Wednesday, April 16, 2014

1992 FILM BALLOT

Another one of my old "Best in Film" ballots. To contrast beside the Academy's nominees & winners.
Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992,
 199319941995199619971998199920002001, 2002, 2003,
 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013, 2014

Also, if you wish to view my favorite 30 films of 1992, go here


Note: "Animated Short" and "Animated Feature" categories have been merged into one Animation category, regardless of runtime length. Also "Sound Editing" and "Sound Mixing" have been combined into one "Sound Design" category. Focusing on both overall mix and sound creation.










*THE LONG DAY CLOSES
UNFORGIVEN
THE PLAYER
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
LAST OF THE MOHICANS
BAD LIEUTENANT
HUSBANDS AND WIVES
MALCOLM X 
THE CRYING GAME
PASSION FISH

actual oscar nominees:
THE CRYING GAME
SCENT OF A WOMAN
UNFORGIVEN  (won)
HOWARDS END
A FEW GOOD MEN












*THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE
DELICATESSEN
THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL
HEIMAT II: CHRONICLE OF A GENERATION
EUROPA [ZENTROPA]
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA
SWORDSMAN II
CENTER STAGE
SOLO CON TU PAREJA [LOVE IN THE TIME OF HYSTERIA]
THE STRANGER [THE VISITOR]

actual oscar nominees:
CLOSE TO EDEN
DAENS
INDOCHINE  (won)
A PLACE IN THE WORLD
SCHTONK!












*Terence Davies for THE LONG DAY CLOSES
Leos Carax for THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE
Clint Eastwood for UNFORGIVEN
Robert Altman for THE PLAYER
David Lynch for TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME

actual oscar nominees:
Neil Jordan for THE CRYING GAME
James Ivory for HOWARDS END
Clint Eastwood for UNFORGIVEN  (won)
Robert Altman for THE PLAYER  
Martin Brest for SCENT OF A WOMAN








*Mary McDonnell in PASSION FISH
Sheryl Lee in TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
Susan Sarandon in LORENZO'S OIL
Emma Thompson in HOWARD'S END
Edie Falco in LAWS OF GRAVITY

actual oscar nominees:
Catherine Deneuve in INDOCHINE
Mary McDonnell in PASSION FISH
Michelle Pfeiffer in LOVE FIELD
Susan Sarandon in LORENZO'S OIL
Emma Thompson in HOWARD'S END  (won)












*Harvey Keitel in BAD LIEUTENANT
Denzel Washington in MALCOLM X
Jacques Dutronc in VAN GOH
Robert Downey Jr. in CHAPLIN
Laurence Fishburne in DEEP COVER

actual oscar nominees:
Robert Downey Jr in CHAPLIN
Denzel Washington in MALCOLM X
Stephen Rea in THE CRYING GAME
Al Pacino in SCENT OF A WOMAN  (won)
Clint Eastwood in UNFORGIVEN













*Alfre Woodard in PASSION FISH
Judy Davis in HUSBANDS AND WIVES
Vanessa Redgrave in HOWARDS END
Michelle Pfeiffer in BATMAN RETURNS
Tilda Swinton in EDWARD II

actual oscar nominees:
Judy Davis in HUSBANDS & WIVES
Joan Plowright in ENCHANTED APRIL
Vanessa Redgrave in HOWARDS END
Miranda Richardson in THE CRYING GAME
Marisa Tomei in MY COUSIN VINNY  (won)











*Al Pacino in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
David Strathairn in PASSION FISH
William Forsythe THE WATERDANCE
Gene Hackman in UNFORGIVEN
Jeff Goldblum in DEEP COVER

actual oscar nominees:
Jaye Davidson in THE CRYING GAME
Gene Hackman in UNFORGIVEN  (won)
Al Pacino in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
David Paymer in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT
Jack Nicholson in A FEW GOOD MEN










*PASSION FISH - John Sayles
UNFORGIVEN - David Webb Peoples
THE CRYING GAME - Neil Jordan
HUSBANDS AND WIVES - Woody Allen
ONE FALSE MOVE - Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson

actual oscar nominees:
THE CRYING GAME  (won)
HUSBANDS AND WIVES
LORENZO'S OIL
PASSION FISH
UNFORGIVEN










