57th Academy Awards
|57th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 25, 1985|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles|
|Hosted by||Jack Lemmon|
|Produced by||Gregory Peck, Robert Wise, Larry Gelbart and Gene Allen|
|Directed by||Marty Pasetta|
|Most awards||Amadeus (8)|
|Most nominations||Amadeus and A Passage to India (11)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 10 minutes|
Upon winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Places in the Heart, Sally Field exclaimed, "The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" (often misquoted as "you really like me!")
The big winner at the ceremony was Milos Forman's Amadeus, which had received 11 nominations and won 8 awards including Best Picture and Best actor for F.Murray Abraham. As of the 87th Academy Awards, Amadeus is the most recent film to receive two lead actor nominations.
The winner of Best Supporting Actor was also significant. Haing S. Ngor, a Cambodian surgeon who survived the horrors of the Khmer Rouge, won the award for his performance as Dith Pran in Roland Joffé's The Killing Fields, despite having had no previous acting experience. Ngor and Harold Russell are the only two non-professional actors to win Academy Awards for acting.
This ceremony marks the first time that multiple black nominees would win an Oscar, when Prince and Stevie Wonder won for their respective work on Purple Rain and The Woman in Red. Additionally, it was the first and only time that all five nominated songs topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger ().
Honorary Academy Awards
- James Stewart "for his fifty years of memorable performances. For his high ideals both on and off the screen. With the respect and affection of his colleagues."
- National Endowment for the Arts "in recognition of its 20th anniversary and its dedicated commitment to fostering artistic and creative activity and excellence in every area of the arts."
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Special Achievement Academy Award
Presenters and performers
The following persons, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Simms, HankHank Simms||Announcer for the 57th Academy Awards|
|Allen, GeneGene Allen (AMPAS President)||Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony|
|Hunt, LindaLinda Hunt||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Douglas, MichaelMichael Douglas||Presenter of the award for Best Documentary Short|
|Turner, KathleenKathleen Turner||Presenter of the award for Best Documentary Feature|
|Le Brock, KellyKelly Le Brock and
|Presenters of the award for Best Makeup|
|Hines, GregoryGregory Hines and
|Presenters of the award for Best Sound|
|Selleck, TomTom Selleck and
|Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography|
|O'Neal, RyanRyan O'Neal||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Kelly, GeneGene Kelly||Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to David L. Wolper|
|Martin, SteveSteve Martin||Presenter of the award for Best Art Direction|
|Leigh, JanetJanet Leigh||Presenter of the Scientific & Technical Awards|
|Bergen, CandiceCandice Bergen and
|Presenters of the award for Best Visual Effects|
|Close, GlennGlenn Close||Presenter of the Honorary Award to the National Endowment for the Arts|
|Douglas, KirkKirk Douglas and
|Presenters of the Writing Awards|
|Bridges, JeffJeff Bridges and
|Presenters of the award for Best Original Score|
|Douglas, MichaelMichael Douglas and
|Presenters of the award for Best Original Song Score|
|Beals, JenniferJennifer Beals and
|Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design|
|Bridges, JeffJeff Bridges and
|Presenters of the award for Best Animated Short Film|
|Selleck, TomTom Selleck and
|Presenters of the award for Best Live Action Short Film|
|MacLaine, ShirleyShirley MacLaine||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|Hines, GregoryGregory Hines||Presenter of the award for Best Original Song|
|Grant, CaryCary Grant||Presenter of the Honorary Award to James Stewart|
|Domingo, PlácidoPlácido Domingo and
|Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Spielberg, StevenSteven Spielberg||Presenter of the award for Best Director|
|Duvall, RobertRobert Duvall||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Olivier, LaurenceLaurence Olivier||Presenter of the award for Best Picture|
|Conti, BillBill Conti||Musical arranger and Conductor||Orchestral|
|Parker Jr., RayRay Parker Jr. and
|Performers||"Ghostbusters" from Ghostbusters|
|Williams, DenieceDeniece Williams||Performer||"Let's Hear It for the Boy" from Footloose|
|Reinking, AnnAnn Reinking||Performer||"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" from Against All Odds|
|McKee, LonetteLonette McKee,
Willie Nelson and
|Performers||“How Do You Feel about Foolin’ Around?”,
“On the Road Again” and
|Debbie Allen||Performer||"Footloose" from Footloose|
|Diana Ross||Performer||"I Just Called to Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red|
|Academy Awards Orchestra, Academy Awards Orchestra||Performers||"They Say It's Wonderful" (orchestral) from Annie Get Your Gun during the closing credits|
Multiple nominations and awards
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- 42nd Golden Globe Awards
- 5th Golden Raspberry Awards
- 1984 in film
- Submissions for the 57th Academy Award for Best Foreign Film
- 27th Grammy Awards
- 36th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 37th Primetime Emmy Awards
- 38th British Academy Film Awards
- 39th Tony Awards
- Oscar acceptance speech: Littlereview.com
- "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "Here's complete list of this year's Oscar nominees". The Montreal Gazette. AP. 1985-02-07. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
- "The Official Academy Awards Database". awardsdatabase.oscars.org. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2009.
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