1980 (53rd)

The Elephant Man — David Lynch

Ordinary PeopleRobert Redford

Raging Bull — Martin Scorsese

The Stunt Man — Richard Rush

Tess — Roman Polanski

 

1981 (54th)

Atlantic City — Louis Malle

Chariots of Fire — Hugh Hudson

On Golden Pond — Mark Rydell

Raiders of the Lost Ark — Steven Spielberg

Reds — Warren Beatty

 

1982 (55th)

Das Boot — Wolfgang Petersen

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — Steven Spielberg

Gandhi — Richard Attenborough

Tootsie — Sydney Pollack

The Verdict — Sidney Lumet

 

1983 (56th)

The Dresser — Peter Yates

Fanny & Alexander — Ingmar Bergman

Silkwood — Mike Nichols

Tender Mercies — Bruce Beresford

Terms of Endearment — James L. Brooks

 

1984 (57th)

Amadeus — Milos Forman

Broadway Danny Rose — Woody Allen

The Killing Fields — Roland Joffé

A Passage to India — David Lean

Places in the Heart — Robert Benton

 

1985 (58th)

Kiss of the Spider Woman — Hector Babenco

Out of Africa — Sydney Pollack

Prizzi’s Honor — John Huston

Ran — Akira Kurosawa

Witness — Peter Weir

 

1986 (59th)

Blue Velvet — David Lynch

Hannah and Her Sisters — Woody Allen

The Mission — Roland Joffé

Platoon — Oliver Stone

A Room with a View — James Ivory

 

1987 (60th)

Fatal Attraction — Adrian Lyne

Hope and Glory — John Boorman

The Last Emperor — Bernardo Bertolucci

Moonstruck — Norman Jewison

My Life as a Dog — Lasse Hallström