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53rd Academy Awards

The 53rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony was held on March 31, 1981 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Best Picture nominations included Ordinary People (winner), Coal Miner’s Daughter, Raging Bull, Tess, and The Elephant Man. The Best Actor Oscar went to Robert De Niro in Raging Bull and the Best Actress Oscar went to Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner's Daughter.