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producer and director James L. Brooks and actors Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson


Scene terms of endearment

Hospital scene From Terms Of Endearment


Johnny Carson once again serves as our host for the evening. Universal had put Tender Mercies out on TV and on VHS because of poor screen test performance and put little effort into campaigning for it. Linda Hunt became the first actor to win for playing a character of opposite sex. Star Wars Episode V: The Return Of The Jedi was given a Special Achievement Award for visual effects. M.J. Frankovich was given a Special Achievement Award and Hal Roach was given an honorary Oscar for his contributions to motion pictures while the Scientific Technical Award was given to Kurt Larche of Osram GmbH for the research and development of xenon short-arc discharge lamps for motion picture projection


He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' won Best Documentary Feature

Flamenco at 5:15 won Best Documentary Short

Sundae in New York won Best Animated Short

Boys and Girls won best Live Action Short

Flashdance won Best Original Song (Flashdance.... What A Feeling)

Yentl won Best Original Song or Adaptation Score

The Year Of Living Dangerously won Best Supporting Actress

Tender Mercies won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay

Sweden won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Fanny and Alexander which also won 3 additional awards for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design

The Right Stuff won its 4 Academy Awards for Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Film Editing

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Terms Of Endearment won 5 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay