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Annual Academy Awards


Format: 2 DVD-R (VHS-Transfer)

Date: April 11, 1988

Total Time DVD 1: 1 h 30 m/DVD 2: 1 h 26 m

Venue: The Shrine Civic Auditorium

Host: Chevy Chase

John Williams
2 Best Score Nominations:
Empire of the Sun
The Witches of Eastwick

Best Picture: The Last Emperor

Robert Wise, President of the Academy

Host Chevy Chase

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Sean Connery

Glenn Close and Michael Douglas present the award for...

...Best Supporting Actress to Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck).

Olivia de Havilland

Danny Glover and Mel Gibson present the award for Best Cinematography...

...to Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor).

Tom Selleck and Mickey Mouse

John Lone and Joan Chen

Billy Crystal

Nicolas Cage and Cher present the award for...

...Best Supporting Actor to...

Sean Young and Rob Lowe

Editor Michael Kahn, double nominee

Award for Best Editing: Gabriella Cristiani (The Last Emperor)

Jack Lemmon presents the Irving G. Thalberg Award to...

...Billy Wilder.

Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli present the nominated songs.

Willy DeVille

George Fenton

Jonas Gwangwa

Little Richard

Bill Conti, Musical Director

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey

John Williams: Nomination for Best Score

John Williams: Another Nomination for Best Score

Marlee Matlin presents the award for...

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...Best Actor in a Leading Role to...

Daryl Hannah and Kevin Costner

Robin Williams presents the award for...

...Best Director to...

John Candy

Rick Baker, Academy Award for Best Make-up

Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn

Best Original Screenplay: John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck)

Faye Dunaway and James Garner

Paul Newman presents the award for...

...Best Actress in a Leading Role to...

...Cher in Moonstruck.

Eddie Murphy presents the award for...

...Best Picture of the Year to...

Broadcast News -- James L. Brooks, Producer
Fatal Attraction -- Stanley R. Jaffe and Sherry Lansing, Producers
Hope and Glory -- John Boorman, Producer
* The Last Emperor -- Jeremy Thomas, Producer
Moonstruck -- Patrick Palmer and Norman Jewison, Producers

Fatal Attraction -- Adrian Lyne
Hope and Glory -- John Boorman
* The Last Emperor -- Bernardo Bertolucci
Moonstruck -- Norman Jewison
My Life as a Dog -- Lasse Hallström

* Cher -- Moonstruck {"Loretta Castorini"}
Glenn Close -- Fatal Attraction {"Alex Forrest"}
Holly Hunter -- Broadcast News {"Jane Craig"}
Sally Kirkland -- Anna {"Anna"}
Meryl Streep -- Ironweed {"Helen"}

Norma Aleandro -- Gaby - A True Story {"Florencia"}
Anne Archer -- Fatal Attraction {"Beth Gallagher"}
* Olympia Dukakis -- Moonstruck {"Rose Castorini"}
Anne Ramsey -- Throw Momma from the Train {"Momma"}
Ann Sothern -- The Whales of August {"Tisha Doughty"}

* Michael Douglas -- Wall Street {"Gordon Gekko"}
William Hurt -- Broadcast News {"Tom Grunick"}
Marcello Mastroianni -- Dark Eyes {"Romano"}
Jack Nicholson -- Ironweed {"Francis Phelan"}
Robin Williams -- Good Morning, Vietnam {"Adrian Cronauer"}

Albert Brooks -- Broadcast News {"Aaron Altman"}
* Sean Connery -- The Untouchables {"Jim Malone"}
Morgan Freeman -- Street Smart {"Fast Black"}
Vincent Gardenia -- Moonstruck {"Cosmo Castorini"}
Denzel Washington -- Cry Freedom {"Steve Biko"}

Empire of the Sun -- Art Direction: Norman Reynolds; Set Decoration: Harry Cordwell
Hope and Glory -- Art Direction: Anthony Pratt; Set Decoration: Joan Woollard
* The Last Emperor -- Art Direction: Ferdinando Scarfiotti; Set Decoration: Bruno Cesari, Osvaldo Desideri
Radio Days -- Art Direction: Santo Loquasto; Set Decoration: Carol Joffe, Les Bloom, George DeTitta, Jr.
The Untouchables -- Art Direction: Patrizia Von Brandenstein, William A. Elliott; Set Decoration: Hal Gausman

Broadcast News -- Michael Ballhaus
Empire of the Sun -- Allen Daviau
Hope and Glory -- Philippe Rousselot
* The Last Emperor -- Vittorio Storaro
Matewan -- Haskell Wexler

The Dead -- Dorothy Jeakins
Empire of the Sun -- Bob Ringwood
* The Last Emperor -- James Acheson
Maurice -- Jenny Beavan, John Bright
The Untouchables -- Marilyn Vance-Straker

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years/Bridge to Freedom 1965 -- Callie Crossley and James A. DeVinney, Producers
Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima -- John Junkerman and John W. Dower, Producers
Radio Bikini -- Robert Stone, Producer
A Stitch for Time -- Barbara Herbich and Cyril Christo, Producers
* The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table -- Aviva Slesin, Producer

