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The 59th Annual Academy Awards

Year:
Genres:
Family
IMDB rate:
7.6
Director:
Marty Pasetta
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys.
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1987-03-30
Filming Locations: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles County Music Center - 135 N. Grand Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Chevy Chase
Himself - Co-Host
Goldie Hawn
Herself - Co-Host
Paul Hogan
Himself - Co-Host
Brian Ackland-Snow
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction
Jenny Agutter
Herself - Audience Member
Don Ameche
Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lauren Bacall
Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
Jenny Beavan
Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design
Ralph Bellamy
Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Tony Bennett
Himself - Performer
Suzanne M. Benson
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Tom Berenger
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Brigitte Berman
Herself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Charlene Blaine
Herself - Dancer - Best Costume Design
Mel Blanc
Bugs Bunny (voice)
Helena Bonham Carter
Herself - Presenter: Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Sonia Braga
Herself - Presenter: Best Short Film, Live Action
Jeff Bridges
Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
John Bright
Himself - Winner: Best Costume Design
Matthew Broderick
Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Red Buttons
Himself - Audience Member
Peter Cetera
Himself - Performer & Nominee: Best Original Song
Natalie Cole
Herself - Performer
Willem Dafoe
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Rodney Dangerfield
Himself - Presenter: Best Makeup
Bette Davis
Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Dom DeLuise
Himself - Performer
Michael Douglas
Himself - Presenter: Best Short Film, Live Action
Richard Dreyfuss
Himself - Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Award
Stephan Dupuis
Himself - Winner: Best Makeup
Denholm Elliott
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Joseph Feury
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Jane Fonda
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Dexter Gordon
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Louis Gossett Jr.
Himself - Audience Member
Lee Grant
Herself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Charles Grenzbach
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Jennifer Grey
Herself - Audience Member
Herbie Hancock
Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
Tom Hanks
Himself - Presenter: Best Short Film, Animated
Tess Harper
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Dustin Hoffman
Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Celeste Holm
Herself - Audience Member
Dennis Hopper
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Bob Hoskins
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
William Hurt
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Anjelica Huston
Herself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
James Ingram
Himself - Performer
James Ivory
Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Accepting Screenplay Award for Ruth Prawer Jhablava
Jack Jason
Himself - Sign Language Interpreter
Jennifer Jones
Herself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
Milton Justice
Himself - Winner: Herself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Simon Kaye
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
George Kennedy
Himself - Audience Member
Arnold Kopelson
Himself - Winner: Best Picture
Piper Laurie
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
David Lynch
Himself - Nominee: Best Director
Shirley MacLaine
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay
Karl Malden
Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Ralph Bellamy
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Marlee Matlin
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Chris Menges
Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography
Bette Midler
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score
Melba Moore
Herself - Performer
Rita Moreno
Herself - Audience Member
Pat Morita
Himself - Performer
Giorgio Moroder
Himself - Winner: Best Original Song
Haing S. Ngor
Himself - Audience Member
Leonard Nimoy
Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
Hugh O'Brian
Himself - Audience Member
Donald O'Connor
Himself - Audience Member
Bernadette Peters
Herself - Performer & Presenter: Best Original Song
Gianni Quaranta
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction
Anthony Quinn
Himself - Presenter: Foreign Language Film
Fons Rademakers
Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
Lou Rawls
Himself - Performer
Christopher Reeve
Himself - Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
John Richardson
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Molly Ringwald
Herself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
Richard D. Rogers
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Cesar Romero
Himself - Audience Member
Isabella Rossellini
Herself - Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Kurt Russell
Himself - Audience Member
Eva Marie Saint
Herself - Audience Member
Telly Savalas
Himself - Performer
Brian Savegar
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction
Don Sharpe
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
William Shatner
Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
Claire Simpson
Herself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Robert Skotak
