52nd Academy Awards

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52nd Academy Awards
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Date Monday, April 14, 1980
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Johnny Carson
Producer Howard W. Koch
Director Marty Pasetta
Best Picture Kramer vs. Kramer
Most awards Kramer vs. Kramer (5)
Most nominations All That Jazz and Kramer vs. Kramer (9)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 12 minutes
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The 52nd Academy Awards were presented April 14, 1980, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny Carson who, in noting the long duration of the production, joked that President Jimmy Carter was working hard for their "release" from the ceremonies, a clear reference to the Iranian hostage crisis.

Among the nominees for Best Supporting Actor were 8 year-old Justin Henry - the youngest Best Supporting Actor nominee ever - and 79 year-old Melvyn Douglas. This was the largest age difference between two competing actors in Oscar history until 2013.


Dustin Hoffman, Best Actor winner
Sally Field, Best Actress winner
Melvyn Douglas, Best Supporting Actor winner
Meryl Streep, Best Supporting Actress winner

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1][2]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Original Score Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score
Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design Best Original Song
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Academy Honorary Awards[1][edit]

Medal of Commendation[1][edit]

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award[1][edit]

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[1][edit]



Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e The Official Acadademy Awards® Database
  2. ^ "The 52nd Academy Awards (1980) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-07.