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The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987)

The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.

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Brian Ackland-Snow ...
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Himself - Presenter
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Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
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Suzanne M. Benson ...
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Bugs Bunny - Presenter (voice)
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The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.

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Trivia

Michael Caine, who won Best Supporting Actor for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) was not present at the awards ceremony. He was in the Bahamas, due to filming commitments on Jaws: The Revenge (1987). As Caine explained to reporters who called him for comments on his Oscar win, "That stupid mechanical shark keeps breaking down, and we're all stuck here!" See more »

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Paul Hogan: Now, I'm nominated tonight, and I realize I'm not exactly the odds-on favorite. But I traveled 13,000 miles to be here for this. I've come from the other side of the planet. And if they read out someone else's name instead of mine, it's not gonna be pretty.
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Follows The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977) See more »

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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 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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