In 1977, the 49th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 1976, the awards were held on March 28. The ceremony was hosted by Richard Pryor, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda and Warren Beatty. For the first time in Academy Awards history, a female director was nominated for Best Director, with Italian-born Lina Wertmüller nominated for her film Seven Beauties. To date, only three additional women have been nominated in this category. Network received 10 nominations, including a staggering five...

It's time to hear what the actors have to say about this year's awards race, and it could be the turning point, for many different reasons. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are often the most accurate precursor awards for the acting categories. But, every now and then, they go off on their own tangent, like we saw last year with Denzel Washington taking home Best Actor, but losing to Casey Affleck at the Oscars. The actors ultimately make up the largest group of Academy voters, so their opinion is...