Academy Award Winners: 1980s

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1980

Movie: Ordinary People
Director: Robert Redford – Ordinary People
Actress: Sissy Spacek – Coal Miner's Daughter
Actress, Supporting: Mary Steenburgen – Melvin and Howard
Actor: Robert De Niro – Raging Bull
Actor, Supporting: Timothy Hutton – Ordinary People
Screenplay, Original: Bo Goldman – Melvin and Howard
Screenplay, Adapted: Alvin Sargent – Ordinary People
Foreign Language Film: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
Documentary Feature: From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China

 

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1981

Movie: Chariots of Fire
Director: Warren Beatty – Reds
Actress: Katharine Hepburn – On Golden Pond
Actress, Supporting: Maureen Stapleton – Reds
Actor: Henry Fonda – On Golden Pond
Actor, Supporting: John Gielguld – Arthur
Screenplay, Original: Colin Welland – Chariots of Fire
Screenplay, Adapted: Ernest Thompson – On Golden Pond
Foreign Language Film: Mephisto (Hungary)
Documentary Feature: Genocide

 

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1982

Movie: Gandhi
Director: Richard Attenborough – Gandhi
Actress: Meryl Streep – Sophie's Choice
Actress, Supporting: Jessica Lange – Tootsie
Actor: Ben Kingsley – Gandhi
Actor, Supporting: Louis Gossett Jr – An Officer and a Gentleman
Screenplay, Original: John Briley – Gandhi
Screenplay, Adapted: Constantin Costa-Gavras, Donald Stewart – Missing
Foreign Language Film: Volver a Empezar (To Begin Again) (Spain)
Documentary Feature: Just Another Missing Kid

 

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1983

Movie: Terms of Endearment
Director: James L. Brooks – Terms of Endearment
Actress: Shirley MacLaine – Terms of Endearment
Actress, Supporting: Linda Hunt – The Year of Living Dangerously
Actor: Robert Duvall – Tender Mercies
Actor, Supporting: Jack Nicholson – Terms of Endearment
Screenplay, Original: Horton Foote – Tender Mercies
Screenplay, Adapted: James Brooks – Terms of Endearment
Foreign Language Film: Fanny & Alexander (Sweden)
Documentary Feature: He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'

 

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1984

Movie: Amadeus
Director: Milos Forman – Amadeus
Actress: Sally Field – Places in the Heart
Actress, Supporting: Peggy Ashcroft – A Passage to India
Actor: F. Murray Abraham – Amadeus
Actor, Supporting: Haing S. Ngor – The Killing Fields
Screenplay, Original: Robert Benton – Places in the Heart
Screenplay, Adapted: Peter Shaffer – Amadeus
Foreign Language Film: Dangerous Moves (Switzerland)
Documentary Feature: The Times of Harvey Milk

 

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1985

Movie: Out of Africa
Director: Sydney Pollack – Out of Africa
Actress: Geraldine Page – The Trip to Bountiful
Actress, Supporting: Anjelica Huston – Prizzi's Honor
Actor: William Hurt – Kiss of the Spider Woman
Actor, Supporting: Don Ameche – Cocoon
Screenplay, Original: William Kelley (story), Earl Wallace (story), Pamela Wallace (story), William Kelley, Earl Wallace – Witness
Screenplay, Adapted: Kurt Luedtke – Out of Africa
Foreign Language Film: The Official Story (Argentina)
Documentary Feature: Broken Rainbow

 

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1986

Movie: Platoon
Director: Oliver Stone – Platoon
Actress: Marlee Matlin – Children of a Lesser God
Actress, Supporting: Dianne Wiest – Hannah and Her Sisters
Actor: Paul Newman – The Color of Money
Actor, Supporting: Michael Caine – Hannah and Her Sisters
Screenplay, Original: Woody Allen – Hannah and Her Sisters
Screenplay, Adapted: Ruth Jhabvala – A Room With a View
Foreign Language Film: The Assault (The Netherlands)
Documentary Feature: Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got

 

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1987

Movie: Last Emperor
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci – The Last Emperor
Actress: Cher – Moonstruck
Actress, Supporting: Olympia Dukakis – Moonstruck
Actor: Michael Douglas – Wall Street
Actor, Supporting: Sean Connery – The Untouchables
Screenplay, Original: John Shanley – Moonstruck
Screenplay, Adapted: Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe – The Last Emperor
Foreign Language Film: Babette's Feast (Denmark)
Documentary Feature: The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table

 

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1988

Movie: Rain Man
Director: Barry Levinson – Rain Man
Actress: Jodie Foster – The Accused
Actress, Supporting: Geena Davis – The Accidental Tourist
Actor: Dustin Hoffman – Rain Man
Actor, Supporting: Kevin Kline – A Fish Called Wanda
Screenplay, Original: Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow – Rain Man
Screenplay, Adapted: Christopher Hampton – Dangerous Liaisons
Foreign Language Film: Pelle the Conqueror (Denmark)
Documentary Feature: Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

 

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1989

Movie: Driving Miss Daisy
Director: Oliver Stone – Born on the Fourth of July
Actress: Jessica Tandy – Driving Miss Daisy
Actress, Supporting: Brenda Fricker – My Left Foot
Actor: Daniel Day Lewis – My Left Foot
Actor, Supporting: Denzel Washington – Glory
Screenplay, Original: Tom Schulman – Dead Poets Society
Screenplay, Adapted: Alfred Uhry – Driving Miss Daisy
Foreign Language Film: Cinema Paradiso (Italy)
Documentary Feature: Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt