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Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) - Trash Compactor

The trash compactor scene from Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope

Carrie Fischer, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope


At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Bob Hope served as the master of ceremonies for the 18th and final time. It was one of the largest attended Oscar ceremonies of all time. Margaret Booth received an Honorary Oscar for her film editing contributions. Walter Mirisch got an Irving G Thalberg Award, Charlton Heston got an Jena Hersholt Humanitarian Award and 2 Special Achievement Awards were given out. One to Close Encounters Of The Third Kind for sound effects and one to Ben Burtt for alien, creature and robot voice work on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Garrett Brown and the Cinema Products Corporation staff under the supervision of John Jurgens received the Scientific Technical Award for the invention and development of Steadicam


Gravity Is My Enemy won Best Documentary Short

I'll Find A Way won Best Live Action Short

The Sand Castle won Best Animated Short

Who Are The DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids? won Best Documentary Feature

France won best Foreign Language Film for their entry Madame Rosa

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind won Best Cinematography

You Light Up My Life won Best Original Song (title song)

A Little Night Music won Best Adaptation or Original Song Score

The Goodbye Girl won Best Actor

Julia won 3 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope won 6 Academy Awards for Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Visual Effects

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Annie Hall won 4 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Original Screenplay