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38th British Academy Film Awards

The 38th British Film Awards, which honoured the best films of 1984, were presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 5 March 1985.[1][2]

The evening's big winner was The Killing Fields, which had 13 nominations and won eight of them.

Winners and nominees[3]

Best Film

The Killing Fields

Best Actor

Haing S. Ngor in The Killing Fields

Best Actress

Maggie Smith in A Private Function

Best Supporting Actor

Denholm Elliot in A Private Function

Best Supporting Actress

Liz Smith in A Private Function

Best Direction

Wim Wenders for Paris, Texas

Best Original Screenplay

Broadway Danny Rose - Woody Allen

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Killing Fields - Bruce Robinson

Best Cinematography

The Killing Fields - Chris Menges

Best Editing

The Killing Fields - Jim Clark

Best Production Design

The Killing Fields - Roy Walker

Best Costume Design

Once Upon a Time in America - Gabriella Pescucci

Best Makeup Artist

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - Paul Engelen, Peter Frampton, Rick Baker, Joan Hills

Best Sound

The Killing Fields - Bill Rowe, Ian Fuller, Clive Winter

Best Special Visual Effects

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Dennis Muren, George Gibbs, Mike McAlister, Lorne Peterson

Best Score

Once Upon a Time in America - Ennio Morricone

Best Original Song

"Ghostbusters" in Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.

Best Foreign Language Film


Best Short Film

The Dress

  • Killing Time
  • Samson and Delilah

Most Promising Newcomer to Film

Haing S. Ngor in The Killing Fields

Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema

Alan Parker & Alan Marshall


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