The 1981 Academy Awards®
Host: Johnny Carson
Date: March 29, 1982

Best Picture
Atlantic City
Chariots of Fire
On Golden Pond
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Best Director
Warren Beatty, Reds--winner
Hugh Hudson, Chariots of Fire
Louis Malle, Atlantic City
Mark Rydell, On Golden Pond
Steven Spielberg, Raiders of the Lost Ark

Best Actor
Warren Beatty, Reds
Henry Fonda, On Golden Pond--winner
Burt Lancaster, Atlantic City
Dudley Moore, Arthur
Paul Newman, Absence of Malice

Best Actress
Katharine Hepburn, On Golden Pond--winner
Diane Keaton, Reds
Marsha Mason, Only When I Laugh
Susan Sarandon, Atlantic City
Meryl Streep, The French Lieutenant's Woman

Best Supporting Actor
James Coco, Only When I Laugh
John Gielgud, Arthur--winner
Ian Holm, Chariots of Fire
Jack Nicholson, Reds
Howard E. Rollins Jr., Ragtime

Best Supporting Actress
Melinda Dillon, Absence of Malice
Jane Fonda, On Golden Pond
Joan Hackett, Only When I Laugh
Elizabeth McGovern, Ragtime
Maureen Stapleton, Reds

Best Foreign Language Film
Das boot ist voll (Germany)
Czlowiek z zelaza (Poland)
Doro no kawa (Japan)
Mephisto (Hungary)--winner
Tre fratelli (Italy)

Best Original Screenplay
Absence of Malice (Kurt Luedtke)
Arthur (Steve Gordon)
Atlantic City (John Guare)
Chariots of Fire (Colin Welland)--winner
Reds (Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths)

Best Adapted Screenplay
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Harold Pinter)
On Golden Pond (Ernest Thompson)--winner
Pennies from Heaven (Dennis Potter)
Prince of the City (Jay Presson Allen, Sidney Lumet)
Ragtime(Michael Weller)

Best Original Score
Chariots of Fire (Vangelis)--winner
Dragonslayer (Alex North)
On Golden Pond (Dave Grusin)
Ragtime (Randy Newman)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (John Williams)

Best Cinematography
Excalibur (Alex Thomson)
On Golden Pond (Billy Williams)
Ragtime (Miroslav Ondrícek)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Douglas Slocombe)
Reds (Vittorio Storaro)

Other Categories:

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Norman Reynolds, Leslie Dilley, Michael Ford)

Best Costume Design
Chariots of Fire (Milena Canonero)

Best Makeup
An American Werewolf in London (Rick Baker)

Best Film Editing
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Michael Kahn)

Best Visual Effects
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Richard Edlund, Kit West, Bruce Nicholson, Joe Johnston)

Best Sound
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Roy Charman)

Best Sound Effects Editing (given as a Special Achievement Award)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Ben Burtt, Richard L. Anderson)

Best Original Song
Arthur, for the song "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross & Peter Allen

Best Animated Short Film
Crac (Frédéric Back)

Best Live Action Short Film
Violet (Paul Kemp, Shelley Levinson)

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Close Harmony (Nigel Noble)

Best Documentary, Feature
Genocide (Arnold Schwartzman, Marvin Hier)

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