59th Academy Awards

The 59th Academy Awards were presented March 30, 1987 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Paul Hogan.

The 1986 Academy Award Winners

Picture: Platoon
Actor: Paul Newman (The Color of Money)
Actress: Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God)
Supporting Actor: Michael Caine (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Supporting Actress: Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Director: Oliver Stone (Platoon)
Adapted Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (A Room With a View)
Original Screenplay: Woody Allen (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Song: "Take My Breath Away" (Top Gun)
Original Score: 'Round Midnight
Cinematography: The Mission
Costume Design: A Room With a View
Art / Set Decoration: A Room With a View
Film Editing: Platoon
Foreign Language Film: The Assault (The Netherlands)
Sound: Platoon
Sound Effects: Aliens
Makeup: The Fly
Visual Effects: Aliens
Short Films: A Greek Tragedy (Animated) / Precious Images (Live Action)
Documentaries: Women - For America, for the World (Short) / Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got and Down and Out in America (Feature)

The fifty-ninth Academy Awards were held on Monday, March 31, 1987 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bette Davis caused a stir when she missed cues while trying to present the best actor award. The hosts for the program were Chevy Chase, Paul Hogan, and Goldie Hawn.