The Academy Awards

The 56th Annual Academy Awards

Season 56, Ep 1, Aired 4/9/84
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  • Episode Description
  • The 56th Annual Academy Awards were held on April 9, 1984 from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles County Music Center. Johnny Carson hosted the awards ceremony. Presenters included John Gavin, Frank Capra, Jane Powell, Tommy Tune, Jack Palance, Dolly Parton, Jane Alexander, and Jackie Cooper. Among the performers were Donna Summer, Jennifer Holliday, Lani Hall, Tom McCaffrey, and Bonnie Tyler. (Click here to see List of Nominees and Winners.)

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jane Alexander

    Herself - Presenter

  • Herb Alpert

    Himself - Performer

  • Richard Attenborough

    Himself - Presenter

  • Kevin Bacon

    Himself - Presenter

  • Jennifer Beals

    Herself - Presenter

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • The program won an Emmy Award forOutstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program.

    Trivia (1)

    • Linda Hunt, who won an Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for The Year of Living Dangerously, became the first person to win an Oscar for playing a character of the opposite sex. She played a male photographer in the movie.

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