58th Academy Awards (1985): 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 5, 1986

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, March 24, 1986, 6:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: ABC
Host: Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams
Length: 3 hours, 2 minutes
Nielsen Ratings: 25.71 rating
Viewers: 38.65 million


Supporting Actress: Marsha Mason, Richard Dreyfuss
Visual Effects: Molly Ringwald
Animated Short Film: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog, Scooter
Costume Design: Audrey Hepburn
Documentary Feature: Louis Gossett Jr.
Makeup & Hairstyling: Teri Garr
Sound Mixing: Irene Cara
Supporting Actor: Cher
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Charles “Buddy” Roggers: Bob Hope
Documentary Short Subject: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg
Production Design: Michael J. Fox, Rebecca De Mornay
Honorary Award: Paul Newman: Sally Field
Sound Editing: Michael Winslow
Honorary Award: Alex North: Quincy Jones
Live Action Short Film: Chuck McCann (as Stan Laurel), Jim McGeorge (as Oliver Hardy)
Actress: F. Murray Abraham
Cinematography: Jon Cryer
Foreign Language Film: Jack Valenti, Norma Aleandro
Film Editing: Whoopi Goldberg
Music: Original Score: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor
Original Song: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Larry Gelbart
Writing: Original Screenplay: Larry Gelbart
Directing: Barbra Streisand
Actor: Sally Field
Picture: Akira Kurosawa, Billy Wilder, John Huston
Scientific & Technical Awards: (NOTE: No record of these awards being given out.)

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 – F. Murray Abraham: Yes
Actress – Sally Field: Yes
Supporting Actor – Haing S. Ngor: No
Supporting Actress – Peggy Ashcroft: No
Directing – Milos Forman: No

Song Performances

Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister): Tata Vega
The Power of Love: Huey Lewis and The News
Say You, Say Me: Lionel Richie
Separate Lives: Stephen Bishop, Marilyn Martin
Surprise, Surprise: Gregg Burge

Original Song Film Performers

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

Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister): Yes (Performed in the Film by: Tata Vega)
The Power of Love: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Huey Lewis and The News)
Say You, Say Me: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Lionel Richie)
Separate Lives: Partial (Marilyn Martin only) (Performed in the Film by: Phil Collins, Marilyn Martin)
Surprise, Surprise: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Gregg Burge)

Other Performances

Flying Down to Rio: Teri Garr, David Shire (Arranger), Sammy Cahn (Special Lyrics)
Here’s to the Losers: Irene Cara, Barry Mann (Music), Cynthia Weil (Lyrics)
Oh, Lady Be Good: Academy Awards Orchestra
Once a Star, Always a Star (MGM Musicals Tribute): June Allyson, Leslie Caron, Marge Champion, Cyd Charisse, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Esther Williams, David Shire (Music), Richard Maltby Jr. (Lyrics)
Putting it Together (Best Director segment): Barbra Streisand

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Hank Simms
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Lionel Newman
Director: Marty Pasetta
Producer: Stanley Donen


Nominations: 4
Wins: 1
Directing for a Variety Series: Nominee
Lighting Direction Electronic for a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming: Winner
Technical Direction Camerawork Video Control for a Miniseries Movie or a Special: Nominee

Scientific & Technical Awards

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