56th Annual Academy Awards Coverage (1984)
- Date of Ceremony: Monday, April 9, 1984
- For films released in: 1983
- Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
- Host(s): Johnny Carson
The 56th Annual Academy Awards nominations were dominated by Terms of Endearment, which garnered 11 nominations heading towards the April ceremony.
Many in the press were surprised by the lack of Barbra Streisand’s name. Even though she had produced, directed, co-written and starred in the film, none of its five nominations were for categories she was eligible for.
- Terms of Endearment: 11
- The Right Stuff: 8
- Fanny & Alexander: 6
- Tender Mercies: 5
- The Dresser: 5
- Silkwood: 5
- Yentl: 5