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The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987)

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Credited cast:
Himself - Co-Host
Herself - Co-Host
Himself - Co-Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Ackland-Snow ...
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction
Herself - Audience Member
Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design
Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Himself - Performer
Suzanne M. Benson ...
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Brigitte Berman ...
Herself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Herself - Dancer - Best Costume Design
Bugs Bunny - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film (voice)


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30 March 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played during end credits
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So-so show! Much redeemed by Old Time Glamour & Star Power.
14 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael Caine and Paul Newman were no-shows, Dianne Wiest & Marlee Matlin were touching but they won everything also so their Oscar moment was anti-climatic.

I agree the highlight was a prickly Bette Davis putting a befuddled Robert Wise in his place. It was Bette's final Oscar appearance. The introductions to the greats by showing clips of their great films and then having them walk out was wonderful. Anthony Quinn, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, Olivia DeHavilland, and a very jittery Jennifer Jones making her first Oscar appearance as a presenter in decades (it would also be her last as a presenter, though she had appeared twice with the past winners on the 70th & 75th).

Another great moment: Co-host Goldie Hawn's surprise reaction when old friend Lee Grant takes the stage to receive an award for Best Documentary Feature.

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