51st Annual Academy Awards Coverage (1979)
- Date of Ceremony: Monday, April 9, 1979
- For films released in: 1978
- Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
- Host(s): Johnny Carson (video)
Two Vietnam War stories and a Warren Beatty comedy remake led the nominees for the 51st Annual Academy Awards which had a new host in Johnny Carson.
Beatty was also the first nominee since Orson Welles to be nominated in four categories in one year.
- The Deer Hunter: 9
- Heaven Can Wait: 9
- Coming Home: 8
- Midnight Express: 6
- Interiors: 5