57th Academy Awards
|57th Academy Awards|
|Date||March 25, 1985|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Jack Lemmon|
|Produced by||Gregory Peck|
|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|
The big winner at the ceremony was Miloš 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 90th 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.
Sally Field won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Places in the Heart, her second Oscar, after winning in the same category in 1980 for Norma Rae. In her acceptance speech, she 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!")
This ceremony marked 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 only time that all five nominees in Best Original Song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
One of the more notable gaffes in Oscar history occurred during the ceremony. Presenting the Best Picture award, Sir Laurence Olivier forgot to list the nominees and simply tore open the envelope to declare: "Amadeus!". Upon accepting the award on the film's behalf, Producer Saul Zaentz had the presence of mind to mention all the other Best Picture nominees during his thank you speech to make up for Olivier's flub.
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.
|Bill Conti||Musical arranger and conductor||Orchestral|
|Ray Parker Jr.
|Performers||"Ghostbusters" from Ghostbusters|
|Deniece Williams||Performer||"Let's Hear It for the Boy" from Footloose|
|Ann Reinking||Performer||"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" from Against All Odds|
|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||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
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- "Oscars: The worst ever gaffes". The Observer. January 31, 2009.
- "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Select "1984" in the "Award Year(s)" drop-down menu and press "Search".
- "Here's complete list of this year's Oscar nominees". The Montreal Gazette. AP. 1985-02-07. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
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