The 1980 Academy Awards®
Host: Johnny Carson
Date: March 31, 1981

Best Picture
Coal Miner's Daughter
The Elephant Man
Ordinary People
Raging Bull

Best Director
David Lynch, The Elephant Man
Roman Polanski, Tess
Robert Redford, Ordinary People--winner
Richard Rush, The Stunt Man
Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull

Best Actor
Robert De Niro, Raging Bull--winner
Robert Duvall, The Great Santini
John Hurt, The Elephant Man
Jack Lemmon, Tribute
Peter O'Toole, The Stunt Man

Best Actress
Ellen Burstyn, Resurrection
Goldie Hawn, Private Benjamin
Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People
Gena Rowlands, Gloria
Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner's Daughter--winner

Best Supporting Actor
Judd Hirsch, Ordinary People
Timothy Hutton, Ordinary People--winner
Michael O'Keefe, The Great Santini
Joe Pesci, Raging Bull
Jason Robards, Melvin and Howard

Best Supporting Actress
Eileen Brennan, Private Benjamin
Eva LeGallienne, Resurrection
Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull
Diana Scarwid, Inside Moves
Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard--winner

Best Foreign Language Film
Bizalom (Hungary)
Le dernier métro (France)
Kagemusha (Japan)
Moskva slezam ne verit (Soviet Union)--winner
El Nido (Spain)

Best Original Screenplay
Brubaker (W.D. Richter, Arthur A. Ross)
Fame (Christopher Gore)
Melvin and Howard (Bo Goldman)--winner
Mon oncle d'Amérique (Jean Gruault)
Private Benjamin (Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, Harvey Miller)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Breaker Morant (Jonathan Hardy, David Stevens, Bruce Beresford)
Coal Miner's Daughter (Thomas Rickman)
The Elephant Man (Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch)
Ordinary People (Alvin Sargent)--winner
The Stunt Man (Lawrence B. Marcus, Richard Rush)

Best Original Score
Altered States (John Corigliano)
The Elephant Man (John Morris)
The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams)
Fame (Michael Gore)--winner
Tess (Philippe Sarde)

Best Cinematography
The Blue Lagoon (Néstor Almendros)
Coal Miner's Daughter (Ralf D. Bode)
The Formula (James Crabe)
Raging Bull (Michael Chapman)
Tess (Geoffrey Unsworth, Ghislain Cloquet)

Other Categories:

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Tess (Pierre Guffroy, Jack Stephens)

Best Costume Design
Tess (Anthony Powell)

Best Film Editing
Raging Bull (Thelma Schoonmaker)

Best Visual Effects (given as a Special Achievement Award)
The Empire Strikes Back (Brian Johnson, Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Bruce Nicholson)

Best Sound
The Empire Strikes Back (Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Peter Sutton)

Best Original Song
Fame, for the song "Fame" written by Michael Gore (music) and Dean Pitchford (lyrics)

Best Animated Short Film
A Légy (Ferenc Rofusz)

Best Live Action Short Film
The Dollar Bottom (Lloyd Phillips)

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Karl Hess: Toward Liberty (Roland Hallé, Peter W. Ladue)

Best Documentary, Feature
From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (Murray Lerner)

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