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Only An 80s Film Buff Can Name These Academy Award Winners. Can You?

The 80s was a decade filled with excellent films and incredible stars. One of the most prestigious and significant recognition in the entertainment industry worldwide that is given to these excellent talents is the "Academy Awards" or "The Oscars". So are you up for another fun and exciting quiz? Is your memory about the 80s Academy Award winners still sharp? Let's see how high can you score!

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It is the first and only film to win both Golden Bear and Academy Award for Best Picture.

The Accidental Tourist

Dangerous Liaisons

Rain Man

Mississippi Burning

Rain Man
Rain Man is a 1988 American road comedy-drama film directed by Barry Levinson, from a screenplay written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass. As of 2022, Rain Man is the first and only film to win both Golden Bear and Academy Award for Best Picture.

During the 1980s she won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice for Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984).

Marsha Mason

Sally Field

Jane Fonda

Jill Clayburgh

Sally Field
Sally Margaret Field is an American actress. During the 1980s she won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice for Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984).

He won his second Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the autistic savant Ray Babbitt in the 1988 film Rain Man, co-starring Tom Cruise.

Dustin Hoffman

Gene Hackman

Max von Sydow

Tom Hanks

Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and filmmaker. He won his second Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the autistic savant Ray Babbitt in the 1988 film Rain Man, co-starring Tom Cruise.

This film receive a leading nine nominations at the 52nd Academy Awards, winning five; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (for Hoffman), Best Supporting Actress (for Streep), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

All That Jazz

Apocalypse Now

Breaking Away

Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer is a 1979 American legal drama film.It was a major critical and commercial success, grossing over $173 million on an $8 million budget, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1979 in the United States and Canada and receiving a leading nine nominations at the 52nd Academy Awards, winning five; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a troubled wife in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and went on to establish herself as a film actor in the 1980s.

Candice Bergen

Meryl Streep

Jane Alexander

Barbara Barrie

Meryl Streep
Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as a Holocaust survivor in Sophie’s Choice (1982) and had her biggest commercial success to that point in Out of Africa (1985).

He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (1987), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Jack Nicholson

Robin Williams

Michael Douglas

William Hurt

Michael Douglas
Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer. Douglas received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (1987), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

This film was a critical and commercial success upon its release and at the 62nd Academy Awards received nine nominations, and won four: Best Picture, Best Actress (for Tandy), Best Makeup, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Driving Miss Daisy

Field of Dreams

Dead Poets Society

Born on the Fourth of July

Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film. Driving Miss Daisy was a critical and commercial success upon its release and at the 62nd Academy Awards received nine nominations, and won four: Best Picture, Best Actress (for Tandy), Best Makeup, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

A ten-time Oscar nominee, he was awarded an Academy Award for Best Actor for The Color of Money (1986).

Bob Hoskins

Paul Newman

William Hurt

Dexter Gordon

Paul Newman
Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, race car driver and entrepreneur. A ten-time Oscar nominee, Newman was awarded an Academy Award for Best Actor for The Color of Money (1986).

He portrayed Jake LaMotta in Scorsese’s biographical drama Raging Bull (1980), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, his first in this category.

John Hurt

Jack Lemmon

Peter O’Toole

Robert Duvall

Robert Duval
Robert Selden Duvall is an American actor and filmmaker. In 1984 Duvall won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Tender Mercies.

At 80, she became the oldest actress to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Driving Miss Daisy.

Jessica Tandy

Isabelle Adjani

Michelle Pfeiffer

Jessica Lange

Jessica Tandy
Jessie Alice Tandy was a British-American actress. At 80, she became the oldest actress to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Driving Miss Daisy.

This film garnered six nominations at the 53rd Academy Awards, winning four: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Hutton.

Raging Bull

The Elephant Man

Coal Miner’s Daughter

Ordinary People

Ordinary People
Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama, directed by Robert Redford in his directorial debut. The film, which grossed $90 million on a $6.2 million budget, was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the Top 10 Films of the year and garnered six nominations at the 53rd Academy Awards, winning four: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Hutton (the youngest recipient at age 20).

Jodie Foster

Meryl Streep

Sigourney Weaver

Melanie Griffith

Jodie Foster
Alicia Christian “Jodie” Foster is an American actress, director, and producer. Foster struggled to transition into adult roles until she garnered critical acclaim for playing a rape survivor in the legal drama The Accused (1988), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

For his role as Private Silas Trip in the Civil War drama Glory (1989), he won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Marlon Brando

Dan Aykroyd

Danny Aiello

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor, director, and producer. For his role as Private Silas Trip in the Civil War drama Glory (1989), he won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in the biographical musical film Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980).

