1977 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 23 Mini-series "Roots" premieres on ABC
  • Apr 20 "Annie Hall", directed by Woody Allen and starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1978)
  • Jun 10 American golfer Al Geiberger becomes first player in history to post a sub-60 score, 59 (−13) in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, during the 2nd round Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at Colonial CC in Cordova, Tennessee
  • Jun 22 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released, first Disney film to get a sequel
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Film & TV Awards in 1977

  • Jan 29 34th Golden Globes: "Rocky", Peter Finch, & Faye Dunaway win
  • Mar 5 3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)
  • Mar 28 49th Academy Awards: "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win
  • May 12 Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation: "Ryan's Hope" and "Family Feud" win
  • May 27 30th Cannes Film Festival: "Padre Padrone" directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 24 27th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Ascent" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jul 20 10th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Sep 11 29th Emmy Awards: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win; "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" accumulates a then record 29 awards over its 7 season run
  • Sep 18 2nd Toronto International Film Festival opens

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 18 British actor Peter Sellers (51) weds (his 4th time), British actress Lynne Frederick (22), in Paris, France
  • Apr 7 American real estate tycoon Donald Trump (30) weds Czech fashion model Ivana Zelníčková (28) (his 1st marriage, her 2nd)at Marble Collegiate Church, NYC; we dding officiated by Norman Vincent Peale; divorce 1992
  • Jun 8 Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett (39); divorced 1980

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