Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1988 (61st Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1988 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 1988 Preliminaries

1988 (61st) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1988 (61st) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1988 to December 31, 1988

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1988 Ceremony

1988 (61st) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

1988 (61st) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Wednesday, March 29, 1989
6:00 PM

Shrine Civic Auditorium,
Los Angeles

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 1988 Winners

1988 (61st) Best Picture Poster: “Rain Man”

1988 (61st) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Rain Man”

Best Picture:
Rain Man
Guber-Peters Company Production;
United Artists

Mark Johnson, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1988 (61st) Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman Best Actor:
Dustin Hoffman
as Raymond Babbitt
in the film
Rain Man

1988 (61st) Best Actress: Jodie Foster Best Actress:
Jodie Foster
as Sarah Tobias
in the film
The Accused

1988 (53rd) Best Supporting Actor: Kevin Kline Best Supporting Actor:
Kevin Kline
as Otto
in the film
A Fish Called Wanda

1988 (53rd) Best Supporting Actress: Geena Davis Best Supporting Actress:
Geena Davis
as Muriel Pritchett
in the film
The Accidental Tourist

1988 (55th) Best Song: “Let the River Run” Best Song:
Let the River Run
from the film
Working Girl

Music and lyric by Carly Simon

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1988 Nominees

1988 (61st) Best Picture Nominees

Best Picture Nominees
1988 (61st) Best Actor Nominees

Best Actor Nominees
1988 (61st) Best Actress Nominees

Best Actress Nominees

The 1988 Academy Board of Governors Ball

1988 (32nd) Governors Ball Program/Menu Shrine Civic Auditorium,
Los Angeles

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu