57th Academy Awards

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.

57th Academy Awards
Oscar-1984
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
Highlights
Best PictureAmadeus
Most awardsAmadeus (8)
Most nominationsAmadeus and A Passage to India (11)
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
Duration3 hours, 10 minutes

Awards

Milos Forman
Miloš Forman, Best Director winner
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F. Murray Abraham, Best Actor winner
Sally Field - 1981
Sally Field, Best Actress winner
Peggy Ashcroft 1962b
Peggy Ashcroft, Best Supporting Actress winner
Prince at Coachella (cropped)
Prince, Best Original Song Score winner
Stevie Wonder 1973
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.

Presenters

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

Performers

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

These films had multiple nominations:

The following films received multiple awards.

See also

References

  1. ^ Oscar acceptance speech: Littlereview.com
  2. ^ Oscars: The worst ever gaffes The Guardian
  3. ^ "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. 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.
Charade (1984 film)

Charade is a 1984 animated Canadian film directed by John Minnis. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 57th Academy Awards. The film was animated by Minnis with Pantone markers on paper, during a single three-month summer term at Sheridan College.

Chuck Gaspar

Chuck Gaspar (January 25, 1938 – January 15, 2009) was an American special effects artist who worked on 70 different films and TV shows, such as The Birds, Ghostbusters, Pale Rider and Armageddon.

He was nominated at the 57th Academy Awards in the category of Best Visual Effects for his work on the film Ghostbusters. He shared his nomination with John Bruno, Richard Edlund and Mark Vargo.In addition, he received a Technical achievement Oscar five years after his death.

Homecoming (1984 film)

Homecoming (似水流年) is a 1984 Hong Kong film directed by Yim Ho. It won the Best Film Award at the 4th Hong Kong Film Awards. The film was also selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

List of submissions to the 57th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The following 32 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 57th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The titles highlighted in blue and yellow were the five nominated films, which came from Argentina, Israel, Spain, the USSR and the eventual winner, Dangerous Moves, from Switzerland.Thailand submitted a film for the first time.

Lorne Peterson

Lorne Peterson is a Canadian special effects artist most known for the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films.

He won for Best Visual Effects at the 57th Academy Awards for his work on the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. He shared his Oscar with George Gibbs, Michael J. McAlister and Dennis Muren.

MacArthur's Children

MacArthur's Children (瀬戸内少年野球団, Setouchi Shōnen Yakyū-dan) is a 1984 Japanese film. Describing the impact of the United States' occupation of Japan from the perspective of the inhabitants of a small, rural island community, the film featured the big screen debut of actor Ken Watanabe.

The film was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Mark Stetson

Mark Stetson (born 1952) is a visual effects artist.

He has worked on over 60 films since his start in 1979.

He won at the 74th Academy Awards in the category of Best Visual Effects for his work on the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He shared his Oscar with Randall William Cook, Jim Rygiel, and Richard Taylor.He was also nominated at the 57th Academy Awards and the 79th Academy Awards.

Memoirs of Prison

Memoirs of Prison (Portuguese: Memórias do Cárcere) is a 1984 Brazilian drama film directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos. It is based on Memórias do Cárcere an autobiographical novel by Graciliano Ramos, about the period he was incarcerated during the Vargas Era. The film was selected as the Brazilian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Nena Danevic

Nena Danevic is a film editor who was nominated at the 57th Academy Awards for Best Film Editing. She was nominated for Amadeus. She shared her nomination with Michael Chandler.She did win at the 39th British Academy Film Awards for Best Editing. Also for Amadeus with Michael Chandler.

She also won at the American Cinema Editors awards.

Of the Flesh

Of the Flesh (Tagalog: Karnal) is a 1983 Philippine drama film directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya. The film was selected as the Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Old Mao's Second Spring

Old Mao's Second Spring (Chinese: Lao Mo de di er ge chun tian) is a 1984 Taiwanese drama film directed by You-ning Lee. The film was selected as the Taiwanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. It won the Golden Horse Award for Best Feature Film in 1984.

Robert Q. Lovett

Robert Q. Lovett is a film editor who was nominated at the 57th Academy Awards in the category of Best Film Editing. This was for his work on The Cotton Club, his nomination was shared with Barry Malkin. He also participated in the Festival De Cannes for the movie A Bronx Tale, directed by Robert De Niro in 2011. He worked on over 30 films and TV shows from 1963 to 2006.

So Long, Stooge

So Long, Stooge (French title: Tchao Pantin) is a 1983 film directed by Claude Berri. It is based on a novel by Alain Page.

Coluche, the main actor, won the "Best Actor" award in 1984 César Award. The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Sonatine (1984 film)

Sonatine is a 1984 Canadian drama film written and directed by Micheline Lanctôt. The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

The House of Water

The House of Water (Spanish: La casa de agua) is a 1983 Venezuelan drama film directed by Jacobo Penzo. The film was selected as the Venezuelan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

The Millennial Bee

The Millennial Bee (Slovak: Tisícročná včela, also known in English as The Bee Millennium), is a 1983 film made and produced in Czechoslovakia, West Germany and Austria. The film is based on a novel written by Peter Jaroš and was directed by Juraj Jakubisko. The film was selected as the Czechoslovakia entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

The Stone Carvers (film)

The Stone Carvers is a 1984 American short documentary film directed by Marjorie Hunt and Paul Wagner and starring Vincent Palumbo and Roger Morigi. In 1985, it won an Oscar for Documentary Short Subject at the 57th Academy Awards.

Up (1984 film)

Up is a 1984 American short film directed by Mike Hoover and Tim Huntley. In 1985, it won an Oscar for Best Short Subject at the 57th Academy Awards. The film depicts a man who sets a hawk free, then tries to find it in the wild on his hang glider.

Åke and His World

Åke and His World (Swedish: Åke och hans värld) is a 1984 Swedish drama film directed by Allan Edwall. It was entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival. The film was also selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Awards of Merit
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Former awards
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