Sissy Spacek

Gena Rowlands

Goldie Hawn

Ellen Burstyn

Sissy Spacek
Mary Elizabeth Spacek is an American actress and singer. Spacek won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in the biographical musical film Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980).

In 1983, she won her second Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie (1982).

Teri Garr

Glenn Close

Jessica Lange

Kim Stanley

Jessica Lange
Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress. In 1983, she won her second Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie (1982).

A six time Academy Award nominee, MacLaine won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the James L. Brooks comedy drama Terms of Endearment (1983).

Debra Winger

Jane Alexander

Shirley MacLaine

Julie Walters

Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine is an American actress, singer, author, activist, and former dancer. A six time Academy Award nominee, MacLaine won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the James L. Brooks comedy drama Terms of Endearment (1983).

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 54th Academy Awards for his final film role in On Golden Pond (1981).

Warren Beatty

Paul Newman

Burt Lancaster

Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda
Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor who had a career that spanned five decades on Broadway and in Hollywood. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 54th Academy Awards for his final film role in On Golden Pond (1981).

The film received a leading eleven nominations at the 55th Academy Awards, winning eight, including for the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Gandhi

The Verdict

Tootsie

Missing

Gandhi
Gandhi is a 1982 period biographical film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The film received a leading eleven nominations at the 55th Academy Awards, winning eight (more than any other film nominated that year), including for the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (for Kingsley).

She won the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 54th Academy Awards for his final film role in On Golden Pond (1981).

Meryl Streep

Diane Keaton

Susan Sarandon

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage and television. Hepburn received three more Academy Awards for her performances in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981).

This film received a leading eleven nominations at the 56th Academy Awards, and won five: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor.

Terms of Endearment

The Right Stuff

The Big Chill

Tender Mercies

Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment is a 1983 American family comedy-drama film. The film received a leading eleven nominations at the 56th Academy Awards, and won five (more than any other film nominated that year): Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (for MacLaine), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (for Nicholson).

He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Terms of Endearment (1983).

Charles Durning

Jack Nicholson

Sam Shepard

John Lithgow

Jack Nicholson
John Joseph Nicholson is an American retired actor and filmmaker. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Terms of Endearment (1983).

He is known for his starring role as Mahatma Gandhi in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi (1982), for which he subsequently won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Jack Lemmon

Peter O’Toole

Paul Newman

Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley
Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor, who has a career spanning over five decades. In film, Kingsley is known for his starring role as Mahatma Gandhi in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi (1982), for which he subsequently won the Academy Award for Best Actor and BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

This film was also a commercial success and won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Pollack.

The Color Purple

Witness

Out of Africa

Prizzi’s Honor

Out of Africa
Out of Africa is a 1985 American epic romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack, and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. The film received generally positive reviews from critics. It was also a commercial success and won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Pollack.

He is the youngest recipient of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, which he won at age 20 for his performance as Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People (1980).

Timothy Hutton

Michael O’Keefe

Jason Robards

Joe Pesci

Timothy Hutton
Timothy Tarquin Hutton is an American actor and film director. He is the youngest recipient of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, which he won at age 20 for his performance as Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People (1980).

She went on to earn critical acclaim for her role in the 1980 comedy-drama film Melvin and Howard, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Diana Scarwid

Mary Steenburgen

Eileen Brennan

Cathy Moriarty

Mary Steenburgen
Mary Nell Steenburgen is an American actress, comedian, singer, and songwriter. Steenburgen went on to earn critical acclaim for her role in Jonathan Demme’s 1980 comedy-drama film Melvin and Howard, for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She had her breakthrough with her performance in Prizzi’s Honor (1985), also directed by her father, for which she became the third generation of her family to receive an Academy Award, when she won Best Supporting Actress.

Margaret Avery

Amy Madigan

Meg Tilly

Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston is an American actress, author, director, producer and former fashion model. She decided to actively pursue acting in the early 1980s, and, subsequently, had her breakthrough with her performance in Prizzi’s Honor (1985), also directed by her father, for which she became the third generation of her family to receive an Academy Award.

This film was nominated for eight Academy Awards at the 59th Academy Awards, and won four including Best Picture, Best Director for Stone, Best Sound, and Best Film Editing.

