59th Academy Awards (1986): 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 11, 1987
Nominations Presenters: Don Ameche, Anjelica Huston

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, March 30, 1987, 6:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: ABC
Host: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan
Length: 3 hours, 19 minutes
Nielsen Ratings: 25.94 rating
Viewers: 39.72 million


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Robert Wise
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Shirley MacLaine
Writing: Original Screenplay: Shirley MacLaine
Sound Mixing: Marlee Matlin
Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston, Don Ameche
Sound Editing: Chevy Chase
Costume Design: Lauren Bacall
Music: Original Score: Bette Midler
Production Design: Christopher Reeve, Isabella Rossellini
Cinematography: Jennifer Jones
Documentary Short Subject: Helena Bonham-Carter, Matthew Broderick
Irving G. Thalberg Award: Steven Spielberg: Richard Dreyfuss
Visual Effects: Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner
Documentary Feature: Oprah Winfrey
Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges, Sigourney Weaver
Original Song: Bernadette Peters
Makeup & Hairstyling: Rodney Dangerfield
Animated Short Film: Bugs Bunny, Tom Hanks
Live Action Short Film: Michael Douglas, Sonia Braga
Actress: William Hurt
Film Editing: Molly Ringwald
Foreign Language Film: Anthony Quinn
Honorary Award: Ralph Bellamy: Karl Malden
Directing: Elizabeth Taylor
Actor: Bette Davis
Picture: Dustin Hoffman
Scientific & Technical Awards: (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 – William Hurt: Yes
Actress – Geraldine Page: No
Supporting Actor – Don Ameche: Yes
Supporting Actress – Anjelica Huston: No
Directing – Sydney Pollack: No

Song Performances

Glory of Love: Peter Cetera
Life in a Looking Glass: Tony Bennett
Mean Green Mother from Outer Space: Levi Stubbs
Somewhere Out There: James Ingram, Natalie Cole
Take My Breath Away: Lou Rawls, Melba Moore

Original Song Film Performers

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

Glory of Love: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Peter Cetera)
Life in a Looking Glass: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Tony Bennett)
Mean Green Mother from Outer Space: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Levi Stubbs)
Somewhere Out There: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Linda Ronstadt, James Ingram)
Take My Breath Away: No (Performed in the Film by: Berlin)

Other Performances

Best Original Song introductions: Bernadette Peters
Fugue for Tinhorns: Dom DeLuise, Pat Morita, Telly Savalas, Academy Awards Chorus
Fugue for Tinhorns: Academy Awards Chorus

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Lionel Newman
Director: Marty Pasetta
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
Production Design: Greg Richman


Nominations: 2
Wins: 0
Original Music and Lyrics: Nominee
Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming: Nominee

Scientific & Technical Awards

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