| Johnny Carson|
Kramer vs. Kramer (5)
Howard W. Koch
| Howard W. Koch|
Kramer vs. Kramer
14 April 1980
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
| All That Jazz and Kramer vs. Kramer (9)|
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, United States
The 52nd Academy Awards were presented April 14, 1980, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny Carson who, in noting the long duration of the production, joked that President Jimmy Carter was working hard for their "release" from the ceremonies, a clear reference to the Iranian hostage crisis.
Among the nominees for Best Supporting Actor were 8 year-old Justin Henry—the youngest Best Supporting Actor nominee ever—and 79-year-old Melvyn Douglas. This was the largest age difference between two competing actors in Oscar history until 2013. Ironically, their age difference was partially the reason why Douglas did not attend the Oscars that night, despite winning the award. Henry was nominated for Kramer vs. Kramer, which out of its eight other nominations, finished with five awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Benton, and Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman.
52nd Academy Awards Wikipedia
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger ().Hal Elias
John O. Aalberg, Charles G. Clarke and John G. Frayne
The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
These films had multiple nominations:9 nominations: All That Jazz, Kramer vs. Kramer
8 nominations: Apocalypse Now
5 nominations: Breaking Away
4 nominations: The China Syndrome, Norma Rae, The Rose
3 nominations: 1941, La Cage aux Folles, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
2 nominations: 10, Alien, ...And Justice for All, Being There, The Black Hole, The Black Stallion, A Little Romance, Manhattan, The Muppet Movie, Starting Over
The following films received multiple awards.5 wins: Kramer vs. Kramer
4 wins: All That Jazz
2 wins: Apocalypse Now, Norma Rae