5.5/10
195
2 user 1 critic

The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989)

Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The 88th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony honors achievement in film in 2015.

Director: Glenn Weiss
Stars: Chris Rock, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Allan Carr built his bombastic reputation producing the hit movie GREASE and Broadway sensation LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, but it all came crashing down after he conceived the notorious 1989 Academy Awards.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
Stars: Raquel Welch, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tom Hanks
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Affleck, John Agar
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the Oscars.

Directors: Hamish Hamilton, Anne Fletcher, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Zoe Saldana, Ryan Reynolds
The 85th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Seth MacFarlane hosts the Academy Awards.

Director: Don Mischer
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, William Shatner, Naomi Watts
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2006)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Films contending for the annual awards include Brokeback Mountain (2005), Capote (2005), Crash (2004), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and Munich (2005).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jon Stewart, Amy Adams, Moustapha Akkad
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Films nominated for the annual awards include Babel (2006), The Departed (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and The Queen (2006).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joel Gallen, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Samantha Aisling
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats
Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams
The 60th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: Marty Pasetta
Stars: Chevy Chase, James Acheson, Norma Aleandro
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2004)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Lost in Translation (2003), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Mystic River (2003), and Seabiscuit (2003).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Troy Miller
Stars: Billy Crystal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Liam Aiken
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2005)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Films nominated for the annual awards include The Aviator (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Ray (2004) and Sideways (2004).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman
Stars: Chris Rock, Alan Alda, Jo Allen
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself - Winner
...
Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
...
Herself - Presenter
...
Himself - Performer
...
Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
...
Himself - Winner
...
Herself - Presenter
...
Herself
...
Herself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
Ronald Bass ...
Himself - Winner
...
Herself - Presenter
...
Herself - Presenter
Peter Biziou ...
Himself - Winner
...
...
Himself - Presenter
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 March 1989 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Follows The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Mona Lisa
Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page