Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1985 (58th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1985 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1985 Preliminaries

1985 (58th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1985 (58th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1985 to December 31, 1985

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1985 Ceremony

1985 (58th) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

1985 (58th) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Monday, March 24, 1986
6:00 PM

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
Los Angeles County Music Center

Ceremony Poster

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1985 Winners

1985 (58th) Best Picture Poster: “Out of Africa”

1985 (58th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Out of Africa”

Best Picture:
Out of Africa
Universal Pictures Limited Production;

Sydney Pollack, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1985 (58th) Best Actor: William Hurt Best Actor:
William Hurt
as Luis Molina
in the film
Kiss of the Spider Woman

1985 (58th) Best Actress: Geraldine Page Best Actress:
Geraldine Page
as Mrs. Carrie Watts
in the film
The Trip to Bountiful

1985 (50th) Best Supporting Actor: Don Ameche Best Supporting Actor:
Don Ameche
as Art Selwyn
in the film

1985 (50th) Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston Best Supporting Actress:
Anjelica Huston
as Maerose Prizzi
in the film
Prizzi’s Honor

1985 (52nd) Best Song: “Say You, Say Me” Best Song:
Say You, Say Me
from the film
White Nights

Music and lyric by Lionel Richie

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1985 Nominees

1985 (58th) Best Picture Nominees

Best Picture Nominees
1985 (58th) Best Actor Nominees

Best Actor Nominees
1985 (58th) Best Actress Nominees

Best Actress Nominees

The 1985 Academy Board of Governors Ball

1985 (29th) Governors Ball Program/Menu The Beverly Hilton,
Beverly Hills

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu