57th Academy Awards

The Oscar ceremony in 1985, that is, the presentation of the film awards Oscar this year, took place on 25 March 1985 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. It was the 57th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1984.

The presenter Laurence Olivier forgot the nominees in the Best Picture category to read before he announced the winner Amadeus. Producer Saul Zaentz got the name but then in his acceptance speech after.


Jack Lemmon led for the fourth time ( for the second time alone) as a presenter by the Academy Awards. The presenters of the candidates are listed below in the respective categories.

Winners and nominations

Best Picture

Presented by Laurence Olivier

Amadeus - Saul Zaentz


Presented by Steven Spielberg

Miloš Forman - Amadeus


Presented by Shirley MacLaine

F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus

Leading lady

Presented by Robert Duvall

Sally Field - Places in the Heart (Places in the Heart )

Supporting Actor

Presented by Linda Hunt

Haing S. Ngor - The Killing Fields - Crying Country ( The Killing Fields )

Supporting Actress

Presented by Ryan O'Neal

Peggy Ashcroft - A Passage to India (A Passage to India )


Presented by Steve Martin

Amadeus - Patrizia von Brandenstein, Karel Cerny


The Killing Fields - Crying Country ( The Killing Fields ) - Chris Menges

Costume Design

Presented by Glenn Close

Amadeus - Theodor Pištěk

Documentary (Short Film )

Presented by Michael Douglas

The Stone Carvers - Marjorie Hunt and Paul Wagner

Documentary ( long form )

Presented by Kathleen Turner

The Times of Harvey Milk - Rob Epstein, Richard Schmiechen


Presented by Geneviève Bujold and William Hurt

The Killing Fields - Crying Country ( The Killing Fields ) - Jim Clark

Foreign Language Film

Presented by Plácido Domingo and Faye Dunaway

Hazardous trains by Richard Dembo (La diagonal du fou ) ( Switzerland )


Presented by Kelly LeBrock and Lonette McKee

Music ( Original Score )

Presented by Ann Reinking

Passage to India ( A Passage to India ) - Maurice Jarre

Music ( Original Song )

Presented by Jeff Bridges and Gregory Hines

"I Just Called to Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red ( The Woman in Red ) - Stevie Wonder

Music ( Original Song Score)

Presented by Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner

Purple Rain - Prince and the Revolution

Short Film ( Animated)

Presented by Jeff Bridges and Ann Reinking

Charade - John Minnis

Short Film ( Live Action )

Presented by Tom Selleck and Kathleen Turner

Up - Mike Hoover

Sound re-

Presented by Gregory Hines and Amy Irving

Amadeus - Mark Berger, Thomas Scott, Todd Boekelheide, Christopher Newman

Visual Effects

Presented by Candice Bergen and William Hurt

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ) - Dennis Muren, Michael J. McAlister, Lorne Peterson, George Gibbs

Adapted Screenplay

Presented by Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster

Amadeus - Peter Shaffer

Original Screenplay

Presented by Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster

Places in the Heart (Places in the Heart ) - Robert Benton

Honorary Oscars

Honorary Award

Presented by Glenn Close

Presented by Cary Grant

  • James Stewart

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Presented by Gene Kelly

  • David L. Wolper

Special Achievement Award

  • People on the River ( The River ) - Kay Rose