The Academy Awards

Season 61 Episode 1

The 61st Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 29, 1989 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE • Gene Hackman -- Mississippi Burning ("Anderson") • Tom Hanks -- Big ("Josh") • Dustin Hoffman -- Rain Man ("Raymond Babbitt") • Edward James Olmos -- Stand and Deliver ("Jaime Escalante") • Max Von Sydow -- Pelle the Conqueror ("Lasse Karlsson") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Alec Guinness -- Little Dorrit ("William Dorrit") • Kevin Kline -- A Fish Called Wanda ("Otto") • Martin Landau -- Tucker The Man and His Dream ("Abe") • River Phoenix -- Running on Empty ("Danny Pope") • Dean Stockwell -- Married to the Mob ("Tony 'the Tiger' Russo") ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE • Glenn Close -- Dangerous Liaisons ("Marquise de Merteuil") • Jodie Foster -- The Accused ("Sarah Tobias") • Melanie Griffith -- Working Girl ("Tess McGill") • Meryl Streep -- A Cry in the Dark ("Lindy") • Sigourney Weaver -- Gorillas in the Mist ("Dian Fossey") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Joan Cusack -- Working Girl ("Cyn") • Geena Davis -- The Accidental Tourist ("Muriel") • Frances McDormand -- Mississippi Burning ("Mrs. Pell") • Michelle Pfeiffer -- Dangerous Liaisons ("Madame de Tourvel") • Sigourney Weaver -- Working Girl ("Katharine Parker") ART DIRECTIONBeaches -- Art Direction: Albert Brenner; Set Decoration: Garrett Lewis • Dangerous Liaisons -- Art Direction: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Gerard JamesRain Man -- Art Direction: Ida Random; Set Decoration: Linda DeScenna • Tucker The Man and His Dream -- Art Direction: Dean Tavoularis; Set Decoration: Armin Ganz • Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- Art Direction: Elliot Scott; Set Decoration: Peter Howitt CINEMATOGRAPHYMississippi Burning -- Peter BiziouRain Man -- John Seale • Tequila Sunrise -- Conrad L. Hall • The Unbearable Lightness of Being -- Sven Nykvist • Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- Dean Cundey COSTUME DESIGNComing to America -- Deborah Nadoolman • Dangerous Liaisons -- James AchesonA Handful of Dust -- Jane Robinson • Sunset -- Patricia Norris • Tucker The Man and His Dream -- Milena Canonero DIRECTINGA Fish Called Wanda -- Charles Crichton • The Last Temptation of Christ -- Martin Scorsese • Mississippi Burning -- Alan Parker • Rain Man -- Barry LevinsonWorking Girl -- Mike Nichols DOCUMENTARY (Feature)The Cry of Reason - Beyers Naudé: An Afrikaner Speaks Out -- Robert Bilheimer and Ronald Mix, Producers • Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie -- Marcel Ophuls, ProducerLet's Get Lost -- Bruce Weber and Nan Bush, Producers • Promises to Keep -- Ginny Durrin, Producer • Who Killed Vincent Chin? -- Renee Tajima and Christine Choy, Producers DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)The Children's Storefront -- Karen Goodman, Producer • Family Gathering -- Lise Yasui and Ann Tegnell, Producers • Gang Cops -- Thomas B. Fleming and Daniel J. Marks, Producers • Portrait of Imogen -- Nancy Hale and Meg Partridge, Producers • You Don't Have to Die -- William Guttentag and Malcolm Clarke, Producers FILM EDITINGDie Hard -- Frank J. Urioste, John F. Link • Gorillas in the Mist -- Stuart Baird • Mississippi Burning -- Gerry Hambling • Rain Man -- Stu Linder • Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- Arthur Schmidt FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMHanussen -- Hungary • The Music Teacher -- Belgium • Pelle the Conqueror -- DenmarkSalaam Bombay! -- India • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown -- Spain MAKEUPBeetlejuice -- Ve Neill, Steve La Porte, Robert ShortComing to America -- Rick Baker • Scrooged -- Tom Burman, Bari Dreiband-Burman MUSIC (Original Score)The Accidental Tourist -- John Williams • Dangerous Liaisons -- George Fenton • Gorillas in the Mist -- Maurice Jarre • The Milagro Beanfield War -- Dave GrusinRain Man -- Hans Zimmer MUSIC (Original Song) • "Calling You" from Bagdad Cafe -- Music and Lyric by Bob Telson • "Let the River Run" from Working Girl -- Music and Lyric by Carly Simon • "Two Hearts" from Buster -- Music by Lamont Dozier; Lyric by Phil Collins BEST PICTUREThe Accidental Tourist -- Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun and Michael Grillo, Producers • Dangerous Liaisons -- Norma Heyman and Hank Moonjean, Producers • Mississippi Burning -- Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry, Producers • Rain Man -- Mark Johnson, ProducerWorking Girl -- Douglas Wick, Producer SHORT FILM (Animated)The Cat Came Back -- Cordell Barker • Technological Threat -- Bill Kroyer, Brian Jennings • Tin Toy -- John Lasseter, William Reeves SHORT FILM (Live Action)The Appointments of Dennis Jennings -- Dean Parisot, Steven WrightCadillac Dreams -- Matia Karrell, Abbee Goldstein • Gullah Tales -- George deGolian, Gary Moss SOUNDBird -- Les Fresholtz, Dick Alexander, Vern Poore, Willie D. BurtonDie Hard -- Don Bassman, Kevin F. Cleary, Richard Overton, Al Overton • Gorillas in the Mist -- Andy Nelson, Brian Saunders, Peter Handford • Mississippi Burning -- Robert Litt, Elliot Tyson, Rick Kline, Danny Michael • Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- Robert Knudson, John Boyd, Don Digirolamo, Tony Dawe SOUND EFFECTS EDITINGDie Hard -- Stephen H. Flick, Richard Shorr • Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- Charles L. Campbell, Louis L. EdemannWillow -- Ben Burtt, Richard Hymns VISUAL EFFECTSDie Hard -- Richard Edlund, Al DiSarro, Brent Boates, Thaine Morris • Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- Ken Ralston, Richard Williams, Edward Jones, George GibbsWillow -- Dennis Muren, Michael McAlister, Phil Tippett, Chris Evans WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)The Accidental Tourist -- Frank Galati, Lawrence Kasdan • Dangerous Liaisons -- Christopher HamptonGorillas in the Mist -- Screenplay by Anna Hamilton Phelan; Story by Anna Hamilton Phelan, Tab Murphy • Little Dorrit -- Christine Edzard • The Unbearable Lightness of Being -- Jean-Claude Carrière, Philip Kaufman WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)Big -- Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg • Bull Durham -- Ron Shelton • A Fish Called Wanda -- Screenplay by John Cleese; Story by John Cleese, Charles Crichton • Rain Man -- Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow; Story by Barry MorrowRunning on Empty -- Naomi Foner SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD • To Richard Williams for the animation direction of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. HONORARY AWARD • To the National Film Board of Canada in recognition of its 50th anniversary and its dedicated commitment to originate artistic, creative and technological activity and excellence in every area of film making. • To Eastman Kodak Company in recognition of the company's fundamental contributions to the art of motion pictures during the first century of film history. GORDON E. SAWYER AWARDGordon Henry Cook SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Academy Award of Merit) • To RAY DOLBY and IOAN ALLEN of Dolby Laboratories Incorporated for their continuous contributions to motion picture sound through the research and development programs of Dolby Laboratories. [Sound] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award) • To ROY W. EDWARDS and the ENGINEERING STAFF OF PHOTO-SONICS, INCORPORATED for the design and development of the Photo-Sonics 35mm-4ER High-Speed Motion Picture Camera with Reflex Viewing and Video Assist. [Camera] • To the ARNOLD & RICHTER ENGINEERING STAFF, OTTO BLASCHEK and ARRIFLEX CORPORATION for the concept and engineering of the Arriflex 35-3 Motion Picture Camera. [Camera] • To BILL TONDREAU of Tondreau Systems / to ALVAH MILLER and PAUL JOHNSON of Lynx Robotics / to PETER A. REGLA of Elicon / to DAN SLATER / to BUD ELAM, JOE PARKER and BILL BRYAN of Interactive Motion Control / and to JERRY JEFFRESS, RAY FEENEY, BILL HOLLAND and KRIS BROWN for their individual contributions and the collective advancements they have brought to the motion picture industry in the field of motion control technology. [Special Photographic] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award) • To GRANT LOUCKS of Alan Gordon Enterprises Incorporated for the design concept, and to GEOFFREY H. WILLIAMSON of Wilcam for the mechanical and electrical engineering, of the Image 300 35mm High-Speed Motion Picture Camera. [Camera] • To MICHAEL V. CHEWEY, III for the development of the motion picture industry's first paper tape reader incorporating microprocessor technology. [Laboratory] • To BHP, INC., successor to the Bell & Howell Professional Equipment Division, for the development of a high-speed reader incorporating microprocessor technology for motion picture laboratories. [Laboratory] • To HOLLYWOOD FILM COMPANY for the development of a high-speed reader incorporating microprocessor technology for motion picture laboratories. [Laboratory] • To BRUCE W. KELLER and MANFRED G. MICHELSON of Technical Film Systems for the design and development of a high-speed light valve controller and constant current power supply for motion picture laboratories. [Laboratory] • To DR. ANTAL LISZIEWICZ and GLENN M. BERGGREN of ISCO-OPTIC GmbH for the design and development of the Ultra-Star series of motion picture lenses. [Lenses and Filters] • To JAMES K. BRANCH of Spectra Cine, Incorporated, and to WILLIAM L. BLOWERS and NASIR J. ZAIDI for the design and development of the Spectra CineSpot one-degree spotmeter for measuring the brightness of motion picture screens. [Photography] • To BOB BADAMI, DICK BERNSTEIN and BILL BERNSTEIN of Offbeat Systems for the design and development of the Streamline Scoring System, Mark IV, for motion picture music editing. [Editorial] • To GARY ZELLER of Zeller International Limited for the development of Zel-Jel fire protection barrier for motion picture stunt work. [Stage Operations] • To EMANUEL TRILLING of Trilling Resources Limited for the development of Stunt-Gel fire protection barrier for motion picture stunt work. [Stage Operations] • To PAUL A. ROOS for the invention of a method known as Video Assist, whereby a scene being photographed on motion picture film can be viewed on a monitor and/or recorded on video tape. [Systems]
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