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Oscars 1986: Winners and Nominees of the 58th Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1986 on 03/24/1986.

The 58th Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), took place on March 24, 1986, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 23 categories honoring films released in 1985. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Stanley Donen and directed by Marty Pasetta. Actors Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, and Robin Williams co-hosted the show. Fonda hosted the gala for the second time, having previously been a co-host of the 49th ceremony held in 1977. Meanwhile, this was Alda and Williams's first Oscars hosting stint. Eight days earlier, in a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on March 16, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Macdonald Carey. Out of Africa won seven awards including Best Picture. Other winners included Cocoon and Witness with two awards, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Trip to Bountiful, Prizzi's Honor, The Official Story, Broken Rainbow, Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements, Molly's Pilgrim, Anna & Bella, White Nights, Back to the Future, Mask and Ran with one. ()

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Back to the Future(1985)

4.2/5 (with 7,032 votes)

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Rambo: First Blood Part II(1985)

R
| 1h 36min | Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
3.3/5 (with 1,183 votes)

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Silverado(1985)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Western
3.6/5 (with 200 votes)

Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting foursome to save the day, but first they have to break each other out of jail, and learn who their real friends are.

Brazil(1985)

R
| 2h 12min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.9/5 (with 1,068 votes)

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

The Purple Rose of Cairo(1985)

PG
| 1h 22min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 318 votes)

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

Ladyhawke(1985)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 375 votes)

Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and in doing so break the spell.

Ran(1985)

R
| 2h 40min | Action, Drama, History
4.1/5 (with 430 votes)

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

Witness(1985)

PG
| 1h 53min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 490 votes)

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.

Cocoon(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 399 votes)

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

Runaway Train(1985)

R
| 1h 51min | Action, Thriller, Drama, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 155 votes)

A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.

The Color Purple(1985)

PG
| 2h 34min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 502 votes)

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.

Prizzi's Honor(1985)

R
| 2h 4min | Romance / Love, Comedy, Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 102 votes)

A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins(1985)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Comedy, Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 69 votes)

An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.

A Chorus Line(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 53 votes)

A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach. After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie, who once had a tempestuous romantic relationship with Zach. She is desperate enough for work to humble herself and audition for him; whether he's willing to let professionalism overcome his personal feelings about their past remains to be seen.

Out of Africa(1985)

PG
| 2h 41min | History, Romance / Love, Drama
3.6/5 (with 422 votes)

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.

Mask(1985)

PG-13
| 2h | Drama
3.6/5 (with 122 votes)

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

Young Sherlock Holmes(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 49min | Action, Adventure, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 182 votes)

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it.

Jagged Edge(1985)

R
| 1h 48min | Thriller
3.3/5 (with 67 votes)

San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she hasn't handled a criminal case for many years. There's a certain chemistry between them and Teddy soon finds herself defending the man she loves.

Return to Oz(1985)

PG
| 1h 49min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 188 votes)

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, finds herself back in the land of her dreams, and makes delightful new friends, and dangerous new enemies.

Kiss of the Spider Woman(1985)

R
| 2h | Drama
3.5/5 (with 72 votes)

Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a gay man, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.

Agnes of God(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Drama, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 40 votes)

When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough to stand trial for the murder of the baby.

The Official Story(1985)

NR
| 1h 52min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 49 votes)

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983. In the last and turbulent days of the military dictatorship, Alicia, a high school history teacher, begins to ask uncomfortable questions about the dark origins of Gaby, her adopted daughter.

Three Men and a Cradle(1985)

1h 46min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 75 votes)

Three young men (Jacques, Pierre and Michel) share an apartment in Paris, and have many girlfriends and parties. Once, during a party, a friend of Jacques' tells him he has a quite compromising package to deliver, and asks him if he can leave it discreetly at their place. Jacques agrees and, as he works as a steward, flies away for a one month trip in Japan, telling Pierre and Michel about the package. Then, one of Jacques' former girlfriends drops a baby before their door, making Pierre and Michel believing it is the package they are waiting for. Their lives are then completely changed.

White Nights(1985)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 36 votes)

After his plane crashes in Siberia, a Russian dancer, who defected to the West, is held prisoner in the Soviet Union. The KGB keeps him under watch and tries to convince him to become a dancer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet again. Determined to escape, he befriends a black American expatriate and his pregnant Russian wife, who agree to help him escape to the American Embassy.

The Trip to Bountiful(1985)

PG
| 1h 48min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 13 votes)

Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which she still refers to as "home.".

Sweet Dreams(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.

Murphy's Romance(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 18 votes)

Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a place to stay. The three of them form an intricate circle, Emma's son liking Murphy, but desperately wanting his father back.

When Father Was Away on Business(1985)

2h 16min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 33 votes)

Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested unfortunates. His family is now forced to cope with the situation and wait for his release from prison.

The Journey of Natty Gann(1985)

PG
| 1h 41min | Adventure
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. In this masterful, atmospheric adventure, a courageous young girl (Meredith Salenger) confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country search for her father. During her extraordinary odyssey, she forms a close bond with two diverse traveling companions: a magnificent, protective wolf, and a hardened drifter (John Cusack). A brilliant, moving tapestry, woven of courage and perseverance.

Twice in a Lifetime(1985)

R
| 1h 51min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 6 votes)

A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy barmaid--and, to his surprise, he finds that she is also very attracted to him.

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