Academy Awards® for 1984


F. Murray Abraham for Amadeus.

Sally Field for Places in the Heart.

Supporting Actor:
Haing S. Ngor for The Killing Fields.

Supporting Actress:
Peggy Ashcroft for A Passage to India.

Milos Forman for Amadeus.

Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen:
Robert Benton for Places in the Heart.

Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium:
Peter Shaffer for Amadeus.

Chris Menges for The Killing Fields.

Art Direction-Set Decoration:
Patrizia Von Brandenstein; Karel Cerny for Amadeus.

Costume Design:
Theodor Pistek for Amadeus.

Mark Berger, Tom Scott, Todd Boekelheide, Christopher Newman for Amadeus.

Film Editing:
Jim Clark for The Killing Fields.

Visual Effects:
Dennis Muren, Michael McAlister, Lorne Peterson, George Gibbs for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Music, Song:

"I Just Called to Say I Love You" (The Woman in Red), Stevie Wonder.

Music, Original Score:
Maurice Jarre for A Passage to India.

Music, Original Song Score:
Prince for Purple Rain.

Paul LeBlanc, Dick Smith for Amadeus.

Short Films, Animated Films:
Jon Minnis for Charade.

Short Films, Live Action:
Mike Hoover for Up.

Documentary, Short Subjects:
Marjorie Hunt, Paul Wagner for The Stone Carvers.

Documentary, Features:
Robert Epstein, Richard Schmiechen for The Times of Harvey Milk.

Foreign Language Film:
Dangerous Moves from Switzerland.

Honorary and Other Awards:
James Stewart for his fifty years of memorable performances, for his high ideals both on and off the screen, with respect and affection of his colleagues.

The National Endowment for the Arts in recognition of its 20th anniversary and its dedicated commitment to fostering artistic and creative activity and excellence in every area of the arts.

Special Achievement Awards:
Sound Effects Editing: Kay Rose for The River .

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award: None.

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: David L. Wolper.

Gordon E. Sawyer Award: Linwood G. Dunn.

Academy Award of Merit (statuette): None.

Scientific and Engineering Award (plaque):

Donald A. Anderson and Diana Reiners of 3M Company for the development of "Cinetrak" Magnetic Film #350/351 for motion picture sound recording.

Barry M. Stultz, Ruben Avila and Wes Kennedy of Film Processing Corporation for the development of FPC 200 PB Fullcoat Magnetic Film for motion picture sound recording.

Barry M. Stultz, Ruben Avila and Wes Kennedy of Film Processing Corporation for the formulation and application of an improved sound track stripe to 70mm motion picture film, and to John Mosely for the engineering research involved therein.

Kenneth Richter of Richter Cine Equipment for the design and engineering of the R-2 Auto-Collimator for examining image quality at the focal plane of motion picture camera lenses.

Gunther Schaidt and Rosco Laboratories, Incorporated, for the development of an improved, non-toxic fluid for creating fog and smoke for motion picture production.

John Whitney Jr. and Gary Demos of Digital Productions, Incorporated, for the practical simulation of motion picture photography by means of computer-generated images.

Technical Achievement Award (Academy certificate):

Nat Tiffen of Tiffen Manufacturing Corporation for the production of high-quality, durable, laminated color filters for motion picture photography.

Donald Trumbull, Jonathan Erland, Stephen Fog and Paul Burk of Apogee, Incorporated, for the design and development of the "Blue Max" high-power, blue-flux projector for traveling matte composite photography.

Jonathan Erland and Robert Bealmear of Apogee, Incorporated, for an innovative design for front projection screens and an improved method for their construction.

Howard J. Preston of Preston Cinema Systems for the design and development of a variable speed control device with automatic exposure compensation for motion picture cameras.

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