Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1979 (52nd Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1979 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

Click on an image on the left to display a larger version of it, or click on the text descriptions in the middle to display the report or content indicated. You can also click on a year in the column on the right to display the Academy Award Overview for that year.

The 1979 Preliminaries

1979 (52nd) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1979 (52nd) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1979 to December 31, 1979

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1979 Ceremony

1979 (52nd) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

1979 (52nd) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Monday, April 14, 1980
6:00 PM

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
Los Angeles County Music Center

Ceremony Poster

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1979 Winners

1979 (52nd) Best Picture Poster: “Kramer vs. Kramer”

1979 (52nd) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Kramer vs. Kramer”

Best Picture:
Kramer vs. Kramer
Stanley Jaffe Productions;

Stanley R. Jaffe, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1979 (52nd) Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman Best Actor:
Dustin Hoffman
as Ted Kramer
in the film
Kramer vs. Kramer

1979 (52nd) Best Actress: Sally Field Best Actress:
Sally Field
as Norma Rae Webster
in the film
Norma Rae

1979 (44th) Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas Best Supporting Actor:
Melvyn Douglas
as Benjamin Rand
in the film
Being There

1979 (44th) Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep Best Supporting Actress:
Meryl Streep
as Joanna Kramer
in the film
Kramer vs. Kramer

1979 (46th) Best Song: “It Goes Like It Goes” Best Song:
It Goes Like It Goes
from the film
Norma Rae

Music by David Shire;
lyric by Norman Gimbel

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1979 Nominees

1979 (52nd) Best Picture Nominees (Version 1)

Best Picture Nominees (Version 1)
1979 (52nd) Best Picture Nominees (Version 2)

Best Picture Nominees (Version 2)
1979 (52nd) Best Actor Nominees

Best Actor Nominees
1979 (52nd) Best Actress Nominees

Best Actress Nominees
1979 (52nd) Best Supporting Actor Nominees

Best Supporting Actor Nominees
1979 (52nd) Best Supporting Actress Nominees

Best Supporting Actress Nominees

The 1979 Academy Board of Governors Ball

1979 (23rd) Governors Ball Program/Menu The Beverly Hilton,
Beverly Hills

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu