57th Academy Awards

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!")

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.

The 1984 Academy Award Winners

Picture: Amadeus
Actor: F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus)
Actress: Sally Field (Places in the Heart)
Supporting Actor: Haing S. Ngor (The Killing Fields)
Supporting Actress: Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India)
Director: Milos Forman (Amadeus)
Adapted Screenplay: Peter Shaffer (Amadeus)
Original Screenplay: Robert Benton (Places in the Heart)
Song: "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (The Woman in Red)
Original Score: A Passage to India / Purple Rain
Cinematography: The Killing Fields
Costume Design: Amadeus
Art / Set Decoration: Amadeus
Film Editing: The Killing Fields
Foreign Language Film: Dangerous Moves (Switzerland)
Sound: Amadeus
Makeup: Amadeus
Visual Effects: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Short Films: Charade (Animated) / Up (Live Action)
Documentaries: The Stone Carvers (Short) / The Times of Harvey Milk (Feature)