The Mission

Platoon

Children of a Lesser God

Hannah and Her Sisters

Platoon
Platoon is a 1986 American war film. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards at the 59th Academy Awards, and won four including Best Picture, Best Director for Stone, Best Sound, and Best Film Editing.

For the drama film The Accidental Tourist (1988), she earned the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Joan Cusack

Michelle Pfeiffer

Geena Davis

Sigourney Weaver

Geena Davis
Virginia Elizabeth “Geena” Davis is an American actress, activist, producer, and former model. While the fantasy comedy Beetlejuice (1988) brought her to prominence, the drama The Accidental Tourist (1988) earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

He won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).

Tom Berenger

Dennis Hopper

Denholm Elliott

Michael Caine

Michael Caine
Sir Michael Caine is an English actor. During the 1980s he received immense critical success with Dressed to Kill (1980), Educating Rita (1983), and Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), the latter earning him his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

She has won two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress on is for 1986 film Hannah and Her Sisters.

Dianne Wiest

Tess Harper

Piper Laurie

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Dianne Wiest
Dianne Evelyn Wiest is an American actress. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress one of which is for the film 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters.

She received six nominations at the 60th Academy Awards, winning three for Best Actress (Cher), Best Supporting Actress (Dukakis), and Best Original Screenplay (Shanley).

Holly Hunter

Cher

Glenn Close

Sally Kirkland

Cher
Cher is an American singer, actress and television personality. She subsequently garnered critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and Moonstruck (1987), the last of which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Untouchables.

Albert Brooks

Vincent Gardenia

Denzel Washington

Sean Connery

Sean Connery
Sir Sean Connery was a Scottish actor. He was the first actor to portray fictional British secret agent James Bond on film, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Untouchables.

As the acid-tongued Hobson in Arthur (1981) he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Jack Nicholson

Ian Holm

James Coco

John Gielgud

John Gielgud
Sir Arthur John Gielgud was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. As the acid-tongued Hobson in Arthur (1981) he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His film work further earned him a Golden Globe Award and two BAFTAs.

He is best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, winning him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Louis Gossett Jr.

Charles Durning

John Lithgow

James Mason

Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, winning him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time, this film was nominated for 53 awards and received 40, including eight Academy Awards (including the Academy Award for Best Picture).

A Soldier’s Story

Amadeus

The Killing Fields

Places in the Heart

Amadeus
Amadeus is a 1984 American period biographical drama film. Considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time, Amadeus was nominated for 53 awards and received 40, including eight Academy Awards (including the Academy Award for Best Picture), four BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and a Directors Guild of America award.

He became widely known during the 1980s after winning an Oscar for his leading role as Antonio Salieri in the drama film Amadeus (1984).

Jeff Bridges

Albert Finney

Tom Hulce

F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham (born Murray Abraham is an American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning an Oscar for his leading role as Antonio Salieri in the drama film Amadeus (1984). Abraham also won a Golden Globe and received a B.A.F.T.A. Award nomination for the role.

She was nominated for Academy Awards for her performances in The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) and The Trip to Bountiful (1985), the latter of which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Geraldine Page

Jessica Lange

Vanessa Redgrave

Anne Bancroft

Geraldine Page
Geraldine Sue Page was an American actress. Page was nominated for Academy Awards for her performances in The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) and The Trip to Bountiful (1985), the latter of which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

She made her acting debut playing Sarah Norman in the romantic drama film Children of a Lesser God (1986), winning the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Sissy Spacek

Jane Fonda

Marlee Matlin

Kathleen Turner

Marlee Matlin
Marlee Beth Matlin is an American actress, author, and activist. Deaf since she was 18 months old, Matlin made her acting debut playing Sarah Norman in the romantic drama film Children of a Lesser God (1986), winning the Academy Award for Best Actress.

He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Cocoon (1985).

Robert Loggia

William Hickey

Eric Roberts

Don Ameche

Don Ameche
Don Ameche was an American actor, comedian and vaudevillian. Ameche enjoyed a fruitful revival of his career beginning with his role as a villain in Trading Places (1983) and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Cocoon (1985).

She later moved to film acting and won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, among other accolades, for her performance in Moonstruck (1987)

Olympia Dukakis

Ann Sothern

Anne Archer

Norma Aleandro

Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis was an American actress. She later moved to film acting and won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, among other accolades, for her performance in Moonstruck (1987).

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