The Last Emperor became only the second Best Picture awardee to win in all the categories it was nominated in. The first one was Gigi in 1959.
The program won an Emmy Award forOutstanding Variety-Music Events Programming.
Both Cher and Olympia Dukakis won Oscars for Moonstruck and both had relatives who had success in politics. Cher's ex-husband Sonny Bono was just elected Mayor of Palm Springs and Michael Dukakis had just secured the New York Primary and would go on to be the Democratic candidate for President.