Oscar Winners from the 80’s

These findings came from http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/oscarlegacy/1980-1989/index.html

* denotes winner

1980 (53rd)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
* Robert De Niro — Raging Bull {“Jake LaMotta”}

Robert Duvall — The Great Santini {“Bull Meechum”}

John Hurt — The Elephant Man {“John Merrick”}

Jack Lemmon — Tribute {“Scottie Templeton”}

Peter O’Toole — The Stunt Man {“Eli Cross”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Judd Hirsch — Ordinary People {“Dr. Berger”}
* Timothy Hutton — Ordinary People {“Conrad Jarrett”}

Michael O’Keefe — The Great Santini {“Ben Meechum”}

Joe Pesci — Raging Bull {“Joey LaMotta”}

Jason Robards — Melvin and Howard {“Howard Hughes”}

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Ellen Burstyn — Resurrection {“Edna May”}

Goldie Hawn — Private Benjamin {“Judy Benjamin”}

Mary Tyler Moore — Ordinary People {“Beth Jarrett”}

Gena Rowlands — Gloria {“Gloria Swenson”}
* Sissy Spacek — Coal Miner’s Daughter {“Loretta Lynn”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Eileen Brennan — Private Benjamin {“Captain Doreen Lewis”}

Eva Le Gallienne — Resurrection {“Grandma Pearl”}

Cathy Moriarty — Raging Bull {“Vicki LaMotta”}

Diana Scarwid — Inside Moves {“Louise”}
* Mary Steenburgen — Melvin and Howard {“Lynda Dummar”}

DIRECTING

The Elephant Man — David Lynch
* Ordinary People — Robert Redford

Raging Bull — Martin Scorsese

The Stunt Man — Richard Rush

Tess — Roman Polanski

BEST PICTURE

Coal Miner’s Daughter — Bernard Schwartz, Producer

The Elephant Man — Jonathan Sanger, Producer
* Ordinary People — Ronald L. Schwary, Producer

Raging Bull — Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Producers

Tess — Claude Berri, Producer; Timothy Burrill, Co-Producer

1981 (54th)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Warren Beatty — Reds {“John ‘Jack’ Reed”}
* Henry Fonda — On Golden Pond {“Norman Thayer, Jr.”}

Burt Lancaster — Atlantic City {“Lou”}

Dudley Moore — Arthur {“Arthur Bach”}

Paul Newman — Absence of Malice {“Michael Gallagher”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

James Coco — Only When I Laugh {“Jimmy Perry”}
* John Gielgud — Arthur {“Hobson”}

Ian Holm — Chariots of Fire {“Sam Mussabini”}

Jack Nicholson — Reds {“Eugene O’Neill”}

Howard E. Rollins, Jr. — Ragtime {“Coalhouse Walker, Jr.”}

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
* Katharine Hepburn — On Golden Pond {“Ethel Thayer”}

Diane Keaton — Reds {“Louise Bryant”}

Marsha Mason — Only When I Laugh {“Georgia”}

Susan Sarandon — Atlantic City {“Sally”}

Meryl Streep — The French Lieutenant’s Woman {“Sara Woodruff/Anna”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Melinda Dillon — Absence of Malice {“Teresa”}

Jane Fonda — On Golden Pond {“Chelsea Thayer Wayne”}

Joan Hackett — Only When I Laugh {“Toby Landau”}

Elizabeth McGovern — Ragtime {“Evelyn Nesbit”}
* Maureen Stapleton — Reds {“Emma Goldman”}

DIRECTING

Atlantic City — Louis Malle

Chariots of Fire — Hugh Hudson

On Golden Pond — Mark Rydell

Raiders of the Lost Ark — Steven Spielberg
* Reds — Warren Beatty

BEST PICTURE

Atlantic City — Denis Heroux and John Kemeny, Producers
* Chariots of Fire — David Puttnam, Producer

On Golden Pond — Bruce Gilbert, Producer

Raiders of the Lost Ark — Frank Marshall, Producer

Reds — Warren Beatty, Producer

1982 (55th)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Dustin Hoffman — Tootsie {“Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels”}
* Ben Kingsley — Gandhi {“Mahatma Gandhi”}

Jack Lemmon — Missing {“Edmund Horman”}

Paul Newman — The Verdict {“Frank Galvin”}

Peter O’Toole — My Favorite Year {“Alan Swann”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Charles Durning — The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas {“The Governor”}
* Louis Gossett, Jr. — An Officer and a Gentleman {“Sgt. Emil Foley”}

John Lithgow — The World According to Garp {“Roberta Muldoon”}

James Mason — The Verdict {“Edward Concannon”}

Robert Preston — Victor/Victoria {“Toddy”}

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Julie Andrews — Victor/Victoria {“Victor/Victoria”}

Jessica Lange — Frances {“Frances Farmer”}

Sissy Spacek — Missing {“Beth Horman”}
* Meryl Streep — Sophie’s Choice {“Sophie”}

Debra Winger — An Officer and a Gentleman {“Paula Pokrifki”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Glenn Close — The World According to Garp {“Jenny Fields”}

Teri Garr — Tootsie {“Sandy Lester”}
* Jessica Lange — Tootsie {“Julie Nichols”}

Kim Stanley — Frances {“Lillian Farmer”}

Lesley Ann Warren — Victor/Victoria {“Norma”}

DIRECTING

Das Boot — Wolfgang Petersen

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — Steven Spielberg
* Gandhi — Richard Attenborough

Tootsie — Sydney Pollack

The Verdict — Sidney Lumet

BEST PICTURE

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
* Gandhi — Richard Attenborough, Producer

Missing — Edward Lewis and Mildred Lewis, Producers

Tootsie — Sydney Pollack and Dick Richards, Producers

The Verdict — Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown, Producers

1983 (56th)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Michael Caine — Educating Rita {“Dr. Frank Bryant”}

Tom Conti — Reuben, Reuben {“Gowan McGland”}

Tom Courtenay — The Dresser {“Norman”}

* Robert Duvall — Tender Mercies {“Mac Sledge”}

Albert Finney — The Dresser {“Sir”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Charles Durning — To Be or Not to Be {“Col. Erhardt”}

John Lithgow — Terms of Endearment {“Sam Burns”}

* Jack Nicholson — Terms of Endearment {“Garrett Breedlove”}

Sam Shepard — The Right Stuff {“Chuck Yeager”}

Rip Torn — Cross Creek {“Marsh Turner”}


ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Jane Alexander — Testament {“Carol Wetherly”}

* Shirley MacLaine — Terms of Endearment {“Aurora Greenway”}

Meryl Streep — Silkwood {“Karen Silkwood”}

Julie Walters — Educating Rita {“Rita”}

Debra Winger — Terms of Endearment {“Emma Horton”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Cher — Silkwood {“Dolly Pelliker”}

Glenn Close — The Big Chill {“Sarah”}

* Linda Hunt — The Year of Living Dangerously {“Billy Kwan”}

Amy Irving — Yentl {“Hadaas”}

Alfre Woodard — Cross Creek {“Geechee”}

DIRECTING

The Dresser — Peter Yates

Fanny & Alexander — Ingmar Bergman

Silkwood — Mike Nichols

Tender Mercies — Bruce Beresford
* Terms of Endearment — James L. Brooks

BEST PICTURE

The Big Chill — Michael Shamberg, Producer

The Dresser — Peter Yates, Producer

The Right Stuff — Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Producers

Tender Mercies — Philip S. Hobel, Producer

* Terms of Endearment — James L. Brooks, Producer

1984 (57th)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

* F. Murray Abraham — Amadeus {“Antonio Salieri”}

Jeff Bridges — Starman {“Starman”}

Albert Finney — Under the Volcano {“Geoffrey Firmin”}

Tom Hulce — Amadeus {“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”}

Sam Waterston — The Killing Fields {“Sydney Schanberg”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Adolph Caesar — A Soldier’s Story {“Sgt. Waters”}

John Malkovich — Places in the Heart {“Mr. Will”}

Noriyuki ‘Pat’ Morita — The Karate Kid {“Miyagi”}

* Haing S. Ngor — The Killing Fields {“Dith Pran”}

Ralph Richardson — Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes {“The Sixth Earl of Greystoke”}

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Judy Davis — A Passage to India {“Adela Quested”}

* Sally Field — Places in the Heart {“Edna Spalding”}

Jessica Lange — Country {“Jewell Ivy”}

Vanessa Redgrave — The Bostonians {“Olive Chancellor”}

Sissy Spacek — The River {“Mae Garvey”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

* Peggy Ashcroft — A Passage to India {“Mrs. Moore”}

Glenn Close — The Natural {“Iris”}

Lindsay Crouse — Places in the Heart {“Margaret Lomax”}

Christine Lahti — Swing Shift {“Hazel Zanussi”}

Geraldine Page — The Pope of Greenwich Village {“Mrs. Ritter”}

DIRECTING
* Amadeus — Milos Forman

Broadway Danny Rose — Woody Allen

The Killing Fields — Roland Joffé

A Passage to India — David Lean

Places in the Heart — Robert Benton

BEST PICTURE

* Amadeus — Saul Zaentz, Producer

The Killing Fields — David Puttnam, Producer

A Passage to India — John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin, Producers

Places in the Heart — Arlene Donovan, Producer

A Soldier’s Story — Norman Jewison, Ronald L. Schwary and Patrick Palmer, Producers

1985 (58th)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Harrison Ford — Witness {“John Book”}

James Garner — Murphy’s Romance {“Murphy Jones”}

* William Hurt — Kiss of the Spider Woman {“Luis Molina”}

Jack Nicholson — Prizzi’s Honor {“Charley Partanna”}

Jon Voight — Runaway Train {“Manny”}


ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

* Don Ameche — Cocoon {“Art Selwyn”}

Klaus Maria Brandauer — Out of Africa {“Bror”}

William Hickey — Prizzi’s Honor {“Don Corrado Prizzi”}

Robert Loggia — Jagged Edge {“Sam Ransom”}

Eric Roberts — Runaway Train {“Buck”}

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Anne Bancroft — Agnes of God {“Sister Miriam Ruth”}

Whoopi Goldberg — The Color Purple {“Celie”}

Jessica Lange — Sweet Dreams {“Patsy Cline”}

* Geraldine Page — The Trip to Bountiful {“Mrs. Watts”}

Meryl Streep — Out of Africa {“Karen”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Margaret Avery — The Color Purple {“Shug Avery”}

* Anjelica Huston — Prizzi’s Honor {“Maerose Prizzi”}

Amy Madigan — Twice in a Lifetime {“Sunny Sobel”}

Meg Tilly — Agnes of God {“Sister Agnes”}

Oprah Winfrey — The Color Purple {“Sofia”}

DIRECTING

Kiss of the Spider Woman — Hector Babenco

* Out of Africa — Sydney Pollack

Prizzi’s Honor — John Huston

Ran — Akira Kurosawa

Witness — Peter Weir

BEST PICTURE

The Color Purple — Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Quincy Jones, Producers

Kiss of the Spider Woman — David Weisman, Producer

* Out of Africa — Sydney Pollack, Producer

Prizzi’s Honor — John Foreman, Producer

Witness — Edward S. Feldman, Producer

1986 (59th)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Dexter Gordon — ‘Round Midnight {“Dale Turner”}

Bob Hoskins — Mona Lisa {“George”}

William Hurt — Children of a Lesser God {“James”}

* Paul Newman — The Color of Money {“Eddie Felson”}

James Woods — Salvador {“Richard Boyle”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Tom Berenger — Platoon {“Sgt. Barnes”}

* Michael Caine — Hannah and Her Sisters {“Elliot”}

Willem Dafoe — Platoon {“Sgt. Elias”}

Denholm Elliott — A Room with a View {“Mr. Emerson”}

Dennis Hopper — Hoosiers {“Shooter”}

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Jane Fonda — The Morning After {“Alex Sternbergen”}

* Marlee Matlin — Children of a Lesser God {“Sarah”}

Sissy Spacek — Crimes of the Heart {“Babe Magrath”}

Kathleen Turner — Peggy Sue Got Married {“Peggy Sue”}

Sigourney Weaver — Aliens {“Ripley”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Tess Harper — Crimes of the Heart {“Chick Boyle”}

Piper Laurie — Children of a Lesser God {“Mrs. Norman”}

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio — The Color of Money {“Carmen”}

