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The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989)

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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29 March 1989 (USA)  »

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The first Oscar telecast where the line, "And the Oscar goes to..." replaced "And the winner is..." Producer Allan Carr introduced the change in an attempt to revolutionize the Academy Awards. During the show, several presenters paid it no mind, and said, "And the winner is..." Carr made a list of their names, and said that they would never be on the show again. Oddly enough, due to the show's disastrous reception, it was Carr who would not return. See more »

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Follows The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953) See more »

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The birth of digital cinema
15 March 2009 | by (Vigo, España) – See all my reviews

I think Elileen, here, has her award ceremonies mixed. I have this particular chow on a BETA tape I would watch several times as a teenager (I was the lamest teenager, I know). I only had this show recorded, and the next one. I remember Lucille Ball standing there with Bob Hope, the two Bonds (Connery and Moore) with Michael Caine, the thing with Martin Short and Princess Leia and Robin Williams dressed as a "Big Rat". This year was important for it was the advent of a new era. We now go to the movies and everything is CGI. Hollywood had already toyed with computer effects on movies like Tron (I like it!) or The last starfighter (kind of dumb), but with Willow the era of digital cinema was born. For the first time computer graphics and effects looked real (or at least, credible). We had a good witch, Raziel, who could transform herself into practically every creature imaginable. So, ILM gave birth to a then new technique called the Morph. If you want to see how it was done optically (before digital cinema) you only have to see Krull, from 1980. There, Ergo the magician had the same power exactly complete with the mess-up transformations. Anyway, Willow, for such a breakthrough, it was only nominated for Sound effects editing and best visual effects at the Oscars. I think Die hard got the award.


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