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57th Academy Awards

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57th Academy Awards
DateMarch 25, 1985
SiteDorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hosted byJack Lemmon
Produced byGregory Peck
Robert Wise
Larry Gelbart
Gene Allen
Directed byMarty Pasetta
Best PictureAmadeus
Most awardsAmadeus (8)
Most nominationsAmadeus and A Passage to India (11)
TV in the United States
Duration3 hours, 10 minutes

The 57th Academy Awards were presented March 25, 1985, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. Jack Lemmon presided over the ceremonies.

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. 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!")[1]

77-year-old Peggy Ashcroft won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in A Passage to India, making her the oldest winner in that category.

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!".[2] 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.


Miloš Forman, Best Director winner
Miloš Forman, Best Director winner
F. Murray Abraham, Best Actor winner
F. Murray Abraham, Best Actor winner
Sally Field, Best Actress winner
Sally Field, Best Actress winner
Peggy Ashcroft, Best Supporting Actress winner
Peggy Ashcroft, Best Supporting Actress winner
Prince, Best Original Song Score winner
Prince, Best Original Song Score winner
Stevie Wonder, Best Original Song winner
Stevie Wonder, Best Original Song winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[3]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Best Foreign Language Film Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short Subject Best Live Action Short Film
Best Animated Short Film Best Original Score
  • Charade – Jon Minnisdouble-dagger
    • Doctor DeSoto – Morton Schindel and Michael Sporn
    • ParadiseIshu Patel
Best Original Song Score Best Original Song
Best Sound Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design Best Makeup
Best Cinematography Best Film Editing
Best Visual Effects

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.


Name Role
Hank Simms Announcer for the 57th Academy Awards
Gene Allen (AMPAS President) Gave opening remarks welcoming guests to the awards ceremony
Linda Hunt Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor
Michael Douglas Presenter of the award for Best Documentary Short
Kathleen Turner Presenter of the award for Best Documentary Feature
Kelly LeBrock
Lonette McKee
Presenters of the award for Best Makeup
Gregory Hines
Amy Irving
Presenters of the award for Best Sound
Diana Ross
Tom Selleck
Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography
Ryan O'Neal Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Gene Kelly Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to David L. Wolper
Steve Martin Presenter of the award for Best Art Direction
Janet Leigh Presenter of the Scientific & Technical Awards
Candice Bergen
William Hurt
Presenters of the award for Best Visual Effects
Glenn Close Presenter of the Honorary Award to the National Endowment for the Arts
Kirk Douglas
Burt Lancaster
Presenters of the Writing Awards
Jeff Bridges
Ann Reinking
Presenters of the award for Best Original Score
Michael Douglas
Kathleen Turner
Presenters of the award for Best Original Song Score
Jennifer Beals
Glenn Close
Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design
Jeff Bridges
Ann Reinking
Presenters of the award for Best Animated Short Film
Tom Selleck
Kathleen Turner
Presenters of the award for Best Live Action Short Film
Shirley MacLaine Presenter of the award for Best Actor
Gregory Hines Presenter of the award for Best Original Song
Cary Grant Presenter of the Honorary Award to James Stewart
Plácido Domingo
Faye Dunaway
Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film
Steven Spielberg Presenter of the award for Best Director
Robert Duvall Presenter of the award for Best Actress
Laurence Olivier Presenter of the award for Best Picture


Name Role Performed
Bill Conti Musical arranger and conductor Orchestral
Ray Parker Jr.
Dom DeLuise
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
Lonette McKee
Willie Nelson
Kris Kristofferson
Performers “How Do You Feel about Foolin’ Around?”,
On the Road Again” and
Amazing Grace
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

See also


  1. ^ Oscar acceptance speech:
  2. ^ Oscars: The worst ever gaffes The Guardian
  3. ^ "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  4. ^ "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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