55th Academy Awards

The 55th Academy Awards were presented April 11, 1983 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

The ceremonies were presided over by Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, and Walter Matthau.

Louis Gossett, Jr. became the first African-American actor to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the tough and principled drill sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman.

The 1982 Academy Award Winners

Picture: Gandhi
Actor: Ben Kingsley (Gandhi)
Actress: Meryl Streep (Sophie's Choice)
Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentlemen)
Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange (Tootsie)
Director: Richard Attenborough (Gandhi)
Adapted Screenplay: Costa-Gavras and Donald Stewart (Missing)
Original Screenplay: John Briley (Gandhi)
Song: "Up Where We Belong" (An Officer and a Gentleman)
Original Score: E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial / Victor/Victoria
Cinematography: Gandhi
Costume Design: Gandhi
Art / Set Decoration: Gandhi
Film Editing: Gandhi
Foreign Language Film: Volver A Empezar (To Begin Again) (Spain)
Sound: Gandhi
Sound Effects: E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial
Makeup: Quest for Fire
Visual Effects: E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial
Short Films: Tango (Animated) / A Shocking Accident (Live Action)
Documentaries: If You Love This Planet (Short) / Just Another Missing Kid (Feature)