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1987 Oscars 59th Academy Awards
Winners Announced: March 30, 1987
Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Hosts: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan
Eligibility Year: 1986
Best Actress winner Marlee Matlin became the first (and only so far) deaf Oscar winner.
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"Gee, this isn't like I imagined it would be in the bathtub."
- Dianne Wiest, Best Supporting Actress, Hannah and Her Sisters
OSCAR TRIVIA: The "Academy Award of Merit" is what the Oscar statue is officially called.
1987 Oscar Winners
*Best Picture Children of a Lesser God, Burt Sugarman and Patrick Palmer, producers (Paramount)
Hannah and Her Sisters, Robert Greenhut, producer (Orion)
The Mission, Fernando Ghia and David Puttnam, producers (Warner Bros.)
* Platoon, Arnold Kopelson, producer (Orion)
A Room With a View, Ismail Merchant, producer (Cinecom Pictures)
*Actor in a Leading Role Dexter Gordon, 'Round Midnight
Bob Hoskins, Mona Lisa
William Hurt, Children of a Lesser God
*Paul Newman, The Color of Money
James Woods, Salvador
*Actress in a Leading Role Jane Fonda, The Morning After
*Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God
Sissy Spacek, Crimes of the Heart
Kathleen Turner, Peggy Sue Got Married
Sigourney Weaver, Aliens
*Actor in a Supporting Role Tom Berenger, Platoon
*Michael Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters
Willem Dafoe, Platoon
Denholm Elliott, A Room With a View
Dennis Hopper, Hoosiers
*Actress in a Supporting Role Tess Harper, Crimes of the Heart
Piper Laurie, Children of a Lesser God
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, The Color of Money
Maggie Smith, A Room With a View
*Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters
*Directing Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters
James Ivory, A Room With a View
Roland Joffe, The Mission
David Lynch, Blue Velvet
*Oliver Stone, Platoon
*Writing Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen *Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters
Paul Hogan, story; Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie and John Cornell, screenplay, “Crocodile” Dundee
Hanif Kureishi, My Beautiful Laundrette
Oliver Stone, Platoon
Oliver Stone and Richard Boyle, Salvador
*Writing Screenplay Based on Another Medium Hesper Anderson and Mark Medoff, Children of a Lesser God
Raynold Gideon and Bruce A. Evans, Stand by Me
Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart
*Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, A Room With a View
Richard Price, The Color of Money
*Cinematography Jordan Cronenweth, Peggy Sue Got Married
*Chris Menges, The Mission
Don Peterman, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Tony Pierce-Roberts, A Room With a View
Robert Richardson, Platoon
*Art Direction Stuart Craig, art direction; Jack Stephens, set decoration, The Mission
Peter Lamont, art direction; Crispian Sallis, set decoration, Aliens
Boris Leven, art direction; Karen A. O'Hara, set decoration, The Color of Money
*Gianni Quaranta and Brian Ackland-Snow, art direction; Brian Savegar and Elio Altramura, set decoration, A Room With a View
Stuart Wurtzel, art direction; Carol Joffe, set decoration, Hannah and Her Sisters
*Sound Les Fresholtz, Dick Alexander, Vern Poore and William Nelson, Heartbreak Ridge
Graham V. Hartstone, Nicolas Le Messurier, Michael A. Carter and Roy Charman, Aliens
Donald O. Mitchell, Kevin O'Connell, Rick Kline and William B. Kaplan, Top Gun
Terry Porter, Dave Hudson, Mel Metcalfe and Gene S. Cantamessa, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
*John Wilkinson, Richard Rogers, Charles “Bud” Grenzbach and Simon Kaye, Platoon
*Music Song “Glory of Love,” The Karate Kid Part II, Peter Cetera and David Foster, music; Peter Cetera and Diane Nini, lyrics
“Life in a Looking Glass,” That's Life, Henry Mancini, music; Leslie Bricusse, lyrics
“Mean Green Mother From Outer Space,” Little Shop of Horrors, Alan Menken, music; Howard Ashman, lyrics
“Somewhere Out There,” An American Tail, James Horner and Barry Mann, music; Cynthia Weil, lyrics
*“Take My Breath Away,” Top Gun, Giorgio Moroder, music; Tom Whitlock, lyrics
*Music Original Score Jerry Goldsmith, Hoosiers
*Herbie Hancock, 'Round Midnight
James Horner, Aliens
Ennio Morricone, The Mission
Leonard Rosenman, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
*Film Editing Jim Clark, The Mission
Ray Lovejoy, Aliens
Susan E. Morse, Hannah and Her Sisters
*Claire Simpson, Platoon
Billy Weber and Chris Lebenzon, Top Gun
*Costume Design Anna Anni and Maurizio Millenotti, Otello
*Jenny Beaven and John Bright, A Room With a View
Anthony Powell, Pirates
Enrico Sabbatini, The Mission
Theadora Van Runkle, Peggy Sue Got Married
*Makeup Rob Bottin and Peter Robb-King, Legend
*Chris Walas and Stephan Dupuis, The Fly
Michael G. Westmore and Michèle Burke, The Clan of the Cave Bear
*Visual Effects Lyle Conway, Brian Ferren and Martin Gutteridge, Little Shop of Horrors
Richard Edlund, John Bruno, Garry Waller and William Neil, Poltergeist II: The Other Side
*Robert Skotak, Stan Winston, John Richardson and Suzanne Benson, Aliens
*Sound Effects Editing Cecelia Hall and George Watters II, Top Gun
Mark Mangini, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
*Don Sharpe, Aliens
*Short Films Animated The Frog, the Dog and the Devil (Bob Stenhouse, producer; New Zealand National Film Unit)
* A Greek Tragedy (Linda Van Tulden and Willem Thijssen producers; CineTe pvba)
Luxo Jr. (John Lasseter and William Reeves, producers; Pixar Productions)
*Short Films Live Action Exit (Stefano Reali and Pino Quartullo, producers; Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana/RAI-UNO)
Love Struck (Fredda Weiss, producer; Rainy Day Productions)
* Precious Images (Chuck Workman, producer; Calliope Films, Inc.)
*Documentary Short Subject Debonair Dancers (Alison Nigh-Strelich, producer; Alison Nigh-Strelich Production)
The Masters of Disaster (Sonya Friedman, producer; Indiana University Audio Visual Center)
Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse (Thomas L. Neff and Madeline Bell, producers; Polaris Entertainment Production)
Sam (Aaron D. Weisblatt Production)
* Women—for America, for the World (Vivienne Verdon-Roe, producer; Educational Film & Video Project)
*Documentary Feature (tie) * Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got (Brigitte Berman, producer; Bridge Film Production)
Chile: Hasta Cuando? (David Bradbury, producer; David Bradbury Productions)
* Down and Out in America (Joseph Feury and Milton Justice, producers; Joseph Feury Production)
Isaac in America: A Journey With Isaac Bashevis Singer (Kirk Simon and Amram Nowak, producers; Amram Nowak Associates)
Witness to Apartheid (Sharon I. Sopher, producer; Production of Developing News, Inc.)
*Foreign Language Film * The Assault, Netherlands
Betty Blue, France
The Decline of the American Empire, Canada
My Sweet Little Village, Czechoslovakia
“38”, Austria
*Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award *Steven Spielberg
*Honorary Award To *Ralph Bellamy for his unique artistry and his distinguished service to the profession of acting
To *E.M. (Al) Lewis in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high Academy standards


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