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Platoon (7 10) Movie CLIP - The Death of Sgt. Elias (1986) HD

Sgt. Elias' death in Platoon


Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Paul Hogan shared hosting duties at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Marlee Maitlin became the first deaf actress to win an Oscar. Steven Spielberg was given the Irving G. Thalberg Award, while Ralph Bellamy received an honorary Oscar for his skill and contributions to the art of acting.


The Netherlands won Best Foreign Language film for their entry The Assault

Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got and Down And Out In America tied for Best Documentary Feature

Women for America, For the World won Best Documentary Short

A Greek Tragedy won Best Animated Short

Precious Images won Best Live Action Short

The Fly won Best Makeup

The Mission won Best Cinematography

Round Midnight won Best Original Score

Top Gun won Best Original Song (Take My Breath Away)

Children Of A Lesser God won Best Actress

The Color Of Money won Best Actor

Aliens won 2 Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects

A Room With A View won 3 Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction, and Best Costume Design

Hannah And Her Sisters won its 3 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay

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Platoon won 4 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing