55th Academy Awards

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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
 < 54th Academy Awards 56th > 

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


Person Role Performed
Walter Matthau
Liza Minnelli
Dudley Moore
Richard Pryor
Perfomers "It All Comes Down to This"
The Temptations
Sandahl Bergman
Performers "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky III
Patti Austin
James Ingram
Performers "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" from Best Friends
Joe Cocker
Jennifer Warnes
Performers "Up Where We Belong" from An Officer and a Gentleman
Stephen Bishop Performer "It Might Be You" from Tootsie
Melissa Manchester Performer "If We Were in Love" from Yes, Giorgio

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

See also[edit]


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