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
Frances Steloff: Memoirs of a Bookseller -- Deborah Dickson, Producer
In the Wee Wee Hours... -- Dr. Frank Daniel and Izak Ben-Meir, Producers
Language Says It All -- Megan Williams, Producer
Silver into Gold -- Lynn Mueller, Producer
* Young at Heart -- Sue Marx and Pamela Conn, Producers

Broadcast News -- Richard Marks
Empire of the Sun -- Michael Kahn
Fatal Attraction -- Michael Kahn, Peter E. Berger
* The Last Emperor -- Gabriella Cristiani
RoboCop -- Frank J. Urioste

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) -- France
* Babette's Feast -- Denmark
Course Completed -- Spain
The Family -- Italy
Pathfinder -- Norway

Happy New Year -- Bob Laden
* Harry and the Hendersons -- Rick Baker

MUSIC (Original Score)
Cry Freedom -- George Fenton, Jonas Gwangwa
Empire of the Sun -- John Williams
* The Last Emperor -- Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su
The Untouchables -- Ennio Morricone
The Witches of Eastwick -- John Williams

MUSIC (Original Song)
"Cry Freedom" from Cry Freedom -- Music and Lyric by George Fenton and Jonas Gwangwa
* "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing -- Music by Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz; Lyric by Franke Previte
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" from Mannequin -- Music and Lyric by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren
"Shakedown" from Beverly Hills Cop II -- Music by Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey; Lyric by Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey and Bob Seger
"Storybook Love" from The Princess Bride -- Music and Lyric by Willy DeVille

SHORT FILM (Animated)
George and Rosemary -- Eunice Macaulay, Producer
* The Man Who Planted Trees -- Frédéric Back, Producer
Your Face -- Bill Plympton, Producer

SHORT FILM (Live Action)
Making Waves -- Ann Wingate, Producer
* Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall -- Jonathan Sanger and Jana Sue Memel, Producers
Shoeshine -- Robert A. Katz, Producer

Empire of the Sun -- Robert Knudson, Don Digirolamo, John Boyd, Tony Dawe
* The Last Emperor -- Bill Rowe, Ivan Sharrock
Lethal Weapon -- Les Fresholtz, Dick Alexander, Vern Poore, Bill Nelson
RoboCop -- Michael J. Kohut, Carlos de Larios, Aaron Rochin, Robert Wald
The Witches of Eastwick -- Wayne Artman, Tom Beckert, Tom Dahl, Art Rochester

* Innerspace -- Dennis Muren, William George, Harley Jessup, Kenneth Smith
Predator -- Joel Hynek, Robert M. Greenberg, Richard Greenberg, Stan Winston

WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)
The Dead -- Tony Huston
Fatal Attraction -- James Dearden
Full Metal Jacket -- Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford
* The Last Emperor -- Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci
My Life as a Dog -- Lasse Hallström, Reidar Jönsson, Brasse Brännström, Per Berglund

WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Au Revoir Les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) -- Louis Malle
Broadcast News -- James L. Brooks
Hope and Glory -- John Boorman
* Moonstruck -- John Patrick Shanley
Radio Days -- Woody Allen

* RoboCop -- Stephen Flick, John Pospisil

* Billy Wilder

* Fred Hynes

* To BERNHARD KÜHL and WERNER BLOCK and to the OSRAM GmbH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT for the invention and the continuing improvement of the OSRAM HMI light source for motion picture photography. [Lighting]

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)
* To WILLI BURTH and KINOTONE CORPORATION for the invention and development of the Non-rewind Platter System for motion picture presentations. [Projection]
* To MONTAGE GROUP, LTD. for the development, and to RONALD C. BARKER and CHESTER L. SCHULER for the invention, of the Montage Picture Processor electronic film editing system. [Editorial]
* To COLIN F. MOSSMAN and RANK FILM LABORATORIES' DEVELOPMENT GROUP for creating a fully-automated, film handling system for improving productivity of high speed film processing. [Laboratory]
* To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for the development of Eastman Color High Speed Daylight Negative Film 5297/7297. [Film]
* To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for the development of Eastman Color High Speed SA Negative Film 5295 for blue-screen traveling matte photography. [Film]
* To FRITZ GABRIEL BAUER for the invention and development of the improved features of the Moviecam Camera System. [Camera]
* To ZORAN PERISIC of Courier Films Ltd. for the Zoptic dual-zoom front projection system for visual effects photography. [Special Photographic]
* To the CARL ZEISS COMPANY for the design and development of a series of super-speed lenses for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters]

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award)
* To IOAN ALLEN of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., for the Cat. 43 playback-only noise reduction unit and its practical application to motion picture sound recordings. [Sound]
* To JOHN EPPOLITO, WALLY GENTLEMAN, WILLIAM MESA, LES PAUL ROBLEY and GEOFFREY H. WILLIAMSON for refinements to a dual screen, front projection, image-compositing system. [Special Photographic]
* To JAN JACOBSEN for the application of a dual screen, front projection system to motion picture special effects photography. [Special Photographic]
* To THAINE MORRIS and DAVID PIER for the development of DSC Spark Devices for motion picture special effects. [Stage Operations]
* To TADEUZ KRZANOWSKI of Industrial Light and Magic, Inc., for the development of a Wire Rig Model Support Mechanism used to control the movements of miniatures in special effects. [Stage Operations]
* To DAN C. NORRIS and TIM COOK of Norris Film Products for the development of a single-frame exposure system for motion picture photography. [Camera]

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