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The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Monday, March 25, 1985,
honoring movies released in 1984.

Tom Hulce in a scene from Best Picture winner "Amadeus."

Tom Hulce in a scene from Best Picture winner "Amadeus."

Actor in a Leading Role

  • F. Murray Abraham in "Amadeus"
  • Jeff Bridges in "Starman"
  • Albert Finney in "Under the Volcano"
  • Tom Hulce in "Amadeus"
  • Sam Waterston in "The Killing Fields"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Adolph Caesar in "A Soldier’s Story"
  • John Malkovich in "Places in the Heart"
  • Noriyuki "Pat" Morita in "The Karate Kid"
  • Haing S. Ngor in "The Killing Fields"
  • Ralph Richardson in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Judy Davis in "A Passage to India"
  • Sally Field in "Places in the Heart"
  • Jessica Lange in "Country"
  • Vanessa Redgrave in "The Bostonians"
  • Sissy Spacek in "The River"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Peggy Ashcroft in "A Passage to India"
  • Glenn Close in "The Natural"
  • Lindsay Crouse in "Places in the Heart"
  • Christine Lahti in "Swing Shift"
  • Geraldine Page in "The Pope of Greenwich Village"

Art Direction

  • "Amadeus" Art Direction: Patrizia Von Brandenstein; Set Decoration: Karel Cerny
  • "The Cotton Club" Art Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: George Gaines, Les Bloom
  • "The Natural" Art Direction: Angelo Graham, Mel Bourne, James J. Murakami, Speed Hopkins; Set Decoration: Bruce Weintraub
  • "A Passage to India" Art Direction: John Box, Leslie Tomkins; Set Decoration: Hugh Scaife
  • "2010" Art Direction: Albert Brenner; Set Decoration: Rick Simpson


  • "Amadeus" Miroslav Ondricek
  • "The Killing Fields" Chris Menges
  • "The Natural" Caleb Deschanel
  • "A Passage to India" Ernest Day
  • "The River" Vilmos Zsigmond

Costume Design

  • "Amadeus" Theodor Pistek
  • "The Bostonians" Jenny Beavan, John Bright
  • "A Passage to India" Judy Moorcroft
  • "Places in the Heart" Ann Roth
  • "2010" Patricia Norris


  • "Amadeus" Milos Forman
  • "Broadway Danny Rose" Woody Allen
  • "The Killing Fields" Roland Joffé
  • "A Passage to India" David Lean
  • "Places in the Heart" Robert Benton

Documentary (Feature)

  • "High Schools" Charles Guggenheim and Nancy Sloss, Producers
  • "In the Name of the People" Alex W. Drehsler and Frank Christopher, Producers
  • "Marlene" Karel Dirka and Zev Braun, Producers
  • "Streetwise" Cheryl McCall, Producer
  • "The Times of Harvey Milk" Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen, Producers

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "The Children of Soong Ching Ling" Gary Bush and Paul T.K. Lin, Producers
  • "Code Gray: Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing" Ben Achtenberg and Joan Sawyer, Producers
  • "The Garden of Eden" Lawrence R. Hott and Roger M. Sherman, Producers
  • "Recollections of Pavlovsk" Irina Kalinina, Producer
  • "The Stone Carvers" Marjorie Hunt and Paul Wagner, Producers

Film Editing

  • "Amadeus" Nena Danevic, Michael Chandler
  • "The Cotton Club" Barry Malkin, Robert Q. Lovett
  • "The Killing Fields" Jim Clark
  • "A Passage to India" David Lean
  • "Romancing the Stone" Donn Cambern, Frank Morriss

Foreign Language Film

  • "Beyond the Walls" Israel
  • "Camila" Argentina
  • "Dangerous Moves" Switzerland
  • "Double Feature" Spain
  • "Wartime Romance" Union of Soviet Socialist Republics


  • "Amadeus" Paul LeBlanc, Dick Smith
  • "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" Rick Baker, Paul Engelen
  • "2010" Michael Westmore

Music (Original Score)

  • "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" John Williams
  • "The Natural" Randy Newman
  • "A Passage to India" Maurice Jarre
  • "The River" John Williams
  • "Under the Volcano" Alex North

Music (Original Song Score)

  • "The Muppets Take Manhattan" Jeff Moss
  • "Purple Rain" Prince
  • "Songwriter" Kris Kristofferson

Music (Original Song)

  • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" from "Against All Odds" Music and Lyric by Phil Collins
  • "Footloose" from "Footloose" Music and Lyric by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford
  • "Ghostbusters" from "Ghostbusters" Music and Lyric by Ray Parker, Jr.
  • "I Just Called To Say I Love You" from "The Woman in Red" Music and Lyric by Stevie Wonder
  • "Let’s Hear It for the Boy" from "Footloose" Music and Lyric by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford

Best Picture

  • "Amadeus" Saul Zaentz, Producer
  • "The Killing Fields" David Puttnam, Producer
  • "A Passage to India" John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin, Producers
  • "Places in the Heart" Arlene Donovan, Producer
  • "A Soldier’s Story" Norman Jewison, Ronald L. Schwary and Patrick Palmer, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • "Charade" Jon Minnis, Producer
  • "Doctor De Soto" Morton Schindel and Michael Sporn, Producers
  • "Paradise" Ishu Patel, Producer

Short Film (Live Action)

  • "The Painted Door" Michael MacMillan and Janice L. Platt, Producers
  • "Tales of Meeting and Parting" Sharon Oreck and Lesli Linka Glatter, Producers
  • "Up" Mike Hoover, Producer


  • "Amadeus" Mark Berger, Tom Scott, Todd Boekelheide, Chris Newman
  • "Dune" Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Kevin O’Connell, Nelson Stoll
  • "A Passage to India" Graham V. Hartstone, Nicolas Le Messurier, Michael A. Carter, John Mitchell
  • "The River" Nick Alphin, Robert Thirlwell, Richard Portman, David Ronne
  • "2010" Michael J. Kohut, Aaron Rochin, Carlos De Larios, Gene S. Cantamessa

Visual Effects

  • "Ghostbusters" Richard Edlund, John Bruno, Mark Vargo, Chuck Gaspar
  • "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" Dennis Muren, Michael McAlister, Lorne Peterson, George Gibbs
  • "2010" Richard Edlund, Neil Krepela, George Jenson, Mark Stetson

Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)

  • "Amadeus" Peter Shaffer
  • "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" P.H. Vazak, Michael Austin
  • "The Killing Fields" Bruce Robinson
  • "A Passage to India" David Lean
  • "A Soldier’s Story" Charles Fuller

Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)

  • "Beverly Hills Cop" Screenplay by Daniel Petrie, Jr.; Story by Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie, Jr.
  • "Broadway Danny Rose" Woody Allen
  • "El Norte" Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas
  • "Places in the Heart" Robert Benton
  • "Splash" Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman; Screen Story by Bruce Jay Friedman; Based on a story by Brian Grazer

  • Star indicates a win.
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