55th Academy Awards
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 Best Picture winner Gandhi, which won eight awards out of its eleven nominations.
|55th Academy Awards|
|Date||April 11, 1983|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor and Walter Matthau|
|Produced by||Howard W. Koch|
|Directed by||Marty Pasetta|
|Most awards||Gandhi (8)|
|Most nominations||Gandhi (11)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 15 minutes|
Jessica Lange became the first performer in four decades to receive nominations in both acting categories in the same year, ultimately winning Best Supporting Actress for Tootsie. Meryl Streep, Best Actress winner for Sophie's Choice, became the sixth performer to win in both Lead and Supporting categories, just three years after winning Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer.
This marked the first of 28 consecutive years where a Barbara Walters interview special aired before the ceremony. Walters had previously aired an interview special in 1981 and, in subsequent years, her special aired prior to the Academy's formal broadcast of celebrities walking the red carpet. It was also the only time George C. Scott attended an Oscars ceremony.
Honorary Academy AwardEdit
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardEdit
Presenters and performersEdit
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- "The 55th Academy Awards (1983) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1982" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".