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The 56th Annual Academy Awards

Year:
Genres:
Documentary
IMDB rate:
6.1
Director:
Marty Pasetta
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1984-04-09
Filming Locations: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles County Music Center - 135 N. Grand Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Johnny Carson
Himself - Host
Jane Alexander
Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Co-Presenter: Best Animated & Best Live Action Short Film
Gene Allen
Himself - President of the Academy
Herb Alpert
Himself - Performer (as Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass)
Emile Ardolino
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Anna Asp
Herself - Winner: Best Art Direction
Richard Attenborough
Himself - Presenter: Best Director (as Sir Richard Attenborough)
Kevin Bacon
Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Editing
Binnie Barnes
Herself - Wife of M.J. Frankovich
Jennifer Beals
Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score
Mark Berger
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Alan Bergman
Himself - Winner: Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score & Nominee: Best Original Song
Ingrid Bergman
Herself - Accepting Best Foreign Language Film Award
Marilyn Bergman
Herself - Winner: Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score & Nominee: Best Original Song
Jay Boekelheide
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Ray Bolger
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score
Christie Brinkley
Herself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
Matthew Broderick
Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song
James L. Brooks
Himself - Winner: Best Picture, Best Director & Best Adapted Screenplay
Michael Caine
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Animated & Best Live Action Short Film
Dyan Cannon
Herself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Frank Capra
Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Irene Cara
Herself - Performer & Winner: Best Original Song
Cher
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Tommy Chong
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects
Glenn Close
Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Joan Collins
Herself - Co-Presenter: Technical Achievement Awards
Bill Conti
Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
Jackie Cooper
Himself - Co-Presenter: Honorary Award to Hal Roach
Tom Courtenay
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sammy Davis Jr.
Himself - Presenter
Mac Davis
Himself - Performer
Neil Diamond
Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score
Jörn Donner
Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
Charles Durning
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in Supporting Role
Robert Duvall
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Edlund
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Morgan Fairchild
Herself - Audience Member
Glenn Farr
Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Horton Foote
Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Keith Forsey
Himself - Winner: Best Original Song
Anthony Franciosa
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
M.J. Frankovich
Himself - Hersholt Award Recipient
Lisa Fruchtman
Herself - Winner: Best Film Editing
John Gavin
Himself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Mel Gibson
Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay
Cary Grant
Himself - Remembering David Niven
Gene Hackman
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lani Hall
Herself - Performer
Daryl Hannah
Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Editing
Tess Harper
Herself - Audience Member
Jennifer Holliday
Herself - Performer
Rock Hudson
Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Linda Hunt
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Anjelica Huston
Herself - Audience Member
Timothy Hutton
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Amy Irving
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Quincy Jones
Himself - Conductor
Michael Keaton
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
Gene Kelly
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score
Val Kilmer
Himself - Audience Member
Michel Legrand
Himself - Winner: Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score & Nominee: Best Original Song
John Lithgow
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in Supporting Role
Shirley MacLaine
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
David MacMillan
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Cheech Marin
Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
Tom McCaffrey
Himself - Performer
George 'Spanky' McFarland
Himself - Co-Presenter: Honorary Award to Hal Roach
Liza Minnelli
Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Eileen Molloy
Dancer
Ricardo Montalban
Himself - Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Mary Tyler Moore
Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Roger Moore
Himself - Presenter
Dennis Muren
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Jack Nicholson
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
David Niven
Himself (archive footage)
Sven Nykvist
Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography
Joanna Pacula
Herself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
Holly Palance
Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Documentary Feature
Jack Palance
Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Documentary Feature
Dolly Parton
Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Jimmy Picker
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Janice L. Platt
Herself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
Jane Powell
Herself - Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Ken Ralston
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Hal Roach
Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Ginger Rogers
Herself - Audience Member
Tom Rolf
Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Stephen A. Rotter
Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Himself - Co-Presenter: Technical Achievement Awards
Cynthia Scott
Herself - Winner: Best Documentary Short
Thomas Scott
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Frank Sinatra
Himself - Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Sissy Spacek
Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay
Robert Stack
Himself - Audience Member
Sylvester Stallone
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Douglas Stewart
Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Meryl Streep
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Donna Summer
Herself - Performer
Adam Symansky
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Short
Shirley Temple
Herself
Randy Thom
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Phil Tippett
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Rip Torn
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in Supporting Role
Tommy Tune
Himself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
Twiggy
Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design
Bonnie Tyler
Herself - Performer
Jack Valenti
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Julie Walters
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Debra Winger
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Robert Wise
Himself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
Alfre Woodard
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Don Gummer
Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Sarah Lawson
Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Because his Academy Award was destroyed in a fire, Gene Kelly, who was a presenter that night, was presented with a replacement. When Kelly and co-presenter Ray Bolger wanted to start with their presentation, Academy President Gene Allen appeared on stage to give Kelly the replacement Oscar. Kelly was not being told that he would receive that replacement, but stated that he had the feeling that it would happen.
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After Honorary Oscar recipient, legendary film producer Hal Roach, ended up his acceptance speech, he accidentally forgot to take his Oscar with him.
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Quotes
Johnny Carson: You people, uh, who just tuned in at home, this is the Academy Awards. Warning: contents may cause drowsiness; do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
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Shirley MacLaine: I'm gonna cry, because this show has been as long as my career.
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