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

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

Best Director

1. John HustonPrizzi's Honor
2. Akira KurosawaRan

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

1. Anjelica HustonPrizzi's Honor
2. Mieko HaradaRan

Best Screenplay

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

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

Best Documentary

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.

External links

  • Past Awards
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