55th Academy Awards (1982): The Ceremony

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

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Thursday, February 17, 1983

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, April 11, 1983, 6:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: ABC
Host: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, Richard Pryor, Walter Matthau
Length: 3 hours, 15 minutes


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Fay Kanin
Foreign Language Film: Jack Valenti, Luise Rainer
Supporting Actor: Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon
Makeup & Hairstyling: Cornel Wilde, Jane Russell
Animated Short Film: Kristy McNichol, Matt Dillon
Live Action Short Film: Kristy McNichol, Matt Dillon
Music: Original Score: Cher, Placido Domingo
Music: Original Song Score or Adaptation: Cher, Placido Domingo
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Walter Mirisch: Charlton Heston
Costume Design: Ann Reinking, Steve Guttenberg
Visual Effects: Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth McGovern
Sound Editing: Carl Weathers, Jamie Lee Curtis
Documentary Short Subject: David Wolper, Jobeth Williams
Documentary Feature: David Wolper, Jobeth Williams
Production Design: Margot Kidder, William Shatner
Cinematography: Michael Keaton, Nastassia Kinski
Honorary Award: Mickey Rooney: Bob Hope
Sound Mixing: David Keith, Lisa Eilbacher
Film Editing: Raquel Welch, Tom Selleck
Original Song: Olivia Newton-John
Supporting Actress: Robert Mitchum, Sigourney Weaver
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Philip Dunne
Writing: Original Screenplay: Philip Dunne
Directing: Billy Wilder
Actress: Sylvester Stallone
Actor: John Travolta
Picture: Carol Burnett
Scientific & Technical Awards; and Gordon E. Sawyer Award: John O. Aalberg: (NOTE: No record of these awards being given out.)

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 – Henry Fonda: No
Actress – Katharine Hepburn: No
Supporting Actor – John Gielgud: No
Supporting Actress – Maureen Stapleton: No
Directing – Warren Beatty: No

Song Performances

Eye of the Tiger: Sandahl Bergman, The Temptations
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?: James Ingram, Patti Austin
If We Were in Love: Melissa Manchester
It Might Be You: Stephen Bishop
Up Where We Belong: Jennifer Warnes, Joe Cocker

Original Song Film Performers

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

Eye of the Tiger: No (Performed in the Film by: Survivor)
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Patti Austin, James Ingram)
If We Were in Love: No (Performed in the Film by: Luciano Pavarotti)
It Might Be You: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Stephen Bishop)
Up Where We Belong: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Joe Cocker, Jennifer Warnes)

Other Performances

Alexander’s Ragtime Band, I Love a Piano, Play a Simple Melody, It’s a Lovely Day Today, Blue Skies, I Got the Sun in the Mornin’ (and the Moon at Night), Let’s Face the Music and Dance, Let Yourself Go, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, Steppin’ Out with My Baby, Shakin’ the Blues Away, What’ll I Do, A Pretty Girl Is like a Melody, There’s No Business like Show Business: Peter Allen, Bernadette Peters, Academy Awards Chorus
It All Comes Down to This: Walter Matthau, Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor
That’s Entertainment: Academy Awards Chorus

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Bill Conti
Director: Marty Pasetta
Producer: Howard W. Koch
Writer: Hal Kanter, Jack Rose, Leonard Spigelgass, Rod Warren
Production Design: Ray Klausen
Costume Design: Ray Aghayan
Choreography: Walter Painter


Nominations: 5
Wins: 1
Directing for a Variety Series: Nominee
Original Music and Lyrics: Nominee
Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming: Winner
Costumes for a Miniseries Movie or a Special: Nominee
Choreography: Nominee

Scientific & Technical Awards

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