Monday, April 14, 2014

1994 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 1994, 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.









*ED WOOD
PULP FICTION
WHAT HAPPENED WAS...
NATURAL BORN KILLERS
LADYBIRD, LADYBIRD
HEAVENLY CREATURES
AMATEUR
CROOKLYN
VANYA ON 42ND STREET
THE HUDSUCKER PROXY

actual oscar nominees:
FORREST GUMP  (won)
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
PULP FICTION
QUIZ SHOW
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION










*SÁTÁNTANGÓ
THREE COLORS: RED
BEFORE THE RAIN
THREE COLORS: WHITE
L'ENFER
TO LIVE
CRONOS
WING CHUN
LA SCORTA (THE ESCORT)
LA SEPARATION

actual oscar nominees:
BEFORE THE RAIN
BURNT BY THE SUN  (won)
EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN
FARINELLI: IL CASTRATO
STRAWBERRY & CHOCOLATE










*Béla Tarr for SÁTÁNTANGÓ
Krzysztof Kieslowski for THREE COLORS: RED
Tim Burton fot ED WOOD
Quentin Tarantino for PULP FICTION
Tom Noonan for WHAT HAPPENED WAS...

actual oscar nominees:
Woody Allen for BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Quentin Tarantino for PULP FICTION
Robert Zemeckis for FORREST GUMP  (won)
Robert Redford for QUIZ SHOW
Krzysztof Kieslowski for THREE COLORS: RED










*Miranda Richardson in TOM & VIV
Julianne Moore in VANYA ON 42ND STREET
Toni Collette in MURIEL'S WEDDING
Karen Sillas in WHAT HAPPENED WAS...
Michelle Yeoh in WING CHUN

actual oscar nominees:
Jodie Foster in NELL
Jessica Lange in BLUE SKY  (won)
Miranda Richardson in TOM & VIV
Winona Ryder in LITTLE WOMEN
Susan Sarandon in THE CLIENT













*Samuel L. Jackson in PULP FICTION
Paul Newman in NOBODY'S FOOL
William H Macy in OLEANNA
Jim Carrey in DUMB & DUMBER
Tom Hanks in FORREST GUMP
Johnny Depp in ED WOOD

actual oscar nominees:
Morgan Freeman in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
Tom Hanks in FORREST GUMP  (won)
Nigel Hawthorne in THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE
Paul Newman in NOBODY'S FOOL
John Travolta in PULP FICTION









*Uma Thurman in PULP FICTION
Jennifer Tilly in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Brooke Smith in VANYA ON 42ND STREET
Dianne Wiest in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Kate Winslet in HEAVENLY CREATURES

actual oscar nominees:
Rosemary Harris in TOM & VIV
Helen Mirren in THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE
Uma Thurman in PULP FICTION
Jennifer Tilly in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Dianne Wiest in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY  (won)











*Martin Landau in ED WOOD
Chazz Palminteri in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Paul Newman in THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
John Travolta in PULP FICTION
Giancarlo Esposito in FRESH

actual oscar nominees:
Samuel L. Jackson in PULP FICTION
Martin Landau in ED WOOD  (won)
Chazz Palminteri in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Paul Scofield in QUIZ SHOW
Gary Sinise in FORREST GUMP












*BULLETS OVER BROADWAY - Woody Allen
PULP FICTION - Quentin Tarantino
HEAVENLY CREATURES - Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
THE HUDSUCKER PROXY - Joel & Ethan Coen, Sam Raimi
NATURAL BORN KILLERS - Quentin Tarantino; Veloz; Rutowski; Oliver Stone

actual oscar nominees:
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
HEAVENLY CREATURES
THREE COLORS: RED
PULP FICTION  (won)











*QUIZ SHOW - Paul Attanasio
VANYA ON 42ND STREET - Andre Gregory, David Mamet
NOBODY'S FOOL - Robert Benton
THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE -  Alan Bennett
OLEANNA - David Mamet

actual oscar nominees:
FORREST GUMP  (won)
THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE
NOBODY'S FOOL
QUIZ SHOW
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION













*HOOP DREAMS
IN THE LAND OF THE DEAF
TIME INDEFINITE
LATCHO DROM
FREEDOM ON MY MIND

actual oscar nominees:
COMPLAINTS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER
D-DAY REMEMBERED
FREEDOM ON MY MIND
A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM
MAYA LIN: A STRONG CLEAR VISION  (won)











*THE LION KING
THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB
POM POKO
THE JANITOR
FELIDAE

actual oscar nominees short animation:
THE BIG STORY
BOB'S BIRTHDAY  (won)
THE JANITOR
THE MONK AND THE FISH
TRIANGLE










*ED WOOD - Stefan Czapsky, ASC
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION - Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
SÁTÁNTANGÓ - Gábor Medvigy, HSC
LEGENDS OF THE FALL - John Toll, ASC
NATURAL BORN KILLERS - Robert Richardson, ASC

actual oscar nominees:
FORREST GUMP
LEGENDS OF THE FALL  (won)
THREE COLORS: RED
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
WYATT EARP












