1985 National Society of Film Critics Awards

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20th NSFC Awards

January 3, 1986

Best Film:

The 20th National Society of Film Critics Awards, given on 3 January 1986, honored the best filmmaking of 1985.[1][2]


Best Picture[edit]

1. Ran
2. Prizzi's Honor
2. The Purple Rose of Cairo

Best Director[edit]

1. John HustonPrizzi's Honor
2. Akira KurosawaRan

Best Actor[edit]

1. Jack NicholsonPrizzi's Honor
2. William HurtKiss of the Spider Woman

Best Actress[edit]

1. Vanessa RedgraveWetherby
2. Jessica LangeSweet Dreams
3. Norma AleandroThe Official Story (La historia oficial)

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

1. John GielgudPlenty and The Shooting Party
2. William HickeyPrizzi's Honor
3. Ian HolmWetherby, Brazil and Dance with a Stranger
4. Klaus Maria BrandauerOut of Africa

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

1. Anjelica HustonPrizzi's Honor
2. Mieko HaradaRan

Best Screenplay[edit]

1. Albert Brooks and Monica JohnsonLost in America
2. Woody AllenThe Purple Rose of Cairo
3. Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard and Charles McKeownBrazil
3. Richard Condon and Janet Roach – Prizzi's Honor

Best Cinematography[edit]

1. Takao Saito, Masaharu Ueda and Asakazu NakaiRan
2. Kiyoshi Hasegawa – The Makioka Sisters (Sasame-yuki)
3. Michael BallhausAfter Hours

Best Documentary[edit]

1. Shoah
2. 28 Up
3. Streetwise


  1. ^ Benson, Sheila (3 January 1986). "Critics Name 'Ran' Best Film". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Carr, Jay (3 January 1986). "Film Critics' Awards focus on two directors". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

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