Monday, April 14, 2014

1993 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 1993, 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 PIANO
SHORT CUTS
NAKED
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
DAZED AND CONFUSED
A PERFECT WORLD
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
SCHINDLER'S LIST
MATINEE
GROUNDHOG DAY

actual oscar nominees:
THE FUGITIVE
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
THE PIANO
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
SCHINDLER'S LIST  (won)










*HARD BOILED
TROIS COULEURS: BLUE
FAREWELL, MY CONCUBINE
THE PUPPETMASTER
MAN BITES DOG
STORY OF QIU JU
REBELS OF THE NEON GOD 
THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA
SUPERCOP [POLICE STORY 3]
IRON MONKEY

actual oscar nominees:
BELLE EPOQUE  (won)
FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE
HEDD WYN
THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA
THE WEDDING BANQUET







*Jane Campion for THE PIANO
John Woo for HARD BOILED
Robert Altman for SHORT CUTS
Mike Leigh for NAKED
Krzysztof Kieslowski for THREE COLORS: BLUE

actual oscar nominees:
Jim Sheridan for IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
Jane Campion for THE PIANO
James Ivory for THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
Steven Spielberg for SCHINDLER'S LIST  (won)
Robert Altman for SHORT CUTS









*Tilda Swinton in ORLANDO
Holly Hunter in THE PIANO
Ashley Judd in RUBY IN PARADISE
Michelle Pfeiffer in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
Angela Bassett in WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT

actual oscar nominees:
Angela Bassett in WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
Stockard Channing in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
Holly Hunter in THE PIANO  (won)
Emma Thompson in THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
Debra Winger in SHADOWLANDS









*Daniel Day-Lewis in IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
David Thewlis in NAKED
Tom Hanks in PHILADELPHIA
Matthew Modine in EQUINOX
Bill Murray in GROUNDHOG DAY

actual oscar nominees:
Daniel Day-Lewis in IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
Laurence Fishburne in WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
Tom Hanks in PHILADELPHIA  (won)
Anthony Hopkins in THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
Liam Neeson in SCHINDLER'S LIST









*Winona Ryder in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
Emma Thompson in IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
Rosie Perez in FEARLESS
Julianne Moore in SHORT CUTS
Michelle Yeoh in SUPERCOP

actual oscar nominees:
Holly Hunter in THE FIRM
Anna Paquin in THE PIANO  (won)
Rosie Perez in FEARLESS
Winona Ryder in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
Emma Thompson in IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER








*Pete Postlethwaite in IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
Sean Penn in CARLITO'S WAY
Leonardo DiCaprio in WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE
Tommy Lee Jones in THE FUGITIVE
Laurence Fishburne in WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT

actual oscar nominees:
Leonardo DiCaprio in WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE
Ralph Fiennes in SCHINLDER'S LIST
Tommy Lee Jones in THE FUGITIVE  (won)
John Malkovich in IN THE LINE OF FIRE
Pete Postlethwaite IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER











*GROUNDHOG DAY - Harold Ramis, Danny Rubin
THE PIANO - Jane Campion
IN THE LINE OF FIRE - Jeff Maguire
THE WEDDING BANQUET - Ang Lee, Neil Peng, James Schamus
RUBY IN PARADISE - Victor Nunez

actual oscar nominees:
DAVE
IN THE LINE OF FIRE
THE PIANO  (won)
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
PHILADEPLHIA












*SHORT CUTS - Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt
SHADOWLANDS - William Nicholson
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese
SCHINDLER'S LIST - Steven Zaillian
KING OF THE HILL - Steven Soderbergh

actual oscar nominees:
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
SCHINDLER'S LIST  (won)
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
SHADOWLANDS
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER










*BARAKA
FROM THE EAST
THE LAST BOLSHEVIK
THE WAR ROOM
I AM A PROMISE
HATED: GG ALLIN & THE MURDER JUNKIES

actual oscar nominees:
THE BROADCAST TAPES OF DR. PETER
CHILDREN OF FATE
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
I AM A PROMISE: THE CHILDREN OF STANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  (won)
THE WAR ROOM









*THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
THE THIEF & THE COBBLER [RE-COBBLED WORKPRINT CUT]
WALLACE & GROMIT: THE WRONG TROUSERS
BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM
TOOL: SOBER

actual oscar nominees animated short:
BLINDSCAPE
THE MIGHTY RIVER
SMALL TALK
THE VILLAGE
WALLACE & GROMIT: THE WRONG TROUSERS  (won)









*THE PIANOStuart Dryburgh, NZCS, BSC
BARAKA - Ron Fricke
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Michael Ballhaus, ASC
SCHINDLER'S LIST - Janusz Kaminski, PSC, ASC
SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER - Conrad Hall, ASC

actual oscar nominees:
FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE
SCHINLDER'S LIST  (won)
THE PIANO
THE FUGITIVE
SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER









*THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Thelma Schoonmaker
THE PIANO - Veronika Jenet
SCHINDLER'S LIST - Michael Kahn
THE FUGITIVE - Virkler; Finfer; Goodhill; Brochu; Nord; Hoenig
STRICTLY BALLROOM - Jill Bilcock

actual oscar nominees:
IN THE LINE OF FIRE
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
THE PIANO
SCHINDLER'S LIST  (won)
THE FUGITIVE









*SCHINDLER'S LIST - John Williams >
THE PIANO - Michael Nyman >
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - Danny Elfman >
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Elmer Bernstein >
JURASSIC PARK - John Williams >

actual oscar nominees:
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
THE FIRM
THE FUGITIVE
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
SCHINDLER'S LIST  (won)








*THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Dante Ferretti
ORLANDO - Ben Van Os; Jan Roelfs
SCHINDLER'S LIST - Allan Starski; Ewa Braun
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - Tim Burton; Deane Taylor; Gregg Olsson
JURASSIC PARK - Rick Carter, Jackie Carr

actual oscar nominees:
ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
ORLANDO
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
SCHINDLER'S LIST  (won)







*THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Gabriella Pescucci
FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE - Chen Changmin
ORLANDO - Sandy Powell
THE PIANO - Janet Patterson
SCHINDLER'S LIST - Anna Biedrzycka-Sheppard

actual oscar nominees:
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE  (won)
ORLANDO
THE PIANO
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
SCHINDLER'S LIST






*FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE - Fan Qingshan, Guan Rui Xu
ARMY OF DARKNESS - Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero, Robert Kurtzman
MRS. DOUBTFIRE - Greg Cannom, Ve Neill, Yolanda Toussieng
SCHINDLER'S LIST - Christina Smith, Matthew Mungle, Judy Alexander Cory
PHILADELPHIA - Carl Fullerton, Alan D'Angerio

actual oscar nominees:
MRS. DOUBTFIRE  (won)
PHILADELPHIA
SCHINDLER'S LIST









*JURASSIC PARK
THE FUGITIVE
CLIFFHANGER
SCHINDLER'S LIST
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

actual oscar nominees sound mix:
GERONIMO: AMERICAN LEGEND
JURASSIC PARK
SCHINLDER'S LIST  (won)
THE FUGITIVE
CLIFFHANGER

actual oscar nominees sound editing:
CLIFFHANGER
JURASSIC PARK  (won)
THE FUGITIVE







*JURASSIC PARK
CLIFFHANGER
LAST ACTION HERO
ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES
SUPER MARIO BROS.

actual oscar nominees:
CLIFFHANGER
JURASSIC PARK  (won)
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS









*ANIMA MUNDI
BLIND MELON: NO RAIN
MADONNA: RAIN
BJORK: BIG TIME SENSUALITY
NIRVANA: HEART SHAPED BOX
THROUGH AN OPEN WINDOW

actual oscar nominees live action short:
BLACK RIDER  (won)
DOWN ON THE WATERFRONT
THE DUTCH MASTER
PARTNERS
THE SCREW

actual oscar nominees documentary short:
DEFENDING OUR LIVES  (won)
CHICKS IN WHITE SATIN
BLOOD TIES: LIFE AND WORK OF SALLY MANN













The following categories are inspired by The Muriel Awards






*1) T-Rex crosses over into roadway during thunderstorm, eats lawyer & destroys SUV - JURASSIC PARK
2) Entire hospital shootout setpiece - HARD BOILED
3) Woolsey William Kastle takes us on a tour of his cinema house - MATINEE
4) "What a death... What a chance..." Ada's finale monologue - THE PIANO
5) Jewel heist with sleeping Wallace in robot pants - THE WRONG TROUSERS
6) Insp. Jessica Yang jumps motorbike onto a moving train - SUPERCOP
-tie- Ash is given chainsaw to battle the Pit hag - ARMY OF DARKNESS 
7) Kecak worship circle. "Balinese Monkey Chant" - BARAKA [70mm]
8) Little girl in red coat wanders the streets - SCHINDLER'S LIST
9) The prisoners honor the fallen Giuseppe by tossing burning paper out their cell windows  - IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
10) "This is Halloween!" intro sequence - NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
11) The big finale dance - STRICTLY BALLROOM
-tie- Showdown wuxia fight over fire - IRON MONKEY
12) 4th of July fireworks over baseball diamond - THE SANDLOT
13) Mowing down zombies with the lawnmower - DEAD ALIVE
14) Halloween Town’s toy inventions wreak havoc on the human world - THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
15) Velociraptors in the kitchen! - JURASSIC PARK
 
also this:










*SHORT CUTS
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
THE PIANO
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
SCHINDLER'S LIST













*1) John Williams for music of JURASSIC PARK and SCHINDLER'S LIST
2) Emma Thompson in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE REMAINS OF THE DAY and IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
3) Steven Spielberg for JURASSIC PARK and SCHINDLER'S LIST
4) Day-Lewis in IN NAME OF THE FATHER & AGE OF INNOCENCE
5) Steven Zaillian for writing and directing SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER and for writing SCHINDLER'S LIST








*1) Tsai Ming-liang for REBELS OF THE NEON GOD
2) Henry Selick for THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
3) Tran Anh Hung for SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA
4) Ang Lee for THE WEDDING BANQUET
5) Hans Petter Moland for SECONDLØITNANTEN [LAST LIEUTENANT]
6) Baz Luhrmann for STRICTLY BALLROOM
7) Eric Mendelsohn for THROUGH AN OPEN WINDOW
8) Majid Majidi for AKHAREEN ABADEH
9) John Turturro for MAC
10) Mel Gibson for THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE








*1) Leonardo DiCaprio in WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE
2) Ashley Judd in RUBY IN PARADISE
3) Will Smith in 6 DEGREES OF SEPARATION and MADE IN AMERICA
4) Adam Goldberg in DAZED & CONFUSED
5) Parker Posey in DAZED & CONFUSED
6) Matthew McConaughey in DAZED & CONFUSED
7) Ben Affleck in DAZED & CONFUSED
8) Anna Paquin in THE PIANO
9) Vince Vaughn in RUDY
10) Jason Scott Lee in DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY










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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