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The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980)

Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »


Marty Pasetta
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Allder Nick Allder ... Himself - Winner
Ann-Margret ... Herself - Presenter
Tamara Asseyev ... Herself - Nominee
Dennis Ayling Dennis Ayling ... Himself - Winner
Barbara Barrie ... Herself - Nominee
Robert Benton ... Himself - Winner
Candice Bergen ... Herself - Nominee
Jill Clayburgh ... Herself - Nominee
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Herself - Presenter
Bo Derek ... Herself - Presenter
Kirk Douglas ... Himself - Presenter
Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself - Presenter
Hal Elias Hal Elias ... Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself


Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies.

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Release Date:

14 April 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 52nd Annual Academy Awards See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


None of the five nominated films in the best Art Direction-Set Decoration category were period pieces, a rare instance in the category. All That Jazz (1979) and The China Syndrome (1979) were set in the 1970's; Apocalypse Now (1979) during the early 1970's in the Vietnam War while Alien (1979) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) were futuristic pieces. See more »


Johnny Carson: Tonight we're being seen in 35 countries... including the Arab states of Syria, Lebanon and Beverly Hills.
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »


The Rainbow Connection
(from 'The Muppet Movie (1979)')
Written by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Performed by Jim Henson (as Kermit the Frog)
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Marvelous Meryl Streep wins her first Oscar!!
9 March 2003 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

Meryl Streep wins her first Oscar for "Kramer vs. Kramer", and the film itself ends up with five of those little gold men!! The others being for-- Picture, Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Director and Screenplay. Sally Field wins Best Actress for "Norma Rae". I wonder how Jane Fonda, Jill Clayburgh or Faye Dunaway felt after seeing Sally Field take home the Oscar after they turned the part down. An upset in the supporting actor catagory, as many predicted that Mickey Rooney would win for "The Black Stallion", only to see Melvyn Douglas win for "Being There". A good program, and although Sally Field did a great job as "Norma Rae', I was hoping to see Bette Midler win for "The Rose"--now that was a great performance. But at least Miss Midler got nominated!!

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