Network (1976 film)

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Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings.wikipedia
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Sidney Lumet

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Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings.
He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981).

Peter Finch

The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.
He is best remembered for his role as "crazed" television anchorman Howard Beale in the film Network, which earned him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor, his fifth Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and a Best Actor award from the Golden Globes.

William Holden

Bill Holden
The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.
Holden starred in some of Hollywood's most popular and critically acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch, Picnic and Network.

Faye Dunaway

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The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.
Her most notable films include the crime caper The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), the drama The Arrangement (1969), the revisionist western Little Big Man (1970), an adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers (1973), the neo-noir mystery Chinatown (1974), for which she earned her second Oscar nomination, the action-drama disaster The Towering Inferno (1974), the political thriller Three Days of the Condor (1975), the satire Network (1976), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, and the thriller Eyes of Laura Mars (1978).

Paddy Chayefsky

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Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings.
As a screenwriter, he received three Academy Awards for Marty (1955), The Hospital (1971) and Network (1976).

Ned Beatty

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The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.
These nominations stemmed from his performances in films and television series, such as Network (1976), Friendly Fire (1979), Hear My Song (1991), and Toy Story 3 (2010).

Robert Duvall

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The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.
Duvall has starred in numerous films and television series, including To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Twilight Zone (1963), The Outer Limits (1964), Bullitt (1968), True Grit (1969), MASH (1970), THX 1138 (1971), Joe Kidd (1972), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974), The Conversation (1974), Network (1976), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Great Santini (1979),

Beatrice Straight

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The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.
For the 1976 film Network, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

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The film won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky).
Woody Allen has the most nominations in this category with 16, and the most awards with 3, though Paddy Chayefsky won the Best Adapted Screenplay in 1955 for his adaptation of his own teleplay, Marty, and also won for Original Screenplay for The Hospital and Network.

Howard Beale (Network)

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Howard Beale, the longtime anchor of the Union Broadcasting System's UBS Evening News, learns from friend and news division president Max Schumacher that he has just two more weeks on the air because of declining ratings.
Howard Beale is a fictional character from the film Network (1976) and one of the central characters therein.

Arthur Burghardt

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Arthur Burghardt as the Great Ahmet Khan
His first movie appearance was as the Great Ahmed Kahn in Network (1976).

Marlene Warfield

Marlene Warfield as Laureen Hobbs
She portrayed the underground revolutionary Laureen Hobbs in the 1976 film Network and played the character of Victoria Butterfield on the television sitcom Maude (1977–1978).

Conchata Ferrell

Conchata Ferrell as Barbara Schlesinger
Ferrell's supporting roles in films include performances in Deadly Hero, Network, Edward Scissorhands, Erin Brockovich, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, Mr. Deeds and K-PAX as well as a small part in True Romance.

Lane Smith

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During the 1970s, he regularly made appearances in small film roles including Rooster Cogburn in 1975 and Network in 1976.

Producers Guild of America Awards 2001

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In 2002, it was inducted into the Producers Guild of America Hall of Fame as a film that has "set an enduring standard for American entertainment".
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Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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The film won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky).

Academy Award for Best Actor

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The film won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky).

Wesley Addy

The film stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.
In 1976, Addy appeared in Paddy Chayefsky's Network, directed by Sidney Lumet.

Academy Award for Best Actress

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The film won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky).

William Prince (actor)

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William Prince as Edward Ruddy
Two of his most notable film roles were as Christian de Neuvillette in the 1950 Cyrano de Bergerac, and as network president Edward Ruddy in Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 film classic, Network.

Darryl Hickman

Darryl Hickman as Bill Herron
In 1976, after a 17-year hiatus from movies, Hickman had a minor role as "Bill Herron" in the film Network.

National Film Registry

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In 2000, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Owen Roizman

Lumet and cinematographer Owen Roizman worked out a complicated lighting scheme that in Lumet's words would "corrupt the camera".
He has received five Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography, for the films The French Connection (1971), The Exorcist (1973), Network (1976), Tootsie (1982), and Wyatt Earp (1994).

Jordan Charney

Jordan Charney as Harry Hunter
Charney has also appeared in such films as The Hospital, Ghostbusters, and Network.