Boston Film Critics 1985

Best Film – Ran
Best Actor – Jack Nicholson for Prizzi’s Honor
Best Actress – Geraldine Page for The Trip to Bountiful
Best Supporting Actor – Ian Holm for Wetherby (also Brazil, Dance with a Stranger and Dreamchild)
Best Supporting Actress- Anjelica Huston for Prizzi’s Honor
Best Director – John Huston for Prizzi’s Honor
Best Screenplay – Woody Allen for The Purple Rose of Cairo
Best Cinematography – Takao Saitô and Masaharu Ueda for Ran
Best Documentary – Shoah
Best English Language Film – Prizzi’s Honor
Special Commendation – Orson Welles Cinema, Cambridge. For making available to the public controversial films that might otherwise not have been shown in the Boston area, such as ‘Je vous salue, Marie’ (1985) and the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Jean-Luc Godard’s “Je vous salue, Marie” was removed from the Sack Theatres schedule last fall after protestors objected to its present-day treatment of the Nativity story.
Scheduling difficulties were cited as the reason the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival was dropped from the Nickelodeon lineup.
Brazil, Norman Garwood. For achievement in production design, recognizing its nightmarish depiction of a disintegrating totalitarian city.