Watch Star Wars Win The Oscar For 1978’s Best Costume Design

In 1978 that little film the world grew to embrace called Star Wars was nominated in ten categories that included Best Art Direction – Set Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Effects/Visual Effects, Best Music – Original Score, Best Picture, Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Sir Alec Guiness), Best Director, and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

It won for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Effects/Visual Effects, Best Music – Original Score, and of course for Best Costume Design. The official YouTube page for the Oscars was kind enough to upload this segment featuring Bob Hope, Natalie Wood, and John Mollo who won the Oscar gold for his designs, he would go on to work on the costume designs for Alien, The Empire Strikes Back, Gandhi, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, Chaplin, and the Horatio Hornblower series to name a few.

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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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2 thoughts on “Watch Star Wars Win The Oscar For 1978’s Best Costume Design

  1. I cannot believe how dark the awards were back then, Patrick. I mean you really needed that spotlight to see where you were walking to get to the stage, right?

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