Maggie Smith — A Room with a View {“Charlotte Bartlett”}

* Dianne Wiest — Hannah and Her Sisters {“Holly”}

DIRECTING

Blue Velvet — David Lynch

Hannah and Her Sisters — Woody Allen

The Mission — Roland Joffé

* Platoon — Oliver Stone

A Room with a View — James Ivory

BEST PICTURE

Children of a Lesser God — Burt Sugarman and Patrick Palmer, Producers

Hannah and Her Sisters — Robert Greenhut, Producer

The Mission — Fernando Ghia and David Puttnam, Producers

* Platoon — Arnold Kopelson, Producer

A Room with a View — Ismail Merchant, Producer

1987 (60th)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

* Michael Douglas — Wall Street {“Gordon Gekko”}

William Hurt — Broadcast News {“Tom Grunick”}

Marcello Mastroianni — Dark Eyes {“Romano”}

Jack Nicholson — Ironweed {“Francis Phelan”}

Robin Williams — Good Morning, Vietnam {“Adrian Cronauer”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Albert Brooks — Broadcast News {“Aaron Altman”}

* Sean Connery — The Untouchables {“Jim Malone”}

Morgan Freeman — Street Smart {“Fast Black”}

Vincent Gardenia — Moonstruck {“Cosmo Castorini”}

Denzel Washington — Cry Freedom {“Steve Biko”}

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

* Cher — Moonstruck {“Loretta Castorini”}

Glenn Close — Fatal Attraction {“Alex Forrest”}

Holly Hunter — Broadcast News {“Jane Craig”}

Sally Kirkland — Anna {“Anna”}

Meryl Streep — Ironweed {“Helen”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Norma Aleandro — Gaby – A True Story {“Florencia”}

Anne Archer — Fatal Attraction {“Beth Gallagher”}

* Olympia Dukakis — Moonstruck {“Rose Castorini”}

Anne Ramsey — Throw Momma from the Train {“Momma”}

Ann Sothern — The Whales of August {“Tisha Doughty”}

DIRECTING

Fatal Attraction — Adrian Lyne

Hope and Glory — John Boorman

* The Last Emperor — Bernardo Bertolucci

Moonstruck — Norman Jewison

My Life as a Dog — Lasse Hallström


BEST PICTURE

Broadcast News — James L. Brooks, Producer

Fatal Attraction — Stanley R. Jaffe and Sherry Lansing, Producers

Hope and Glory — John Boorman, Producer

* The Last Emperor — Jeremy Thomas, Producer

Moonstruck — Patrick Palmer and Norman Jewison, Producers

1988 (61st)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Gene Hackman — Mississippi Burning {“Anderson”}

Tom Hanks — Big {“Josh”}

* Dustin Hoffman — Rain Man {“Raymond Babbitt”}

Edward James Olmos — Stand and Deliver {“Jaime Escalante”}

Max Von Sydow — Pelle the Conqueror {“Lasse Karlsson”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Alec Guinness — Little Dorrit {“William Dorrit”}

* Kevin Kline — A Fish Called Wanda {“Otto”}

Martin Landau — Tucker The Man and His Dream {“Abe”}

River Phoenix — Running on Empty {“Danny Pope”}

Dean Stockwell — Married to the Mob {“Tony ‘the Tiger’ Russo”}


ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Glenn Close — Dangerous Liaisons {“Marquise de Merteuil”}

* Jodie Foster — The Accused {“Sarah Tobias”}

Melanie Griffith — Working Girl {“Tess McGill”}

Meryl Streep — A Cry in the Dark {“Lindy”}

Sigourney Weaver — Gorillas in the Mist {“Dian Fossey”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Joan Cusack — Working Girl {“Cyn”}

* Geena Davis — The Accidental Tourist {“Muriel”}

Frances McDormand — Mississippi Burning {“Mrs. Pell”}

Michelle Pfeiffer — Dangerous Liaisons {“Madame de Tourvel”}

Sigourney Weaver — Working Girl {“Katharine Parker”}

DIRECTING

A Fish Called Wanda — Charles Crichton

The Last Temptation of Christ — Martin Scorsese

Mississippi Burning — Alan Parker

* Rain Man — Barry Levinson

Working Girl — Mike Nichols

BEST PICTURE

The Accidental Tourist — Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun and Michael Grillo, Producers

