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Academy Awards for 1988

By Patrick Mondout

The 61st Annual Academy Awards were hosted by various presenters on March 29, 1989 at the Shine Auditorium (Los Angeles) and broadcast live on ABC.

Note: All nominees are listed and Oscar winner! denotes the Oscar winner.
 
BEST PICTURE
  The 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
Oscar winner! Rain Man, Mark Johnson, producer
  Working Girl, Douglas Wick, producer
 
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Oscar winner! Jodie Foster, The Accused
Meryl Streep, A Cry in the Dark
  Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons
Sigourney Weaver, Gorillas in the Mist
Melanie Griffith, Working Girl
 
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
  Tom Hanks, Big
  Gene Hackman, Mississippi Burning
  Max von Sydow, Pelle the Conqueror
Oscar winner! Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man
  Edward James Olmos, Stand and Deliver
 
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Oscar winner! Geena Davis, The Accidental Tourist
  Frances McDormand, Mississippi Burning
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons
  Joan Cusack, Working Girl
  Sigourney Weaver, Working Girl
 
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Oscar winner! Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda
  Alec Guinness, Little Dorrit
  Dean Stockwell, Married to the Mob
  River Phoenix, Running on Empty
  Martin Landau, Tucker: The Man and His Dream
 
BEST DIRECTOR
  Charles Crichton, A Fish Called Wanda
  Martin Scorsese, The Last Temptation of Christ
  Alan Parker, Mississippi Burning
Oscar winner! Barry Levinson, Rain Man
  Mike Nichols, Working Girl
 
BEST WRITING (SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN)
  John Cleese, screenplay; John Cleese and Charles Crichton, story, A Fish Called Wanda
  Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, Big
  Ron Shelton, Bull Durham
Oscar winner! Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow, screenplay; Barry Morrow, story, Rain Man
  Naomi Foner, Running on Empty
 
BEST WRITING (SCREENPLAY BASED ON MATERIAL FROM ANOTHER MEDIUM)
  Frank Galati and Lawrence Kasdan, The Accidental Tourist
Oscar winner! Christopher Hampton, Dangerous Liaisons
  Anna Hamilton Phelan, screenplay; Anna Hamilton Phelan and Tab Murphy, story, Gorillas in the Mist
  Christine Edzard, Little Dorrit
  Jean-Claude Carričre and Philip Kaufman, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Oscar winner! Peter Biziou, Mississippi Burning
  John Seale, Rain Man
  Conrad L. Hall, Tequila Sunrise
  Sven Nykvist, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  Dean Cundey, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
 
BEST FILM EDITING
  Frank J. Urioste and John F. Link, Die Hard
  Stuart Baird, Gorillas in the Mist
  Gerry Hambling, Mississippi Burning
  Stu Linder, Rain Man
Oscar winner! Arthur Schmidt, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
 
BEST ART DIRECTION/SET DIRECTION
  Albert Brenner, art direction; Garrett Lewis, set decoration, Beaches
Oscar winner! Stuart Craig, art direction; Gerard James, set decoration, Dangerous Liaisons
  Ida Random, art direction; Linda DeScenna, set decoration, Rain Man
  Dean Tavoularis, art direction; Armin Ganz, set decoration, Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  Elliot Scott, art direction; Peter Howitt, set decoration, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
  Jane Robinson, A Handful of Dust
  Deborah Nadoolman, Coming to America
Oscar winner! James Acheson, Dangerous Liaisons
  Patricia Norris, Sunset
  Milena Canonero, Tucker: The Man and His Dream
 
BEST SOUND
Oscar winner! Les Fresholtz, Dick Alexander, Vern Poore and Willie D. Burton, Bird
  Don Bassman, Kevin F. Cleary, Richard Overton and Al Overton, Die Hard
  Andy Nelson, Brian Saunders and Peter Handford, Gorillas in the Mist
  Robert Litt, Elliot Tyson, Rick Kline and Danny Michael, Mississippi Burning
  Robert Knudson, John Boyd, Don Digirolamo and Tony Dawe, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
 
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
  Richard Edlund, Al DiSarro, Brent Boates and Thaine Morris, Die Hard
Oscar winner! Ken Ralston, Richard Williams, Edward Jones and George Gibbs, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  Dennis Muren, Michael McAlister, Phil Tippett and Chris Evans, Willow
 
BEST MAKEUP
Oscar winner! Ve Neill, Steve La Porte and Robert Short, Beetlejuice
  Rick Baker, Coming to America
  Tom Burman and Bari Dreiband-Burman, Scrooged
 
BEST SOUND (ORIGINAL SONG)
  “Calling You,” Bagdad Cafe, Bob Telson, music and lyrics
  “Two Hearts,” Buster, Lamont Dozier, music; Phil Collins, lyrics
Oscar winner! “Let the River Run,” Working Girl, Carly Simon, music and lyrics
 
BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
  John Williams, The Accidental Tourist
  George Fenton, Dangerous Liaisons
  Maurice Jarre, Gorillas in the Mist
Oscar winner! Dave Grusin, The Milagro Beanfield War
  Hans Zimmer, Rain Man
 
BEST SHORT FILMS (ANIMATED)
  The Cat Came Back (Cordell Barker, producer; National Film Board of Canada)
  Technological Threat (Bill Kroyer and Brian Jennings, producers; Kroyer Films, Inc.)
Oscar winner! Tin Toy (John Lasseter and William Reeves, producers; Pixar)
 
BEST SHORT FILMS (LIVE ACTION)
Oscar winner! The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (Dean Parisot and Steven Wright, producer; Schooner Productions, Inc.)
  Cadillac Dreams (Matia Karrell and Abbee Goldstein, producers; Cadillac Dreams Production)
  Gullah Tales (George deGolian and Gary Moss, producers; Georgia State University)
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECTS)
  The Children's Storefront (Karen Goodman, producer; Simon and Goodman Picture Company Production)
  Family Gathering (Lise Yasui and Ann Tegnell, producers; Lise Yasui Production)
  Gang Cops (Thomas B. Fleming and Daniel J. Marks, producers; University of Southern California Center for Visual Anthropology and the School of Cinema/Television)
  Portrait of Imogen (Nancy Hale and Meg Partridge, producers; Pacific Pictures Production)
Oscar winner! You Don't Have to Die (William Guttentag and Malcolm Clarke, producers; Tiger Rose Production in association with Filmworks, Inc.)
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURES)
  The Cry of Reason—Beyers Naude: An Afrikaner Speaks Out (Robert Bilheimer and Ronald Mix, producers;
Worldwide Documentaries, Inc.)
Oscar winner! Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (Marcel Ophuls, producer; The Memory Pictures Company)
  Let's Get Lost (Bruce Weber and Nan Bush, producers; Little Bear Films, Inc.)
  Promises to Keep (Ginny Durrin, producer; Durrin Productions, Inc.)
  Who Killed Vincent Chin? (Renee Tajima and Christine Choy, producers; Film News Now Foundation and Detroit Educational Television Foundation Production)
 
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  Hanussen, Hungary
  The Music Teacher, Belgium
Oscar winner! Pelle the Conqueror, Denmark
  Salaam Bombay!, India
  Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Spain

Other Awards

Honorary awards were handed out 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 filmmaking" and 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." A Special Achievement Award for Animation Direction was given to Richard Williams for his work on the innovative Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Scientific Awards

Ioan Allen (Sound)
Ray Dolby (Sound)
Dolby Laboratories, Incorporated (Sound)
Arnold & Richter Engineering Staff (Camera)
Arriflex Corporation (Camera)
Otto Blaschek (Camera)
Kris Brown (Special Photographic)
Bill Bryan (Special Photographic)
Roy W. Edwards (Camera)
Bud Elam (Special Photographic)
ELICON (Special Photographic)
Ray Feeney (Special Photographic)
Bill Holland (Special Photographic)
Interactive Motion Control (Special Photographic)
Jerry Jeffress (Special Photographic)
Paul Johnson (Special Photographic)
Lynx Robotics (Special Photographic)
Alvah Miller (Special Photographic)
Joe Parker (Special Photographic)
Photo-Sonics, Incorporated, Engineering Staff (Camera)
Peter A. Regla (Special Photographic)
Dan Slater, Bill Tondreau (Special Photographic)
Tondreau Systems (Special Photographic)
BHP, Inc. (Laboratory)
Bob Badami (Editorial and Preproduction)
Bell & Howell Professional Equipment Division (Laboratory)
Glenn M. Berggren (Lenses and Filters)
Bill Bernstein (Editorial and Preproduction)
Dick Bernstein (Editorial and Preproduction)
William L. Blowers (Photography)
James K. Branch (Photography)
Michael V. Chewey III (Laboratory)
Alan Gordon Enterprises (Camera)
Hollywood Film Company (Laboratory)
ISCO-OPTIC GmbH (Lenses and Filters)
Bruce W. Keller (Laboratory)
Dr. Antal Lisziewicz (Lenses and Filters)
Grant Loucks (Camera)
Manfred G. Michelson (Laboratory)
Offbeat Systems (Editorial and Preproduction)
Paul A. Roos (Systems)
Spectra Cine, Incorporated (Photography)
Technical Film Systems, Incorporated (Laboratory)
Emanuel Trilling (Stage Operations)
Trilling Resources Limited (Stage Operations)
Wilcam (Camera)
Geoffrey H. Williamson (Camera)
Nasir J. Zaidi (Photography)
Gary Zeller (Stage Operations)
Zeller International Limited (Stage Operations) 

 

FILM FACTS

Best Picture: Rain Man

What: 61st Annual Academy Awards

Date: March 29, 1989

Host: various presenters

Location: Shine Auditorium (Los Angeles)

Network: ABC


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