Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1982 (55th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1982 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1982 Preliminaries

1982 (55th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1982 (55th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1982

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1982 Ceremony

1982 (55th) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

1982 (55th) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Monday, April 11, 1983
6:00 PM

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
Los Angeles County Music Center

Ceremony Poster

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1982 Winners

1982 (55th) Best Picture Poster: “Gandhi”

1982 (55th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Gandhi”

Best Picture:
Indo-British Film Production;
Columbia (United Kingdom)

Richard Attenborough, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1982 (55th) Best Actor: Ben Kingsley Best Actor:
Ben Kingsley
as Mahatma Gandhi
in the film

1982 (55th) Best Actress: Meryl Streep Best Actress:
Meryl Streep
as Sophie Zawistowski
in the film
Sophie’s Choice

1982 (47th) Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett, Jr. Best Supporting Actor:
Louis Gossett, Jr.
as Sgt. Emil Foley
in the film
An Officer and a Gentleman

1982 (47th) Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange Best Supporting Actress:
Jessica Lange
as Julie Nichols
in the film

1982 (49th) Best Song: “Up Where We Belong” Best Song:
Up Where We Belong
from the film
An Officer and a Gentleman

Music by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie;
lyric by Will Jennings

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1982 Nominees

1982 (55th) Best Picture Nominees

Best Picture Nominees
1982 (55th) Best Actor Nominees

Best Actor Nominees
1982 (55th) Best Actress Nominees

Best Actress Nominees

The 1982 Academy Board of Governors Ball

1982 (26th) Governors Ball Program/Menu The Beverly Hilton,
Beverly Hills

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu