1979 Academy Awards – An Introduction

52nd Academy Awards - Wikipedia

The 52nd Academy Awards were again hosted by Johnny Carson and saw three movies taking most of the glory – Kramer Vs Kramer, All That Jazz, and Apocalypse Now. All three movies will make multiple appearances in my nominations, with one of them being a more obvious category winner for me. However, some other notable films of 1979 will also appear as frequent nominees and winners in my picks, so stay tuned for some large variances.

Honorary Awards were presented this year to Alec Guinness, Hal Elias, Ray Stark, Robert Benjamin, John O Aalberg, Charles G Clarke, and John G Frayne. Presenters included William Shatner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steven Spielberg, and Farrah Fawcett, while performances were from Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Paul Williams, Dionne Warwick, and others.

Come back over the next few weeks to see my picks in each category, and be sure to share your own thoughts and choices!

3 thoughts on “1979 Academy Awards – An Introduction

  1. John Charet September 24, 2020 / 10:40 pm

    Can’t wait to see your choices for 1979 🙂 On an unrelated note, have you ever heard of the satirical puppet television series Spitting Image? I heard they are bringing it back, but I hope it turns out to be as funny as it was during the 1980’s – even though I have only watched various clips on youtube and here and there. Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

    • carlosnightman September 25, 2020 / 8:03 pm

      Yes, it was very popular in the 80s, I would catch the odd re-run in the 90s but was one of those shows my parents wouldn’t let me watch, due to language etc. When I was older I watched a few episodes, but by that point much of the satire was lost on me or I didn’t care about the political figures they were lampooning. With the state of the world at the moment, it seems like a good opportunity to poke fun at the most famous people – there are plenty of actors and politicians around today who already seem like caricatures so it should be easy enough to make puppets of them

    • carlosnightman September 25, 2020 / 8:06 pm

      In Northern Ireland there was a little known comedian who used the ‘Spittin’ name even though he was never affiliated with them but did mostly impressions – I used to listen to his stuff a lot on cassette, but very offensive non-PC stuff so hard to recommend to anyone, plus mostly Northern Ireland figures being lampooned

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