58th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 1986 took place on 24 March 1986 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. It was the 58th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1985.

At the 58th Academy Awards, the film Out of Africa won seven Oscars. This includes prices for Best Picture, Best Director ( Sydney Pollack ) and Best Adapted Screenplay ( Kurt Luedtke ) ( also still camera, music, set design and sound). Two Oscars, the film won Cocoon, including Best Supporting Actor ( Don Ameche ) ( special effects ) as well as the film The only witness who also received the award for Best Original Screenplay along with the price for Best Editing. The other acting awards went to Best Actor William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman and the division of Best Supporting Actress Anjelica Huston in Prizzi's Honor. Geraldine Page (A Trip to Bountiful - journey to happiness ), got as a winner in the category Best Actress two minutes standing ovation from the audience.

Twelve people were nominated for the soundtrack of The Color Purple. These were the most people that have ever been nominated for a single Oscar. The price however was on the soundtrack of Out of Africa. Even otherwise, the film, despite 11 nominations win any prizes and thus leads in the list Most Nominations / No Awards along with The Turning Point, which in 1978 befell the same.

During the show, actress Sarah Cunningham, the wife of actor John Randolph got an asthma attack in the lobby, and died.


Alan Alda, Jane Fonda and Robin Williams as facilitators led by the Oscar ceremony. The presenters of the candidates are listed below in the respective categories.

Winners and nominations

Best Picture

Presented by John Huston and Akira Kurosawa

Out of Africa ( Out of Africa ) - Sydney Pollack


Presented by Barbra Streisand

Sydney Pollack - Out of Africa ( Out of Africa )


Presented by Sally Field

William Hurt - Kiss of the Spider Woman ( Kiss of the Spider Woman)

Leading lady

Presented by F. Murray Abraham

Geraldine Page - A Trip to Bountiful - Journey Into Bliss ( The Trip to Bountiful )

Supporting Actor

Presented by Cher

Don Ameche - Cocoon

Supporting Actress

Presented by Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason

Anjelica Huston - Prizzi's Honor ( Prizzi 's Honor )


Presented by Rebecca De Mornay and Michael J. Fox

Out of Africa ( Out of Africa ) - Stephen B. Grimes, Josie MacAvin


Presented by Jon Cryer

Out of Africa ( Out of Africa ) - David Watkin

Costume Design

Presented by Audrey Hepburn

Ran - Emi Wada

Documentary (Short Film )

Presented by Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy

Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements - David Goodman

Documentary ( long form )

Presented by Louis Gossett Jr.

Broken Rainbow - Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd


Presented by Whoopi Goldberg

The only witness ( Witness ) - Thom Noble

Foreign Language Film

Presented by Norma Aleandro and Jack Valenti

The official story of Luis Puenzo (La Historia oficial ) (Argentina )


Presented by Teri Garr

The mask (Mask) - Michael Westmore, Zoltan Elek

Music ( Original Score )

Presented by Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds

Out of Africa ( Out of Africa ) - John Barry

Music ( Original Song )

Presented by Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds

" Say You, Say Me " from White Nights - The Night of the decision ( White Nights ) - Lionel Richie

Short Film ( Animated)

Anna & Bella - Cilia van Dijk

Short Film ( Live Action )

Molly's Pilgrim - Jeffrey D. Brown

Sound editor

Back to the Future ( Back to the Future ) - Charles L. Campbell, Robert R. Rutledge

Sound re-

Presented by Irene Cara

Out of Africa ( Out of Africa ) - Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander, Larry Stensvold, Peter Handford

Visual Effects

Presented by Molly Ringwald

Cocoon - Ken Ralston, Ralph McQuarrie, Scott Farrar, David Berry

Adapted Screenplay

Presented by Larry Gelbart

Out of Africa ( Out of Africa ) - Kurt Luedtke

Original Screenplay

Presented by Larry Gelbart

The only witness ( Witness ) - William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, Earl W. Wallace

Honorary Oscars

Honorary Award

Presented by Sally Field

  • Paul Newman

Presented by Quincy Jones

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Presented by Bob Hope

  • Buddy Rogers