Oscars 1984: Winners and Nominees of the 56th Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1984 on 04/09/1984.

The 56th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1983 and took place on April 9, 1984, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 23 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Jack Haley Jr. and was directed by Marty Pasetta. Comedian and talk show emcee Johnny Carson hosted the show for the fifth time. He first presided over the 51st ceremony held in 1979, and had last hosted the 54th ceremony held in 1982. Nine days earlier, in a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on March 31, the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards were presented by hosts Joan Collins and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Terms of Endearment won five awards, including Best Picture. Other winners included Fanny and Alexander and The Right Stuff with three awards, Tender Mercies with two awards, and Boys and Girls, Flamenco at 5:15, Flashdance, He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin', Sundae in New York, The Year of Living Dangerously, and Yentl with one. The telecast garnered 42.1 million viewers in the United States. ()

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Return of the Jedi(1983)

| 2h 15min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 5,814 votes)

Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.

Trading Places(1983)

| 1h 56min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 1,160 votes)

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.


| 1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 517 votes)

Alex Owens, a teen juggling between two odd jobs, aspires to become a successful ballet dancer. Nick, who is her boss and lover, supports and encourages her to fulfil her dream.


3.6/5 (with 632 votes)

High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together with his girlfriend and a wizardly computer genius, David must race against time to outwit his opponent and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Under Fire(1983)

| 2h 8min | War, Drama
3.4/5 (with 49 votes)

Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.

Terms of Endearment(1983)

| 2h 12min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 265 votes)

Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

The Right Stuff(1983)

| 3h 13min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 298 votes)

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra.

Blue Thunder(1983)

| 1h 50min | Drama, Action, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 149 votes)

Los Angeles, California. Officer Murphy, a veteran Metropolitan Police helicopter pilot suffering from severe trauma due to his harsh experiences during the Vietnam War, and Lymangood, his resourceful new partner, are tasked with testing an advanced and heavily armed experimental chopper known as Blue Thunder.

Fanny and Alexander(1982)

| 3h 8min | Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 249 votes)

As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.

Mickey's Christmas Carol(1983)

3.8/5 (with 318 votes)

It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.

Directed by Burny Mattinson


| 2h 12min | Music, Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 72 votes)

Rebbe Mendel is a single father who teaches the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism, to the boys of his small Polish town. Behind closed doors, he also instructs his daughter, Yentl, despite the fact that girls are forbidden to study religious scripture. When Yentl's father dies, she still has a strong desire to learn about her faith -- so she disguises herself as a male, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way.

The Big Chill(1983)

| 1h 45min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 191 votes)

Seven old college friends gather for a weekend reunion after the funeral of one of their own.

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| 2h 11min | Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 107 votes)

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

The Year of Living Dangerously(1982)

| 1h 55min | War, Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 102 votes)

Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There—on the eve of an attempted coup—he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people, and also falls in love with a British national.


| 1h 19min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 311 votes)

Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.

Directed by Woody Allen - With Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, Susan Sontag, Saul Bellow, Bruno Bettelheim, Josephine Baker, ...

Never Cry Wolf(1983)

| 1h 45min | Adventure, Drama, Action
3.6/5 (with 42 votes)

A scientific researcher, sent on a government study: The Lupus Project, must investigate the possible "menace" of wolves in the north. To do so, he must survive in the wilderness for six months on his own. In the course of these events, he learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the wolf species. Based on the book and true story by Farley Mowat.

To Be or Not to Be(1983)

| 1h 47min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 70 votes)

A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of her officers comes back on a Secret Mission, the actor takes charge and comes up with a plan for them to escape.

Educating Rita(1983)

| 1h 50min | Drama, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 57 votes)

Rita, a witty 26-year-old hairdresser, wants to 'discover' herself so she joins an Open University where she meets the disillusioned professor of literature, Dr. Frank Bryant. His marriage has failed, his new girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can't get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whisky. What Frank needs is a challenge... and along comes Rita.

Directed by Lewis Gilbert - With Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman

Tender Mercies(1983)

| 1h 32min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 35 votes)

Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.

The Return of Martin Guerre(1982)

1h 47min | Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 35 votes)

Village of Artigat, southern France, summer 1542, during the reign of Francis I. Martin Guerre and Bertrande de Rols marry. A few years later, accused of having committed a robbery, Martin suddenly disappears. When, almost a decade later, a man arrives in Artigat claiming to be Martin, the Guerre family recognizes him as such; but doubts soon arise about his true identity.

Reuben, Reuben(1983)

3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

Based on a novel by Peter De Vries. Story of an alcoholic, lecherous Scottish poet on a tour of New England Universities, where he goes from one bed and bottle to another.


| 1h 30min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 34 votes)

It is just another day in the small town of Hamlin until something disastrous happens. Suddenly, news breaks that a series of nuclear warheads has been dropped along the Eastern Seaboard and, more locally, in California. As people begin coping with the devastating aftermath of the attacks — many suffer radiation poisoning — the Wetherly family tries to survive.

Le Bal(1983)

1h 50min | Music, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 21 votes)

The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same, even the musicians. You can see all kind of people dancing all the fashion dances (depending on the age).

Entre Nous(1983)

1h 50min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries him. Lena and Madeleine meet at their children's school in Lyon in 1952 and the intensity of their relationship strains both their marriages to the breaking point.

The Sting II(1983)

1h 42min | Comedy, Crime
2.3/5 (with 14 votes)

Hooker and Gondorf pull a con on Macalinski, an especially nasty mob boss with the help of Veronica, a new grifter. They convince this new victim that Hooker is a somewhat dull boxer who is tired of taking dives for Gondorf. There is a ringer. Lonigan, their victim from the first movie, is setting them up to take the fall.

The Dresser(1983)

| 1h 58min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 19 votes)

In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in the story of Lear and the Fool that is being presented on-stage, as the situation comes to a crisis.


1h 35min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 7 votes)

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3.4/5 (with 21 votes)

While rehearing Carmen of Bizet, the middle-aged choreographer Antonio brings the sexy Carmen to perform the lead role. Antonio falls in love for Carmen, who is an independent and seductive woman incapable to accept a possessive love. When Carmen has an affair with another dancer, Antonio is consumed by his jealousy like D. José in the original opera, entwining fiction with reality.

The Revolt of Job(1983)

1h 38min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

The story of a childless Jewish couple in WWII-era Hungary who adopt a Hungarian boy and raise him with their values and traditions.

Directed by Imre Gyöngyössy, Barna Kabay - With Ferenc Zenthe, Hédi Temessy, László Gálffi, Flóra Kádár

Cross Creek(1983)

| 2h 7min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.

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