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The Michigan Daily

Thursday, February 12, 1987

Page 7

Academy '87: Surprises and a lot more

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) -
-Platoon, a searing Vietnam drama
that no studio would touch, and A
;Room with a View, a period
romance regarded as a longshot,
#scored eight nominations apiece
Wednesday to lead the 59th annual
Oscar race.
Woody Allen's Hannah and Her
:Sisters , and two surprises, the
outer-space sequel Aliens and The
Mission, a church-vs.=state story of
colonial Brazil, were runners-up
with seven apiece.
The Academy of Motion Picture
:Arts and Sciences' 4000-plus voters
made these nominations for bst
picture of 1986: Children of a
Lesser God, Hannah and Her
ESisters, The Mission, Platoon, and
A Room with a View, a gentle
;tory of Britons at leisure in
;Florence, Italy, and the English
countryside.
Besides best picture, Platoon
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garnered nominations for director,
editing, sound, cinematography and
screenplay, and two nominations
for best supporting actor.
It represented sweet vindication
for writer/director Oliver Stone,
who spent ten frustrating years
trying to find backing for the film
of his memories as an infantryman
in Vietnam. The independently-
made film, distributed by Orion
Pictures, is No.1 at the box office
this week.
Stone also was nominated for
the screenplay for Salvador, a film
about a journalist in war-torn El
Salvador, co-written with Richard
Boyle, which hasn't seen wide

distribution yet.
"It would be very hard to have
another year as good as this one has
been," Stone said Wednesday in
New York. "I am thrilled by both
honors, especially that Salvador has
been retrieved from obscurity."
The nominations also featured
Paul Newman, who has qualified
six times before with nary a win:
longtime jazz great Dexter Gordon
in his acting debut; and hearing-
impaired Marlee Matlin in a nearly
mute performance.
Newman was nominated for best
actor for his repeat as Fast Eddie
Felson in The Color of Money, a
sequel to The Hustler of 25 years
ago. Also named were last year's
winner, William Hurt, as Miss
Matlins's teacher in Children of a
Lesser God, Gordon for Round
Midnight, James Woods for
Salvador, and Bob Hoskins *for
Mona Lisa.
Hoskins said by telephone from
London, where he is making a film:
"I didn't really expect anything like
that, but I was very, very hopeful."
Nominated for playing a role he
described a "a petty crook, a very
ordinary man," the actor added, "I
am deeply honored."
Previous Oscar winners Jane
Fonda in The Morning After and
Sissy Spacek in Crimes of the
Heart were nominees for best
actress, along with Matlin for
Children of a Lesser God, Kathleen
Turner for Peggy Sue Got Married,
and Sigourney Weaver for Aliens.
Matlin in her film debut played a
deaf woman. Through her publicist
in New York, she commented: "I
feel great... I'm gonna scream
later." If she wins, it would mark
the second Oscar for a virtually
speechless role. Jane Wyman was
the winner as the deaf rape victim
in Johnny Belinda in 1948.
For best supporting actor, the

nominees were Tom Berenger and
Willem Dafoe for Platoon, Michael
Caine for Hannah and Her Sisters,
Denholm Elliott for A Room with
a View, and Dennis Hopper for
Hoosiers. All are first-time actor
nominees except Caine, who has
been named three times in the best
actor category.
For best supporting actress, the
nominees were ,Tess Harper for
Crimes of the Heart, Piper Laurie
for Children of a Lesser God, Mary
Elizabeth Mastrantonio for The
Color of Money, Maggie Smith for
A Room with a View, and Dianne
Wiest for Hannah and her Sisters.
Nominees for director
corresponded to best picture, with
one exception: David Lynch for
Blue Velvet, who was chosen
instead of Randa Haines of Children
of a Lesser God., The other
nominees were Woody Allen for
Hannah and Her Sisters, Roland
Joffe for The Mission, Oliver Stone
for Platoon, and James Ivory for A
Room with a View.
Besides Stone and Boyle,
nominees in the original screenplay
category were Paul Hogan, Ken
Shadie and John Cornell for
Crocodile Dundee, Allen for
Hannah and Her Sisters, and Hanif
Kureishi for My Beautiful
Laundrette.
If the 1986 nominations carry
any message, it may be that money
doesn't matter. Except for Platoon,
none of the nominees for best
picture was a box-office smash. Of
the year's blockbusters, Top Gun
managed four lesser nominations,
the same for Star Trek IV: The
Voyage Home; Crocodile Dundee,
and The Karate Kid Part II , had one
apiece.
The 59th awards will be
presented at the Los Angeles Music
Center on an ABC telecast March
30.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP)
PICTURE: Children of a Lesser
God; Hannah and Her Sisters; The
Mission; Platoon; A Room with
a View.
ACTRESS: Jane Fonda, The
Morning After; Marlee Matlin,
Children of a Lesser God; Sissy
Spacek, Crimes of the Heart;
Kathleen Turner, Peggy Sue Got
Married; Sigourney Weaver,
Aliens.
ACTOR: Dexter Gordon, 'Round
Midnight; Bob Hoskins, Mona
Lisa; William Hurt, Children of a
Lesser God; Paul Newman, The
Color of Money; James Wood,
Salvador.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Tess Harper, Crimes of the Heart ;
PiperLaurie, Children of a Lesser
G od; Mary Elizabeth
Mastrantonio, The Color of
Money; Maggie Smith, A Room
with a View; Dianne Wiest,
Hannah and Her Sisters.
SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Tom Berenger, Platoon; Michael
Caine, Hannah and Her Sisters;
Willem Dafoe, Platoon; Denholm
Elliott, A Room with a View;
Dennis Hopper, Hoosiers.
DIRECTOR: David Lynch,
Blue Velvet; Woody Allen,
Hannah and Her Sisters; Roland
Joffe, The Mission; James Ivory,
A Room with a View; Oliver
Stone, Platoon.
SCREENPLAY: Paul Hogan,
Ken Shadie and John Cornell,
Crocodile Dundee; Woody Allen,
Hannah and Her Sisters; Hanif
Kureishi, My Beautiful
Laundrette; Oliver Stone, Platoon;
Oliver Stone and Richard Boyle,
Salvador.
FOREIGN FILM: The Assault
(The Netherlands); Betty Blue
(France); The Decline of the
American Empire (Canada); My
Sweet Little Village
(Czechoslovakia); 38 (Austria).
DOCUMENTARY FEA-
TURES: Time is All You've
Got: Chile: Hasta Cuando: Down

Hoosiers; Ennio Morricone, The
Mission; Herbie Hancock, 'Round
Midnight; Leonard Rosenman,
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
VISUAL EFFECTS: Aliens;
Little Shop of Horrors;
Poltergeist 1I: The Other Side.
SOUND EFFECTS: Aliens;
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home;
Top Gun.

ART DIRECTION: Aliens;
The Color of Money; Hannah and
Her Sisters; The Mission; A
Room with a View.
CINEMATOGRAPHY: The
Mission; Peggy Sue Got Married;
Platoon; A Room with a View;
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
COSTUME: The Mission;
Otello; Peggy Sue Got Married;
Pirates; A Room with a View.

Oliver Stone ('Platoon,' up. rt.), Woody Allen ('Hannah and her Sisters,'
center), and James Ivory ('A Room with a View,' low. left) fight it out for
'best director.'

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