Archive for the ‘1981’ Category

Fixing the Oscars – 1981

June 13, 2007

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM

WINNER: Mephisto

– Das Boot
– Coup de torchon
– Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco
– Diva

BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM

WINNER: My Dinner with Andre

– Raiders of the Lost Ark
– Chariots of Fire
– Gregory’s Girl
– Excalibur

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

WINNER: Klaus Maria Brandauer (Mephisto)

– Fernando Ramos Da Silva (Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco)
– Jeremy Irons (The French Lieutenant’s Woman)
– Philippe Noiret (Coup de torchon)
– Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

WINNER: Kathleen Turner (Body Heat)

– Meryl Streep (The French Lieutenant’s Woman)
– Barbara Sukowa (Lola)
– Katherine Hepburn (On Golden Pond)
– Fanny Ardant (La Femme d’à côté)
– Isabelle Huppert (Coup de torchon)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER: Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire)

– John Gielgud (Arthur)
– Herbert Grönemeyer (Das Boot)
– Ian Holm (Chariots of Fire)
– Howard E. Rollins (Ragtime)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER: Stephane Audran (Coup de torchon)

– Jenny Agutter (An American Werewolf in London)
– Sandy Dennis (The Four Seasons)
– Rae Dawn Chong (La Guerre du feu)
– Maureen Stapleton (Reds)

BEST DIRECTOR

WINNER: Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot)

– Istvan Szabo (Mephisto)
– Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
– Bertrand Tavernier (Coup de torchon)
– Brian de Palma (Blow Out)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER: Jost Vacano (Das Boot)

– Phillippe Rousselot (Diva)
– Alex Thomson (Excalibur)
– Vittorio Storaro (Reds)
– Xaver Schwarzenberger (Lola)
– Douglas Slocombe (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

WINNER: Péter Dobai & István Szabó (Mephisto, from the novel by Klaus Mann)

– Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, from the novel by Lothar G. Buchheim)
– Jean Aurenche & Bertrand Tavernier (Coup de torchon, from the novel Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson)
– Harold Pinter(The French Lieutenant’s Woman, from the novel by John Fowles)
– Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond, from the play by Thompson)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

WINNER: Collin Welland (Chariots of Fire)

– R.W. Fassbinder, Pea Fröhlich & Peter Märthesheimer (Lola)
– Alan Alda (The Four Seasons)
– Andre Gregory & Wallace Shawn (My Dinner with Andre)
– Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

WINNER: Vangelis (Chariots Of Fire)

– Philippe Sarde (Coup De Torchon)
– John Williams (Raiders Of The Lost Ark)
– Randy Newman (Ragtime)
– John Barry (Body Heat)

MUSICAL SCORING / ADAPTATION / SONG SCORE

WINNER: Various (Pennies From Heaven)

– Various (Heavy Metal)
– Various (Deprisa Deprisa)
– Various (Diva)
– Various (Urgh – A Music War)
– Various (American Pop)

BEST SONG

WINNER: Lionel Ritchie Endless Love (Endless Love)

– Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen & Christopher Cross The Best That You Can Do (Arthur)
– Bill Conti & Mithcell Leeson For Your Eyes Only (For Your Eyes Only)
– Randy Newman One More Time (Ragtime)
– Chris Stein & Deborah Harry Polyester (Polyester)

BEST EDITING

WINNER: Das Boot (Hannes Nikel)

– Raiders of the Lost Ark (Michael Kahn)
– Blow Out (Paul Hirsch)
– Chariots of Fire (Terry Rawlings)
– Diva (Monique Prim; Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte)

BEST ART DIRECTION

WINNER: Time Bandits (Norman Garwood)

– Excalibur (Tim Hutchinson)
– Das Boot (Götz Weidner)
– Chariots of Fire (Roger Hall)
– Raiders of the Lost Ark (Leslie Dilley)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

WINNER: Chariots of Fire (Milena Canonero)

– Lola (Barbara Baum)
– Excalibur (Bob Ringwood)
– Ragtime (Anna Hill Johnstone)
– Time Bandits (James Acheson)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS:

WINNER: Raiders Of The Lost Ark

– Time Bandits
– An American Werewolf In London
– Dragonslayer
– Excalibur

BEST SHORT FILM

WINNER: Tango (Zbigniew Rybczynski)

– The Creation (Will Vinton)
– Peep Show (Atom Egoyan)
– The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin (Janet Perlman)