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58th Academy Awards

58th Academy Awards
Date Monday, March 24, 1986
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California
Host Alan Alda
Jane Fonda
Robin Williams
Producer Stanley Donen
Director Marty Pasetta
Best Picture Out of Africa
Most awards Out of Africa (7)
Most nominations The Color Purple and Out of Africa (11)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 2 minutes
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The 58th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1985, were held on March 24, 1986 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Alan Alda, Jane Fonda and Robin Williams. The ceremony was watched by 38.93 million viewers, tying the 78th Academy Awards as the third-lowest rated telecast since 1966.[1] The 80th Academy Awards still holds the distinction of the least watched ceremony, with 31.76 million viewers. For the first time since 1948, film clips were used to promote all acting nominated categories.

Anjelica Huston's Best Supporting Actress win for Prizzi's Honor, directed by her father John Huston, made her family the first to win Oscars across three generations: John Huston had won Best Director for 1948's The Treasure of Sierra Madre, and his father, Walter Huston, won Best Supporting Actor for the same film.

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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Don Ameche, Best Supporting Actor winner
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Anjelica Huston, Best Supporting Actress winner
John Barry, Best Original Score winner

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Sound Mixing Best Sound Editing
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Makeup Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Honorary Academy Awards

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award


Name Role
Dreyfuss, RichardRichard Dreyfuss Presenters: Best Supporting Actress
Mason, MarshaMarsha Mason
Ringwald, MollyMolly Ringwald Presenter: Best Visual Effects
Henson, JimJim Henson Presenters: Best Short Film, Animated
Kermit the Frog
Hepburn, AudreyAudrey Hepburn Presenter: Best Costume Design
Gossett, Jr., LouisLouis Gossett, Jr. Presenter: Documentary Feature
Cara, IreneIrene Cara Presenter: Best Sound
Garr, TeriTeri Garr Presenter: Best Makeup
Cher Presenter: Best Supporting Actor
Hope, BobBob Hope Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Sheedy, AllyAlly Sheedy Documentary Short Subject
Guttenberg, SteveSteve Guttenberg
De Mornay, RebeccaRebecca De Mornay Presenters: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Fox, Michael J.Michael J. Fox
Field, SallySally Field Honorary Award to Paul Newman
Winslow, MichaelMichael Winslow Presenter: Best Sound Effects Editing
Jones, QuincyQuincy Jones Presenter: Honorary Award to Alex North
MacGeorge, JimJim MacGeorge Presenters: Best Live Action Short Film
McCann, ChuckChuck McCann
Abraham, F. MurrayF. Murray Abraham Presenter: Best Actress
Cryer, JonJon Cryer Presenter: Best Cinematography
Aleandro, NormaNorma Aleandro Presenters: Best Foreign Language Film
Valenti, JackJack Valenti
Goldberg, WhoopiWhoopi Goldberg Presenter: Best Film Editing
Kelly, GeneGene Kelly Best Original Score and Best Original Song
O'Connor, DonaldDonald O'Connor
Reynolds, DebbieDebbie Reynolds
Gelbart, LarryLarry Gelbart Writing Awards
Streisand, BarbraBarbra Streisand Presenter: Best Director
Field, SallySally Field Presenter: Best Actor
Huston, JohnJohn Huston, Best Picture
Kurosawa, AkiraAkira Kurosawa
Wilder, BillyBilly Wilder


Name Performed
Garr, TeriTeri Garr "Flying Down to Rio"
Cara, IreneIrene Cara "Here's to the Losers"
Burge, GreggGregg Burge "Surprise, Surprise" (from A Chorus Line)
Vega, TataTata Vega "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" (from The Color Purple)
Bishop, StephenStephen Bishop "Separate Lives" (from White Nights)
Martin, MarilynMarilyn Martin
Lewis, HueyHuey Lewis and the News "The Power of Love" (from Back to the Future)
Richie, LionelLionel Richie "Say You, Say Me" (from White Nights)
Allyson, JuneJune Allyson "Once a Star, Always a Star"
Caron, LeslieLeslie Caron
Champion, MargeMarge Champion
Charisse, CydCyd Charisse
Grayson, KathrynKathryn Grayson
Keel, HowardHoward Keel
Miller, AnnAnn Miller
Powell, JaneJane Powell
Reynolds, DebbieDebbie Reynolds
Williams, EstherEsther Williams
Streisand, BarbraBarbra Streisand "Putting It Together"

Multiple nominations and awards

See also

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