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The Academy Awards: The 53rd Annual Academy Awards

From the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.


Episode Info


Episode number: 29x1
Airdate: Tuesday March 31st, 1981



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Guest Stars
Robert Redford
As Winner: Best Director (for 'Ordinary People')
Recurring
Robert De Niro
As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Raging Bull')
Recurring
Sissy Spacek
As Winner: Best Actress (for 'Coal Miner's Daughter')
Recurring
Timothy Hutton
As Winner: Best Supporting Actor (for 'Ordinary People')
Recurring
Mary Steenburgen
As Winner: Best Supporting Actress (for 'Melvin and Howard')
Recurring
Bo Goldman
As Winner: Best Original Screenplay (for 'Melvin and Howard')
Recurring
Alvin Sargent
As Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay (for 'Ordinary People')
Recurring
Henry Fonda
As Winner: Academy Honorary Award
Recurring
Ronald L. Schwary
As Winner: Best Picture (for 'Ordinary People')
Michael Gore (1)
As Winner: Best Original Score / Best Original Song (for 'Fame')
Dean Pitchford
As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'Fame')
Brian Johnson (4)
As Winner: Special Achievement Award (for 'The Empire Strikes Back')

Musical Guests
Dionne Warwick
As Herself ("People Alone")
Recurring
Dolly Parton
As Herself ("9 to 5")
Recurring
Irene Cara
As Herself ("Fame" / "Out Here On My Own")
Recurring
Lucie Arnaz
As Herself ("Hooray for Hollywood")
Willie Nelson
As Himself ("On the Road Again")

Featuring
Brooke Shields
As Presenter
Recurring
Diana Ross
As Presenter
Recurring
Donald Sutherland
As Presenter
Recurring
Dustin Hoffman
As Presenter
Recurring
George Cukor
As Presenter
Recurring
Jack Lemmon
As Presenter
Recurring
King Vidor
As Presenter
Recurring
Lillian Gish
As Presenter
Recurring
Mary Tyler Moore
As Presenter
Recurring
Nastassja Kinski
As Presenter
Recurring
Sally Field
As Presenter
Recurring
Blythe Danner
As Presenter
Jane Seymour
As Presenter
Lesley-Anne Down
As Presenter
Main Cast
Johnny Carson
As Himself
Warning: The Academy Awards season 29 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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