|54th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 29, 1982|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Johnny Carson|
|Produced by||Howard W. Koch|
|Directed by||Marty Pasetta|
|Best Picture||Chariots of Fire|
|Most awards||Raiders of the Lost Ark (5, one uncompetitive)|
|Most nominations||Reds (12)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 44 minutes|
This year's nominations also marked the second time (after 1967) that three different films were nominated for the "Big Five" Academy Awards: Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay (one for Adapted Screenplay and two for Original Screenplay). This also marked the first year that the award for Best Makeup was presented. This was the last year until the 2005 Oscars where all five Best Picture nominations were also nominated for Best Director. Chariots of Fire became the last film to win Best Picture and not win for directing until Driving Miss Daisy.
Chariots of Fire won four awards, including Best Picture. Other winners included Raiders of the Lost Ark with five awards, On Golden Pond and Reds with three, Arthur with two, and An American Werewolf in London, Close Harmony, Crac, Genocide, Mephisto, and Violet with one.
Honorary Academy Award
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Special Achievement Academy Award
Presenters and performers
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- 1981 in film
- 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards
- 24th Grammy Awards
- 33rd Primetime Emmy Awards
- 34th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 35th British Academy Film Awards
- 36th Tony Awards
- 39th Golden Globe Awards
- Submissions for the 54th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
- "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1981" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".