1980s Academy Award Winning Movies

80s-oscar-winnersAnd the Oscar goes to . . .

Best Picture

1980 – Ordinary People 1981 – Chariots of Fire 1982 – Gandhi 1983 – Terms of Endearment 1984 – Amadeus 1985 – Out of Africa 1986 – Platoon 1987 – The Last Emperor 1988 – Rain Man 1989 – Driving Miss Daisy

Best Actor

1980 – Robert De Niro, Raging Bull 1981 – Henry Fonda, On Golden Pond 1982 – Ben Kingsley, Gandhi 1983 – Robert Duvall, Tender Mercies 1984 – F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus 1985 – William Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman 1986 – Paul Newman, The Color of Money 1987 – Michael Douglas, Wall Street 1988 – Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man 1989 – Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot

Best Actress

1980 – Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner’s Daughter 1981 – Katharine Hepburn, On Golden Pond 1982 – Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice 1983 – Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment 1984 – Sally Field, Places in the Heart 1985 – Geraldine Page, The Trip to Bountiful 1986 – Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God 1987 – Cher, Moonstruck 1988 – Jodie Foster, The Accused 1989 – Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy

Best Director

1980 – Robert Redford, Ordinary People 1981 – Warren Beatty, Reds 1982 – Richard Attenborough, Gandhi 1983 – James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment 1984 – Miloš Forman, Amadeus 1985 – Sydney Pollack, Out of Africa 1986 – Oliver Stone, Platoon 1987 – Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor 1988 – Barry Levinson, Rain Man 1989 – Oliver Stone, Born on the Fourth of July Click for a complete list of all Oscar winners and nominees. Join Jules as she reminisces about the 80s Best Picture Winners.

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Author: Pia Sooney

Just a little obsessed with all things 80s, Pia still has her Swatch, her cassette tape collection, and her Converse Chucks. When not making friendship pins or listening to Depeche Mode, she runs a web design business.

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