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 – MiloŇ° 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.

Author: Alli Denning

As the Owner / Editor of Like Totally 80s, Alli is just a little obsessed with all things 80s (well, not ALL things, but most). Alli still has her Swatch, her cassette tape collection, and her Converse Chucks. When not making friendship pins or listening to Depeche Mode, she can be found at denning e-solutions, LLC, her web design business.

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