The Year was 1988













TV Shows Ending This Year In 1988

Truth or Consequences

The Facts of Life

Magnum, P.I.

Solid Gold

Simon & Simon

Cagney & Lacey

St. Elsewhere

Fraggle Rock

Punky Brewster

Tales from the Darkside

What's Happening Now

The Academy Awards

Host: Chevy Chase

Location: Shrine Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA


Best Picture                              The Last Emperor


Best Actor in a Leading Role         Michael Douglas (Wall Street)


Best Actress in a Leading Role        Moonstruck  - Cher


Best Actor in a Supporting Role     The  Untouchables  - Sean Connery


Best Actress in a Supporting Role   Moonstruck - Olympia Dukakis

Best Director                              The Last Emperor - Bernardo Bertolucci

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

   Moonstruck - John Patrick Shanley

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

  The Last Emperor  - Mark Peploe; Bernardo Bertolucci


Best Cinematography                   The Last Emperor  - Vittorio Storaro

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

  The Last Emperor  - Ferdinando Scarfiotti; Bruno Cesari; Osvaldo Desideri


Best Costume Design        The Last Emperor  - James Acheson


Best Sound                       The Last Emperor  - Bill Rowe ; Ivan Sharrock


Best Film Editing               The Last Emperor  - Gabriella Cristiani


Best Effects, Visual Effects

   Innerspace  - Dennis Muren; Bill George; Harley Jessup; Kenneth Smith


Best Makeup                    Harry and the Hendersons  - Rick Baker


Best Music, Original Song

   Dirty Dancing (1987) - Frankie Previte (music); John DeNicola (music); 

Donald Markowitz (music); Frankie Previte (lyrics)

- For the song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life".


Best Music, Original Score


  The Last Emperor  - Ryuichi Sakamoto; David Byrne (I); Cong Su

- Ryuichi Sakamoto and Cong Su were not present at the awards ceremony.


Special Achievement Award

   RoboCop  - Stephen Hunter Flick; John Pospisil

- For sound effects editing.


The 1988 Golden Globes


Best Picture/Drama                           RAIN MAN


Best Picture/ Musical or Comedy     WORKING GIRL


Best actor/Drama                             Dustin Hoffman, RAIN MAN


Best Actor/Musical or Comedy        Tom Hanks, BIG


Best Actress/Drama                         Jodie Foster, THE ACCUSED


Best Actress/Musical Or Comedy     Melanie Griffith, WORKING GIRL


Best Supporting Actor



Best Supporting Actress                Sigourney Weaver, WORKING GIRL


Best Director                                Clint Eastwood, BIRD


Best Screenplay                           Naomi Foner RUNNING ON EMPTY


Best Original Score                 Maurice Jarre, GORILLAS IN THE MIST


Best Original Song

"Let The River Run," WORKING GIRL, Music and Lyrics by Carly Simon


 Band's Career in 1988

Nirvana's career begins

Phish's career begins

Barenaked Ladies form.

The Offspring begin their recording career

Blind Melon forms

Garth Brooks signs to Capitol records.

Blues Traveler forms

Cypress Hill forms

Nine Inch Nails forms

The Fauves forms

Guttermouth forms

Jesus Jones forms

No Doubt forms

Smashing Pumpkins forms

Sublime forms

Supertramp break up

The Cars break up


American Music Awards of 1988

Pop/Rock Category

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist                         Paul Simon

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist                      Whitney Houston

Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group          Bon Jovi

Favorite Pop/Rock Album                                "Graceland" - Paul Simon

Favorite Pop/Rock Single                "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" - Whitney Houston

Favorite Pop/Rock Video                                 "When I Think Of You" - Janet Jackson


Soul/R&B Category

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist                         Luther Vandross

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist                      Anita Baker

Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group         Cameo

Favorite Soul/R&B Album                                Rapture - Anita Baker

Favorite Soul/R&B Single                                 "Bad" - Michael Jackson

Favorite Soul/R&B Video            "When I Think Of You" - Janet Jackson


Country Category

Favorite Country Male Artist                            Randy Travis

Favorite Country Female Artist                         Reba McEntire

Favorite Country Band, Duo, or Group             Alabama

Favorite Country Album                      Always & Forever - Randy Travis

Favorite Country Single          "Forever And Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis  

Favorite Country Video          "Forever And Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis

Award of Merit                                                Beach Boys