Academy Awards Wiki

Ben Kingsley with his oscar


Gandhi's non-violence speech

Gandhi's non violence speech from the title movie Gandhi


Walter Matthau, Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, and Richard Pryor shared hosting duties at Dorothy Chandler. Louis Gossett Jr became the third black actor to win an Oscar. Jessica Lange became the fourth person, after Barry Fitzgerald, Teresa Wright, and Fay Bainter before her to earn nominations in both of the same gender acting categories. Star Wars Episode V: The Return Of The Jedi was given a Special Achievement Award for visual effects. Walter Mirisch was given a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Mickey Rooney was given an honorary Oscar for his 60 years of service to the motion picture industry. The Scientific Technical Award was presented to August Arnold and Erich Kastner of Arnold & Richter, GmbH, for the concept and engineering of the first operation 35mm, hand-held, spinning-mirror reflex, motion picture camera


Tango won Best Animated Short

A Shocking Accident won Best Live Action Short

If You Love This Planet won Best Documentary Short

Just Another Missing Kid won Best Documentary Feature

Spain won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Begin the Beguine

Quest For Fire won Best Makeup

Victor/Victoria won Best Original Song or Adaptation Score

Missing won Best Adapted Screenplay

Tootsie won Best Supporting Actress

Sophie's Choice won Best Actress

An Officer And A Gentleman won 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song (Up Where We Belong)

E.T. The Extra -Terrestrial won 4 Academy Awards for Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects

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Gandhi won 8 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Film Editing