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1980s Academy Award Winners

The 1980s are remembered for their increase in film nudity and corny music. However, the 80s also helped bring in a new era of film making. Sci-fi, horror, and action genres were seeing more interest than every before. As well, movies began being created specifically for teens which forced the MPAA to bring in a new rating: PG-13 in 1984.

1980s Oscar Winners for Best Picture:
1989: Driving Miss Daisy
1988: Rain Man
1987: The Last Emperor
1986: Platoon
1985: Out of Africa
1984: Amadeus
1983: Terms of Endearment
1982: Gandhi
1981: Chariots of Fire
1980: Ordinary People


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