53rd Academy Awards

The 53rd Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1980, were presented March 31, 1981, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

The ceremonies, which were presided over by Johnny Carson, was originally scheduled the previous day but postponed due to the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

David Lynch's The Elephant Man and Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull, with 8 nominations each, had the most nominations of this year's films. Their nominations included Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. Michael Apted's Coal Miner's Daughter received 7 nominations while Ordinary People and The Stunt Man were also nominated.

The 1980 Academy Award Winners

Picture: Ordinary People
Actor: Robert De Niro (Raging Bull)
Actress: Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner's Daughter)
Supporting Actor: Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People)
Supporting Actress: Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard)
Director: Robert Redford (Ordinary People)
Adapted Screenplay: Alvin Sargent (Ordinary People)
Original Screenplay: Bo Goldman (Melvin and Howard)
Song: "Fame" (Fame)
Original Score: Fame
Cinematography: Tess
Costume Design: Tess
Art / Set Decoration: Tess
Film Editing: Raging Bull
Foreign Language Film: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (U.S.S.R.)
Sound: The Empire Strikes Back
Short Films: The Fly (Animated) / The Dollar Bottom (Live Action)
Documentaries: Karl Hess: Toward Liberty (Short) / From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (Feature)