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Tom Hulce as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Mozart Vs Salieri

Piano showdown from Amadeus


Jack Lemmon takes over hosting duties and Sally Field gave out the infamous quote that is often misquoted as "you like me! you really like me!" 3 of the supporting actor nominees were for their film debut with Haing S. Ngor prevailing in the end. The River was given a Special Achievement Award for sound editing. David L. Wolper was given a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. 2 honorary Oscars were given out. One to the National Endowment For The Arts for their 25th Anniversary and fostering the art of filmmaking and one to Jimmy Stewart for his 50 years of memorable performances.


Charade won Best Animated Short

Up won Best Live Action Short

The Times Of Harvey Milk won Best Documentary Feature

The Stone Carvers won Best Documentary Short

Switzerland won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Dangerous Moves

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom won Best Visual Effects

The Woman in Red won Best Original Song (I Just Called To Say I Love You)

Purple Rain won Best Original Song Score

A Passage To India won 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Score

Places In The Heart won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay

The Killing Fields won 3 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing

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Amadeus won 8 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup