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Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Battle Of Hoth (Full)

Battle Of Hoth from Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back


Johnny Carson hosted for the third time and the ceremony was postponed for an entire day because of an assignation attempt on President Ronald Reagan. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back was given a Special Achievement Award for visual effects and an honorary Oscar was given to Henry Fonda for his contributions to motion pictures. The Scientific Technical Award was presented to Linwood G. Dunn, Cecil D. Love, and AcmeTool and Manufacturing Company for the concept, engineering, and development of the Acme-Dunn Optical Printer for motion picture special effects.


The Dollar Bottom won Best Live Action Short

The Fly won Best Animated Short

From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China won Best Documentary Feature

Karl Hess: Toward Liberty won Best Documentary Short

Russia won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back won Best Sound

Coal Miner's Daughter won Best Actress

Fame won 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (title song)

Melvin And Howard won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay

Raging Bull won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Film Editing

Tess won 3 Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design

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Ordinary People won 4 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay