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The Oscars for the year 1982


Winners are shown in red


Best Picture

* Atlantic City (1980) - Denis Héroux
* Chariots of Fire (1981) - David Puttnam
* On Golden Pond (1981) - Bruce Gilbert (I)
* Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Frank Marshall (I)
* Reds (1981) - Warren Beatty

Best Actor in a Leading Role

* Absence of Malice (1981) - Paul Newman (I)
* Arthur (1981) - Dudley Moore
* Atlantic City (1980) - Burt Lancaster
* On Golden Pond (1981) - Henry Fonda
* Reds (1981) - Warren Beatty

Best Actress in a Leading Role

* Atlantic City (1980) - Susan Sarandon
* French Lieutenant's Woman, The (1981) - Meryl Streep
* On Golden Pond (1981) - Katharine Hepburn
* Only When I Laugh (1981) - Marsha Mason
* Reds (1981) - Diane Keaton

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

* Arthur (1981) - John Gielgud
* Chariots of Fire (1981) - Ian Holm
* Only When I Laugh (1981) - James Coco
* Ragtime (1981) - Howard E. Rollins Jr.
* Reds (1981) - Jack Nicholson

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

* Absence of Malice (1981) - Melinda Dillon
* On Golden Pond (1981) - Jane Fonda
* Only When I Laugh (1981) - Joan Hackett
* Ragtime (1981) - Elizabeth McGovern
* Reds (1981) - Maureen Stapleton

Best Director

* Atlantic City (1980) - Louis Malle
* Chariots of Fire (1981) - Hugh Hudson
* On Golden Pond (1981) - Mark Rydell
* Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Steven Spielberg
* Reds (1981) - Warren Beatty

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

* Absence of Malice (1981) - Kurt Luedtke
* Arthur (1981) - Steve Gordon (I)
* Atlantic City (1980) - John Guare
* Chariots of Fire (1981) - Colin Welland
* Reds (1981) - Warren Beatty; Trevor Griffiths

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

* French Lieutenant's Woman, The (1981) - Harold Pinter
* On Golden Pond (1981) - Ernest Thompson
* Pennies from Heaven (1981) - Dennis Potter
* Prince of the City (1981) - Jay Presson Allen; Sidney Lumet
* Ragtime (1981) - Michael Weller (I)

Best Cinematography

* Excalibur (1981) - Alex Thomson (I)
* On Golden Pond (1981) - Billy Williams (III)
* Ragtime (1981) - Miroslav Ondrícek
* Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Douglas Slocombe
* Reds (1981) - Vittorio Storaro

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

* French Lieutenant's Woman, The (1981) - Assheton Gorton; Ann Mollo
* Heaven's Gate (1980) - Tambi Larsen; James L. Berkey
* Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Norman Reynolds; Leslie Dilley; Michael Ford (I)
* Ragtime (1981) - John Graysmark; Patrizia von Brandenstein; Tony Reading; George DeTitta Sr.; George DeTitta Jr.; Peter Howitt (I)
* Reds (1981) - Richard Sylbert; Michael Seirton

Best Costume Design

* Chariots of Fire (1981) - Milena Canonero
* French Lieutenant's Woman, The (1981) - Tom Rand
* Pennies from Heaven (1981) - Bob Mackie
* Ragtime (1981) - Anna Hill Johnstone
* Reds (1981) - Shirley Russell

Best Sound

* On Golden Pond (1981) - Richard Portman; David M. Ronne
* Outland (1981) - John Wilkinson (I); Robert W. Glass Jr.; Robert Thirlwell; Robin Gregory
* Pennies from Heaven (1981) - Michael J. Kohut; Jay M. Harding; Richard Tyler (I); Al Overton Jr.
* Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Bill Varney; Steve Maslow; Gregg Landaker; Roy Charman
* Reds (1981) - Dick Vorisek; Tom Fleischman; Simon Kaye

Best Film Editing

* Chariots of Fire (1981) - Terry Rawlings
* French Lieutenant's Woman, The (1981) - John Bloom (II)
* On Golden Pond (1981) - Robert L. Wolfe
* Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Michael Kahn (I)
* Reds (1981) - Dede Allen; Craig McKay (I)

Best Effects, Visual Effects

* Dragonslayer (1981) - Dennis Muren; Phil Tippett; Ken Ralston; Brian Johnson (I)
* Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Richard Edlund; Kit West; Bruce Nicholson; Joe Johnston (I)

Best Makeup

* American Werewolf in London, An (1981) - Rick Baker (I)
* Heartbeeps (1981) - Stan Winston

Best Music, Song

* Arthur (1981) - Burt Bacharach; Carole Bayer Sager; Christopher Cross (I); Peter Allen (I) - For the song "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"
* Endless Love (1981) - Lionel Richie - For the song "Endless Love"
* For Your Eyes Only (1981) - Bill Conti (music); Mick Leeson (lyrics) - For the song "For Your Eyes Only"
* Great Muppet Caper, The (1981) - Joe Raposo - For the song "The First Time It Happens"
* Ragtime (1981) - Randy Newman (I) - For the song "One More Hour"

Best Music, Original Score

* Chariots of Fire (1981) - Vangelis
* Dragonslayer (1981) - Alex North
* On Golden Pond (1981) - Dave Grusin
* Ragtime (1981) - Randy Newman (I)
* Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - John Williams (I)

Best Short Film, Animated Films

* Crac (1980) - Frederic Back
* Creation, The (1981) - Will Vinton
* Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin, The (1981) - Janet Perlman

Best Short Film, Live Action

* Couples and Robbers (1981) - Christine Oestreicher
* First Winter (1981) - John N. Smith
* Violet (1981) - Paul Kemp (III); Shelley Levinson

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

* Americas in Transition (1981) - Obie Benz
* Close Harmony (1981) - Nigel Noble
* Journey for Survival (1981) - Dick Young (I)
* See What I Say (1981) - Linda Rogers-Ambury; Pam LeBlanc; Freddi Stevens
* Urge to Build (1981) - Roland Halle; John Hoover (III)

Best Documentary, Features

* Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey (1981) - Susanne Bauman; Paul Neshamkin; Jim Burroughs
* Brooklyn Bridge (1981) - Ken Burns (I)
* Eight Minutes to Midnight: A Portrait of Dr. Helen Caldicott (1981) - Mary Benjamin; Susanne Simpson; Boyd Estus
* El Salvador: Another Vietnam (1981) - Glenn Silber; Tete Vasconcellos
* Genocide (1981) - Arnold Schwartzman; Marvin Hier

Best Foreign Language Film

* Boot ist voll, Das (1981) - Switzerland
* Czlowiek z zelaza (1981) - Poland
* Doro no kawa (1981) - Japan
* Mephisto (1981) - Hungary
* Tre fratelli (1981) - Italy

Honorary Award

* Barbara Stanwyck - For superlative creativity and unique contribution to the art of screen acting.

Special Achievement Award

* Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Ben Burtt; Richard L. Anderson - For sound effects editing.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

* Albert R. Broccoli

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

* Danny Kaye


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