Dangerous Liaisons — Norma Heyman and Hank Moonjean, Producers

Mississippi Burning — Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry, Producers

* Rain Man — Mark Johnson, Producer

Working Girl — Douglas Wick, Producer

1989 (62nd)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Kenneth Branagh — Henry V {“Henry V”}

Tom Cruise — Born on the Fourth of July {“Ron Kovic”}

* Daniel Day Lewis — My Left Foot {“Christy Brown”}

Morgan Freeman — Driving Miss Daisy {“Hoke Colburn”}

Robin Williams — Dead Poets Society {“John Keating”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Danny Aiello — Do the Right Thing {“Sal”}

Dan Aykroyd — Driving Miss Daisy {“Boolie Werthan”}

Marlon Brando — A Dry White Season {“McKenzie”}

Martin Landau — Crimes and Misdemeanors {“Judah Rosenthal”}

* Denzel Washington — Glory {“Trip”}

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Isabelle Adjani — Camille Claudel {“Camille Claudel”}

Pauline Collins — Shirley Valentine {“Shirley Valentine”}

Jessica Lange — Music Box {“Ann Talbot”}

Michelle Pfeiffer — The Fabulous Baker Boys {“Susie Diamond”}

* Jessica Tandy — Driving Miss Daisy {“Daisy Werthan”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

* Brenda Fricker — My Left Foot {“Mrs. Brown”}

Anjelica Huston — Enemies, A Love Story {“Tamara”}

Lena Olin — Enemies, A Love Story {“Masha”}

Julia Roberts — Steel Magnolias {“Shelby Eatenton”}

Dianne Wiest — Parenthood {“Helen”}

DIRECTING

* Born on the Fourth of July — Oliver Stone

Crimes and Misdemeanors — Woody Allen

Dead Poets Society — Peter Weir

Henry V — Kenneth Branagh

My Left Foot — Jim Sheridan

BEST PICTURE

Born on the Fourth of July — A. Kitman Ho and Oliver Stone, Producers

Dead Poets Society — Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas, Producers

* Driving Miss Daisy — Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck, Producers

Field of Dreams — Lawrence Gordon and Charles Gordon, Producers

My Left Foot — Noel Pearson, Producer

1990 (63rd)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Kevin Costner — Dances With Wolves {“Lieutenant Dunbar”}

Robert De Niro — Awakenings {“Leonard Lowe”}

Gerard Depardieu — Cyrano de Bergerac {“Cyrano de Bergerac”}

Richard Harris — The Field {“Bull McCabe”}

* Jeremy Irons — Reversal of Fortune {“Claus Von Bulow”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Bruce Davison — Longtime Companion {“David”}

Andy Garcia — The Godfather, Part III {“Vincent Mancini”}

Graham Greene — Dances With Wolves {“Kicking Bird”}

Al Pacino — Dick Tracy {“Big Boy Caprice”}
* Joe Pesci — Good Fellas {“Tommy DeVito”}

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
* Kathy Bates — Misery {“Annie Wilkes”}

Anjelica Huston — The Grifters {“Lilly Dillon”}

Julia Roberts — Pretty Woman {“Vivian Ward”}

Meryl Streep — Postcards from the Edge {“Suzanne Vale”}

Joanne Woodward — Mr. & Mrs. Bridge {“India Bridge”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Annette Bening — The Grifters {“Myra Langtry”}

Lorraine Bracco — Good Fellas {“Karen Hill”}

* Whoopi Goldberg — Ghost {“Oda Mae Brown”}

Diane Ladd — Wild at Heart {“Marietta Fortune”}

Mary McDonnell — Dances With Wolves {“Stands With A Fist”}

DIRECTING
* Dances With Wolves — Kevin Costner

The Godfather, Part III — Francis Ford Coppola

Good Fellas — Martin Scorsese

The Grifters — Stephen Frears

Reversal of Fortune — Barbet Schroeder

BEST PICTURE

Awakenings — Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker, Producers

* Dances With Wolves — Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner, Producers

Ghost — Lisa Weinstein, Producer

The Godfather, Part III — Francis Ford Coppola, Producer

Good Fellas — Irwin Winkler, Producer

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