National Board of Review 1985

Top 10 films
* The Color Purple
Out of Africa
The Trip to Bountiful
Witness
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Prizzi’s Honor
Back to the Future
The Shooting Party
Blood Simple
Dreamchild

Top Foreign Films
* Ran
The Official Story
When Father Was Away on Business
La Chèvre
The Home and the World

Best Actor:
Raúl Juliá and William Hurt – Kiss of the Spider Woman

Best Actress:
Whoopi Goldberg – The Color Purple

Best Supporting Actor:
Klaus Maria Brandauer – Out of Africa

Best Supporting Actress:
Anjelica Huston – Prizzi’s Honor

Best Director:
Akira Kurosawa – Ran

Career Achievement Award:
Orson Welles