denotes winner

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Michael Caine as Dr. Frank Bryant
in EDUCATING RITA Acorn Pictures Limited Production; Columbia
Tom Conti as Gowan McGland
in REUBEN, REUBEN
Saltair/Walter Shenson Production presented by The Taft Entertainment Company; 20th Century-Fox International Classics
Tom Courtenay as Norman
in THE DRESSER Goldcrest Films/Television Limited/World Film Services Production; Columbia
Robert Duvall as Mac Sledge
in TENDER MERCIES EMI Presentation of an Antron Media Production; Universal
Albert Finney as Sir
in THE DRESSER Goldcrest Films/Television Limited/World Film Services Production; Columbia

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Charles Durning as Col. Erhardt
in TO BE OR NOT TO BE Brooksfilms Production; 20th Century-Fox
John Lithgow as Sam Burns
in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT James L. Brooks Production; Paramount
Jack Nicholson as Garrett Breedlove