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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

‘Poltergeist’ star, Zelda Rubinstein dies

“This House is Clean”


Actress Zelda Rubinstein has died yesterday after complications from a heart attack suffered a couple of months ago. She is best known for playing Tangina Barrons, the psychic called in to exorcise the demons from the house in ‘Poltergeist’. She stood at only 4’3″, and had a child-like voice, but commanded a great screen presence. She also reprized her ‘Poltergeist’ character in all of it’s sequels.

According to the NY Daily News, Rubinstein was an AIDS and little people advocate. She contributed to TV awareness ads about AIDS and demanded better treatment of little people in the entertainment industry.