31/1/81: 53rd Academy Awards

On Tuesday 31 March 1981 the 53rd Academy Awards "Oscars" ceremony took place in Los Angeles. The event had been postponed from the previous night due to the assassination attempt on President Reagan.

The awards for Best Picture went to Ordinary People, for which Robert Redford also picked up award for Best Director. Timothy Hutton was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film, which also won the Best Adapted Screenplay award.

Robert Redford with Best Director Award. pic. IMDB 
Robert de Niro won Best Actor award for his role in Raging Bull, which also won the Best Editing award. Best Original Score went to Fame, as did Best Song. A Special Achievement Award went to The Empire Strikes Back.

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