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1986 Oscars 58th Academy Awards
Winners Announced: March 24, 1986
Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Hosts: Alan Alda, Jane Fonda and Robin Williams
Eligibility Year: 1985
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1986 Oscar Winners
*Best Picture The Color Purple, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Quincy Jones, producers (Warner Bros.)
Kiss of the Spider Woman, David Weisman, producer (Island Alive)
* Out of Africa, Sydney Pollack, producer (Universal)
Prizzi's Honor, John Foreman, producer (Twentieth Century-Fox)
Witness, Edward S. Feldman, producer (Paramount)
*Actor in a Leading Role Harrison Ford, Witness
James Garner, Murphy's Romance
*William Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman
Jack Nicholson, Prizzi's Honor
Jon Voight, Runaway Train
*Actress in a Leading Role Anne Bancroft, Agnes of God
Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple
Jessica Lange, Sweet Dreams
*Geraldine Page, The Trip to Bountiful
Meryl Streep, Out of Africa
*Actor in a Supporting Role *Don Ameche, Cocoon
Klaus Maria Brandauer, Out of Africa
William Hickey, Prizzi's Honor
Robert Loggia, Jagged Edge
Eric Roberts, Runaway Train
*Actress in a Supporting Role Margaret Avery, The Color Purple
*Anjelica Huston, Prizzi's Honor
Amy Madigan, Twice in a Lifetime
Meg Tilly, Agnes of God
Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple
*Directing Hector Babenco, Kiss of the Spider Woman
John Huston, Prizzi's Honor
Akira Kurosawa, Ran
*Sydney Pollack, Out of Africa
Peter Weir, Witness
*Writing Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Woody Allen, The Purple Rose of Cairo
Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard and Charles McKeown, Brazil
Luis Puenzo and Aida Bortnik, The Official Story
*Earl W. Wallace and William Kelley, screenplay; William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace, story, Witness
Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, Back to the Future
*Writing Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium Richard Condon and Janet Roach, Prizzi's Honor
Horton Foote, The Trip to Bountiful
*Kurt Luedtke, Out of Africa
Menno Meyjes, The Color Purple
Leonard Schrader, Kiss of the Spider Woman
*Cinematography Allen Daviau, The Color Purple
William A. Fraker, Murphy's Romance
Takao Saito, Masaharu Ueda and Asakazu Nakai, Ran
John Seale, Witness
*David Watkin, Out of Africa
*Art Direction Norman Garwood, art direction; Maggie Gray, set decoration, Brazil
*Stephen Grimes, art direction; Josie MacAvin, set decoration, Out of Africa
Stan Jolley, art direction; John Anderson, set decoration, Witness
Yoshiro Muraki and Shinobu Muraki, art direction, Ran
J. Michael Riva and Robert W. Welch, art direction; Linda DeScenna, set decoration, The Color Purple
*Sound Les Fresholtz, Dick Alexander, Vern Poore and Bud Alper, Ladyhawke
*Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander, Larry Stensvold and Peter Handford, Out of Africa
Donald O. Mitchell, Rick Kline, Kevin O'Connell and David Ronne, Silverado
Donald O. Mitchell, Michael Minkler, Gerry Humphreys and Chris Newman, A Chorus Line
Bill Varney, B. Tennyson Sebastian II, Robert Thirlwell and William B. Kaplan, Back to the Future
*Music Song “Miss Celie's Blues” (Sister), The Color Purple, Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton, music; Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton and Lionel Richie, lyrics
“The Power of Love,” Back to the Future, Chris Hayes and Johnny Colla, music; Huey Lewis, lyrics
*“Say You, Say Me,” White Nights, Lionel Richie, music and lyrics
“Love Theme From White Nights” (Separate Lives), White Nights, Stephen Bishop, music and lyrics
“Surprise, Surprise,” A Chorus Line, Marvin Hamlisch, music; edward Kleban, lyrics
*Music Original Score *John Barry, Out of Africa
Bruce Broughton, Silverado
Georges Delerue, Agnes of God
Quincy Jones, Jeremy Lubbock, Rod Temperton, Caiphus Semenya, Andrae Crouch, Chris Boardman, Jorge Calandrelli, Joel Rosenbaum, Fred Steiner, Jack Hayes, Jerry Hey and Randy Kerber, The Color Purple
Maurice Jarre, Witness
*Film Editing John Bloom, A Chorus Line
Rudi Fehr and Kaja Fehr, Prizzi's Honor
*Thom Noble, Witness
Henry Richardson, Runaway Train
Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp, Pembroke Herring and Sheldon Kahn, Out of Africa
*Costume Design Milena Canonero, Out of Africa
Donfeld, Prizzi's Honor
Aggie Guerard Rodgers, The Color Purple
*Emi Wada, Ran
Albert Wolksy, The Journey of Natty Gann
*Makeup Ken Chase, The Color Purple
Carl Fullerton, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
*Michael Westmore and Zoltan Elek, Mask
*Visual Effects Dennis Muren, Kit West, John Ellis and David Allen, Young Sherlock Holmes
*Ken Ralston, Ralph McQuarrie, Scott Farrar and David Berry, Cocoon
Will Vinton, lan Wingrove, Zoran Perisic and Michael Lloyd, Return to Oz
*Sound Effects Editing Frederick J. Brown, Rambo: First Blood Part II
*Charles L. Campbell and Robert Rutledge, Back to the Future
Bob Henderson and Alan Murray, Ladyhawke
*Short Films Animated * Anna & Bella (Cilia Van Dijk, producer, Netherlands)
The Big Snit (Richard Condie and Michael Scott, producers; National Film Board of Canada)
Second Class Mail (Alison Snowden, producer; National Film and Television School)
*Short Films Live Action Graffiti (Dianna Costello, producer; American Film Institute)
* Molly's Pilgrim (Jeff Brown and Chris Pelzer, producers; Phoenix Films)
Rainbow War (Bob Rogers, producer; Bob Rogers and Co.)
*Documentary Short Subject The Courage to Care (Robert Gardner, producer; United Way)
Keats and His Nightingale: A Blind Date (Michael Crowley and James Wolpaw, producers; Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities)
Making Overtures—The Story of a Community Orchestra (Barbara Willis Sweete, producer; Rhombus Media, Inc.)
* Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements (David Goodman, producer; Skylight Picture Production)
The Wizard of the Strings (Alan Edelstein, producer; Seventh Hour Production)
*Documentary Feature * Broken Rainbow (Maria Florio and Victoria Mudd, producers; Earthworks Films Production)
Las Madres—The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo (Susana Muńoz and Lourdes Portillo, producers; Film Arts Foundation)
Soldiers in Hiding (Japhet Asher, producer; Filmworks, Inc. Production)
The Statue of Liberty (Ken Burns and Buddy Squires, producers; Florentine Films Production)
Unfinished Business (Steven Okazaki, producer; Mouchette Films Production)
*Foreign Language Film Angry Harvest, Federal Republic of Germany—West
Colonel Redl, Hungary
* The Official Story, Argentina
Three Men and a Cradle, France
When Father Was Away on Business, Yugoslavia
*Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award *Charles “Buddy” Rogers
*Honorary Awards To *Paul Newman in recognition of his many memorable and compelling screen performances and for his personal integrity and dedication to his craft
To *Alex North in recognition of his brilliant artistry in the creation of memorable music for a host of distinguished motion pictures
To *John H. Whitney, Sr. for cinematic pioneering


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