59th ACADEMY AWARDS : AND THE PRESENTERS ARE . . .
Following is the tentative order of awards and presenters for the Academy Awards. Co-hosts are Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and “‘Crocodile’ Dundee’s” Paul Hogan. Opening number with Telly Savalas, Noriyuki (Pat) Morita and Dom DeLuise performing a new version of “Fugue for Tinhorns” from “Guys and Dolls” with new lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Shirley MacLaine presents the Oscars for screenplay adaptation and original screenplay. Marlee Matlin, nominated for best actress, presents the Oscar for sound. Anjelica Huston and Don Ameche, last year’s supporting actress and actor winners, announce best supporting actress. Michael Caine presents the Oscar for sound-effects editing. Lauren Bacall narrates a fashion parade history of costumes and then presents the Oscar for costume design. Rodney Dangerfield presents the Oscar for makeup. Isabella Rossellini and Christopher Reeve name the winner for art direction. Jennifer Jones presents the cinematography Oscar. Matthew Broderick and Helena Bonham-Carter present the Oscar for documentary short subject. Richard Dreyfuss introduces Steven Spielberg, the recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the highest honor given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Spielberg is a three-time best-director Oscar nominee. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy present the Oscar for special visual effects. Oprah Winfrey names the winner for documentary feature. Sigourney Weaver and Jeff Bridges present the supporting-actor Oscar. Bernadette Peters, performing special material, leads an 11-minute medley of the five original-song nominees: “Somewhere Out There” with Natalie Cole and James Ingram, from “An American Tail”; “Glory of Love” with Peter Cetera, from “Karate Kid II”; “Take My Breath Away” with Lou Rawls and Melba Moore, from “Top Gun”; “Life in a Looking Glass” with Tony Bennett, from “That’s Life,” and “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space” with Levi Stubbs and “Audrey II” from “Little Shop of Horrors.” Peters then presents the original-song Oscar. Bette Midler presents the Oscar for original score. Tom Hanks and Bugs Bunny reveal the winner for animated short film. Sonia Braga and Michael Douglas present the Oscar for live-action short film. William Hurt, last year’s best-actor winner, announces best actress. Molly Ringwald presents the Oscar for film editing. Anthony Quinn presents the foreign-language film award. Karl Malden awards Ralph Bellamy an honorary Oscar for unique artistry and distinguished service to the profession of acting. Bellamy’s many film credits include “Stage Door Canteen,” “Sunrise at Campobello” and “Rosemary’s Baby.” Elizabeth Taylor presents the Oscar for best director. Bette Davis opens the envelope for best actor. Dustin Hoffman presents the Oscar for picture of the year.