These are the 1985 Endy Awards, wherein I pretend to give out maneki-neko statues to the best in that year in film. Awards for many other years can be found in the Rankings & Awards Index. Eligibility is determined by imdb date and by whether or not I’ve seen the movie in question. Nominees are listed in alphabetical order and the winners are bolded. And the Endy goes to. . .

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Best Picture:

1. After Hours
2. Back to the Future
3. Police Story
4. The Purple Rose of Cairo
5. Ran
6. Taipei Story
7. The Time to Live, The Time to Die
8. To Live and Die in LA
9. Trouble in Mind
10. Yes, Madam

Best Director:

1. Jackie Chan, Police Story
2. Woody Allen, The Purple Rose of Cairo
3. Akira Kurosawa, Ran
4. Hou Hsiao-hsien, The Time to Live, the Time to Die
5. William Friedkin, To Live and Die in LA

Best Actor:

1. Michale J. Fox, Back to the Future
2. Jonathan Pryce, Brazil
3. Tim Curry, Clue
4. Jackie Chan. Police Story
5. Tatsuya Nakadai, Ran

Best Actress:

1. Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple
2. Meryl Streep, Out of Africa
3. Mia Farrow, The Purple Rose of Cairo
4. Helena Bonham Carter, A Room with a View
5. Cora Miao, Women

Supporting Actor:

1. Judd Nelson, The Breakfast Club
2. Lam Ching-ying, Mr. Vampire
3. Daniel Day-Lewis, A Room with a View
4. Denholm Elliot, A Room with a View
5. Willem Dafoe, To Live and Die in LA

Supporting Actress:

1. Lea Thompson, Back to the Future
2. Ally Sheedy, The Breakfast Club
3. Margaret Avery, The Color Purple
4. Tang Ru-yun, The Time to Live, the Time to Die
5. Cherie Chung, Women

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Original Screenplay:

1. Joseph Minion, After Hours
2. Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale, Back to the Future
3. Woody Allen, The Purple Rose of Cairo
4. Chu T’ien-wen & Hou Hsiao-hsien, The Time to Live, the Time to Die
5. Alan Rudolph, Trouble in Mind

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Jonathan Lynn, Clue
2. Menno Meyjes, The Color Purple
3. Kurt Luedtke, Out of Africa
4. Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni & Masato Ide, Ran
5. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, A Room with a View

Non-English Language Film:

1. Police Story (Jackie Chan)
2. Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
3. Taipei Story (Edward Yang)
4. The Time to Live, the Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
5. Yes, Madam (Corey Yuen)

Non-Fiction Film:

1. That’s Dancing! (Jack Haley Jr.)

Animated Film:

1. The Black Cauldron (Ted Berman & Richard Rich)

Unseen Film:

1. Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman)
2. Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard)
3. The Home and the World (Satyajit Ray)
4. Police (Maurice Pialat)
5. Vagabond (Agnès Varda)

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Film Editing:

1. Ladyhawke
2. Police Story
3. Ran
4. The Time to Live, The Time to Die
5. Yes, Madam

Cinematography:

1. The Color Purple
2. Ladyhawke
3. Ran
4. The Time to Live, The Time to Die
5. To Live and Die in LA

Art Direction:

1. Back to the Future
2. The Color Purple
3. Ladyhawke
4. Ran
5. Trouble in Mind

Costume Design:

1. Back to the Future
2. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
3. Ran
4. A Room with a View
5. Trouble in Mind

Make-up:

1. Day of the Dead
2. Ladyhawke
3. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
4. Ran
5. Trouble in Mind

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Original Score:

1. Back to the Future
2. The Breakfast Club
3. The Color Purple
4. Ran
5. To Live and Die in LA

Adapted Score:

1. After Hours
2. Back to the Future
3. The Purple Rose of Cairo
4. St. Elmo’s Fire
5. Trouble in Mind

Sound:

1. Back to the Future
2. Come and See
3. Ran
4. Silverado
5. The Time to Live, the Time to Die

Sound Editing:

1. Back to the Future
2. Come and See
3. Ladyhawke
4. Ran
5. Silverado

Visual Effects:

1. Brazil
2. Day of the Dead
3. Ladyhawke
4. The Purple Rose of Cairo
5. Return to Oz

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