1982 Academy Awards – An Introduction

The 55th Academy Awards saw Johnny Carson losing out on hosting responsibilities to Richard Pryor, Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and Walter Matthau. There was a clear winner this year with Gandhi leading the way in both nominations and wins, and Tootsie and ET following close behind. I already know that I could easily have at least five other movies taking the plaudits away from those officially nominated – some of my favourite movies were released this year and even if there’s no way they would be nominated in some of the bigger categories, you can’t argue against them being nominated in some of the others – you’ll see when we get there.

Presenting awards this year were Michael Keaton, Elizabeth McGovern, Steve Guttenberg, and Cher, while Sandahl Bergman (hint hint about favourite movies this year) and The Temptations, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, and others were performing.

Join us over the next few weeks to see what ludicrous choices I make in each category, and feel free to berate me in the comments with what I should have gone for.

2 thoughts on “1982 Academy Awards – An Introduction

  1. John Charet June 22, 2022 / 3:07 am

    This should be interesting and it is the same year that John Carpenter’s The Thing and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner came out 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

    • carlosnightman June 28, 2022 / 7:38 pm

      Yes, those are sure to feature, hopefully with a few surprises!

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