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39th British Academy Film Awards

The 39th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1986, honoured the best films of 1985.

Winners and nominees

Best Film

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Best Actor

William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Denholm Elliott in Defence of the Realm

Best Actress

Peggy Ashcroft in A Passage to India

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Rosanna Arquette in Desperately Seeking Susan

Best Original Screenplay

The Purple Rose of Cairo - Woody Allen

Best Adapted Screenplay

Prizzi's Honor - Richard Condon and Janet Roach

Best Foreign Language Film

Colonel Redl

Best Cinematography

Amadeus - Miroslav Ondricek

Best Costume Design

The Cotton Club - Milena Canonero

Best Editing

Amadeus - Nna Danevic, Michael Chandler

Best Score

Witness - Maurice Jarre

Best Makeup and Hair

Amadeus - Paul LeBlanc, Dick Smith

Best Production Design

Brazil - Norman Garwood

Best Sound


Best Visual Effects


Academy Fellowship

Jeremy Isaacs

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