Today in 1978, Star Wars won six out of 10 Oscar nominations at the 50th Academy Awards.
The movie was nominated for:
- Best Picture, lost out to Annie Hall
- Best Director, lost out to Annie Hall
- Best Supporting Actor for Alec Guinness, lost out to Jason Robards in Julia
- Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, lost out to Annie Hall
The movie won:
- Best Original Score, by John Williams
- Best Sound
- Best Costume Design
- Best Art Direction
- Best Film Editing
- Best Visual Effects
At the ceremony, Mark Hamill, along with C-3PO and R2-D2, presented the Special Achievement Awards to Benjamin Burtt Jr, for the creation of alien, creature and robot voices in Star Wars, and to Frank E Warner, for sound effects in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Future star of The Empire Strikes Back, Billy Dee Williams, presented the Scientific & Technical Awards.