60th Academy Awards (1987): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Ceremony Emmys | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1988
Nominations Presenters: Shirley MacLaine, Robert Wise (NOTE: First year the Academy president co-announced the nominees, a tradition that has continued since.)

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, April 11, 1988, 6:00pm
Location: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Televised On: ABC
Host: Chevy Chase
Length: 3 hours, 33 minutes
Nielsen Ratings: 27.80 rating
Viewers: 42.04 million


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Robert Wise
Visual Effects: Sean Connery
Supporting Actress: Glenn Close, Michael Douglas
Production Design: Olivia de Havilland
Cinematography: Danny Glover, Mel Gibson
Animated Short Film: Mickey Mouse, Tom Selleck
Documentary Short Subject: Joan Chen, John Lone
Introduction: Academy Awards history montage: Charlton Heston
Documentary Feature: Steve Guttenberg
Sound Mixing: Billy Crystal
Supporting Actor: Cher, Nicholas Cage
Film Editing: Rob Lowe, Sean Young
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Billy Wilder: Jack Lemmon
Original Song: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli
Music: Original Score: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze
Actor: Marlee Matlin
Scientific & Technical Awards; and Gordon E. Sawyer Award: Fred Hynes: Shirley Jones (on film)
Sound Editing: Peter Weller (as RoboCop)
Live Action Short Film: Paul Reubens (as Pee-wee Herman)
Costume Design: Darryl Hannah, Kevin Costner
Directing: Robin Williams
Makeup & Hairstyling: John Candy
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck
Writing: Original Screenplay: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck
Foreign Language Film: Faye Dunaway, James Garner
Actress: Paul Newman
Picture: Eddie Murphy

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Paul Newman: Yes
Actress – Marlee Matlin: Yes
Supporting Actor – Michael Caine: No
Supporting Actress – Dianne Wiest: No
Directing – Oliver Stone: No

Song Performances

Cry Freedom: George Fenton, Jonas Gwangwa
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life: Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now: Starship, Gloria Estefan
Shakedown: Little Richard
Storybook Love: Willy DeVille

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Cry Freedom: Yes (Performed in the Film by: George Fenton, Jonas Gwangwa)
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes)
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now: Partial (Starship only) (Performed in the Film by: Starship)
Shakedown: No (Performed in the Film by: Bob Seger)
Storybook Love: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Willy DeVille)

Other Performances

I Hope I Get It: Academy Awards Chorus

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Bill Conti
Director: Marty Pasetta
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
Writer: Marko Realmonte
Production Design: Charles Lisanby


Nominations: 3
Wins: 1
Variety Music or Comedy Special: Winner
Individual Achievement Special Events: Nominee (Marty Pasetta, Director)
Individual Achievement Special Events: Nominee (Charles Lisanby, Keaton S. Walker, Art Directors)
Individual Achievement Special Events: Nominee (Ray Aghayan, Bob Mackie, Costume Design)

Scientific & Technical Awards

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