59th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1987 took place March 31, 1987 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. It was the 59th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1986.


Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Paul Hogan as facilitators led by the Oscar ceremony. The presenters of the candidates are listed below in the respective categories.

Winners and nominations

Best Picture

Presented by Dustin Hoffman

Platoon - Arnold Kopelson


Presented by Elizabeth Taylor

Oliver Stone - Platoon


Presented by Bette Davis

Paul Newman - The Color of Money ( The Color of Money )

Leading lady

Presented by William Hurt

Marlee Matlin - Children of a Lesser God ( Children of a Lesser God)

Supporting Actor

Presented by Jeff Bridges and Sigourney Weaver

Michael Caine - Hannah and Her Sisters (Hannah and Her Sisters)

Supporting Actress

Presented by Don Ameche and Anjelica Huston

Dianne Wiest - Hannah and Her Sisters (Hannah and Her Sisters)


Presented by Christopher Reeve and Isabella Rossellini

Room with a View (A Room with a View ) - Gianni Quaranta, Brian Ackland -Snow, Brian Savegar, Elio Altramura


Presented by Jennifer Jones

Mission ( The Mission ) - Chris Menges

Costume Design

Presented by Lauren Bacall

Room with a View (A Room with a View ) - Jenny Beavan, John Bright

Documentary (Short Film )

Presented by Helena Bonham Carter and Matthew Broderick

Women - for America, for the World - Vivienne Verdon -Roe

Documentary ( long form )

Presented by Oprah Winfrey

Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got - Brigitte Berman Down and Out in America - Joseph Feury, Milton Justice


Presented by Molly Ringwald

Platoon - Claire Simpson

Foreign Language Film

Presented by Anthony Quinn

The stop of Fons Rademakers ( De Aanslag ) (Netherlands)


Presented by Rodney Dangerfield

The Fly ( The Fly ) - Chris Walas, Stephan Dupuis

Music ( Original Score )

Presented by Bette Midler

At midnight ( Round Midnight ) - Herbie Hancock

Music ( Original Song )

Presented by Bernadette Peters

" Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun - They fear neither death nor devil - Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock

Short Film ( Animated)

Presented by Sonia Braga, Michael Douglas and Tom Hanks

Een Griekse tragedie - Linda Van Tulden, Willem Thijssen

Short Film ( Live Action )

Precious Images - Chuck Workman

Sound editor

Presented by Chevy Chase

Aliens - The Return ( Aliens ) - Don Sharpe

Sound re-

Presented by Marlee Matlin

Platoon - John Wilkinson, Richard D. Rogers, Charles Grenzbach, Simon Kaye

Visual Effects

Presented by Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner

Aliens - The Return ( Aliens ) - Robert Skotak, Stan Winston, John Richardson, Suzanne M. Benson

Adapted Screenplay

Presented by Shirley MacLaine

Room with a View (A Room with a View ) - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Original Screenplay

Presented by Shirley MacLaine

Hannah and Her Sisters (Hannah and Her Sisters) - Woody Allen

Honorary Oscars

Honorary Award

Presented by Karl Malden

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Presented by Richard Dreyfuss

  • Steven Spielberg