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Encyclopedia > 55th Academy Awards
55th Academy Awards
"Gandhi" poster
Date Monday, April 11, 1983
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Preshow {{{preshow}}}
Host Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Walter Matthau
Producer Howard W. Koch
Director Marty Pasetta
Duration {{{duration}}}

The 55th Academy Awards were presented April 11, 1983 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, and Walter Matthau. April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center (which is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the nation). ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Liza Minnelli. ... Dudley Moore Dudley Moore, CBE (April 19, 1935 – March 27, 2002), was a British musician, actor and comedian who was enormously popular in his home country for many years but relatively unknown in the United States until he made the film 10 with Bo Derek. ... Richard Pryor Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... Walter Matthau Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was a Jewish American comedy actor. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center (which is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the nation). ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Liza Minnelli. ... Dudley Moore Dudley Moore, CBE (April 19, 1935 – March 27, 2002), was a British musician, actor and comedian who was enormously popular in his home country for many years but relatively unknown in the United States until he made the film 10 with Bo Derek. ... Richard Pryor Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... Walter Matthau Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was a Jewish American comedy actor. ...

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Winners

Feature Films

Category Winner
Best motion picture Gandhi Richard Attenborough
Best foreign language film Volver a Empezar Spain
Best documentary feature Just Another Missing Kid John Zaritsky
Best animated feature

Gandhi (1982) is an Anglo-Indian film, directed by Richard Attenborough, about the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (also known as Mahatma Gandhi, Great Soul), leader of the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... John Zaritsky John Zaritsky has won more than 30 awards for his documentary films. ...

Acting

Category Winner Movie
Best actor in a leading role Ben Kingsley Gandhi
Best actress in a leading role Meryl Streep Sophie's Choice
Best actor in a supporting role Louis Gossett, Jr. An Officer and a Gentleman
Best actress in a supporting role Jessica Lange Tootsie

Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943) is a British-Indian actor. ... Gandhi (1982) is an Anglo-Indian film, directed by Richard Attenborough, about the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (also known as Mahatma Gandhi, Great Soul), leader of the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. ... Streep in Silkwood (1983) Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an Oscar-winning American actress who has received numerous accolades for her work in movies and television and who, from the 1980s to the present day, has been regarded as one of the best in her field. ... Sophies Choice is a 1982 film that tells the story of the beautiful Polish immigrant Sophie, and her tempestuous lover that share a boarding house with a young writer in Brooklyn. ... Louis Gossett Jr. ... An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 film which tells the story of a United States Navy aviation Officer Candidate who comes into conflict with the Gunnery Sergeant who trains him. ... Jessica Lange in The Glass Menagerie (2005) Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota) is an American actress. ... Tootsie is a 1982 comedy film, which tells the story of a talented, but volatile actor who is pushing for 40. ...

Screenplay & Direction

Category Winner Movie
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen John Briley Gandhi
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Costa-Gavras and Donald Stewart Missing
Best Director Richard Attenborough Gandhi
Academy Awards ceremonies

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