LA Adventure Specialist - 12:00 7 March 2010

1988 – A Fine Oscar Year

Listed by year of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) the film’s year of release.  Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.

1988 Dustin Hoffman – Rain Man as Raymond Babbitt

  • Gene Hackman – Mississippi Burning as Agent Rupert Anderson
  • Tom Hanks – Big as Josh Baskin
  • Edward James Olmos – Stand and Deliver as Jaime Escalante
  • Max von Sydow – Pelle the Conqueror as Lassefar

Today, visitors of LA on “Los Angeles helicopter tours” rarely inquire about the Yester-Year celebrities; but we know exactly where “memory lane” is ( so to speak ) when they do!  Perhaps the neatest thing about living in LA is the rich and diverse history followed by the countless stories that are around every corner.  1988 was an awesome year in the Theaters!!

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