52nd Academy Awards
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.
|52nd Academy Awards|
|Date||April 14, 1980|
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Johnny Carson|
|Produced by||Howard W. Koch|
|Directed by||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|
|Duration||3 hours, 12 minutes|
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. Their age difference was partially the reason why Douglas did not attend the Oscars that night, despite winning the award. Henry was nominated for Kramer vs. Kramer, which out of its eight other nominations, finished with five awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Benton, and Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman.
- Hal Elias
- Alec Guinness
Presenters and performersEdit
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Hank Simms||Announcer for the 52nd Academy Awards|
|Fay Kanin (AMPAS president)||Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|Patrick Wayne||Explains the voting rules to the public|
|Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Presenters of the award for Best Art Direction|
|Presenters of the Music Awards|
|Douglas Fairbanks Jr.||Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award|
|Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design|
|Presenters of the award for Best Visual Effects|
|Presenters of the Documentary Awards|
|Presenters of the Short Subjects Awards|
|Richard Gere||Presenter of the Medal of Commendation|
|Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Presenters of the award for Best Sound|
|Kirk Douglas||Presenter of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award|
|Jamie Lee Curtis
|Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography|
|Presenters of the award for Best Original Song|
|Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Dustin Hoffman||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Alec Guinness|
|Presenters of the award for Best Director|
|Neil Simon||Presenter of the Writing Awards|
|Walter Mirisch||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Hal Elias|
|Jane Fonda||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Richard Dreyfuss||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Charlton Heston||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|Henry Mancini||Musical arranger and Conductor||Orchestral|
|Kermit the Frog
|Performers||"Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie|
|Performers||"Song from 10 (It's Easy to Say)" from 10|
|Melissa Manchester||Performer||"Through the Eyes of Love" from Ice Castles and "I'll Never Say Goodbye" from The Promise|
|Donald O'Connor||Performer||"Dancin' on the Silver Screen"|
|Dionne Warwick||Performer||"It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae|
|Academy Awards Chorus||Performers||"That's Entertainment" during the closing credits|
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
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