54th Annual Academy Awards Coverage (1982)

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  • Date of Ceremony: Monday, March 29, 1982
  • For films released in: 1981
  • Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
  • Host(s): Johnny Carson

The 54th Annual Academy Awards had two very different films leading with double-digit nominations. Reds, with 11 nominations, was a sweeping political and romantic epic set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, while On Golden Pond, with ten nods, was the story of an estranged father and daughter trying to reconnect in the sunset of his life.

Heading into the ceremony, the following film(s) had five or more nominations:

  • Reds: 11
  • On Golden Pond: 10
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark: 8
  • Ragtime: 8
  • Chariots of Fire: 7
  • Atlantic City: 5
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman: 5
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