55th Academy Awards

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55th Academy Awards
Date Monday, April 11, 1983
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Walter Matthau
Producer Howard W. Koch
Director Marty Pasetta
Best Picture Gandhi
Most awards Gandhi (8)
Most nominations Gandhi (11)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 15 minutes
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The 55th Academy Awards were presented April 11, 1983 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, and Walter Matthau. The awards were dominated by the Best Picture winner Gandhi, which won eight awards out of its eleven nominations.

Louis Gossett, Jr. became the first African-American actor to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the tough and principled drill sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman.

Meryl Streep won her first Best Actress award. She had been nominated the year before for The French Lieutenant's Woman and would be nominated another thirteen times in the next thirty years. Streep had previously won the Best Supporting Actress award in 1979 for Kramer vs Kramer.


Richard Attenborough, Best Director winner
Ben Kingsley, Best Actor winner
Meryl Streep, Best Actress winner
Louis Gossett, Jr., Best Supporting Actor winner
Jessica Lange, Best Supporting Actress winner

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 Original Song
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 Mixing Best Sound Editing
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]


Name(s) Role
Rainer, LuiseLuise Rainer Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film
Valenti, JackJack Valenti
Reeve, ChristopherChristopher Reeve Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor
Sarandon, SusanSusan Sarandon
Russell, JaneJane Russell Presenters of the award for Best Makeup
Wilde, CornelCornel Wilde
Dillon, MattMatt Dillon Presenters of the Short Subjects awards
McNichol, KristyKristy McNichol
Heston, CharltonCharlton Heston Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Walter Mirisch
Cher Presenters of the Music Awards
Domingo, PlácidoPlácido Domingo
Guttenberg, SteveSteve Guttenberg Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design
Reinking, AnnAnn Reinking
McGovern, ElizabethElizabeth McGovern Presenters of the award for Best Visual Effects
Murphy, EddieEddie Murphy
Curtis, Jamie LeeJamie Lee Curtis Presenters of the award for Best Sound Editing
Weathers, CarlCarl Weathers
Williams, JoBethJoBeth Williams Presenters of the Documentary Awards
Wolper, David L.David L. Wolper
Kidder, MargotMargot Kidder Presenters of the award for Best Art Direction
Shatner, WilliamWilliam Shatner
Keaton, MichaelMichael Keaton Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography
Kinski, NastassjaNastassja Kinski
Hope, BobBob Hope Presenter of the Honorary Award to Mickey Rooney
Eilbacher, LisaLisa Eilbacher Presenters of the award for Best Sound Mixing
Keith, DavidDavid Keith
Selleck, TomTom Selleck Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing
Welch, RaquelRaquel Welch
Newton-John, OliviaOlivia Newton-John Presenter of the award for Best Original Song
Mitchum, RobertRobert Mitchum Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Weaver, SigourneySigourney Weaver
Dunne, PhilipPhilip Dunne Presenter of the award for Best Screenplay Original and Adapted
Wilder, BillyBilly Wilder Presenter of the award for Best Director
Stallone, SylvesterSylvester Stallone Presenter of the award for Best Actress
Travolta, JohnJohn Travolta Presenter of the award for Best Actor
Burnett, CarolCarol Burnett Presenter of the award for Best Picture


Person Role Performed
Conti, BillBill Conti Musical arranger Orchestral
Matthau, WalterWalter Matthau Perfomers "It All Comes Down to This"
Minnelli, LizaLiza Minnelli
Moore, DudleyDudley Moore
Pryor, RichardRichard Pryor
The Temptations Performers "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky III
Bergman, SandahlSandahl Bergman
Austin, PattiPatti Austin Performers "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" from Best Friends
Ingram, JamesJames Ingram
Cocker, JoeJoe Cocker Performers "Up Where We Belong" from An Officer and a Gentleman
Warnes, JenniferJennifer Warnes
Bishop, StephenStephen Bishop Performer "It Might Be You" from Tootsie
Manchester, MelissaMelissa Manchester Performer "If We Were in Love" from Yes, Giorgio
Academy Awards Chorus Performers "That's Entertainment"

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The 55th Academy Awards (1983) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-09.