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The year 1979 in film involved some significant events.

Major Events



Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross / inflation
1. Kramer vs. Kramer Columbia $104,986,000 / $ 312,110,000
2. Alien 20th Century Fox $78,944,891 / $ 234,700,00
3. Apocalypse Now United Artists $78,784,010 / $ 234,210,000
4. Star Trek: The Motion Picture Paramount $56,000,000 / $ 166,48 ,000
5. The Jerk Universal $42,990,000 / $ 127,810,000
6. Rocky II United Artists $42,169,000 / $ 125,370,000
7. 10 Warner Brothers/Orion $37,000,000 / $ 110,000,000
8. The Amityville Horror AIP $35,000,000 / $ 104,050,000
9. Moonraker United Artists $33,924,000 / $ 100,853,000
10. The Muppet Movie ITC/AFD $32,000,000 / $ 95,130,000


source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1979.shtml

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Kramer vs. Kramer - Jaffe, Columbia
Best Director: Robert Benton - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actress: Sally Field - Norma Rae
Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas - Being There
Best Foreign Language Film: The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, W. Germany


Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actress: Sally Field - Norma Rae


Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Breaking Away
Best Actor: Peter Sellers - Being There
Best Actress: Bette Midler - The Rose


Other
Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Apocalypse Now
Best Foreign Language Film: La Cage aux Folles (France)


Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):
Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, United States
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, W. Germany


Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):
David, directed by Peter Lilienthal, West Germany


Films released in 1979

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