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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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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Himself - Co-Host
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Herself - Co-Host
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Himself - Co-Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Ackland-Snow ...
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction
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Herself - Audience Member
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Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
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Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design
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Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
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Himself - Performer
Suzanne M. Benson ...
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Brigitte Berman ...
Herself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
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Herself - Dancer - Best Costume Design
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Bugs Bunny - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film (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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30 March 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This year was the beginning of the annual early morning announcement of the nominees. It had been tried before in the mid-50s but it was such a disaster that the idea had been dropped. 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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Connections

Follows The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Mean Green Mother from Outer Space
Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Performed by Levi Stubbs
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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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