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Academy Award nomination plaque for ''The Deer Hunter'' as Best Picture of 1978. Initial reaction to the film, about a group of childhood buddies who became soldiers together in Vietnam, was quite controversial, but reflected the public's disgust with the war; today ''The Deer Hunter'' on the lauded AFI Top 100 list. Michael Cimino directed his stars Robert DeNiro, John Cazale, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep and others to acclaim and multiple Oscar nominations and wins. The film won a total of 5 Oscars at the 51st Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Interestingly, the presentation of the Best Picture award by John Wayne was the last public appearance of his life. Certificate features an illustration of the iconic Oscar statue and reads in full: ''Certificate / of / Nomination / for / Award / Be it known that / ''The Deer Hunter'' / was nominated for an / Academy Award of Merit / for outstanding achievement / Best Picture of 1978 / An EMI Films/Michael Cimino Film Production / Universal / Barry Spikings / Michael Deeley / Michael Cimino and / John Peverall, Producers / This judgment being rendered with reference to Motion Pictures / first regularly exhibited in the Los Angeles district / during the year ending December 31, 1978.'' Signed by the Academy President, ''Howard W. Koch'' and countersigned by the Academy Secretary. Certificate has been inlaid in a wooden plaque with gilt trim to an overall size of 12'' x 13.5''. Some abrasions to plaque edges, else near fine.
Best Picture Academy Award Nomination for ''The Deer Hunter'' -- ''The Deer Hunter'' Did Win Best Picture That Year
Best Picture Academy Award Nomination for ''The Deer Hunter'' -- ''The Deer Hunter'' Did Win Best Picture That Year
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,061
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
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