The Eighties Club
The Politics and Pop Culture of the 1980s
The Academy Awards in the 1980s

(53rd Annual Academy Awards)
Best Picture: Ordinary People
Best Director: Robert Redford, Ordinary People
Best Actor: Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
Best Actress: Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner's Daughter
Best Supporting Actor: Timothy Hutton, Ordinary People
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard
Best Original Screenplay: Bo Goldman, Melvin and Howard
Best Original Song: "Fame"  Gore/Pitchford  Fame

Best Picture: Chariots of Fire
Best Director: Warren Beatty, Reds
Best Actor: Henry Fonda, On Golden Pond
Best Actress: Katherine Hepburn, On Golden Pond
Best Supporting Actor: John Gielgud, Arthur
Best Supporting Actress: Maureen Stapleton, Reds
Best Original Screenplay:Colin Wellard, Chariots of Fire
Best Original Song: "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Be)"
Bacharach, Sager/Cross/Allen  Arthur

Best Picture: Gandhi
Best Director: Richard Attenborough, Gandhi
Best Actor: Ben Kingsley, Gandhi
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Sophie's Choice
Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett, Jr., An Officer and a Gentleman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange, Tootsie
Best Original Screenplay: John Briley, Gandhi
Best Original Song: "Up Where We Belong"
Nitzsche/Sainte-Marie/Jennings  An Officer and a Gentleman

Best Picture: Terms of Endearment
Best Director: James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment
Best Actor: Robert Duvall, Tender Mercies
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actress: Linda Hunt, The Year of Living Dangerously
Best Original Screenplay: Morton Foote, Tender Mercies
Best Original Song: "Flashdance--What A Feeling"  
Cara/Forsey/Morodor  Flashdance

Best Picture: Amadeus
Best Director: Milos Forman, Amadeus
Best Actor: F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus
Best Actress: Sally Field, Places in the Heart
Best Supporting Actor: Haing S. Ngor, The Killing Fields
Best Supporting Actress: Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India
Best Original Screenplay: Robert Benton, Places in the Heart
Best Original Song: "I Just Called To Say I Love You"
Stevie Wonder  The Woman in Red


Best Picture: Platoon
Best Director: Oliver Stone, Platoon
Best Actor: Paul Newman, The Color of Money
Best Actress: Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Supporting Actress:Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sister
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Original Song: "Take My Breath Away"  Morodor/Whitlock  Top Gun

Best Picture: The Last Emperor
Best Director: Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor
Best Actor: Michael Douglas, Wall Street
Best Actress: Cher, Moonstruck
Best Supporting Actor: Sean Connery, The Untouchables
Best Supporting Actress: Olympia Dukakis, Moonstruck
Best Original Screenplay: John Patrick Shanley, Moonstruck
Best Original Song:"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"
Previte/DeNicola/Markowitz Dirty Dancing

Best Picture: Rain Man
Best Director: Barry Levinson, Rain Man
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man
Best Actress: Jodie Foster, The Accused
Best Supporting Actor: Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda
Best Supporting Actress: Geena Davis, The Accidental Tourist
Best Original Screenplay: R. Bass/B. Morrow, Rain Man
Best Original Song: "Let the River Run"  Carly Simon  Working Girl

(62nd Annual Academy Awards)
Best Picture: Driving Miss Daisy
Best Director: Oliver Stone, Born on the Fourth of July
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot
Best Actress: Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy
Best Supporting Actor: Denzel Washington, Glory
Best Supporting Actress: Brenda Fricker, My Left Foot
Best Original Screenplay: Tom Schulman, Dead Poet's Society
Best Original Song: "Under the Sea"  Menken/Ashman The Little Mermaid