1976 in film

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List of years in film (table)
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • In home video
    1973
    1974
    1975
    1976
    1977
    1978
    1979
    In television
    1973
    1974
    1975
    1976
    1977
    1978
    1979

    The year 1976 in film involved some significant events.

    Highest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

    The top ten 1976 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

    Highest-grossing films of 1976
    Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
    1. Rocky United Artists Pictures $117,235,147[1]
    2. To Fly! National Air and Space Museum $86,600,000[2]
    3. A Star Is Born Warner Bros. $80,000,000[3]
    4. All the President's Men Warner Bros. $70,600,000[4]
    5. The Omen 20th Century Fox Film Corporation $60,922,980[5]
    6. In Search of Noah's Ark Sunn Classic Pictures $55,700,000[6]
    7. King Kong Paramount Pictures $52,614,445[7]
    8. Silver Streak 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation $51,079,064[8]
    9. The Enforcer Warner Bros. $46,236,000[9]
    10. Midway Universal Studios / Cinema International Corporation $43,220,000[10]

    Events[edit]

    Awards[edit]

    Academy Awards:

    Best Picture: Rocky - Chartoff-Winkler, United Artists
    Best Director: John G. Avildsen - Rocky
    Best Actor: Peter Finch - Network (first actor to win posthumously)
    Best Actress: Faye Dunaway - Network
    Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards - All the President's Men
    Best Supporting Actress: Beatrice Straight - Network
    Best Foreign Language Film: Noirs et blancs en couleur (Black and White in Color), directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Ivory Coast / France / W. Germany / Switzerland

    Golden Globe Awards:

    Drama:
    Best Picture: Rocky
    Best Actor: Peter Finch - Network
    Best Actress: Faye Dunaway - Network
    Musical or comedy:
    Best Picture: A Star Is Born
    Best Actor: Kris Kristofferson - A Star Is Born
    Best Actress: Barbra Streisand - A Star Is Born
    Other
    Best Director: Sidney Lumet - Network
    Best Foreign Language Film: Face to Face, Sweden

    Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

    Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, United States

    Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

    Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, directed by Robert Altman, United States

    Notable films released in 1976[edit]

    U.S.A. unless stated #

    A

    B

    C

    D

    E-F

    G-H

    I-K

    L

    M

    N

    O-P-Q

    R

    S

    T

    U-V

    W-Z

    1976 film releases[edit]

    January–March[edit]

    April–June[edit]

    July–September[edit]

    October–December[edit]

    Births[edit]

    Notable deaths[edit]

    Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
    January 1 Walter Janssen 88 Germany Actor
    12 Agatha Christie 85 UK Writer
    13 Margaret Leighton 53 UK Actress
    14 Mahagama Sekara 47 Sri Lanka Poet, Writer, Film Director, Artist, Translator
    18 Sonia Dresdel 66 UK Actress
    23 Paul Robeson 77 USA Actor, Singer
    29 Michael Gwynn 59 UK Actor
    February 4 Roger Livesey 69 UK Actor
    11 Lee J. Cobb 64 USA Actor
    11 John Twist 77 USA Screenwriter
    12 Sal Mineo 37 USA Actor
    13 Lily Pons 77 France Singer, Actress
    13 John Lounsbery 64 USA Animator
    15 Maria Corda 77 Hungary Actress
    16 Campbell Singer 66 UK Actor
    24 Peter Madden 71 UK Actor
    26 Frieda Inescort 75 UK Actress
    March 3 Doris Hill 70 USA Actress
    5 Charles Lederer 69 USA Screenwriter
    14 Busby Berkeley 80 USA Director, Choreographer
    17 Luchino Visconti 69 Italy Director, Writer
    20 Michael Goodliffe 61 UK Actor
    28 Richard Arlen 76 USA Actor
    April 2 Ray Teal 74 USA Actor
    4 George Pastell 53 Cyprus Actor
    5 Howard Hughes 70 USA Director, Producer
    5 Robert Lord 75 USA Screenwriter, Producer
    11 Liam Dunn 59 USA Actor
    12 Paul Ford 74 USA Actor
    21 Léonide Moguy 75 Russia Director, Writer
    25 Carol Reed 69 UK Director, Writer
    26 Neil McCallum 46 Canada Actor
    26 Sid James 62 UK Actor
    29 Thelma Connell 63 UK Film Editor
    May 3 David Bruce 62 USA Actor
    7 Alan Baxter 67 USA Actor
    27 Hilde Hildebrand 78 Germany Actress
    27 Ruth McDevitt 80 USA Actress
    June 5 Violet Wilkey 73 USA Actress
    6 Victor Varconi 85 Hungary Actor
    9 Sybil Thorndike 93 UK Actress
    10 Adolph Zukor 103 USA Producer, Studio Executive
    25 Johnny Mercer 66 USA Songwriter
    28 Stanley Baker 48 UK Actor
    July 2 Frances Howard 73 USA Actress
    7 Norman Foster 72 USA Actor, Director
    12 James Wong Howe 76 China Cinematographer
    17 Rina Morelli 67 Italy Actress
    28 Lucie Mannheim 77 Germany Actress
    August 2 Fritz Lang 85 Germany Director, Writer
    6 William Mervyn 64 UK Actor
    10 Ray Corrigan 74 USA Actor
    17 William Redfield 49 USA Actor
    17 Murvyn Vye 60 USA Actor
    18 Luigi Serventi 91 Italy Actor
    28 Alastair Sim 75 UK Actor
    September 10 Dalton Trumbo 70 USA Screenwriter
    30 Paul Dehn 63 UK Screenwriter
    October 5 Barbara Nichols 47 USA Actress
    14 Edith Evans 88 UK Actress
    November 15 Jean Gabin 72 France Actor
    22 Rupert Davies 60 UK Actor
    28 Rosalind Russell 69 USA Actress
    29 Godfrey Cambridge 43 USA Actor
    December 3 Mary Nash 92 USA Actress
    8 Cathy Downs 50 USA Actress
    12 Jack Cassidy 49 USA Actor
    20 Walter Fitzgerald 80 UK Actor

    Film debuts[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ "Rocky, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
    2. ^ "To Fly!, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
    3. ^ "A Star Is Born, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
    4. ^ "All the President's Men, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
    5. ^ "The Omen, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
    6. ^ "In Search of Noah's Ark, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
    7. ^ "King Kong, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
    8. ^ "Silver Streak, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
    9. ^ "The Enforcer, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
    10. ^ "Midway, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
    11. ^ "Day-By-Day News Summary, Oct. '75-Sept. '76". Daily Variety. October 26, 1976. p. 208. 
    12. ^ rock Horror Picture Show film booking in Feb 2011 Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine.
    13. ^ "Steadicam 30th anniversary press release". Archived from the original on 2014-04-30.