Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1986 (59th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1986 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 1986 Preliminaries

1986 (59th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1986 (59th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1986 to December 31, 1986

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1986 Ceremony

1986 (59th) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

1986 (59th) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Monday, March 30, 1987
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 1986 Winners

1986 (59th) Best Picture Poster: “Platoon”

1986 (59th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Platoon”

Best Picture:
Hemdale Film Production;

Arnold Kopelson, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1986 (59th) Best Actor: Paul Newman Best Actor:
Paul Newman
as Fast Eddie Felson
in the film
The Color of Money

1986 (59th) Best Actress: Marlee Matlin Best Actress:
Marlee Matlin
as Sarah Norman
in the film
Children of a Lesser God

1986 (51st) Best Supporting Actor: Michael Caine Best Supporting Actor:
Michael Caine
as Elliot
in the film
Hannah and Her Sisters

1986 (51st) Best Supporting Actress: Dianne Wiest Best Supporting Actress:
Dianne Wiest
as Holly
in the film
Hannah and Her Sisters

1986 (53rd) Best Song: “Take My Breath Away” Best Song:
Take My Breath Away
from the film
Top Gun

Music by Giorgio Moroder;
lyric by Tom Whitlock

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1986 Nominees

1986 (59th) Best Picture Nominees

Best Picture Nominees

The 1986 Academy Board of Governors Ball

1986 (30th) Governors Ball Program/Menu The Beverly Hilton,
Beverly Hills

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu