Oscar Movies: Turning Point, The (1977)

Fox (Hera Productions)

Oscar Nominations: 11

Picture, produced by Herbert Ross and Arthur Luarents
Director: Herbert Ross
Screenplay (Original): Arthur Laurents
Actress: Anne Bancroft
Actress: Shirley MacLaine
Supporting Actor: Mikhail Baryshnikov
Supporting Actress: Lesley Browne
Cinematography: Robert Surtees
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Albert Brenner; Marvin Marsh
Sound: Theodore Soderbergh, Paul Wells, Douglas O. Williams, and Jerry Jost
Film Editing: William Reynolds

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

In 1977, “The Turning Point” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with “Annie Hall,” “The Goodbye Girl,” “Julia,” and “Star Wars.”

One of the biggest losers in Oscar history, “Turning Point” lost in each of its 11 nominations. Only one other picture, Spielberg's “The Color Purple,” achieved that losing record, 11 nods, 0 awards.

Woody Allen's “Annie Hall” won Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Best Actress for Dianne Keaton.