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57th Academy Awards
Date Monday, March 25, 1985
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Jack Lemmon
Producer Gregory Peck, Robert E. Wise, Larry Gelbart, Gene Allen
Director Marty Pasetta
Best Picture Amadeus
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 10 minutes
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The 57th Academy Awards were presented March 25, 1985 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Jack Lemmon.

This ceremony is best-remembered for perhaps the most quoted and famous 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!") [1]

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.

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.



Award Winner Nominee(s)
Best Actor in a Leading Role F. Murray AbrahamAmadeus
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Haing S. NgorThe Killing Fields
Best Actress in a Leading Role Sally FieldPlaces in the Heart
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Peggy AshcroftA Passage to India
Best Art Direction Amadeus – Art Direction: Patrizia von Brandstein; Set Decoration: Karel Cerny
Best Cinematography The Killing FieldsChris Menges
Best Costume Design Amadeus – Theodor Pistek
Best Director Milos FormanAmadeus
Best Documentary (Feature) The Times of Harvey Milk – Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen, Producers
Best Documentary (Short Subject) "The Stone Carvers" – Marjorie Hunt and Paul Wagner, Producers
Best Film Editing The Killing FieldsJim Clark
Best Foreign Language Film Dangerous Moves – Switzerland
Best Makeup AmadeusDick Smith and Paul LeBlanc
  • Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the ApesRick Baker and Paul Engelen
Best Music (Original Score) A Passage to IndiaMaurice Jarre
Original Song Score Purple RainPrince
Best Music (Original Song) "I Just Called to Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red – Music and Lyric by Stevie Wonder
Best Picture AmadeusSaul Zaentz, Producer
Best Short Film (Animated) "Charade" – Jon Minnis, Producer
Best Short Film (Dramatic Live Action) "Up" – Mike Hoover, Producer
Best Sound Amadeus – Mark Berger, Thomas Scott, Todd Boekelheide and Christopher Newman
  • 2010 – Michael J. Kohut, Aaron Rochin, Carlos De Larios and Gene S. Cantamessa
  • A Passage to India – Graham V. Hartstone, Nicolas Le Messurier, Michael A. Carter and John Mitchell
  • The River – Nick Alphin, Robert Thirwell, Richard Portman and David Ronne
Best Visual Effects Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomDennis Muren, Michael J. McAlister, Lorne Peterson and George Gibbs
Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) AmadeusPeter Shaffer
Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) Places in the HeartRobert Benton

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  1. ^ Oscar acceptance speech:

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