The 58th Annual Academy Awards

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Notes (3)

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

  • Actress Sarah Cunningham, wife of actor John Randolph, suffered an severe asthma attack in the lobby during the ceremony and died.

  • On the same day at The 58th Annual Academy Awards, President Ronald Reagan sent troops to bomb Libya. Fearing an incident, the academy beefed up security.

Trivia (1)

  • Twelve people were nominated for Best Original Score for The Color Purple, the most ever nominated for a single award. They lost to John Barry for Out of Africa.