50th Annual Academy Awards Coverage (1978)
- Date of Ceremony: Monday, April 3, 1978
- For films released in: 1977
- Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
- Host(s): Bob Hope (video)
Oscar was turning fifty and the golden boy turned to Bob Hope to host the show for his eighteenth and final time.
Two films would earn 11 nominations. One would win three, while the other went home empty-handed.
While Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind would go head-to-head in the technical categories, the ceremony might be best remembered for a political speech made by an actress
- The Turning Point: 11
- Julia: 11
- Star Wars: 10
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 8
- Annie Hall: 5
- The Goodbye Girl: 5