|57th Academy Awards|
|Date||Monday, March 25, 1985|
|Site||Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles|
|Producer||Gregory Peck, Robert E. Wise, Larry Gelbart, Gene Allen|
|Most awards||Amadeus (8)|
|Most nominations||Amadeus and A Passage to India (11)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 10 minutes|
This ceremony is best-remembered for perhaps the most quoted and famous[who?] Academy Award acceptance speech ever. 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 last 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 no previous acting experience. Ngor and Harold Russell are the only two non-professional actors to win Academy Awards for acting.
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
Honorary Academy AwardsEdit
- 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 AwardEdit
Special Achievement Academy AwardEdit
- Jennifer Beals and Glenn Close (Presenters: Best Costume Design)
- Candice Bergen and William Hurt (Presenters: Best Visual Effects)
- Jeff Bridges and Ann Reinking (Presenters: Best Original Score and Best Animated Short Film)
- Geneviève Bujold and William Hurt (Presenters: Best Film Editing)
- Plácido Domingo and Faye Dunaway (Presenters: Best Foreign Language Film)
- Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster (Presenters: Writing Awards)
- Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner (Presenters: Best Original Song Score)
- Michael Douglas (Presenters: Best Documentary Short)
- Kathleen Turner (Presenters: Best Documentary Feature)
- Robert Duvall (Presenter: Best Actress)
- Cary Grant (Presenter: Honorary Award to James Stewart)
- Gregory Hines and Amy Irving (Presenters: Best Sound)
- Gregory Hines (Presenters: Best Song Original)
- Linda Hunt (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
- Gene Kelly (Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to David L. Wolper)
- Shirley MacLaine (Presenter: Best Actor)
- Steve Martin (Presenter: Best Art Direction)
- Kelly LeBrock and Lonette McKee (Presenters: Best Makeup)
- Laurence Olivier (Presenter: Best Picture)
- Ryan O'Neal (Presenter: Best Supporting Actress)
- Tom Selleck and Diana Ross (Presenter: Best Cinematography)
- Tom Selleck and Kathleen Turner (Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film)
- Steven Spielberg (Presenter: Best Director)
- Glenn Close (Presenter: Honorary Award to the National Endowment for the Arts)
- Debbie Allen ("Footloose" from Footloose)
- Ray Parker Jr. and Dom DeLuise ("Ghostbusters" from Ghostbusters)
- Ann Reinking ("Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" from Against All Odds)
- Diana Ross ("I Just Called to Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red)
- Deniece Williams ("Let's Hear It for the Boy" from Footloose)
Multiple nominations and awardsEdit
These films had multiple nominations:
The following films received multiple awards.
- Oscar acceptance speech: Littlereview.com
- "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. 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.
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