The Oscars

The 51st Academy Awards hosted by Johnny Carson at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Monday, April 9, 1979, honoring movies released in 1978. Prior to the presentations, the police had to deal with demonstrators who objected to "The Deer Hunter" as a "racist" film and as a "fantasy picturization" of the Vietnam cause. According to accounts in the Los Angeles Times, 13 arrests were made. The film won Best Picture as well as Best Supporting Actor, Directing, Film Editing, and Sound.

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