54th Academy Awards
|54th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 29, 1982|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles|
|Hosted by||Johnny Carson|
|Produced by||Howard W. Koch and Melvin Frank|
|Directed by||Marty Pasetta|
|Best Picture||Chariots of Fire|
|Most awards||Chariots of Fire and Raiders of the Lost Ark (4)|
|Most nominations||Reds (12)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 44 minutes|
Chariots of Fire was the surprise winner (with a leading 12 nominations, Reds had been expected to win) of the Best Picture Oscar. It was the first time in 13 years that a British film won the Academy's top honor. The next year's winner, Gandhi, was also a British production.
Henry Fonda won his only competitive Oscar this year, as Best Actor for On Golden Pond. At 76 years of age, Fonda became the oldest winner in the Best Actor category in Academy history. The only other nomination he received in his career was Best Actor for his performance in The Grapes of Wrath 41 years earlier – a record gap between acting nominations. His co-star, Katharine Hepburn, won her fourth Best Actress award, extending her own record for the most Best Actress wins by any actress.
This year's nominations also marked the second time (after 1967) that three different films were nominated for the "Big Five" Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay. The three films were On Golden Pond, Atlantic City and Reds. However, none of them won the Best Picture prize, losing to Chariots of Fire. This also marked the first year that the award for Best Makeup was presented; the winner was Rick Baker for his work on An American Werewolf in London.
This was the last year until the 2005 Oscars where all five Best Picture nominations were also nominated for Best Director. Reds was the last film to gain nominations in all four acting categories until Silver Linings Playbook matched that feat at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony in 2013. Facilitated in part by their advanced ages at the time (77, 76, 74 and a "young" 56), this is also the most recent ceremony (as of the 2017 presentation of the 89th Academy Awards) for which the four acting award winners are all now deceased – though two of the four did live into their late 90s.
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger ( ).
Honorary Academy AwardEdit
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardEdit
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardEdit
Gordon E. Sawyer AwardEdit
Special Achievement Academy AwardEdit
Presenters and performersEdit
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Simms, HankHank Simms||Announcer for the 54th Academy Awards|
|Kanin, FayFay Kanin (AMPAS President)||Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|Hutton, TimothyTimothy Hutton||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Allen, KarenKaren Allen and
|Presenters of the award for Best Art Direction|
|Hunter, KimKim Hunter and
|Presenters of the award for Best Makeup|
|Moore, RogerRoger Moore||Presenter of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to Albert R. Broccoli|
|Hurt, WilliamWilliam Hurt and
|Presenters of the award for Best Original Score|
|Fairchild, MorganMorgan Fairchild and
|Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design|
|Aykroyd, DanDan Aykroyd||Presenter of the award for Best Visual Effects|
|Benjamin, RichardRichard Benjamin and
|Presenters of the Documentary Awards|
|Williams, PaulPaul Williams and
|Presenters of the Shorts Film Awards|
|Chase, ChevyChevy Chase and
|Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography|
|Travolta, JohnJohn Travolta||Presenter of the Honorary Award to Barbara Stanwyck|
|Atkins, ChristopherChristopher Atkins and
|Presenters of the award for Best Sound|
|Muti, OrnellaOrnella Muti and
|Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Andress, UrsulaUrsula Andress and
|Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Midler, BetteBette Midler||Presenter of the award for Best Original Song|
|Peck, GregoryGregory Peck||Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Danny Kaye|
|Burnett, CarolCarol Burnett and
|Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Lemmon, JackJack Lemmon and
|Presenters of the award for Best Director|
|Kosinski, JerzyJerzy Kosinski||Presenter of the Writing Awards|
|Voight, JonJon Voight||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Spacek, SissySissy Spacek||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Young, LorettaLoretta Young||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2011-10-08.