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55th Academy Awards

55th Academy Awards
Date Monday, April 11, 1983
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Walter Matthau
Producer Howard W. Koch
Director Marty Pasetta
Highlights
Best Picture Gandhi
Most awards Gandhi (8)
Most nominations Gandhi (11)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 15 minutes
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The 55th Academy Awards were presented April 11, 1983 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, and Walter Matthau. The awards were dominated by the Best Picture winner Gandhi, which won eight awards out of its eleven nominations.

Louis Gossett, Jr. became the first African-American actor to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the tough and principled drill sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman.

Meryl Streep won her first Best Actress award. She had been nominated the year before for The French Lieutenant's Woman and would be nominated another thirteen times in the next thirty years. Streep had previously won the Best Supporting Actress award in 1979 for Kramer vs Kramer.

Contents

  • Awards 1
    • Honorary Academy Award 1.1
    • Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award 1.2
    • Presenters 1.3
    • Performers 1.4
    • Multiple nominations and awards 1.5
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Awards

Richard Attenborough, Best Director winner
Ben Kingsley, Best Actor winner
Meryl Streep, Best Actress winner
Louis Gossett, Jr., Best Supporting Actor winner
Jessica Lange, Best Supporting Actress winner

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

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film Best Original Song
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 Mixing Best Sound Editing
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Makeup Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Honorary Academy Award

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Presenters

Performers

Multiple nominations and awards

See also

References

  1. ^ "The 55th Academy Awards (1983) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  • "The Official Academy Awards Database".  
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