57th Academy Awards (1984): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Ceremony Emmys | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Wednesday, February 6, 1985

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, March 25, 1985, 6:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: ABC
Host: Jack Lemmon
Length: 3 hours, 10 minutes


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Gene Allen
Supporting Actor: Linda Hunt
Documentary Short Subject: Michael Douglas
Documentary Feature: Kathleen Turner
Makeup & Hairstyling: Kelly LeBrock, Lonette McKee
Sound Mixing: Amy Irving, Gregory Hines
Cinematography: Diana Ross, Tom Selleck
Supporting Actress: Ryan O’Neal
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: David L. Wolper: Gene Kelly
Production Design: Steve Martin
Scientific & Technical Awards; and Gordon E. Sawyer Award: Linwood G. Dunn: Janet Leigh (on film)
Visual Effects: Candice Bergen, William Hurt
Honorary Award: National Endowment for the Arts: Glenn Close
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas
Writing: Original Screenplay: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas
Music: Original Score: Ann Reinking, Jeff Bridges
Music: Original Song Score: Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas
Costume Design: Glenn Close, Jennifer Beals
Animated Short Film: Ann Reinking, Jeff Bridges
Live Action Short Film: Kathleen Turner, Tom Selleck
Actor: Shirley MacLaine
Original Song: Gregory Hines
Film Editing: Genevieve Bujold, William Hurt
Honorary Award: James Stewart: Cary Grant
Foreign Language Film: Faye Dunaway, Placido Domingo
Directing: Steven Spielberg
Actress: Robert Duvall
Picture: Laurence Olivier
Sound Editing: Janet Leigh (on film) (NOTE: Presented during the Sci/Tech Ceremony)

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Robert Duvall: Yes
Actress – Shirley MacLaine: Yes
Supporting Actor – Jack Nicholson: No
Supporting Actress – Linda Hunt: Yes
Directing – James L. Brooks: No

Song Performances

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now): Ann Reinking
Footloose: Debbie Allen
Ghostbusters: Ray Parker Jr., Dom DeLuise
I Just Called to Say I Love You: Diana Ross
Let’s Heart It for the Boy: Deniece Williams

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now): No (Performed in the Film by: Phil Collins)
Footloose: No (Performed in the Film by: Kenny Loggins)
Ghostbusters: Partial (Ray Parker Jr. only) (Performed in the Film by: Ray Parker Jr.)
I Just Called to Say I Love You: No (Performed in the Film by: Stevie Wonder)
Let’s Heart It for the Boy: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Deniece Williams)

Other Performances

Amazing Grace: Kris Kristofferson
How do You Feel About Foolin’ Around?: Lonette McKee
On the Road Again: Willie Nelson
They Say It’s Wonderful: Academy Awards Orchestra

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Bill Conti
Director: Marty Pasetta
Producer: Gene Allen, Larry Gelbart, Gregory Peck, Robert Wise
Writer: Larry Gelbart
Production Design: Rene Lagler
Costume Design: Theoni V. Aldredge
Choreography: Scott Salmon


Nominations: 2
Wins: 1
Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming: Winner
Choreography: Nominee

Scientific & Technical Awards

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