Oscar Rewrite: 1985


Best Picture: Out of Africa     Back to the Future

Best Director: Sydney Pollack (Out of Africa)     Terry Gilliam (Brazil)

Best Actor: William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman)    Harrison Ford (Witness)

Best Actress: Geraldine Page (The Trip to Bountiful)    Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club)

Sandwiched between Sixteen Candles (1984) and Pretty in Pink (1986), The Breakfast Club should have been the time to honor our favorite of all of John Hughes’ Brat Pack crew: Molly Ringwald.

Best Supporting Actor: Don Ameche (Cocoon) John Matuszak (The Goonies)

Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor) Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple)

Best Original Screenplay: Witness The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Out of Africa (Kurt Luedtke from books by Karen Blixen, Judith Thurman & Errol Trzebinski)