Snubby Awards: 1979 Results/1978 Nominations

It should come as little surprise that Alien came as close to a sweep as we’ve seen, winning Best Snubbed Picture, Best Snubbed Director for Ridley Scott, Best Snubbed Actress with Sigourney Weaver a near-unamimous choice (Weaver had 19 votes; Diane Keaton got four for Manhattan, the lowest showing ever for a runner-up in the category; the other nominees got only one or two votes), Best Snubbed Supporting Actor for Ian Holm (and four of the six nominations were for Alien), and Best Cast.

Rounding out the winners Best Snubbed Actor Martin Sheen for Apocalypse Now, Best Snubbed Supporting Actress Bernadette Peters for The JerkMoonraker for Best Stuntwork, and Frank Oz beating out Jim Henson for Best Voicework in The Muppet Movie.

Now onto 1978, a year of highs (The Deer Hunter, which dominated at the Oscars), and lows (the infamous Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band). And, of course, plenty of snubs. As always, you can upvote as many films and performances as you feel are deserving, and add your own suggestions to any category. Please keep comments to the comments thread to keep things from getting cluttered. Top five vote-getters in each category will be our nominees, who we’ll vote on next week.

Now, here are 1978’s Oscar nominees, who are not eligible for a Snubby:

Best Picture
The Deer Hunter
Coming Home
Heaven Can Wait
Midnight Express
An Unmarried Woman

Best Director
Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter
Hal Ashby, Coming Home
Warren Beatty and Buck Henry, Heaven Can Wait
Woody Allen, Interiors
Alan Parker, Midnight Express

Best Actress
Jane Fonda, Coming Home
Ingrid Bergman, Autumn Sonata
Ellen Burstyn, Same Time, Next Year
Jill Clayburgh, An Unmarried Woman
Geraldine Page, Interiors

Best Actor
Jon Voight, Coming Home
Warren Beatty, Heaven Can Wait
Gary Busey, The Buddy Holly Story
Robert de Niro, The Deer Hunter
Laurence Olivier, The Boys from Brazil

Best Supporting Actress
Maggie Smith, California Suite
Dyan Cannon, Heaven Can Wait
Penelope Milford, Coming Home
Maureen Stapleton, Interiors
Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter
Bruce Dern, Coming Home
Richard Farnsworth, Comes a Horseman
John Hurt, Midnight Express
Jack Warden, Heaven Can Wait