Academy Awards > 1981

BEST PICTURE
PictureStudioBox Office
Raiders of the Lost ArkParamount$212,222,025
On Golden PondUniversal$119,285,432
Chariots of FireColumbia$58,972,904
RedsParamount$40,382,659
Atlantic CityParamount$12,729,675
Total Gross: $443,592,695
Average Gross: $88,718,539


 
BEST DIRECTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Raiders of the Lost ArkSteven SpielbergParamount$212,222,025
On Golden PondMark RydellUniversal$119,285,432
Chariots of FireHugh HudsonColumbia$58,972,904
Absence of MalicePaul NewmanColumbia$40,716,963
RedsWarren BeattyParamount$40,382,659
Atlantic CityLouis MalleParamount$12,729,675
Total Gross: $484,309,658
Average Gross: $80,718,276


 
BEST ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
On Golden PondHenry FondaUniversal$119,285,432
ArthurDudley MooreWarner Bros.$95,461,682
RedsWarren BeatyParamount$40,382,659
Atlantic CityBurt LancasterParamount$12,729,675
Total Gross: $267,859,448
Average Gross: $66,964,862


 
BEST ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
On Golden PondKatherine HepburnUniversal$119,285,432
RedsDiane KeatonParamount$40,382,659
The French Lieutenant's WomanMeryl StreepMGM$26,890,068
Only When I LaughMarsha MasonColumbia$25,524,778
Atlantic CitySusan SarandonParamount$12,729,675
Total Gross: $224,812,612
Average Gross: $44,962,522


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
ArthurJohn GielgudWarner Bros.$95,461,682
Chariots of FireIan HolmColumbia$58,972,904
RedsJack NicholsonParamount$40,382,659
Only When I LaughJames CocoColumbia$25,524,778
RagtimeHoward E. Rollins, Jr.Paramount$11,099,118
Total Gross: $231,441,141
Average Gross: $46,288,228


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
On Golden PondJane FondaUniversal$119,285,432
Absence of MaliceMelinda DillonColumbia$40,716,963
RedsMaureen StapletonParamount$40,382,659
Only When I LaughJoan HackettColumbia$25,524,778
RagtimeElizabeth McGovernParamount$11,099,118
Total Gross: $237,008,950
Average Gross: $47,401,790


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
PictureStudioBox Office
ArthurWarner Bros.$95,461,682
Chariots of FireColumbia$58,972,904
Absence of MaliceColumbia$40,716,963
RedsParamount$40,382,659
Atlantic CityParamount$12,729,675
Total Gross: $248,263,883
Average Gross: $49,652,777


 
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
PictureStudioBox Office
On Golden PondUniversal$119,285,432
The French Lieutenant's WomanMGM$26,890,068
RagtimeParamount$11,099,118
Pennies From HeavenMGM$9,171,289
Prince of the CityWarner Bros.$8,124,257
Total Gross: $174,570,164
Average Gross: $34,914,033


 
BEST EDITING
PictureStudioBox Office
Raiders of the Lost ArkParamount$212,222,025
On Golden PondUniversal$119,285,432
Chariots of FireColumbia$58,972,904
RedsParamount$40,382,659
The French Lieutenant's WomanMGM$26,890,068
Total Gross: $457,753,088
Average Gross: $91,550,618


 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
PictureStudioBox Office
Raiders of the Lost ArkParamount$212,222,025
On Golden PondUniversal$119,285,432
RedsParamount$40,382,659
ExcaliburWarner Bros.$34,967,437
RagtimeParamount$11,099,118
Total Gross: $417,956,671
Average Gross: $83,591,334


 
BEST ART DIRECTION
PictureStudioBox Office
Raiders of the Lost ArkParamount$212,222,025
RedsParamount$40,382,659
The French Lieutenant's WomanMGM$26,890,068
RagtimeParamount$11,099,118
Total Gross: $290,593,870
Average Gross: $72,648,468


 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
PictureStudioBox Office
Chariots of FireColumbia$58,972,904
RedsParamount$40,382,659
The French Lieutenant's WomanMGM$26,890,068
RagtimeParamount$11,099,118
Pennies From HeavenMGM$9,171,289
Total Gross: $146,516,038
Average Gross: $29,303,208


 
BEST MAKEUP
PictureStudioBox Office
An American Werewolf in LondonUniversal$30,565,292
HeartbeepsUniversal$2,154,696
Total Gross: $32,719,988
Average Gross: $16,359,994


 
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
PictureStudioBox Office
Raiders of the Lost ArkParamount$212,222,025
DragonslayerParamount$14,110,013
Total Gross: $226,332,038
Average Gross: $113,166,019


 
BEST SOUND
PictureStudioBox Office
Raiders of the Lost ArkParamount$212,222,025
On Golden PondUniversal$119,285,432
RedsParamount$40,382,659
OutlandWarner Bros.$17,374,595
Pennies From HeavenMGM$9,171,289
Total Gross: $398,436,000
Average Gross: $79,687,200


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Raiders of the Lost ArkJohn WilliamsParamount$212,222,025
On Golden PondDave GrusinUniversal$119,285,432
Chariots of FireVangelisColumbia$58,972,904
DragonslayerAlex NorthParamount$14,110,013
RagtimeRandy NewmanParamount$11,099,118
Total Gross: $415,689,492
Average Gross: $83,137,898


 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Arthur"Best That You Can Do"Warner Bros.$95,461,682
For Your Eyes Only"For Your Eyes Only"MGM$54,812,802
The Great Muppet Caper"The First Time It Happens"Universal$31,206,251
Endless Love"Endless Love"Universal$31,184,024
Ragtime"One More Hour"Paramount$11,099,118
Total Gross: $223,763,877
Average Gross: $44,752,775


 
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Czlowiek z zelazaPoland--
Das Boot ist vollSwitzerland--
Doro no kawaJapan--
MephistoHungary--
Tre fratelliItaly--


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - FEATURE
PictureStudioBox Office
Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey--
Brooklyn Bridge--
Eight Minutes to Midnight: A Portrait of Dr. Helen Caldicott--
El Salvador: Another Vietnam--
Genocide--


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - SHORT SUBJECT
PictureStudioBox Office
Americas in Transition--
Close Harmony--
Journey for Survival--
See What I Say--
Urge to Build--


 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
PictureStudioBox Office
Crac--
The Creation--
The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin--


 
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
PictureStudioBox Office
Couples and Robbers--
First Winter--
Violet--