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09/04/1984 The 56th Academy Awards are held

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The Opening of the Academy Awards: 1984 Oscars

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The Right Stuff Wins Best Sound: 1984 Oscars

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1983 Oscar Nominees

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Robert Duvall Wins Best Actor: 1984 Oscars

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Shirley MacLaine Wins Best Actress: 1984 Oscars

The 56th Academy Awards were presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny Carson. The Best Supporting Actress winner this year was unique. Linda Hunt won the award for her role as Billy Kwan – a male Chinese-Australian photographer – in Peter Weir's The Year of Living Dangerously.
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