54th Academy Awards
|54th Academy Awards|
|Date||Monday, March 29, 1982|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles|
|Producer||Howard W. Koch, Melvin Frank|
|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|
|Duration||3 hours, 44 minutes|
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 earlier - 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.
As of 2015, this is the most recent Oscars where all four acting winners have died.
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
Honorary Academy Award
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Special Achievement Academy Award
|Hutton, TimothyTimothy Hutton||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Allen, KarenKaren Allen||Presenters of the award for Best Art Direction|
|Rollins, HowardHoward Rollins|
|Hunter, KimKim Hunter||Presenters of the award for Best Makeup|
|Price, VincentVincent Price|
|Moore, RogerRoger Moore||Presenter of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to Albert R. Broccoli|
|Hurt, WilliamWilliam Hurt||Presenters of the award for Best Original Score|
|Turner, KathleenKathleen Turner|
|Fairchild, MorganMorgan Fairchild||Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design|
|Hays, RobertRobert Hays|
|Aykroyd, DanDan Aykroyd||Presenter of the award for Best Visual Effects|
|Benjamin, RichardRichard Benjamin||Presenters of the Documentary Awards|
|Prentiss, PaulaPaula Prentiss|
|Williams, PaulPaul Williams||Presenters of the Shorts Subject Awards|
|Winger, DebraDebra Winger|
|Chase, ChevyChevy Chase||Presenters of the award Best Cinematography|
|Ward, RachelRachel Ward|
|Travolta, JohnJohn Travolta||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Barbara Stanwyck|
|Atkins, ChristopherChristopher Atkins||Presenters of the award for Best Sound|
|McNichol, KristyKristy McNichol|
|Muti, OrnellaOrnella Muti||Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Valenti, JackJack Valenti|
|Andress, UrsulaUrsula Andress||Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Hamlin, HarryHarry Hamlin|
|Midler, BetteBette Midler||Presenter of the award for Best Original Song|
|Peck, GregoryGregory Peck||Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Danny Kaye|
|Burnett, CarolCarol Burnett||Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Grey, JoelJoel Grey|
|Lemmon, JackJack Lemmon||Presenters of the award for Best Director|
|Matthau, WalterWalter Matthau|
|Kosinski, JerzyJerzy Kosinski||Presenter of the Writing Awards|
|Spacek, SissySissy Spacek||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Voight, JonJon Voight||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Young, LorettaLoretta Young||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- 1981 in film
- 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards
- 24th Grammy Awards
- 33rd Primetime Emmy Awards
- 34th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 35th British Academy Film Awards
- 36th Tony Awards
- 39th Golden Globe Awards
- Submissions for the 54th Academy Award for Best Foreign Film
- "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
- "The Official Academy Awards Database". awardsdatabase.oscars.org. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 9, 2009.
- Blast from the Past: The Oscars of 1982, a January 2007 Entertainment Weekly article looking back at the 54th Academy Awards ceremony.