The Academy Awards

Season 58 Episode 1

The 58th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 24, 1986 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE • Harrison Ford -- Witness ("John Book") • James Garner -- Murphy's Romance ("Murphy Jones") • William Hurt -- Kiss of the Spider Woman ("Luis Molina") • Jack Nicholson -- Prizzi's Honor ("Charley Partanna") • Jon Voight -- Runaway Train ("Manny") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLEDon Ameche -- Cocoon ("Art Selwyn") • Klaus Maria Brandauer -- Out of Africa ("Bror") • William Hickey -- Prizzi's Honor ("Don Corrado Prizzi") • Robert Loggia -- Jagged Edge ("Sam Ransom") • Eric Roberts -- Runaway Train ("Buck") ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE • Anne Bancroft -- Agnes of God ("Sister Miriam Ruth") • Whoopi Goldberg -- The Color Purple ("Celie") • Jessica Lange -- Sweet Dreams ("Patsy Cline") • Geraldine Page -- The Trip to Bountiful ("Mrs. Watts") • Meryl Streep -- Out of Africa ("Karen") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Margaret Avery -- The Color Purple ("Shug Avery") • Anjelica Huston -- Prizzi's Honor ("Maerose Prizzi") • Amy Madigan -- Twice in a Lifetime ("Sunny Sobel") • Meg Tilly -- Agnes of God ("Sister Agnes") • Oprah Winfrey -- The Color Purple ("Sofia") ART DIRECTIONBrazil -- Art Direction: Norman Garwood; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray • The Color Purple -- Art Direction: J. Michael Riva, Robert W. Welch; Set Decoration: Linda DeScenna • Out of Africa -- Art Direction: Stephen Grimes; Set Decoration: Josie MacAvinRan -- Art Direction: Yoshiro Muraki, Shinobu Muraki • Witness -- Art Direction: Stan Jolley; Set Decoration: John Anderson CINEMATOGRAPHYThe Color Purple -- Allen Daviau • Murphy's Romance -- William A. Fraker • Out of Africa -- David WatkinRan -- Takao Saito, Masaharu Ueda, Asakazu Nakai • Witness -- John Seale COSTUME DESIGNThe Color Purple -- Aggie Guerard Rodgers • The Journey of Natty Gann -- Albert Wolsky • Out of Africa -- Milena Canonero • Prizzi's Honor -- Donfeld • Ran -- Emi Wada DIRECTINGKiss of the Spider Woman -- Hector Babenco • Out of Africa -- Sydney PollackPrizzi's Honor -- John Huston • Ran -- Akira Kurosawa • Witness -- Peter Weir DOCUMENTARY (Feature)Broken Rainbow -- Maria Florio and Victoria Mudd, ProducersLas Madres--The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo -- Susana Muñoz and Lourdes Portillo, Producers • Soldiers in Hiding -- Japhet Asher, Producer • The Statue of Liberty -- Ken Burns and Buddy Squires, Producers • Unfinished Business -- Steven Okazaki, Producer DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)The Courage to Care -- Robert Gardner, Producer • Keats and His Nightingale: A Blind Date -- Michael Crowley and James Wolpaw, Producers • Making Overtures--The Story of a Community Orchestra -- Barbara Willis Sweete, Producer • Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements -- David Goodman, ProducerThe Wizard of the Strings -- Alan Edelstein, Producer FILM EDITINGA Chorus Line -- John Bloom • Out of Africa -- Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp, Pembroke Herring, Sheldon Kahn • Prizzi's Honor -- Rudi Fehr, Kaja Fehr • Runaway Train -- Henry Richardson • Witness -- Thom Noble FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMAngry Harvest -- Federal Republic of Germany • Colonel Redl -- Hungary • The Official Story -- ArgentinaThree Men and a Cradle -- France • When Father Was Away on Business -- Yugoslavia MAKEUPThe Color Purple -- Ken Chase • Mask -- Michael Westmore, Zoltan ElekRemo Williams: The Adventure Begins -- Carl Fullerton MUSIC (Original Score)Agnes of God -- Georges Delerue • The Color Purple -- Quincy Jones, Jeremy Lubbock, Rod Temperton, Caiphus Semenya, Andrae Crouch, Chris Boardman, Jorge Calandrelli, Joel Rosenbaum, Fred Steiner, Jack Hayes, Jerry Hey, Randy Kerber • Out of Africa -- John BarrySilverado -- Bruce Broughton • Witness -- Maurice Jarre MUSIC (Original Song) • "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" from The Color Purple -- Music by Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton; Lyric by Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton and Lionel Richie • "The Power of Love" from Back to the Future -- Music by Chris Hayes and Johnny Colla; Lyric by Huey Lewis • "Say You, Say Me" from White Nights -- Music and Lyric by Lionel Richie • "Separate Lives (Love Theme from 'White Nights')" from White Nights -- Music and Lyric by Stephen Bishop • "Surprise, Surprise" from A Chorus Line -- Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyric by Edward Kleban BEST PICTUREThe Color Purple -- Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Quincy Jones, Producers • Kiss of the Spider Woman -- David Weisman, Producer • Out of Africa -- Sydney Pollack, ProducerPrizzi's Honor -- John Foreman, Producer • Witness -- Edward S. Feldman, Producer SHORT FILM (Animated)Anna & Bella -- Cilia Van Dijk, ProducerThe Big Snit -- Richard Condie and Michael Scott, Producers • Second Class Mail -- Alison Snowden, Producer SHORT FILM (Live Action)Graffiti -- Dianna Costello, Producer • Molly's Pilgrim -- Jeff Brown and Chris Pelzer, ProducersRainbow War -- Bob Rogers, Producer SOUNDBack to the Future -- Bill Varney, B. Tennyson Sebastian II, Robert Thirlwell, William B. Kaplan • A Chorus Line -- Donald O. Mitchell, Michael Minkler, Gerry Humphreys, Chris Newman • Ladyhawke -- Les Fresholtz, Dick Alexander, Vern Poore, Bud Alper • Out of Africa -- Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander, Larry Stensvold, Peter HandfordSilverado -- Donald O. Mitchell, Rick Kline, Kevin O'Connell, David Ronne SOUND EFFECTS EDITINGBack to the Future -- Charles L. Campbell, Robert RutledgeLadyhawke -- Bob Henderson, Alan Murray • Rambo: First Blood Part II -- Frederick J. Brown VISUAL EFFECTSCocoon -- Ken Ralston, Ralph McQuarrie, Scott Farrar, David BerryReturn to Oz -- Will Vinton, Ian Wingrove, Zoran Perisic, Michael Lloyd • Young Sherlock Holmes -- Dennis Muren, Kit West, John Ellis, David Allen WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)The Color Purple -- Menno Meyjes • Kiss of the Spider Woman -- Leonard Schrader • Out of Africa -- Kurt LuedtkePrizzi's Honor -- Richard Condon, Janet Roach • The Trip to Bountiful -- Horton Foote WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)Back to the Future -- Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale • Brazil -- Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown • The Official Story -- Luis Puenzo, Aida Bortnik • The Purple Rose of Cairo -- Woody Allen • Witness -- Screenplay by Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley; Story by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, Earl W. Wallace JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDCharles 'Buddy' Rogers HONORARY AWARD • To Paul Newman, in recognition of his many and memorable 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. SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award) • To IMAX SYSTEMS CORPORATION for a method of filming and exhibiting high-fidelity, large-format, wide angle motion pictures. [Systems] • To ERNST NETTMANN of E.F. Nettmann & Associates for the invention, and to EDWARD PHILLIPS and CARLOS DEMATTOS of Matthews Studio Equipment, Inc. for the development, of the Cam-Remote for motion picture photography. [Camera] • To MYRON GORDIN, JOE P. CROOKHAM, JIM DROST and DAVID CROOKHAM of Musco Mobile Lighting, Ltd., for the invention of a method of transporting adjustable, high-intensity luminaires and their application to the motion picture industry. [Lighting] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award) • To DAVID W. SPENCER for the development of an Animation Photo Transfer (APT) process. [Cartoon Process] • To HARRISON & HARRISON, OPTICAL ENGINEERS, for the invention and development of Harrison Diffusion filters for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters] • To LARRY BARTON of Cinematography Electronics, Inc., for a Precision Speed Crystal-Controlled Device for motion picture photography. [Camera] • To ALAN LANDAKER of The Burbank Studios for the Mark III Camera Drive for motion picture photography. [Camera] MEDAL OF COMMENDATION • To John H. Whitney, Sr. for Cinematic Pioneering.
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