*THE PLAYER - Michael Tolkin
HOWARD'S END - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
MALCOLM X - Arnold Perl, Spike Lee
A MIDNIGHT CLEAR - Keith Gordon
GLENGARRY GLENN ROSS - David Mamet

actual oscar nominees:
SCENT OF A WOMAN
HOWARDS END  (won)
ENCHANTED APRIL
THE PLAYER
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT









*LESSONS OF DARKNESS
THE QUINCE TREE SUN [THE DREAM OF LIGHT]
BROTHER'S KEEPER
VIEOGRAMS OF A REVOLUTION
ROCK HUDSON'S HOME MOVIES

actual oscar nominees:
CHANGING OUR MINDS: STORY OF DR. EVELYN HOOKER
FIRES OF KUWAIT
LIBERATORS: FIGHTING ON TWO FRONTS IN WWII
MUSIC FOR THE MOVIES
THE PANAMA DECEPTION  (won)









*PORCO ROSSO
"D.I.M." by Marek Skrobecki
THE SANDMAN
MONA LISA DESCENDING A STAIRCASE
THE DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN
JESUS VS. FROSTY
COOL WORLD
FERN GULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST

actual oscar nominees animated short:
ADAM
MONA LISA DESCENDING A STAIRCASE  (won)
THE SANDMAN
WORDS WORDS WORDS
SCREEN PLAY











*THE LONG DAY CLOSES - Michael Coulter, BSC
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT - Philippe Rousselot, AFC, ASC
UNFORGIVEN - Jack N. Green, ASC
ALIEN ³Alex Thomson, BSC, ASC
EUROPA - Edward Klosinsky, PSC

actual oscar nominees:
HOFFA
HOWARDS END
THE LOVER
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT  (won)
UNFORGIVEN











*THE CRYING GAME - Kant Pan
THE LONG DAY CLOSES - William Diver
RESERVOIR DOGS - Sally Menke
MALCOLM X - Barry Alexander Brown
THE PLAYER - Geraldine Peroni
TETSUO: THE IRON MAN - Shin'ya Tsukamoto

actual oscar nominees:
BASIC INSTINCT
THE CRYING GAME
A FEW GOOD MEN
THE PLAYER
UNFORGIVEN  (won)












*THE LAST OF THE MOHICANSRandy Edelman, Trevor Jones >
BASIC INSTINCT - Jerry Goldsmith >
BATMAN RETURNS - Danny Elfman >
ALADDIN - Alan Menken >
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME - Angelo Badalamenti >

actual oscar nominees:
ALADDIN  (won)
BASIC INSTINCT
CHAPLIN
HOWARDS END
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT













*BATMAN RETURNS - Bo Welch
DRACULA - Thomas Sanders; Garrett Lewis
UNFORGIVEN - Henry Bumstead; Janice Blackie-Goodine
ALIEN ³ -  Norman Reynolds; Belinda Edwards
CHAPLIN - Stuart Craig; Chris A. Butler

actual oscar nominees:
DRACULA
CHAPLIN
HOWARDS END  (won)
TOYS
UNFORGIVEN










*DRACULA - Eiko Ishioka
TOYS - Albert Wolsky
BATMAN RETURNS - Mary E. Vogt
HOWARDS END - Jenny Beavan, John Bright
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS - Elsa Zamparelli


actual oscar nominees:
DRACULA  (won)
ENCHANTED APRIL
HOWARDS END
MALCOLM X
TOYS









*BATMAN RETURNS - Stan Winston 
DRACULA - Greg Cannom, Michèle Burke, Matthew W. Mungle
HOFFA - Ve Neill, Greg Cannom, John Blake
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS - Stefano Fava
DEATH BECOMES HER - Dick Smith

actual oscar nominees:
BATMAN RETURNS  
DRACULA  (won)
HOFFA









*DRACULA
ALADDIN
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
ALIEN ³
UNFORGIVEN

actual oscar nominees sound mix:
ALADDIN
A FEW GOOD MEN
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS  (won)
UNDER SIEGE
UNFORGIVEN

actual oscar nominees sound editing:
ALADDIN
DRACULA  (won)
UNDER SIEGE









*DEATH BECOMES HER
ALIEN ³
BATMAN RETURNS 
DRACULA
MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN

actual oscar nominees:
ALIEN 3
DEATH BECOMES HER  (won)
BATMAN RETURNS










*A SENSE OF HISTORY
R.E.M.: EVERYBODY HURTS
BOTTLE ROCKET
SWAN SONG
THE COLOURS OF MY FATHER: PORTRAIT OF SAM BORENSTEIN

actual oscar nominees live action short:
CONTACT
CRUISE CONTROL
THE LADY IN WAITING
OMNIBUS  (won)
SWAN SONG

actual oscar nominees documentary short:
AT THE EDGE OF CONQUEST: JOURNEY OF CHIEF WAI-WAI
BEYOND IMAGINING: MARGARET ANDERSON & THE "LITTLE REVIEW"
THE COLOURS OF MY FATHER: A PORTRAIT OF SAM BORENSTEIN
EDUCATING PETER  (won)
WHEN ABORTION WAS ILLEGAL












The following categories are inspired by The Muriel Awards







*1) Extended shot of dancing light on carpet - THE LONG DAY CLOSES
2) Figures re-igniting Kuwaiti oil fields - LESSONS OF DARKNESS
3) Water skiing the river Seine amidst fireworks - LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE
4) Entire somber "A Change is Gonna Come" sequence - MALCOLM X
5) Munny's icy vengeance in saloon during downpour - UNFORGIVEN
6) Alice's decision. Finale at Chimney Rock - LAST OF THE MOHICANS
7) Selena Kyle is resurrected by feral cat bites in Gotham alleyway, returns home concussed & trashes her apartment - BATMAN RETURNS
8) Scolding lead covered Xenomorph gets doused in water - ALIEN ³  
9) Vlad the Impaler's blasphemy. Prologue - BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA
10) Discovering live snake in floorboards while driving - THE PLAYER
11) Chase sequence with the metal fetishist - TETSUO: THE IRON MAN
12) stroboscopic murder of Laura Palmer - TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
13) Spirits of fallen fighters climb into the stratosphere - PORCO ROSSO
14) The spring mattress/ paint roller sequence - DELICATESSEN
15) Mr. Pink’s shoot-out escape from diamond heist - RESERVOIR DOGS

Also this:







*MALCOLM X
UNFORGIVEN
HUSBANDS AND WIVES
THE PLAYER
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME













*1) David Strathairn in PASSION FISH, SNEAKERS & BOB ROBERTS
2) Angela Bassett in MALCOLM X, PASSION FISH, THE JACKSONS: AN AMERICAN DREAM and INNOCENT BLOOD
3) Harvey Keitel in SISTER ACT, BAD LT. and RESERVOIR DOGS
4) Jet Li in SWORDSMAN II and ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA
5) Tim Robbins in THE PLAYER and BOB ROBERTS









*1) David Fincher for ALIEN ³ 
2) Jean-Pierre Jeunet for DELICATESSEN
3) Quentin Tarantino for RESERVOIR DOGS
4) Arnaud Desplechin for LA SENTINELLE
5) Kiyoshi Kurosawa for GUARD FROM THE UNDERGROUND
6) Srdjan Dragojevic for WE ARE NOT ANGELS
7) Shinya Tsukamoto for TETSUO: THE IRON MAN
8) Gregg Araki for THE LIVING END
9) Carl Franklin for ONE FALSE MOVE
10) Alfonso Cuarón for SOLO CON TU PAREJA 









*1) Stellan Skarsgård in DEN DEMOKRATISKE TERRORISTEN
2) Billy Bob Thornton in ONE FALSE MOVE
3) Dennis Haysbert in LOVE FIELD
4) Charles S. Dutton in ALIEN ³
5) Ralph Fiennes in WUTHERING HEIGHTS
6) Bridget Fonda in SINGLES and SINGLE WHITE FEMALE
7) Stanley Tucci in IN THE SOUP
8) Kevin Corrigan in ZEBRAHEAD
9) Peter Greene in LAWS OF GRAVITY
10) Julianne Moore in THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE
11) Peter Stormare in DAMAGE
12) Dennis Haysbert in LOVE FIELD
13) Matt Damon in SCHOOL TIES
14) Hilary Swank in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
15) Elijah Wood in RADIO FLYER and FOREVER YOUNG









Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992,
 199319941995199619971998199920002001, 2002, 2003,
 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013, 2014

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