Network

Awards and honors

Academy Awards

Network won three of the four acting awards. As of 2014, Network is the last film to have won three of the four Academy Awards for acting.

Won
  • Best Actor – Peter Finch
  • Best Actress – Faye Dunaway
  • Best Supporting Actress – Beatrice Straight
  • Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen – Paddy Chayefsky

Finch died before the 1977 ceremony and was the only performer to win a posthumous Academy Award until Heath Ledger won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2009. The statuette itself was collected by Finch's widow, Eletha Finch.

Straight's performance as Louise Schumacher occupied only five minutes and two seconds of screen time, making it the shortest performance to win an Oscar (as of 2014), breaking Gloria Grahame's nine minutes and 32 seconds screen time record for The Bad and the Beautiful in 1953.[17]

Nominated
  • Best Actor – William Holden
  • Best Supporting Actor – Ned Beatty
  • Best Cinematography – Owen Roizman
  • Best Film Editing – Alan Heim
  • Best Director – Sidney Lumet
  • Best Picture

Golden Globes

Won
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama – Peter Finch
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – Faye Dunaway
  • Best Director – Sidney Lumet
  • Best Screenplay – Paddy Chayefsky
Nominated
  • Best Motion Picture – Drama

BAFTA Awards

Won
  • Best Actor – Peter Finch
Nominated
  • Best Film
  • Best Direction – Sidney Lumet
  • Best Actor – William Holden
  • Best Actress – Faye Dunaway
  • Best Supporting Actor – Robert Duvall
  • Best Screenplay – Paddy Chayefsky
  • Best Editing – Alan Heim
  • Best Sound – Jack Fitzstephens, Marc Laub, Sanford Rackow, James Sabat, and Dick Vorisek

American Film Institute

  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – #66
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs – Nominated
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains:
    • Diana Christensen – Nominated Villain
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes:
    • "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" – #19
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) – #64

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