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The 53rd ACADEMY AWARDS: 1980

The Dollar Bottom

  • Winner: SHORT FILM (Dramatic Live Action) -- Lloyd Phillips, Producer

The Elephant Man

  • ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE -- John Hurt {"John Merrick"} 
  • ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: Stuart Craig, Bob Cartwright; Set Decoration: Hugh Scaife 
  • COSTUME DESIGN -- Patricia Norris 
  • DIRECTING -- David Lynch 
  • FILM EDITING -- Anne V. Coates 
  • MUSIC (Original Score) -- John Morris 
  • BEST PICTURE -- Jonathan Sanger, Producer 
  • WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) -- Christopher DeVore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch

Ordinary People

  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Judd Hirsch {"Dr. Berger"} 
  • Winner: ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Timothy Hutton {"Conrad Jarrett"} 
  • ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Mary Tyler Moore {"Beth Jarrett"} 
  • Winner: DIRECTING -- Robert Redford 
  • Winner: BEST PICTURE -- Ronald L. Schwary, Producer 
  • Winner: WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) -- Alvin Sargent

 

 

The 54th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1981

Atlantic City

  • ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE -- Burt Lancaster {"Lou"} 
  • ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Susan Sarandon {"Sally"} 
  • DIRECTING -- Louis Malle 
  • BEST PICTURE -- Denis Heroux and John Kemeny, Producers 
  • WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) -- John Guare

Dragonslayer

  • MUSIC (Original Score) -- Alex North 
  • VISUAL EFFECTS -- Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Ken Ralston, Brian Johnson

Ragtime

  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Howard E. Rollins, Jr. {"Coalhouse Walker, Jr."} 
  • ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Elizabeth McGovern {"Evelyn Nesbit"} 
  • ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: John Graysmark, Patrizia Von Brandenstein, Anthony Reading; Set Decoration: George de Titta, Sr., George de Titta, Jr., Peter Howitt 
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Miroslav Ondricek 
  • COSTUME DESIGN -- Anna Hill Johnstone 
  • MUSIC (Original Score) -- Randy Newman 
  • MUSIC (Original Song) -- "One More Hour," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman 
  • WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) -- Michael Weller

Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • Winner: ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: Norman Reynolds, Leslie Dilley; Set Decoration: Michael Ford 
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Douglas Slocombe 
  • DIRECTING -- Steven Spielberg 
  • Winner: FILM EDITING -- Michael Kahn 
  • MUSIC (Original Score) -- John Williams 
  • BEST PICTURE -- Frank Marshall, Producer 
  • Winner: SOUND -- Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Roy Charman 
  • Winner: VISUAL EFFECTS -- Richard Edlund, Kit West, Bruce Nicholson, Joe Johnston 
  • Winner: SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Sound Effects Editing) -- Ben Burtt, Richard L. Anderson

Reds

  • ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE -- Warren Beatty {"John 'Jack' Reed"} 
  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Jack Nicholson {"Eugene O'Neill"} 
  • ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Diane Keaton {"Louise Bryant"} 
  • Winner: ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Maureen Stapleton {"Emma Goldman"} 
  • ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: Michael Seirton 
  • Winner: CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Vittorio Storaro 
  • COSTUME DESIGN -- Shirley Russell 
  • Winner: DIRECTING -- Warren Beatty
  •  FILM EDITING -- Dede Allen, Craig McKay 
  • BEST PICTURE -- Warren Beatty, Producer 
  • SOUND -- Dick Vorisek, Tom Fleischman, Simon Kaye
  • WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) -- Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths

 

 

The 55th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1982

An Officer and a Gentleman

  • Winner: ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Louis Gossett, Jr. {"Sgt. Emil Foley"} 
  • ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Debra Winger {"Paula Pokrifki"} 
  • FILM EDITING -- Peter Zinner 
  • MUSIC (Original Score) -- Jack Nitzsche 
  • Winner: MUSIC (Original Song) -- "Up Where We Belong," Music by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie; Lyric by Will Jennings 
  • WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) -- Douglas Day Stewart

 

 

The 56th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1983

Flashdance

  • CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Don Peterman 
  • FILM EDITING -- Bud Smith, Walt Mulconery 
  • Winner: MUSIC (Original Song) -- "Flashdance...What a Feeling," Music by Giorgio Moroder; Lyric by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara 
  • MUSIC (Original Song) -- "Maniac," Music and Lyric by Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky

Terms of Endearment

  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- John Lithgow {"Sam Burns"} 
  • Winner: ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Jack Nicholson {"Garrett Breedlove"} 
  • Winner: ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Shirley MacLaine {"Aurora Greenway"} 
  • ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Debra Winger {"Emma Horton"} 
  • ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: Polly Platt, Harold Michelson; Set Decoration: Tom Pedigo, Anthony Mondello 
  • Winner: DIRECTING -- James L. Brooks 
  • FILM EDITING -- Richard Marks 
  • MUSIC (Original Score) -- Michael Gore 
  • Winner: BEST PICTURE -- James L. Brooks, Producer 
  • SOUND -- Donald O. Mitchell, Rick Kline, Kevin O'Connell, Jim Alexander 
  • Winner: WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) -- James L. Brooks

Testament

  • ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Jane Alexander {"Carol Wetherly"}

Trading Places

  • MUSIC (Original Song Score or Adaptation Score) -- Adaptation Score by Elmer Bernstein

 

 

The 57th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1984

Beverly Hills Cop

  • WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) -- Screenplay by Daniel Petrie, Jr.; Story by Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie, Jr.

