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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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Release Date:

30 March 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Of the 20 nominated actors, winners Paul Newman and Michael Caine, and Nominee Maggie Smith were not in attendance. The next time a winner was not present was for the 2008 Academy Awards. The winner was the late Heath Ledger, who won for Dark Knight, which also starred Michael Caine. See more »


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.
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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