Oscar Movies: Norma Rae (1979)

Fox (20th Century-Fox Production)

Oscar Nominations: 4

Picture, produced by Tamara Asseyev and Alex Rose
Screenplay (Adapted): Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr.
Actress: Sally Field
Original Song: “It Goes Like It Goes,” music by David Shire, lyrics by Norman Gimbel

Oscar Awards: 2

Original Song

Oscar Context

In 1979, “Norma Rae” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with “All That Jazz,” “Apocalypse Now,” Breaking Away,” and Kramer Vs. Kramer,” which received the largest number of awards, including Best Picture. Martin Ritt, a previous Oscar nominee, failed to be recognized by his colleagues at the Directors Branch.