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The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987)

The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chevy Chase ... Himself - Co-Host
Goldie Hawn ... Herself - Co-Hostess
Paul Hogan ... Himself - Co-Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Ackland-Snow Brian Ackland-Snow ... Himself - Winner
Jenny Agutter ... Herself - Audience Member
Don Ameche ... Himself - Presenter
Lauren Bacall ... Herself - Presenter
Jenny Beavan ... Herself - Winner
Ralph Bellamy ... Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Tony Bennett ... Himself - Performer
Suzanne M. Benson Suzanne M. Benson ... Herself - Winner
Tom Berenger ... Himself - Nominee
Brigitte Berman Brigitte Berman ... Herself - Winner
Charlene Blaine ... Herself - Dancer
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny - Presenter (voice)
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The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

30 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 59th Annual Academy Awards See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During a break in the Academy Awards show, Dexter Gordon, Bob Hoskins, and James Woods met by chance in the lobby lounge of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It was the first meeting between them for each of the three actors. Knowing they were probably not going to win that night, the three Best Actor nominees sat together at a table and drank a toast to Paul Newman (who was not present at the awards). See more »

Quotes

Bette Midler - Presenter: Best Original Score: Oh, my God, I got here! I cannot tell you what I have been through, getting ready for this star-studded event! I had my hair tortured by Emilio! I had by body pummeled by Ambrosia! I had my nails filed by Philippe! I have been worked over by more aliens than Sigourney Weaver! Oh, my God, but I *made* it! Now I know you're all on the edge of your seats, dying to know who I'm going to trash this evening. I hate to tell you this, but there is no trashing to be done in this category. These nominees...
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Connections

Featured in And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere Out There
Written by James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Natalie Cole and James Ingram
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So-so show! Much redeemed by Old Time Glamour & Star Power.
14 February 2007 | by HelenaHatcheeseSee all my reviews

Michael Caine and Paul Newman were no-shows, Dianne Wiest & Marlee Matlin were touching but they won everything also so their Oscar moment was anti-climatic.

I agree the highlight was a prickly Bette Davis putting a befuddled Robert Wise in his place. It was Bette's final Oscar appearance. The introductions to the greats by showing clips of their great films and then having them walk out was wonderful. Anthony Quinn, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, Olivia DeHavilland, and a very jittery Jennifer Jones making her first Oscar appearance as a presenter in decades (it would also be her last as a presenter, though she had appeared twice with the past winners on the 70th & 75th).

Another great moment: Co-host Goldie Hawn's surprise reaction when old friend Lee Grant takes the stage to receive an award for Best Documentary Feature.


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