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57th Academy Awards

57th Academy Awards
Date Monday, March 25, 1985
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host Jack Lemmon
Producer Gregory Peck, Robert Wise, Larry Gelbart, Gene Allen
Director Marty Pasetta
Best Picture Amadeus
Most awards Amadeus (8)
Most nominations Amadeus and A Passage to India (11)
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.

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 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.

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.


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Milos Forman, Best Director winner
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Peggy Ashcroft, Best Supporting Actress winner

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Original Score Best Original Song Score
Best Original Song Best Sound Mixing
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Makeup Best Costume Design
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



Multiple nominations and awards

See also


  1. ^ Oscar acceptance speech:
  2. ^ "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  3. ^ "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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