Awards Season, Reviews / 28.01.2018

In 1983, the 55th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1982, and December 31, 1982, the awards were held on April 11. The ceremony was hosted by Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, and Walter Matthau. Louis Gossett Jr. became the first African-American actor to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance in An Officer and a Gentleman. Meryl Streep took home her second Academy Award in her short career, which had already yielded four nominations...

Awards Season, Reviews / 27.01.2018

In 1982, the 54th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1981, and December 31, 1981, the awards were held on March 29. The ceremony was once again hosted by Johnny Carson. For the first time in decades, three of the four acting winners were not present at the ceremony to collect their Academy Awards. Katherine Hepburn, the winner of Best Actress for On Golden Pond, was starring in a play in Washington, D.C. Henry Fonda,...

Awards Season, Reviews / 26.01.2018

In 1981, the 53rd Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1980, the awards were held on March 31. The ceremony was originally scheduled for March 30, but, for the second time in Oscar history, was delayed, due to an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. This may explain the ceremony receiving the lowest ratings since the telecasts of the show began, as viewers were glued to other networks for news...

Awards Season, Reviews / 25.01.2018

In 1980, the 52nd Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1979, and December 31, 1979, the awards were held on April 14. The ceremony was once again hosted by Johnny Carson. At only 8-years-old, Justin Henry made history with his nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Kramer vs. Kramer. Henry became the youngest ever nominee in any competitive category. It's a record he still holds to this day. Henry was beaten by...

Awards Season, Reviews / 24.01.2018

In 1979, the 51st Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1978, and December 31, 1978, the awards were held on April 9. The ceremony was hosted by beloved comedian and talk show host Johnny Carson for the first time. Carson would host the awards for the next three consecutive years. Hollywood legend John Wayne made his final ever public appearance to present the final award for Best Picture. Wayne would succumb to his battle with stomach...

Awards Season, Reviews / 23.01.2018

In 1978, the 50th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1977, and December 31, 1977, the awards were held on April 3. The ceremony was hosted by Bob Hope for the 19th and final time. An unfortunate new record was set by The Turning Point. The film received 11 nominations and walked away empty-handed, which beat the previous record of nine set by Peyton Place and The Little Foxes. This record would be matched by The...

Awards Season, Reviews / 22.01.2018

In 1977, the 49th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 1976, the awards were held on March 28. The ceremony was hosted by Richard Pryor, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda and Warren Beatty. For the first time in Academy Awards history, a female director was nominated for Best Director, with Italian-born Lina Wertmüller nominated for her film Seven Beauties. To date, only three additional women have been nominated in this category. Network received 10 nominations, including a staggering five...