54th Academy Awards

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54th Academy Awards
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Date Monday, March 29, 1982
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Johnny Carson
Producer Howard W. Koch, Melvin Frank
Director Marty Pasetta
Highlights
Best Picture Chariots of Fire
Most awards Chariots of Fire and Raiders of the Lost Ark (4)
Most nominations Reds (12)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 44 minutes
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The 54th Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1982 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny Carson.

Chariots of Fire was the surprise winner (with a leading 12 nominations Reds had been expected to win) of the Best Picture Oscar. It was the first time in 13 years that a British film won the Academy's top honor. Next year's winner, Gandhi, was also a British production.

Henry Fonda won his only competitive Oscar this year, as Best Actor for On Golden Pond. At 76 years of age, Fonda became the oldest winner in the Best Actor category in Academy history. The only other nomination he received in his career was Best Actor for his performance in The Grapes of Wrath 41 years ago - a record gap between acting nominations. His co-star, Katharine Hepburn, won her fourth Best Actress award, extending her own record for the most Best Actress wins by any actress.

This year's nominations also marked the second time (after 1967) that three different films were nominated for the "Top Five" Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay. The three films were On Golden Pond, Atlantic City and Reds. However, none of them won the Best Picture prize, losing to Chariots of Fire. This also marked the first year that the award for Best Makeup was presented; the winner was Rick Baker for his work on An American Werewolf in London.

This was the last year until the 2005 Oscars where all five Best Picture nominations were also nominated for Best Director. Reds was the last film to gain nominations in all four acting categories until Silver Linings Playbook matched that feat at the 2013 Oscars.

Chariots of Fire became the last film to win Best Picture and not win for directing or acting until Crash in 2005.

As of 2014, this is the most recent Oscars where all four acting winners have died.

Awards[edit]

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

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 Sound
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
  • Violet – Paul Kemp and Shelley Levinson
    • Couples and Robbers – Christine Oestreicher
    • First WinterJohn N. Smith
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Makeup Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Honorary Academy Award[edit]

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award[edit]

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[edit]

Gordon E. Sawyer Award[edit]

Special Achievement Academy Award[edit]

Presenters[edit]

Performers[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 

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