The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981)

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Himself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography
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Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Director
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Herself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
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Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Song
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
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The show was postponed one day due to the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan on 30 March; Reagan, a former actor, addressed the audience in a message taped at the White House nearly two weeks earlier - becoming the first President in 40 years to participate in the program. See more »

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Himself - Host: [in Johnny Carson's opening monologue.] Marlon Brando starred in "The Formula," a searing indictment of the greed of the oil companies. For this Brando was paid a million dollars for three days work.
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Follows The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958) See more »

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9 to 5
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Dolly Parton
From the film Nine to Five (1980)
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