Academy Awards > 1985

BEST PICTURE
PictureStudioBox Office
The Color PurpleWarner Bros.$94,175,854
Out of AfricaUniversal$87,071,205
WitnessParamount$68,706,993
Prizzi's HonorFox$26,657,534
Kiss of the Spider WomanIsland Alive$17,005,229
Total Gross: $293,616,815
Average Gross: $58,723,363


 
BEST DIRECTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Out of AfricaSydney PollackUniversal$87,071,205
WitnessPeter WeirParamount$68,706,993
Prizzi's HonorJohn HustonFox$26,657,534
Kiss of the Spider WomanHector BabencoIsland Alive$17,005,229
RanAkira KurosawaOrion Classics$3,607,393
Total Gross: $203,048,354
Average Gross: $40,609,671


 
BEST ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
WitnessHarrison FordParamount$68,706,993
Murphy's RomanceJames GarnerColumbia$30,867,525
Prizzi's HonorJack NicholsonFox$26,657,534
Kiss of the Spider WomanWilliam HurtIsland Alive$17,005,229
Runaway TrainJon VoightCannon Films$7,683,620
Total Gross: $150,920,901
Average Gross: $30,184,180


 
BEST ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Color PurpleWhoopi GoldbergWarner Bros.$94,175,854
Out of AfricaMeryl StreepUniversal$87,071,205
Agnes of GodAnne BancroftColumbia$25,627,836
Sweet DreamsJessica LangeTriStar$9,085,049
The Trip to BountifulGeraldine PageIsland Pictures$7,491,903
Total Gross: $223,451,847
Average Gross: $44,690,369


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Out of AfricaKlaus Maria BrandauerUniversal$87,071,205
CocoonDon AmecheFox$76,113,124
Jagged EdgeRobert LoggiaColumbia$40,491,165
Prizzi's HonorWilliam HickeyFox$26,657,534
Runaway TrainEric RobertsCannon Films$7,683,620
Total Gross: $238,016,648
Average Gross: $47,603,330


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Color PurpleOprah WinfreyWarner Bros.$94,175,854
The Color PurpleMargaret AveryWarner Bros.$94,175,854
Prizzi's HonorAnjelica HustonFox$26,657,534
Agnes of GodMeg TillyColumbia$25,627,836
Twice in a LifetimeAmy MadiganBud Yorkin Co.$8,402,424
Total Gross: $249,039,502
Average Gross: $49,807,900


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
PictureStudioBox Office
Back to the FutureUniversal$210,609,762
WitnessParamount$68,706,993
The Purple Rose of CairoOrion Pictures$10,631,333
BrazilUniversal$9,929,135
The Official StoryALMI$29,426
Total Gross: $299,906,649
Average Gross: $59,981,330


 
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
PictureStudioBox Office
The Color PurpleWarner Bros.$94,175,854
Out of AfricaUniversal$87,071,205
Prizzi's HonorFox$26,657,534
Kiss of the Spider WomanIsland Alive$17,005,229
The Trip to BountifulIsland Pictures$7,491,903
Total Gross: $232,401,725
Average Gross: $46,480,345


 
BEST EDITING
PictureStudioBox Office
Out of AfricaUniversal$87,071,205
WitnessParamount$68,706,993
Prizzi's HonorFox$26,657,534
A Chorus LineColumbia$14,202,899
Runaway TrainCannon Films$7,683,620
Total Gross: $204,322,251
Average Gross: $40,864,450


 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
PictureStudioBox Office
The Color PurpleWarner Bros.$94,175,854
Out of AfricaUniversal$87,071,205
WitnessParamount$68,706,993
Murphy's RomanceColumbia$30,867,525
RanOrion Classics$3,607,393
Total Gross: $284,428,970
Average Gross: $56,885,794


 
BEST ART DIRECTION
PictureStudioBox Office
The Color PurpleWarner Bros.$94,175,854
Out of AfricaUniversal$87,071,205
WitnessParamount$68,706,993
BrazilUniversal$9,929,135
RanOrion Classics$3,607,393
Total Gross: $263,490,580
Average Gross: $52,698,116


 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
PictureStudioBox Office
The Color PurpleWarner Bros.$94,175,854
Out of AfricaUniversal$87,071,205
Prizzi's HonorFox$26,657,534
The Journey of Natty GannBuena Vista$9,708,373
RanOrion Classics$3,607,393
Total Gross: $221,220,359
Average Gross: $44,244,072


 
BEST MAKEUP
PictureStudioBox Office
The Color PurpleWarner Bros.$94,175,854
MaskUniversal$48,230,162
Remo Williams: The Adventure BeginsOrion Pictures$14,393,902
Total Gross: $156,799,918
Average Gross: $52,266,639


 
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
PictureStudioBox Office
CocoonFox$76,113,124
Young Sherlock HolmesParamount$19,739,575
Return to OzBuena Vista$11,137,801
Total Gross: $106,990,500
Average Gross: $35,663,500


 
BEST SOUND
PictureStudioBox Office
Back to the FutureUniversal$210,609,762
Out of AfricaUniversal$87,071,205
SilveradoColumbia$32,192,570
LadyhawkeWarner Bros.$18,432,000
A Chorus LineColumbia$14,202,899
Total Gross: $362,508,436
Average Gross: $72,501,687


 
BEST SOUND EDITING
PictureStudioBox Office
Back to the FutureUniversal$210,609,762
Rambo: First Blood Part IITriStar$150,415,432
LadyhawkeWarner Bros.$18,432,000
Total Gross: $379,457,194
Average Gross: $126,485,731


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
PictureStudioBox Office
The Color PurpleWarner Bros.$94,175,854
Out of AfricaUniversal$87,071,205
WitnessParamount$68,706,993
SilveradoColumbia$32,192,570
Agnes of GodColumbia$25,627,836
Total Gross: $307,774,458
Average Gross: $61,554,892


 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Back to the Future"The Power of Love"Universal$210,609,762
The Color Purple"Miss Celie's Blues"Warner Bros.$94,175,854
White Nights"Say You, Say Me"Columbia$42,160,849
White Nights"Separate Lives"Columbia$42,160,849
A Chorus Line"Surprise, Surprise"Columbia$14,202,899
Total Gross: $403,310,213
Average Gross: $80,662,043


 
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
3 Hommes et un CouffinFrance--
Bittere ErnteWest Germany--
La Historia OficialArgentina--
Oberst RedlHungary--
Otac na Sluzbenom PutuYugoslavia--


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - FEATURE
PictureStudioBox Office
Broken Rainbow--
Madres de la Plaza de Mayo--
Soldiers in Hiding--
The Statue of Liberty--
Unfinished Business--


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - SHORT SUBJECT
PictureStudioBox Office
Keats and His Nightingale: A Blind Date--
Making Overtures: The Story of a Community Orchestra--
The Courage to Care--
The Wizard of the Strings--
Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements--


 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
PictureStudioBox Office
Anna and Bella--
Second Class Mail--
The Big Snit--


 
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
PictureStudioBox Office
Graffiti--
Molly's Pilgrim--
Rainbow War--