1978 Academy Awards were presented on April 19, 1979 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.
Best Picture nominated movies: Coming Home, The Deer Hunter, Heaven Can Wait, Midnight Express and An Unmarried Woman. Best Picture winner was: The Deer Hunter.
Actress in a Leading Role nominees: Jane Fonda, Coming Home; Ingrid Bergman, Autumn Sonata; Ellen Burstyn, Same Time, Next Year; Jill Clayburgh, An Unmarried Woman; Geraldine Page, Interiors. Best Actress Oscar winner: Jane Fonda.
Actor in a Leading Role nominees: Warren Beatty, Heaven Can Wait; Gary Busey, The Buddy Holly Story; Robert De Niro, The Deer Hunter; Laurence Olivier, The Boys from Brazil and Jon Voight, Coming Home. Best actor Oscar winner: Jon Voight.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role nominees: Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter; Bruce Dern, Coming Home; Richard Farnsworth, Comes a Horseman; John Hurt, Midnight Express; and Jack Warden, Heaven Can Wait. Best Supporting Actor awarded to Christopher Walken.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominees: Maggie Smith, California Suite; Dyan Cannon, Heaven Can Wait; Penelope Milford, Coming Home; Maureen Stapleton, Interiors; and Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter. Best Supporting Actress awarded to Maggie Smith.
Best Director Nominees: Woody Allen, Interiors; Hal Ashby, Coming Home; Warren Beatty and Buck Henry, Heaven Can Wait; Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter; and Alan Parker, Midnight Express. The Best Director Oscar was awarded to Michael Cimino.