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52nd Academy Awards

52nd Academy Awards
Date Monday, April 14, 1980
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Johnny Carson
Producer Howard W. Koch
Director Marty Pasetta
Best Picture Kramer vs. Kramer
Most awards Kramer vs. Kramer (5)
Most nominations All That Jazz and Kramer vs. Kramer (9)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 12 minutes
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The 52nd Academy Awards were presented April 14, 1980, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny Carson who, in noting the long duration of the production, joked that President Jimmy Carter was working hard for their "release" from the ceremonies, a clear reference to the Iranian hostage crisis.

Among the nominees for Best Supporting Actor were 8 year-old Justin Henry - the youngest Best Supporting Actor nominee ever - and 79 year-old Melvyn Douglas. This was the largest age difference between two competing actors in Oscar history until 2013.


  • Awards 1
    • Academy Honorary Awards 1.1
    • Medal of Commendation 1.2
    • Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award 1.3
    • Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award 1.4
  • Presenters 2
  • Performers 3
  • Multiple nominations and awards 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6


Dustin Hoffman, Best Actor winner
Sally Field, Best Actress winner
Melvyn Douglas, Best Supporting Actor winner
Meryl Streep, Best Supporting Actress winner

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1][2]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Original Score Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score
Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design Best Original Song
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Academy Honorary Awards[1]

Medal of Commendation[1]

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award[1]

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[1]


Name Role
Wayne, PatrickPatrick Wayne Explains the voting rules to the public
Leachman, ClorisCloris Leachman Presenters: Best Supporting Actress
Lemmon, JackJack Lemmon
Miller, AnnAnn Miller Presenters: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Rooney, MickeyMickey Rooney
Parton, DollyDolly Parton Presenters: Music Awards
Vereen, BenBen Vereen
Fairbanks Jr., DouglasDouglas Fairbanks Jr. Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Hays, RobertRobert Hays Presenters: Best Costume Design
McNichol, KristyKristy McNichol
Fawcett, FarrahFarrah Fawcett Presenters: Best Visual Effects
Russell, HaroldHarold Russell
Khambatta, PersisPersis Khambatta Presenters: Documentary Awards
Shatner, WilliamWilliam Shatner
Hutton, LaurenLauren Hutton Presenters: Short Subjects Awards
Savalas, TellyTelly Savalas
Gere, RichardRichard Gere Presenter: Medal of Commendation
Ann-Margret Presenters: Best Foreign Language Film
Valenti, JackJack Valenti
Steiger, RodRod Steiger Presenters: Best Sound Mixing
Kellerman, SallySally Kellerman
Douglas, KirkKirk Douglas Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Curtis, Jamie LeeJamie Lee Curtis Presenters: Best Cinematography
Hamilton, GeorgeGeorge Hamilton
Kelly, GeneGene Kelly Presenters: Best Original Song
Newton-John, OliviaOlivia Newton-John
Derek, BoBo Derek Presenters: Best Film Editing
Reeve, ChristopherChristopher Reeve
Matthau, WalterWalter Matthau Presenters: Best Supporting Actor
Minnelli, LizaLiza Minnelli
Hoffman, DustinDustin Hoffman Presenter: Honorary Award to Alec Guinness
Hawn, GoldieGoldie Hawn Presenters: Best Director
Spielberg, StevenSteven Spielberg
Simon, NeilNeil Simon Presenter: Writing Awards
Mirisch, WalterWalter Mirisch Presenter: Honorary Award to Hal Elias
Fonda, JaneJane Fonda Presenter: Best Actor
Dreyfuss, RichardRichard Dreyfuss Presenter: Best Actress
Heston, CharltonCharlton Heston Presenter: Best Picture


Name Performed
Kermit the Frog "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie
Miss Piggy
Williams, PaulPaul Williams
Moore, DudleyDudley Moore "Song from 10 (It's Easy to Say)" from 10
Reddy, HelenHelen Reddy
Manchester, MelissaMelissa Manchester "Through the Eyes of Love" from Ice Castles and "I'll Never Say Goodbye" from The Promise
O'Connor, DonaldDonald O'Connor "Dancin' on the Silver Screen"
Warwick, DionneDionne Warwick "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae
Academy Award Chorus "That's Entertainment"

Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e The Official Acadademy Awards® Database
  2. ^ "The 52nd Academy Awards (1980) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
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