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Network

1976

Cast: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Paddy Chayefsky
Cinematographer: Owen Roizman
Editor: Alan Heim
Production Designers: Philip Rosenberg
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Released in 1977 to wide acclaim and massive box office success, NETWORK (1976) made Academy Award® history when the film’s star Peter Finch became the first person to win a posthumous Oscar® in an acting category. Finch passed away just two months prior to the ceremony. Osborne contended that what “makes this film work so well” is star William Holden. Though, according to Osborne, Holden always insisted that “it wouldn’t be the film it is, without Peter Finch.” Learn more at the AFI Catalog

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