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Sissy Spacek
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Steven Spielberg
Himself - Winner: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Oliver Stone
Himself - Winner: Best Director & Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Levi Stubbs
Himself - Performer
Elizabeth Taylor
Herself - Presenter: Best Director
Willem Thijssen
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Kathleen Turner
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Linda Van Tulden
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Vivienne Verdon-Roe
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Short
Chris Walas
Himself - Winner: Best Makeup
Sigourney Weaver
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Whitlock
Himself - Winner: Best Original Song
Dianne Wiest
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
John Wilkinson
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Rita Wilson
Herself - Audience Member
Oprah Winfrey
Herself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
Stan Winston
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Robert Wise
Himself - Accepting Best Actor Award for Paul Newman
James Woods
Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Chuck Workman
Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
Nicolas Cage
Charlie Bodell (archive footage) (uncredited)
Michael Caine
Elliot
Tom Cruise
Jack /
Geena Davis
Veronica Quaife
Robert De Niro
Rodrigo Mendoza
Mia Farrow
Hannah (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeff Goldblum
Seth Brundle
Gene Hackman
Det. Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle
Daryl Hannah
Ayla
Carrie Henn
Rebecca 'Newt' Jorden
Barbara Hershey
Lee (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeremy Irons
Father Gabriel (archive footage) (uncredited)
Diane Keaton
Lenny Magrath (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kelly McGillis
Charlie (archive footage) (uncredited)
Paul Newman
Eddie Felson (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lloyd Nolan
Evan (archive footage) (uncredited)
Maureen O'Sullivan
Norma (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tina Roark
Pirate Dancer (uncredited)
Julian Sands
George Emerson
Charlie Sheen
Pvt. Chris Taylor
Maggie Smith
Charlotte Bartlett
Cathy Tyson
Simone (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vanessa Vadim
Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Of the 20 nominated actors, winners Paul Newman and Michael Caine, and Nominee Maggie Smith were not in attendance. The next time a winner was not present was for the 2008 Academy Awards. The winner was the late Heath Ledger, who won for Dark Knight, which also starred Michael Caine.
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During a break in the Academy Awards show, Dexter Gordon, Bob Hoskins, and James Woods met by chance in the lobby lounge of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It was the first meeting between them for each of the three actors. Knowing they were probably not going to win that night, the three Best Actor nominees sat together at a table and drank a toast to Paul Newman (who was not present at the awards).
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Michael Caine, who won Best Supporting Actor for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) was not present at the awards ceremony. He was in the Bahamas, due to filming commitments on Jaws: The Revenge (1987). As Caine explained to reporters who called him for comments on his Oscar win, "That stupid mechanical shark keeps breaking down, and we're all stuck here!"
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Quotes
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score: Oh, my God, I got here! I cannot tell you what I have been through, getting ready for this star-studded event! I had my hair tortured by Emilio! I had by body pummeled by Ambrosia! I had my nails filed by Philippe! I have been worked over by more aliens than Sigourney Weaver! Oh, my God, but I *made* it! Now I know you're all on the edge of your seats, dying to know who I'm going to trash this evening. I hate to tell you this, but there is no trashing to be done in this category. These nominees are absolutely un-besmirchable! Nevertheless I am honored to present this award because, as you may have heard, I love this category: Scoring! Yes, that's right! There is a cheap and vulgar joke to be made for this category, and if I were half as cheap as I look in this dress, I would tell it! But I hardly think that appropriate for an occasion as pompous as this one. So we'll save the cheap shots for the People's Choice Awards.
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Paul Hogan: Now, I'm nominated tonight, and I realize I'm not exactly the odds-on favorite. But I traveled 13,000 miles to be here for this. I've come from the other side of the planet. And if they read out someone else's name instead of mine, it's not gonna be pretty.
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Paul Hogan: Anyway, listen. Most important, the producer of this program, Sam Goldwyn, said to me, "Everyone's really tense out there. Go out and see if you can get 'em to relax." Why? You didn't come here to relax. You want to relax, stay at home, watch it on television. That'll relax you. No, no. Fellow workers, brothers, workmates... you're here to sweat. This program is live. There's about a thousand million people... watching you. So you remember: one wrong word, one foolish gesture, and your whole career could go down in flames. Hold that thought, and have a nice night, you hear?
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