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Oscars 1982: Winners and Nominees of the 54th Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1982 on 03/29/1982.

The 54th Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1982, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny Carson. This year's nominations also marked the second time (after 1967) that three different films were nominated for the "Big Five" Academy Awards: Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay (one for Adapted Screenplay and two for Original Screenplay). This also marked the first year that the award for Best Makeup was presented. This was the last year until the 2005 Oscars where all five Best Picture nominations were also nominated for Best Director. Chariots of Fire became the last film to win Best Picture and not win for directinguntil Driving Miss Daisy. Chariots of Fire won four awards, including Best Picture. Other winners included Raiders of the Lost Ark with five awards, On Golden Pond and Reds with three, Arthur with two, and An American Werewolf in London, Close Harmony, Crac, Genocide, Mephisto, and Violet with one. ()

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Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)

PG
| 1h 55min | Adventure, Action
4.0/5 (with 4,655 votes)

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

An American Werewolf in London(1981)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 792 votes)

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

For Your Eyes Only(1981)

PG
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 623 votes)

A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching instructions before the enemy Soviets get to it first.

Endless Love(1981)

R
| 1h 56min | Romance / Love, Drama
2.8/5 (with 72 votes)

Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This doesn't stop him from seeing her. When he gets out he goes to look for her. But the passion for his first love is too strong and she has to leave.

Excalibur(1981)

R
| 2h 20min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 336 votes)

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

Arthur(1981)

PG
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 142 votes)

Arthur is a thirty-year-old child who will inherit 750 million dollars if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.

Absence of Malice(1981)

PG
| 1h 56min | Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 63 votes)

Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his crime was allegedly committed—but it involves an innocent party. When he tells Carter the truth and the newspaper runs it, tragedy follows, forcing Carter to face up to the responsibilities of her job when she is confronted by Gallagher.

Outland(1981)

R
| 1h 52min | Science Fiction, Action, Crime
3.3/5 (with 195 votes)

An honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life. After his wife angrily deserts him, he waits alone for the arrival of killers hired by the company to eliminate him.

Heaven's Gate(1980)

R
| 3h 39min | Drama, Western
3.4/5 (with 104 votes)

Harvard graduate James Averill is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion, a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson. As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.

Chariots of Fire(1981)

PG
| 2h 3min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 297 votes)

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart in his single-minded quest.

Ragtime(1981)

PG
| 2h 35min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 49 votes)

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

On Golden Pond(1981)

PG
| 1h 49min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 151 votes)

For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years.

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The French Lieutenant's Woman(1981)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 72 votes)

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.

Dragonslayer(1981)

PG
| 1h 48min | Fantasy, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 92 votes)

The sorcerer and his apprentice Galen are on a mission to kill an evil dragon in order to save the King’s daughter from being sacrificed in accordance to a pact that the King himself made with the dragon to protect his kingdom. A fantasy film from Disney Studios that exhausted all possible visual effects of the time.

The Great Muppet Caper(1981)

3.4/5 (with 95 votes)

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.

Reds(1981)

PG
| 3h 15min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 107 votes)

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the American working class, and his troubled romantic relationship with the writer Louise Bryant (1885-1936).

Atlantic City(1980)

R
| 1h 44min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 80 votes)

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

Prince of the City(1981)

R
| 2h 47min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.7/5 (with 45 votes)

New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy within the force to smuggle drugs to street informants.

Mephisto(1981)

2h 25min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 44 votes)

A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the popularity of his character supercedes his own existence until he finds that his best performance is keeping up appearances for his Nazi patrons.

Pennies from Heaven(1981)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 30 votes)

A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them. Although he's already married to the somewhat drab Joan, when he meets school teacher Eileen in a music store, he falls in love with her.

Man of Iron(1981)

2h 27min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as sympathetic, Winkel interviews the people surrounding Tomczyk, including his detained wife, Agnieszka.

Only When I Laugh(1981)

R
| 2h | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.

Heartbeeps(1981)

1.8/5 (with 7 votes)

Domestic robots fall in love and run off together.

Genocide(1982)

3.7/5 (with 6 votes)

The mass murder of Jewish people by the Nazi regime is chronicled, with a warning that anti-Semitism is on the rise and the events of the Holocaust could happen again. The history of European Jewish culture and events before and during the Holocaust are seen in newsreels, photographs, and animated segments. The words of the victims of the era are read, and footage from the liberation os a concentration camp is shown.

Directed by Arnold Schwartzman - With Elizabeth Taylor, Orson Welles

Crac(1980)

15min | Animation, Drama
3.8/5 (with 15 votes)

This short animation takes as its protagonist a wooden rocking chair that serves as a tool to delve in no more than 15 minutes on a journey through the history of Quebec in the last century.

Directed by Frédéric Back

Three Brothers(1981)

1h 53min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a correctional institute for boys; from Turin, Nicola, a factory worker involved in labor disputes. Once home, each encounters the past and engages in reveries of what may come: Raffaele imagines his death, Rocco dreams of lifting the youth of Naples out of violence, drugs, and corruption, Nicola pictures embracing his estranged wife. Meanwhile, the old man and his young granddaughter explore the rhythms of the farm and grieve together.

Muddy River(1981)

1h 45min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 9 votes)

Two boys, whose parents ply their trade by the mouth of a muddy river in Osaka, become close friends.

Brooklyn Bridge(1981)

3.7/5 (with 6 votes)

Today it's a symbol of strength and vitality. 135 years ago, it was a source of controversy. This documentary examines the great problems and ingenious solutions that marked the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. From conception to construction, it traces the bridge's transformation from a spectacular feat of heroic engineering to an honored symbol in American culture.

Directed by Ken Burns

The Boat Is Full(1981)

1h 41min | Drama, History, War
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. They seek temporary refuge with a couple who run a village inn. They pose as a family: the deserter as husband, Judith as his wife, an old man from Vienna as her father, his granddaughter and the French lad, whom they beg to keep silent, as their children. Judith's teenage brother poses as a soldier. The fabrication unravels through chance and the local constable's exact investigation. Whom will the Swiss allow to stay? Who gets deported?

The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin(1981)

10min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Cinderella has to stay home while her evil stepsisters go to the ball. You know the rest except everyone here is a penguin (even the mice that become the "horses") and the lost slipper is more like a swimming flipper.

Directed by Janet Perlman
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