Golden Globes 1979

Best Film – Drama
* Kramer vs. Kramer
Apocalypse Now
The China Syndrome
Norma Rae

Best Film – Musical or Comedy
* Breaking Away
Being There
The Rose

Best Actor – Drama
* Dustin Hoffman – Kramer vs. Kramer
Jack Lemmon – The China Syndrome
Al Pacino – …And Justice for All
Jon Voight – The Champ
James Woods – The Onion Field

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
* Peter Sellers – Being There
George Hamilton – Love at First Bite
Dudley Moore – 10
Burt Reynolds – Starting Over
Roy Scheider – All That Jazz

Best Actress – Drama
* Sally Field – Norma Rae
Jill Clayburgh – Luna (La luna)
Lisa Eichhorn – Yanks
Jane Fonda – The China Syndrome
Marsha Mason – Promises in the Dark

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
* Bette Midler – The Rose
Julie Andrews – 10
Jill Clayburgh – Starting Over
Shirley MacLaine – Being There
Marsha Mason – Chapter Two

Best Supporting Actor
* Melvyn Douglas – Being There (tie)
* Robert Duvall – Apocalypse Now (tie)
Frederic Forrest – The Rose
Justin Henry – Kramer vs. Kramer
Laurence Olivier – A Little Romance

Best Supporting Actress
* Meryl Streep – Kramer vs. Kramer
Jane Alexander – Kramer vs. Kramer
Kathleen Beller – Promises in the Dark
Candice Bergen – Starting Over
Valerie Harper – Chapter Two

Best Director
* Francis Ford Coppola – Apocalypse Now
Hal Ashby – Being There
Robert Benton – Kramer vs. Kramer
James Bridges – The China Syndrome
Peter Yates – Breaking Away

Best Foreign Language Film
* Birds of a Feather (La cage aux folles) • France/Italy
The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun) • West Germany
The Europeans • Great Britain
Mio Dio come sono caduta in basso! • Italy
Soldaat van Oranje • Netherlands

Best Music, Original Score
* Apocalypse Now – Carmine and Francis Ford Coppola
10 – Henry Mancini
Alien – Jerry Goldsmith
The Amityville Horror – Lalo Schifrin
The Black Stallion – Carmine Coppola
A Little Romance – Georges Delerue
Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Jerry Goldsmith

Best Original Song
* “The Rose” performed by Bette Midler – The Rose
“Through the Eyes of Love” – Ice Castles
“The Main Event” – The Main Event
“Rainbow Connection” – The Muppet Movie
“Better Than Ever” – Starting Over

Best Screenplay
* Kramer vs. Kramer – Robert Benton
Being There – Jerzy Kosinski
Breaking Away – Steve Tesich
The China Syndrome – James Bridges, T. S. Cook and Mike Gray
Norma Rae – Harriet Frank, Jr. and Irving Ravetch

New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Male: Rick Schroder – The Champ
New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Female: Bette Midler – The Rose