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1984 Oscars 56th Academy Awards
Winners Announced: April 9, 1984
Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Host: Johnny Carson
Eligibility Year: 1983
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"God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it. I deserve this."
- Shirley MacLaine, Best Actress, Terms of Endearment
1984 Oscar Winners
*Best Picture The Big Chill, Michael Shamberg, producer (Columbia)
The Dresser, Peter Yates, producer (Columbia)
The Right Stuff, Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, producers (The Ladd Co. through Warner Bros.)
Tender Mercies, Philip S. Hobel, producer (Universal)
* Terms of Endearment, James L. Brooks, producer (Paramount)
*Actor in a Leading Role Michael Caine, Educating Rita
Tom Conti, Reuben, Reuben
Tom Courtenay, The Dresser
*Robert Duvall, Tender Mercies
Albert Finney, The Dresser
*Actress in a Leading Role Jane Alexander, Testament
*Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment
Meryl Streep, Silkwood
Julie Walters, Educating Rita
Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment
*Actor in a Supporting Role Charles Durning, To Be or Not to Be
John Lithgow, Terms of Endearment
*Jack Nicholson, Terms of Endearment
Sam Shepard, The Right Stuff
Rip Torn, Cross Creek
*Actress in a Supporting Role Cher, Silkwood
Glenn Close, The Big Chill
*Linda Hunt, The Year of Living Dangerously
Amy Irving, Yentl
Alfre Woodard, Cross Creek
*Directing Bruce Beresford, Tender Mercies
Ingmar Bergman, Fanny & Alexander
*James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment
Mike Nichols, Silkwood
Peter Yates, The Dresser
*Writing Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Ingmar Bergman, Fanny & Alexander
Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen, Silkwood
*Horton Foote, Tender Mercies
Lawrence Kasdan and Barbara Benedek, The Big Chill
Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes, WarGames
*Writing Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium *James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment
Julius J. Epstein, Reuben, Reuben
Ronald Harwood, The Dresser
Harold Pinter, Betrayal
Willy Russell, Educating Rita
*Cinematography Caleb Deschanel, The Right Stuff
William A. Fraker, WarGames
*Sven Nykvist, Fanny & Alexander
Don Peterman, Flashdance
Gordon Willis, Zelig
*Art Direction *Anna Asp, art direction and set decoration, Fanny & Alexander
Geoffrey Kirkland, Richard J. Lawrence, W. Stewart Campbell and Peter Romero, art direction; Pat Pending and George R. Nelson, set decoration, The Right Stuff
Polly Platt and Harold Michelson, art direction; Tom Pedigo and Anthony Mondello, set decoration, Terms of Endearment
Norman Reynolds, Fred Hole and James Schoppe, art direction; Michael Ford, set decoration, Return of the Jedi
Roy Walker and Leslie Tomkins, art direction; Tessa Davies, set decoration, Yentl
*Sound *Mark Berger, Tom Scott, Randy Thom and David MacMillan, The Right Stuff
Ben Burtt, Gary Summers, Randy Thom and Tony Dawe, Return of the Jedi
Michael J. Kohut, Carlos de Larios, Aaron Rochin and Willie D. Burton, WarGames
Donald O. Mitchell, Rick Kline, Kevin O'Connell and Jim Alexander, Terms of Endearment
Alan R. Splet, Todd Boekelheide, Randy Thom and David Parker, Never Cry Wolf
*Music Song *“Flashdance . . .What a Feeling,” Flashdance, Giorgio Moroder, music; Keith Forsey and Irene Cara, lyrics
“Maniac,” Flashdance, Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky, music and lyrics
“Over You,” Tender Mercies, Austin Roberts and Bobby Hart, music and lyrics
“Papa, Can You Hear Me?,” Yentl, Michel Legrand, music; Alan and Marilyn Bergman, lyrics
“The Way He Makes Me Feel,” Yentl, Michel Legrand, music; Alan and Marilyn Bergman, lyrics
Music Original Score *Bill Conti, The Right Stuff
Jerry Goldsmith, Under Fire
Michael Gore, Terms of Endearment
Leonard Rosenman, Cross Creek
John Williams, Return of the Jedi
*Music Original Song Score or Adaptation Score Elmer Bernstein, Trading Places
*Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Yentl
Lalo Schifrin, The Sting II
*Film Editing *Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtmlan, Stephen A. Rotter, Douglas Steward and Tom Rolf, The Right Stuff
Richard Marks, Terms of Endearment
Frank Morriss and Edward Abroms, Blue Thunder
Sam O'Steen, Silkwood
Bud Smith and Walt Mulconery, Flashdance
*Costume Design Santo Loquasto, Zelig
Anne-Marie Marchand, The Return of Martin Guerre
Joe I. Tompkins, Cross Creek
*Marik Vos, Fanny & Alexander
William Ware Theiss, Heart Like a Wheel
*Sound Effects Editing *Jay Boekelheide, The Right Stuff
Ben Burtt, Return of the Jedi
*Short Films Animated Mickey's Christmas Carol (Burny Mattinson, producer; Walt Disney Productions)
Sound of Sunshine—Sound of Rain (Eda Godel Hallinan, producer; Hallinan Plus! Production)
* Sundae in New York (Jimmy Picker, producer; Motionpicker Productions)
*Short Films Live Action * Boys and Girls (Janice L. Platt, producer; Atlantis Films Ltd. Production)
Goodie-Two-Shoes (Timeless Films Production; Paramount)
Overnight Sensation (Jon N. Bloom, producer; Bloom Film Production)
*Documentary Short Subject * Flamenco at 5: 15 (Cynthia Scott and Adam Symansky, producers; National Film Board of Canada)
In the Nuclear Shadow: What Can the Children Tell Us? (Vivienne Verdon-Roe and Eric Thiermann, producers; Impact Production)
Sewing Woman (Arthur Dong, producer; DeepFocus Productions)
Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudoph (Robert Eisenhardt, producer; Eisenhardt Productions)
You Are Free (Ihr Zent Frei) (Dea Brokman and Ilene Landis, producers; Brokman/Landis Production)
*Documentary Feature Children of Darkness (Richard Kotuk and Ara Chekmayan, producers; Children of Darkness Production)
First Contact (Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson, producers; Arundel Production)
* He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (Emile Ardolino, producer; Edgar J. Scherick Associates Production)
The Profession of Arms, (War Series Film #3) (Michael Bryan and Tina Viljoen, producers; National Film Board of Canada)
Seeing Red (James Klein and Julia Reichert, producers; Heartland Production)
*Foreign Language Film Carmen, Spain
Entre Nous, France
* Fanny & Alexander, Sweden
Job's Revolt, Hungary
Le Bal, Algeria
*Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award M. J. Frankovich
*Honorary Award To *Hal Roach in recognition of his unparalleled record of distinguished contributions to the motion picture art form
*Visual Effects *Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston and Phil Tippett, Return of the Jedi


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