ACADEMY AWARDS, THE 54TH ANNUAL (TV)

Summary

The fifty-fourth annual Academy Awards presentation, broadcast live from Hollywood, and hosted by Johnny Carson. Performers in the first hour of this program include Muppet characters Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, and singer Sheena Easton; presenters include Timothy Hutton, Karen Allen, Howard E. Rollins, Jr., Vincent Price, Kim Hunter, and Roger Moore. Award winners in the first hour include Maureen Stapleton for Best Supporting Actress ("Reds"); Norman Reynolds and Leslie Dilley for Best Art Direction ("Raiders of the Lost Ark"); Michael Ford for Best Set Direction ("Raiders of the Lost Ark"); Rick Baker for Best Achievement in Makeup ("An American Werewolf in London"); and Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

Also featured is an appearance by Fay Kanin, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and clips of past Academy Awards ceremonies with Gary Cooper, Gregory Peck, Ryan O'Neal, Bette Davis, Chevy Chase, Jerry Lewis, Clint Eastwood, Harry Belafonte, Timothy Bottoms, Helen Hayes, Danny Thomas, Walter Matthau, Charlton Heston, Fred Astaire, and Celeste Holm. In the second hour, performers include Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, John Schneider, Debbie Allen, Gregory Hines, and Liberace (clip only); presenters include Kathleen Turner, William Hurt, Robert Hays, Morgan Fairchild, Dan Aykroyd, Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Debra Winger, Paul Williams, Rachel Ward, Chevy Chase, John Travolta, Kristy McNichol, and Christopher Atkins.

Award winners include Vangelis (not present) for Best Original Score ("Chariots of Fire"); Milena Canonero for Best Costume Design ("Chariots of Fire"); Richard Edlund, Kit West, Bruce Nicholson, and Joe Johnston for Best Visual Effects ("Raiders of the Lost Ark"); Nigel Noble for Best Documentary Short Subject ("Close Harmony"); Arnold Schwartzman and Rabbi Marvin Hier for Best Documentary Feature ("Genocide"); Frederic Back for Best Animated Short Film ("Crac"); Paul Kemp and Shelley Levinson for Best Live Action Short Film ("Violet"); Victorio Storaro for Best Cinematography ("Reds"); Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker and Roy Charman for Best Sound ("Raiders of the Lost Ark"); Barbara Stanwyck, an honorary award; Joseph B. Walker, the Gordon E. Sawyer award; Richard Anderson and Benjamin P. Burtt, Jr., for Best Sound Effects Editing ("Raiders of the Lost Ark").

Also featured are clips of past Academy Awards ceremonies with Cary Grant, Paul Williams, and Jack Nicholson, and a clip from the Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony, held earlier and hosted by Lloyd Bridges.

In the third hour of the program, performers include Christopher Cross, Debbie Allen, Gregory Hines, and others in the tribute to composer Harry Warren. Presenters include Ornella Muti, Jack Valenti, Harry Hamlin, Ursula Andress, Bette Midler, Gregory Peck, Joel Grey, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Jerzy Kosinski. Award winners include "Mephisto" for Best Foreign Language Film; Burt Bacharach, Carol Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross, and Peter Allen for Best Original Song ("Arthur's Theme"); Michael Kahn for Best Film Editing ("Raiders of the Lost Ark"); Danny Kaye, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award; Sir John Gielgud (not present) for Best Supporting Actor ("Arthur"); Warren Beatty for Best Director ("Reds"); and Colin Welland for Best Original Screenplay ("Chariots of Fire"). Also included are clips of past Academy Awards ceremonies with Jane Fonda, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye, and Sidney Poitier. In the concluding half-hour of the program, presenters include Jon Voight, Sissy Spacek, and Loretta Young. Award winners include Ernest Thompson for Best Screenplay Adaptation ("On Golden Pond"); Katharine Hepburn (not present) for Best Actress ("On Golden Pond"); Henry Fonda for Best Actor ("On Golden Pond," award accepted by Jane Fonda); and "Chariots of Fire" for Best Picture (award accepted by producer David Puttnam). Also included is a clip of a past Academy Awards ceremony with Marlon Brando, and footage from the following films nominated for Best Picture: "Chariots of Fire," "On Golden Pond," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Reds," and "Atlantic City." Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: March 29, 1982 Monday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 3:07:04
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T84:0375
  • GENRE: Award presentations
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Films
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1982
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Howard W. Koch … Producer
    • Mel Frank … Producer
    • Marty Pasetta … Director
    • Hal Kanter … Writer
    • Mel Shavelson … Writer
    • Jack Rose … Writer
    • Larry Gelbart … Writer
    • Leonard Spigelgass … Writer
    • Michael Barrie … Writer, Johnny Carson's material written by
    • Jim Mulholland … Writer, Johnny Carson's material written by
    • Hal Goodman … Writer, Johnny Carson's material written by
    • Larry Klein … Writer, Johnny Carson's material written by
    • Johnny Carson … Writer, Johnny Carson's material written by
    • Walter Painter … Choreographer
    • Nathan Kaproff … Music (Misc. Credits), Music Coordinator
    • Jeanne Woodbury … Music (Misc. Credits), Music Coordinator
    • Bill Conti … Music (Misc. Credits), Music Director
    • Larry Grossman … Music (Misc. Credits), Special musical material by
    • Bob Hughes … Special Effects
    • Johnny Carson … Host
    • Debbie Allen
    • Karen Allen
    • Richard L. Anderson
    • Fred Astaire
    • Christopher Atkins
    • Dan Aykroyd
    • Frederic Back
    • Rick Baker
    • Harry Belafonte
    • Richard Benjamin
    • Timothy Bottoms
    • Lloyd Bridges
    • Broccoli, Albert R. "Cubby"
    • Benjamin P. Burtt
    • Milena Canonero
    • Roy Charman
    • Chevy Chase
    • Gary Cooper
    • Bette Davis
    • Leslie Dilley
    • Sheena Easton
    • Clint Eastwood
    • Richard Edlund
    • Morgan Fairchild
    • Michael Ford
    • Cary Grant
    • Helen Hayes
    • Robert Hays
    • Jim Henson
    • Charleton Heston
    • Marvin Hier
    • Gregory Hines
    • Celeste Holm
    • Kim Hunter
    • William Hurt
    • Timothy Hutton
    • Joe Johnston
    • Fay Kanin
    • Paul Kemp
    • Gregg Landaker
    • Shelley Levinson
    • Jerry Lewis
    • Liberace
    • Steve Maslow
    • Walter Matthau
    • Kristy McNichol
    • Roger Moore
    • Bruce Nicholson
    • Jack Nicholson
    • Nigel Noble
    • Ryan O'Neal
    • Gregory Peck
    • Paula Prentiss
    • Vincent Price
    • Norman Reynolds
    • Lionel Richie
    • Howard E. Rollins, Jr.
    • Diana Ross
    • John Schneider
    • Arnold Schwartzman
    • Barbara Stanwyck
    • Maureen Stapleton
    • Victorio Storaro
    • Danny Thomas
    • John Travolta
    • Kathleen Turner
    • Vangelis
    • Bill Varney
    • Joseph B. Walker
    • Rachel Ward
    • Kit West
    • Paul Williams
    • Debra Winger