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History of the Academy Awards

The 57th Academy Awards - 1984


The fifty-seventh Academy Awards ceremony was held on Monday, March 25, 1985 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. Though Amadeus made an Oscar sweep with eight awards, one of the most memorable Academy Awards moments came when Sally Field made her acceptance speech as best actress for her role in Places in the Heart. Genuinely touched while receiving her second Oscar, she said, "The first time I didn't feel it but this time I feel it and I can't deny the fact you like me. Right now, you like me!" Jack Lemmon hosted the show.

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)

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