The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987)

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Herself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
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Herself - Presenter: Best Documentary, Short Subjects
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Herself - Presenter: Best Short Film, Live Action
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30 March 1987 (USA)  »

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"Mean Green Mother From Outer Space" (from Little Shop of Horrors (1986)) is the first Best Original Song Nominee to contain profanity. As a result the lyrics were changed prior to the performance by Levi Stubbs. See more »

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Paul Hogan: Anyway, listen. Most important, the producer of this program, Sam Goldwyn, said to me, "Everyone's really tense out there. Go out and see if you can get 'em to relax." Why? You didn't come here to relax. You want to relax, stay at home, watch it on television. That'll relax you. No, no. Fellow workers, brothers, workmates... you're here to sweat. This program is live. There's about a thousand million people... watching you. So you remember: one wrong word, one foolish gesture, and your whole ...
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So-so show! Much redeemed by Old Time Glamour & Star Power.
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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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