Gandhi: 1982 Best Picture

“Gandhi” won 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, at the 55th Academy Awards. Not bad at all out of 11 nominations. “Tootsie” had 10 nomination and only Jessica Lange won for Best Supporting Actress.

Coincidentally, Meryl Streep won her first Best Actress Oscar for “Sophie’s Choice”. She already had a Best Supporting Actress Oscar from 1979 for “Kramer vs. Kramer”, remember? That was also a Dustin Hoffman no lead actress movie. Lange was also nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Frances Farmer in “Frances”.

Here are the other films honored with multiple Oscar nominations: “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (9), “Victor/Victoria” (7), Das Boot (6), “An Officer and a Gentleman” (6), “Sophie’s Choice” (5), “The Verdict” (5), “Missing” (4) and “Poltergeist” (3). “Annie”, “Blade Runner”, “Frances”, “La Traviata”, “Tron” and “The World According to Garp” all got 2 nominations.

Box office hits from 1982 with no Oscar noms: “Rocky III”, “Porky’s”, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and “48 Hrs.”

Jeopardy! clues on “Gandhi”
PREMIERE $1000: Later to win multiple Oscars, this film premiered in November 1982 in New Delhi
THE GLOBE THEATRE $1600: This South African playwright has had acting roles in the films “Gandhi” & “The Killing Fields”
ACTORS & ACTRESSES $1000: This “Gandhi” star is the son of an Indian physician who emigrated to England from South Africa
MOVIES $200: Dustin Hoffman & Alec Guinness were considered for this role that won an Oscar for Ben Kingsley
NAME THE OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR $1600: 1982 for “Gandhi”
FILM BIOGRAPHIES $1000: Candice Bergen must have had the time of her “Life” playing this famous photographer in “Gandhi”

More 1982 film clues:
“DARK” MOVIES $2000: This 1982 film features a universe of Jim Henson creatures
TYPES OF RESTAURANTS $800: 1982 film that gets its title from the type of restaurant where Steve Gutenberg, Mickey Rourke & pals hang out
SEAN PENN $1600: Told to get a job in this 1982 film, Sean replies, “all I need are some tasty waves, cool buzz & I’m fine”
ACTRESSES PLAYING ACTRESSES $1200: She went near the edge herself playing fragile actress Frances Farmer in a 1982 film
RHYME TIME $400: In a 1982 film, E.T. loved this candy
CINEMA OF “BLOOD” $1200: Sylvester Stallone played Vietnam vet John Rambo in this 1982 film
MOVIE TAG LINES $1000: 1982 film that showed “A world inside a computer where man has never been. Never before now”
GHOSTBUSTERS $200: He was to have starred in the film, but his death at the Chateau Marmont in 1982 forced a change
THE SERPENT $1000: James Earl Jones sports a Bettie Page haircut & turns into a giant evil snake in this Schwarzenegger film from 1982
BELOVED FILMS $200: In this 1982 film, Henry Thomas played Elliott, who befriended a visitor 3 million light years from home
THE “GLASS” MENAGERIE $1000: One of his best-known compositions is the score for the 1982 film “Koyaanisqatsi”
FILM FISTICUFFS $1200: Lou Gossett Jr. tries to hold the Mayo in battle with Richard Gere in this 1982 film
TARZAN MOVIE REVIEW $200: Tarzan sob like schoolgirl when little guy leave Elliott at end of this 1982 film
LE CINEMA $2000: This star of “Chocolat” & “The English Patient” made her film debut in the 1982 French film “Liberty Belle”
THE TALES OF DUSTIN HOFFMAN $400: Dustin says, “I was a better man with you, as a woman… than I ever was with a woman, as a man” in this 1982 film
MARQUEE LADIES $800: 1982: Julie Andrews with the title role(s) in this film
ONLY SMALL ACTORS $800: Zelda Rubinstein appeared as clairvoyant Tangina Barrons in this spooky 1982 Tobe Hooper film
SEQUELITIS $1000: Adrian Zmed takes us back to Rydell High & sees familiar faces like Didi Conn in the 1982 sequel to this film
THE OSCARS $800: 3 actors got 1982 nominations for acting in drag: Dustin Hoffman, Julie Andrews & this film’s John Lithgow
PETER O’TOOLE TIME $1200: O’Toole played an actor–er, make that a movie star–reminiscent of Errol Flynn in this 1982 flick
GLENN CLOSE ENCOUNTERS $1200: Glenn played Robin Williams’ mom in this 1982 film based on a novel
SECRETARIES OF STATE BEFORE & AFTER $1600: Oscar-winning 1982 Bergman film that’s been accused of being “Deep Throat” but vigorously denies it
THIS MOVIE IS “DEAD” $800: 1982: Steve Martin innovatively interacts with clips from classic film noir movies
THE TALES OF HOFFMAN $600: Posters for this 1982 film featured Hoffman in a red sequined dress
SYLVESTER STALLONE $400: This 1982 Stallone film introduced Rambo, a Vietnam vet & former Green Beret
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER $800: Arnold’s film career took off after he played this sword-wielding comic book hero in 1982
HELLO, NEWMAN $1000: Try to spot Bruce Willis as a courtroom extra in this 1982 Newman film about an alcoholic lawyer
HARRISON FORD $800: Ford’s cameo in this 1982 Spielberg film, written by his now-wife Melissa Mathison, got cut
CLASSIC FILM MONSTERS $200: In 1982 this film’s original Japanese version, “Gojira”, was shown in America without Raymond Burr’s scene
GHOST STORIES $200: The most important lesson of this 1982 film: Don’t build your house on an Indian burial ground
5 MOVIES $800: The title of a 1982 Cher film asks Jimmy Dean to “come back to” this place
HOLLY-WOOD $200: A 1982 concert film showed “Monty Python Live at’ this landmark
ROGER EBERT ON MOVIES $500: This 1982 Disney film in which a man gets lost in a computer was part of my 1999 Overlooked Film Festival
MOV”ING” PICTURES $400: Thriller director Costa-Gavras went for some quieter moments in this 1982 film
’80s CINEMA $1000: Mariel Hemingway was a pentathlete who had a lesbian affair in this 1982 film
ERIC STOLTZ WAS IN THAT? $800: Eric made his film debut in this 1982 film that was Amy Heckerling’s directorial debut
THEIR FIRST FILMS $1000: Kevin Kline chose to debut in this 1982 Meryl Streep film based on a novel
KHANS $600: This admiral was the object of the bulk of Khan’s wrath in the 1982 film “The Wrath of Khan”
NICOLAS COPPOLA, AKA CAGE $1000: Cage was billed as Coppola in this 1982 Sean Penn film based on a Cameron Crowe book
BOOKS INTO MOVIES $800: Cameron Crowe returned to high school to research the book that became this 1982 Sean Penn film
MOVIE DEBUTS $400: This older brother of Charlie Sheen was just 20 when he made his feature film debut in “Tex” in 1982
FILMS OF THE ’80s $800: In this 1982 film Lou Gossett drills Richard Gere & Debra Winger thrills him
JIM HENSON $1000: The Skeksis and the Mystics were saved by the Gelflings in this 1982 fantasy film
SCARY MOVIES $500: In the 1982 film, Adrienne Barbeau was the object of his affection; in 1989 it’s Heather Locklear
LITERARY FIRST LINES: “You better not never tell nobody but God”, begins this 1982 novel, whose film version garnered 11 Oscar nominations

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