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Encyclopedia > 59th Academy Awards
59th Academy Awards
Date Monday, March 30, 1987
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan
Producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
Director Marty Pasetta
Duration 3 hours, 19 minutes

The 59th Academy Awards were presented March 30, 1987 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Paul Hogan. is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 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). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Chevy Chase (disambiguation). ... Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... For other persons named Paul Hogan, see Paul Hogan (disambiguation). ... Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 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). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Chevy Chase (disambiguation). ... Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... For other persons named Paul Hogan, see Paul Hogan (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Winners

Feature Films

Category Winner
Best motion picture Platoon Arnold Kopelson
Best foreign language film The Assault The Netherlands
Best documentary feature Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got and Down and Out in America (tie) Brigitte Berman, and Joseph Feury and Milton Justice
Best Cinematography The Mission

Platoon is an Academy Award winning 1986 Vietnam War film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and John C. McGinley. ... Arnold Kopelson (born in New York, New York, February 14, 1935) is an American film producer. ... The Assault (original title De Aanslag) is a 1986 Dutch film based on a novel of Harry Mulisch. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Down and Out in America is a 1986 documentary film that critiques Reaganomics by showing examples of about poverty in the USA. Down and Out in America at the Internet Movie Database Category: ...

Acting

Category Winner Movie
Best actor in a leading role Paul Newman The Color of Money
Best actress in a leading role Marlee Matlin Children of a Lesser God
Best actor in a supporting role Michael Caine Hannah and Her Sisters
Best actress in a supporting role Dianne Weist Hannah and Her Sisters

This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... The Color of Money was a 1984 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, continuing the story of Fast Eddie Felson from The Hustler (1959). ... Marlee Beth Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an Academy Award-winning American actress who is almost completely deaf. ... Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that tells the story of a speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls in love with a sign language-using deaf woman. ... This article is about the English actor. ... Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 romantic comedy film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family, told mostly during a year that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. ... Dianne Wiest (born March 28, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American actress in stage, television, and film, and has received several awards in her career, including two Oscars. ... Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 romantic comedy film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family, told mostly during a year that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. ...

Screenplay & Direction

Category Winner Movie
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Woody Allen Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Ruth Prawer Jhabvala A Room with a View
Best Director Oliver Stone Platoon

Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright. ... Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 romantic comedy film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family, told mostly during a year that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. ... Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE (born May 7, 1927) is a Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer, and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... This article is about the book. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Platoon is an Academy Award winning 1986 Vietnam War film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and John C. McGinley. ...

Notable Events

The Academy awards show was broadcast on the ABC network at the same time as CBS network broadcast of the 1987 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament championship game between Indiana and Syracuse. Chevy Chase quipped later in the evening, "Is the game over yet?" The show would subsequently be scheduled around the tournament broadcast by moving it later in April for two years. Look up ABC in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Abbreviation ABC is an abbreviation with many meanings: The Latin alphabet, of which A, B, and C are the first three letters. ... radio and United States. ... The 1987 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private nonsectarian research university located in Syracuse, New York. ...


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