Footloose

  • MUSIC (Original Song) -- "Footloose," Music and Lyric by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford
  • MUSIC (Original Song) -- "Let's Hear It for the Boy," Music and Lyric by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

  • MUSIC (Original Score) -- John Williams
  • Winner: VISUAL EFFECTS -- Dennis Muren, Michael McAlister, Lorne Peterson, George Gibbs

 

 

The 58th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1985

Witness

  • ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE -- Harrison Ford {"John Book"}
  • ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: Stan Jolley; Set Decoration: John Anderson
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY -- John Seale
  • DIRECTING -- Peter Weir
  • Winner: FILM EDITING -- Thom Noble MUSIC (Original Score) -- Maurice Jarre
  • BEST PICTURE -- Edward S. Feldman, Producer
  • Winner: WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) -- Screenplay by Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley; Story by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, Earl W. Wallace

Young Sherlock Holmes

  • VISUAL EFFECTS -- Dennis Muren, Kit West, John Ellis, David Allen

 

 

The 59th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1986

Children of a Lesser God

  • ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE -- William Hurt {"James"}
  • Winner: ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Marlee Matlin {"Sarah"}
  • ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Piper Laurie {"Mrs. Norman"}
  • BEST PICTURE -- Burt Sugarman and Patrick Palmer, Producers
  • WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) -- Hesper Anderson, Mark Medoff

'Crocodile' Dundee

  • WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) -- Screenplay by Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, John Cornell; Story by Paul Hogan

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

  • CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Don Peterman 
  • MUSIC (Original Score) -- Leonard Rosenman 
  • SOUND -- Terry Porter, Dave Hudson, Mel Metcalfe, Gene S. Cantamessa 
  • SOUND EFFECTS EDITING -- Mark Mangini

Top Gun

  • FILM EDITING -- Billy Weber, Chris Lebenzon 
  • Winner: MUSIC (Original Song) -- "Take My Breath Away," Music by Giorgio Moroder; Lyric by Tom Whitlock 
  • SOUND -- Donald O. Mitchell, Kevin O'Connell, Rick Kline, William B. Kaplan 
  • SOUND EFFECTS EDITING -- Cecelia Hall, George Watters II

 

 

The 60th ACADEMY AWARDS: 1987

Beverly Hills Cop II

  • MUSIC (Original Song) -- "Shakedown," Music by Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey; Lyric by Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey and Bob Seger

Fatal Attraction

  • ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Glenn Close {"Alex Forrest"} 
  • ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Anne Archer {"Beth Gallagher"} 
  • DIRECTING -- Adrian Lyne 
  • FILM EDITING -- Michael Kahn, Peter E. Berger 
  • BEST PICTURE -- Stanley R. Jaffe and Sherry Lansing, Producers 
  • WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) -- James Dearden

The Untouchables

  • Winner: ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Sean Connery {"Jim Malone"} 
  • ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: Patrizia Von Brandenstein, William A. Elliott; Set Decoration: Hal Gausman 
  • COSTUME DESIGN -- Marilyn Vance-Straker 
  • MUSIC (Original Score) -- Ennio Morricone

 

 

The 61st ACADEMY AWARDS: 1988

The Accused

  • Winner: ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Jodie Foster {"Sarah Tobias"}

Coming to America

  • COSTUME DESIGN -- Deborah Nadoolman
  • MAKEUP -- Rick Baker

Scrooged

  • MAKEUP -- Tom Burman, Bari Dreiband-Burman

Tucker The Man and His Dream

  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -- Martin Landau {"Abe"} 
  • ART DIRECTION -- Art Direction: Dean Tavoularis; Set Decoration: Armin Ganz 
  • COSTUME DESIGN -- Milena Canonero

 

 

The 62nd ACADEMY AWARDS: 1989

Black Rain

  • SOUND -- Donald O. Mitchell, Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Keith A. Wester
  • SOUND EFFECTS EDITING -- Milton C. Burrow, William L. Manger

Harlem Nights

  • COSTUME DESIGN -- Joe I. Tompkins

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

  • MUSIC (Original Score) -- John Williams
  • SOUND -- Ben Burtt, Gary Summers, Shawn Murphy, Tony Dawe
  • Winner: SOUND EFFECTS EDITING -- Ben Burtt, Richard Hymns

Shirley Valentine

  • ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -- Pauline Collins {"Shirley Valentine"}
  • MUSIC (Original Song) -- "The Girl Who Used To Be Me," Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyric by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman