National Board of Review 1985

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

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