The Academy Awards

The 57th Annual Academy Awards

Season 57, Ep 1, Aired 3/25/85
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  • Episode Description
  • The 57th Annual Academy Awards were held on March 25, 1985 from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles County Music Center. Jack Lemmon hosted this year's event. Performers included Debbie Allen, Ann Reinkind, and Ray Parker, Jr. Among the presenters were Lonette McKee, Gregory Hines, Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Beals, Steven Spielberg, Shirley MacLaine, Kelly LeBrock, William Hurt, and Linda Hunt. (Click here to see List of Nominees and Winners.)moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • F. Murray Abraham

    Himself

  • Debbie Allen

    Herself - Performer

  • Jennifer Beals

    Herself - Presenter

  • Robert Benton

    Himself

  • Candice Bergen

    Herself - Presenter

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • The program won an Emmy Award forOutstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program.

    • Stevie Wonder, who one the Oscar for Best Original Song for "I Just Called to Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red, became the first blind person to receive an Oscar.

    • Best Picture winner Amadeus was the first film to win the award from Orion Pictures.

    Trivia (3)

    • When presenting the Best Picture Oscar this year, Laurence Oliver forgot to name the other nominees. He simply opened the envelope and proclaimed the winner which was Amadeus.

    • This was the year in which Sally Field (who won Best Actress for Place in the Heart) delivered her famous "You like me!" speech. In the years that would follow The Academy would use her speech as a suggestion to their potential winners of how not to deliver and acceptance speech.

    • Stevie Wonder dedicated his Oscar for Best Original Song to the then imprisoned civil rights leader Nelson Mandela. As a result the South African government banned all his music from the country.

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