Sammy Award for Best Picture, 1976
Seal-shaped 'Sammy' award for Best Feature Film won by 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' in October 1976. The awards were presented by TV Times magazine on the Seven television network for the Variety Club of Australia. The 'Sammy Awards’ were so named for the seal that adorned the top of the statuette given to winners. The inscription reads: 'Australian TV and Film Awards 1976 - Best Feature Film - Picnic at Hanging Rock - Presented by TV Times for the Variety Club of Australia'.
Picnic also won the 1976 Sammy awards for Film Actress (Helen Morse), Direction (Peter Weir) and Art Direction (David Copping), and was named runner-up in Best Actor (Dominic Guard) and Actress (Rachel Roberts).
Notes by Stephen Groenewegen