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52nd Academy Awards
Date Monday, April 14, 1980
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Johnny Carson
Producer Howard W. Koch
Director Marty Pasetta
Best Picture Kramer vs. Kramer
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 12 minutes
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The 52nd Academy Awards were presented April 14, 1980 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny Carson, who in noting the long duration of the production, joked that President Jimmy Carter was working hard for their "release" from the ceremonies, a clear reference to the Iranian hostage crisis.

Among the nominees for Best Supporting Actor were 8 year-old Justin Henry - the youngest Best Supporting Actor nominee ever - and 79 year-old Melvyn Douglas. This was the largest age difference between two competing actors in Oscar history.


Winners & Nominees


Best Picture

Kramer vs. Kramer

Best Director

Kramer vs. Kramer - Robert Benton

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Kramer vs. Kramer - Dustin Hoffman

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Norma Rae - Sally Field

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Being There - Melvyn Douglas

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Kramer vs. Kramer - Meryl Streep

Best Original Screenplay

Breaking Away - Steve Tesich

Best Adapted Screenplay

Kramer vs. Kramer - Robert Benton

Best Cinematography

Apocalypse Now - Vittorio Storaro

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

All That Jazz - Philip Rosenberg , Tony Walton , Edward Stewart and Gary J. Brink

Best Costume Design

All That Jazz - Albert Wolsky

Best Sound

Apocalypse Now - Walter Murch , Mark Berger , Richard Beggs and Nathan Boxer

Best Film Editing

All That Jazz - Alan Heim

Best Effects, Visual Effects

Alien - H. R. Giger , Carlo Rambaldi , Brian Johnson , Denys Ayling and Nick Allder

Best Music, Original Song

Norma Rae - David Shire and Norman Gimbel for the song It Goes Like It Goes

Best Music, Original Score

A Little Romance - Georges Delerue

Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation

All That Jazz - Ralph Burns

Best Short Film, Animated

Every Child

Best Short Film, Live Action

Board and Care

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist

Best Documentary, Features

Best Boy

Best Foreign Language Film

The Tin Drum - West Germany


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