59th Academy Awards
|59th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 30, 1987|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles|
|Host||Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan|
|Producer||Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.|
|Most awards||Platoon (4)|
|Most nominations||Platoon and A Room with a View (8)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 19 minutes|
The 59th Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), took place on March 30, 1987, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 23 categories honoring films released in 1986. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. and directed by Marty Pasetta. Actors Chevy Chase, Paul Hogan, and Goldie Hawn co-hosted the show. Hawn hosted the gala for the second time, having previously been a co-host of the 48th ceremony held in 1976. Meanwhile, this was Chase and Hogan's first Oscars hosting stint. Eight days earlier, in a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on March 22, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Catherine Hicks.
Platoon won four awards including Best Picture. Other winners included Hannah and Her Sisters and A Room with a View with three awards, Aliens with two awards, and Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got, The Assault, Children of a Lesser God, The Color of Money, Down and Out in America, The Fly, A Greek Tragedy, The Mission, Precious Images, Round Midnight, Top Gun, and Women – for America, for the World with one.
- 1 Winner and nomineees
- 2 Ceremony information
- 3 Presenters and Performers
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 Bibliography
- 7 External links
Winner and nomineees
The nominees for the 59th Academy Awards were announced on February 11, 1987, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Robert Wise, preisdent of the Academy, and actor Don Ameche and actress Anjelica Huston. Platoon and A Room with a View led all nominees with eight each.
The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on March 30, 1987. Marlee Matlin was the first deaf performer to win an Oscar. She also was the youngest winner in the Best Actress category. Best Actor winner Paul Newman was the fourth actor to have been nominated for portraying the same character in two different films. He had previously earned a nomination for his playing Fast Eddie Nelson in 1961's The Hustler. By virtue of his victory in the Best Actor category, Newman and wife Joanne Woodward, who won Best Actress for her performance in 1957's The Three Faces of Eve, became the second married couple to win acting Oscars.
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
Honorary Academy Awards
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
Determined to revive interest and improve sagging ratings, the Academy hired Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. to produce the telecast for the first time.
Box office performance of nominated films
At the time of the nominations announcement on February 11, the combined gross of the five Best Picture nominees at the US box office was $119 million with an average of $23.9 million. Platoon was the highest earner among the Best Picture nominees with $39.3 million in the domestic box office receipts. The film was followed by Hannah and Her Sisters ($35.4 million), Children of a Lesser God ($22.1 million), A Room with a View ($11.5 million) and The Mission ($11.1 million).
Only Crocodile Dundee (2nd), Aliens (6th), Stand By Me (12th), Platoon (23rd), Hannah and Her Sisters (29th), Crimes of the Heart (43rd)
Presenters and Performers
|Sims, HankHank Sims||Announcer for the 59th annual Academy Awards|
|Wise, RobertRobert Wise (AMPAS president)||Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|MacLaine, ShirleyShirley MacLaine||Presenter of the awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay|
|Matlin, MarleeMarlee Matlin||Presenter of the award for Best Sound|
|Ameche, DonDon Ameche
|Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Chase, ChevyChevy Chase||Presenter of the award for Best Sound Effects Editing|
|Bacall, LaurenLauren Bacall||Presenter of the award for Best Costume Design|
|Reeve, ChristopherChristopher Reeve
|Presenters of the award for Best Art Decoration|
|Jones, JenniferJennifer Jones||Presenter of the award for Best Cinematography|
|Bonham Carter, HelenaHelena Bonham Carter
|Presenters of the award for Best Documentary Short Subject|
|Dreyfuss, RichardRichard Dreyfuss||Presenter of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to Steven Spielberg|
|Nimoy, LeonardLeonard Nimoy
|Presenters of the award for Best Visual Effects|
|Winfrey, OprahOprah Winfrey||Presenter of the award for Best Documentary Feature|
|Bridges, JeffJeff Bridges
|Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Peters, BernadetteBernadette Peters||Presenter of the award for Best Original Song|
|Midler, BetteBette Midler||Presenter of the award for Best Original Score|
|Hanks, TomTom Hanks
|Presenter Best Animated Short Film|
|Dangerfield, RodneyRodney Dangerfield||Presenter of the award for Best Makeup|
|Braga, SôniaSônia Braga
|Presenters of the award for Best Live Action Short Film|
|Hurt, WilliamWilliam Hurt||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Ringwald, MollyMolly Ringwald||Presenter of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Quinn, AnthonyAnthony Quinn||Presenter of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Malden, KarlKarl Malden||Presenter of the Honorary Academy Award to Ralph Bellamy|
|Taylor, ElizabethElizabeth Taylor||Presenter of the award for Best Director|
|Davis, BetteBette Davis||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Hoffman, DustinDustin Hoffman||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|Newman, LionelLionel Newman||Musical arranger
|DeLuise, DomDom DeLuise
|Performers||"Fugue for Tinhorns" from Guys and Dolls|
|Peters, BernadetteBernadette Peters||Performer||"Sing Me the Song (the Song from the Movie)"|
|Cole, NatalieNatalie Cole
|Performers||"Somewhere Out There" from An American Tail|
|Cetera, PeterPeter Cetera||Performer||"Glory of Love" from The Karate Kid, Part II|
|Moore, MelbaMelba Moore
|Performers||"Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun|
|Bennett, TonyTony Bennett||Performer||"Life in a Looking Glass" from That's Life!|
|Stubbs, LeviLevi Stubbs||Performer||"Mean Green Mother from Outer Space" from Little Shop of Horrors|
- 7th Golden Raspberry Awards
- 29th Grammy Awards
- 39th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 40th British Academy Film Awards
- 41st Tony Awards
- 44th Golden Globe Awards
- List of submissions to the 59th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- Osborne 2013, p. 282
- "Hosting chores". Variety (PMC). February 13, 2005. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- "Past Scientific & Technical Awards Ceremonies". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Retrieved August 21, 2013.
- Harmetz, Aljean (March 31, 1987). ""Platoon" Wins Oscar as the Best Movie of 1986". The New York Times. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
- Wiley & Bona 1996, p. 689
- Matthews, Jack (February 11, 1987). "Newman Gets 7th Chance; Will He Finally Get Oscar? : Nominated for 'Color of Money'". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- "Nominees & Winners for the 66th Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Retrieved April 13, 2014.
- Siskel, Gene (March 29, 1987). "A Fortunate Tragedy". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- DeSemlyen, Phil. "100 Oscars Facts You Need To Know". Empire. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- Osborne 2013, p. 424
- "The 59th Academy Awards (1987) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
- Deans, Laurie (February 13, 1987). "Directors' contract expires June 30 Strike threat prompts April flurry". The Globe and Mail (The Globe and Mail, Inc.). p. C3.
- "Complete list of Oscar nominations". Toronto Star (Star Media Group). February 12, 1987. p. F6.
- Mull, Marrison (March 29, 1987). "59th Academy Awards: And the Presenters Are...". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- Wiley & Bona 1996, p. 693
- Official websites
- Academy Awards Official website
- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Official website
- Oscar's Channel at YouTube (run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Video Highlights
- Other resources