38th British Academy Film Awards

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38th British Academy Film Awards
Date 5 March 1985
Site Grosvenor House Hotel
Highlights
Best Film The Killing Fields
Best Actor Haing S. Ngor
The Killing Fields
Best Actress Maggie Smith
A Private Function
Most awards The Killing Fields (8)
Most nominations The Killing Fields (13)
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The 38th British Film Awards, which honoured the best films of 1984, were presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 5 March 1985.[1][2]

The evening's big winner was The Killing Fields, which had 13 nominations and won eight of them.

Winners and nominees[3][edit]

Best Film[edit]

The Killing Fields

Best Actor[edit]

Haing S. Ngor in The Killing Fields

Best Actress[edit]

Maggie Smith in A Private Function

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Denholm Elliot in A Private Function

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Liz Smith in A Private Function

Best Direction[edit]

Wim Wenders for Paris, Texas

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Broadway Danny Rose - Woody Allen

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

The Killing Fields - Bruce Robinson

Best Cinematography[edit]

The Killing Fields - Chris Menges

Best Editing[edit]

The Killing Fields - Jim Clark

Best Production Design[edit]

The Killing Fields - Roy Walker

Best Costume Design[edit]

Once Upon a Time in America - Gabriella Pescucci

Best Makeup Artist[edit]

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - Paul Engelen, Peter Frampton, Rick Baker, Joan Hills

Best Sound[edit]

The Killing Fields - Bill Rowe, Ian Fuller, Clive Winter

Best Special Visual Effects[edit]

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Dennis Muren, George Gibbs, Mike McAlister, Lorne Peterson

Best Score[edit]

Once Upon a Time in America - Ennio Morricone

Best Original Song[edit]

"Ghostbusters" in Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Carmen

Best Short Film[edit]

The Dress

Most Promising Newcomer to Film[edit]

Haing S. Ngor in The Killing Fields

Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema[edit]

Alan Parker & Alan Marshall

References[edit]