The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987)

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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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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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"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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Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score: Oh, my God, I got here! I cannot tell you what I have been through, getting ready for this star-studded event! I had my hair tortured by Emilio! I had by body pummeled by Ambrosia! I had my nails filed by Philippe! I have been worked over by more aliens than Sigourney Weaver! Oh, my God, but I *made* it! Now I know you're all on the edge of your seats, dying to know who I'm going to trash this evening. I hate to tell you this, but there is no trashing to be done in this category. These nominees...
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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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