60th Academy Awards

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60th Academy Awards
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Date Monday, April 11, 1988
Site Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host Chevy Chase
Producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
Director Marty Pasetta
Highlights
Best Picture The Last Emperor
Most awards The Last Emperor (9)
Most nominations The Last Emperor (9)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 33 minutes1
Ratings 42.04 million
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The 60th Academy Awards were presented April 11, 1988 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California. It was produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. and directed by Marty Pasetta. The ceremony, which was broadcast on ABC, was the first to be held there since the 20th Academy Awards.1 The 1988 Writers Guild of America strike, which began on March 7, were mentioned several times during the evening: host Chevy Chase claimed his "entire monologue was generously donated by five Teamsters" and Sean Connery referred to the strike in his acceptance speech.1

Billy Wilder was rewarded The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. The event was otherwise dominated by two films. The Last Emperor won all nine Oscars for which it was nominated, including two for Bernardo Bertolucci, who won for his direction and for co-writing the screenplay, adapted from the title character's autobiography. It did so in spite of having been "snubbed by several Hollywood studios and mishandled by the company (Columbia Pictures) that finally distributed it." 2 Moonstruck, nominated for six Academy Awards, received three, two in acting categories (for Cher and Olympia Dukakis), and another for its original screenplay. Four films with five or more nominations were shut out: Broadcast News, Hope and Glory, Fatal Attraction, and Empire of the Sun. Janet Maslin, reviewing the ceremony for The New York Times, said the ceremony "emphasiz[ed] the low-gloss aspects of today's Hollywood"—a lack of gloss made particularly evident by the appearance of presenters Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, who stood out like "visiting royalty".3

Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.4

Bernardo Bertolucci, Best Director winner
Michael Douglas, Best Actor winner
Cher, Best Actress winner
Sean Connery, Best Supporting Actor winner
Olympia Dukakis, Best Supporting Actress winner
Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film Best Film Editing
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Sound Mixing Best Visual Effects
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Makeup Best Costume Design

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Special Achievement Award (Sound Effects Editing)

Presenters

Performers

Multiple nominations and awards

See also

References

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