1980 (53rd)

 

1981 (54th)

 

1982 (55th)

 

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

 

1988 (61st)

  • A Fish Called Wanda — Charles Crichton
  • The Last Temptation of Christ — Martin Scorsese
  • Mississippi Burning — Alan Parker
  • Rain Man — Barry Levinson 
  • Working Girl — Mike Nichols