of the most acclaimed presentations with Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" earning the top five awards.


Marty Pasetta


Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan (segment) | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Goldie Hawn ... Self - Co-Hostess
Gene Kelly ... Self - Co-Host
Walter Matthau ... Self - Nominee
George Segal ... Self - Co-Host
Robert Shaw ... Self - Co-Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isabelle Adjani ... Self - Nominee & Presenter
John Alcott ... Self - Winner
Robert Altman ... Self - Nominee
Ann-Margret ... Self - Nominee
Burt Bacharach ... Self - Presenter
Marisa Berenson ... Self - Presenter
Jacqueline Bisset ... Self - Presenter
Linda Blair ... Self - Presenter
Robert Blake ... Self - Presenter
Ronee Blakley ... Self - Nominee


The 48th Annual Academy Awards offered one of the most acclaimed presentations with Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" earning the top five awards.

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For his brief segment, Red Skelton did a few routines and joked about the cover placed over the orchestra pit. See more »


George Burns: [on winning the Oscar] After this I think I'll start taking some of those gentile roles, become the next Robert Redford.
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Follows The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (1961) See more »


Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
from "Mahogany (1975)"
Music by Michael Masser
Lyrics by Gerry Goffin
Performed by Diana Ross
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What a night!!
9 March 2003 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

This was the year that "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" won 5 Academy Awards--Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and Screenplay. It was the first film to win all four of the big awards since "It Happened One Night" back in 1934. Louise Fletcher gave what is perhaps the most moving acceptance speech in the history of the Academy Awards, as she spoke to her deaf parents in Alabama that night via sign language. She said, "I want to thank you for teaching me to have a dream. You are seeing my dream come true". Must be historic for me to remember it after all these years. Also, I remember the ending of the show, which seemed to went downhill fast, as for some reason Elizabeth Taylor came out and babbled on about finding Hollywood everywhere in the world and then she, along with the USC (University of Southern California) band, tried to get the audience to sing "America the Beautiful", but apparently Miss Taylor did not know the words. Pitiful way to end an Oscar telecast!!

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29 March 1976 (USA) See more »

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