*NATURAL BORN KILLERS - Hank Corwin
HOOP DREAMS - Steve James, Bill Haugse, Frederick Marx
PULP FICTION - Sally Menke
FORREST GUMP - Arthur Schmidt
SPEED - John Wright

actual oscar nominees:
FORREST GUMP  (won)
HOOP DREAMS
PULP FICTION
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
SPEED











*SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Thomas Newman >
THE LION KING - Hans Zimmer >
THE HUDSUCKER PROXY - Carter Burwell >
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE - Elliot Goldenthal >
ED WOOD - Howard Shore >

actual oscar nominees:
FORREST GUMP  (won)
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
THE LION KING
LITTLE WOMEN
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION











*INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE Dante Ferretti
THE CROW - Alex McDowell, Marthe Pineau
THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE - Ken Adam, Carolyn Scott
THE HUDSUCKER PROXY - Dennis Gassner, Nancy Haigh
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY - Santo Loquasto, Susan Bode, Amy Marshall

actual oscar nominees:
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
FORREST GUMP
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
LEGENDS OF THE FALL
THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE  (won)











*STARGATEJoseph Porro
ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT - Lizzy Gardiner
LITTLE WOMEN - Colleen Atwood
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE - Sandy Powell
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY - Jeffrey Kurland

actual oscar nominees:
ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT  (won)
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
LITTLE WOMEN
MAVERICK
QUEEN MARGOT













*ED WOOD - Rick Baker, Ve Neill
MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN - Daniel Parker, Paul Engelen, C.Hemming
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE - Stan Winston
THE MASK - Larry Odien, Greg Cannom, Todd Tucker
CRONOS - Rigo Mora

actual oscar nominees:
MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN
ED WOOD  (won)
FORREST GUMP








*FORREST GUMP
SPEED 
STARGATE 
THE LION KING
CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER 

actual oscar nominees sound edit:
CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER
SPEED  (won)
FORREST GUMP 

actual oscar nominees sound mix:
CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER
FORREST GUMP
LEGENDS OF THE FALL
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
SPEED  (won)








*FORREST GUMP
TRUE LIES
STARGATE
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
THE MASK

actual oscar nominees:
THE MASK
FORREST GUMP  (won)
TRUE LIES











*BEASTIE BOYS: SABOTAGE
NINE INCE NAILS: CLOSER [director cut]
SOUNDGARDEN: BLACK HOLE SUN
LUCAS: LUCAS WITH THE LID OFF
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

actual oscar nominees documentary short:
BLUES HIGHWAY
89MM FROM EUROPE
SCHOOL OF ASSASSINS
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
A TIME FOR JUSTICE  (won)

actual oscar nominees live action short:
FRANZ KAFKA'S IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE  (tie)
KANGAROO COURT
ON HOPE
SYRUP
TREVOR  (tie)









The following categories are inspired by The Muriel Awards






*1) Church ruins and a rolling fog. Estike's death - SÁTÁNTANGÓ
2) Premiere screening of PLANE 9 FROM OUTER SPACE - ED WOOD
3) Stampede of wildebeest in the valley gorge - THE LION KING
4) Freeze-frame of Valentine stepping off boat - 3 COLEURS: ROUGE
5) Mia Wallace's overdose and revival sequence - PULP FICTION
6) The bus jumps an incomplete freeway overpass - SPEED
-tie- Harrier Jump Jet sequence at high wire finale - TRUE LIES
7) Norville, frozen in mid-air, is visited by a winged Waring Hudsucker, while the Clock-keeper Moses battles evil - THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
8) Girl's sandcastle becomes "4th world" kingdom - HEAVENLY CREATURES
9) Claudia's sunlight death, locked in a well - INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
10) Dufresne's escape plan revealed - SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

11) Lloyd’s entire daydream of romantic conquest - DUMB & DUMBER
12)  “Circle of Life“ pilgrimage to Pride Rock intro - THE LION KING
13) The girl's performing Abba’s “Waterloo” - MURIEL’S WEDDING
14) neutron bomb teleported back to the pyramid craft - STARGATE
15) T-bird’s execution + the lighting of the fire symbol - THE CROW

also this:











*PULP FICTION
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
NATURAL BORN KILLERS
ED WOOD
THE PAPER












*1) Paul Newman in NOBODY'S FOOL and THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
2) Sam Jackson in PULP FICTION, FRESH & AGAINST THE WALL
3) Tim Robbins in I.Q., THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, and Altman's PRÊT-À-PORTER
4) Johnny Depp in ED WOOD, ARIZONA DREAM and DON JUAN 
5) Jeff Daniels in DUMB & DUMBER and SPEED










*1) Guillermo del Toro for CRONOS
2) Peter and Bobby Farrelly for DUMB & DUMBER
3) Tom Noonan for WHAT HAPENED WAS..
4) David O Russell for SPANKING THE MONKEY
5) Jan De Bont for SPEED
6) Kevin Smith for CLERKS
7) Scott McGehee & David Siegel for SUTURE
8) Boaz Yakin for FRESH
9) Mathieu Kassovitz for CAFE AU LAIT 
10) Doug Liman for GETTING IN








*1) Kate Winslet in HEAVENLY CREATURES
2) Toni Collette in MURIEL'S WEDDING 
3) Vincent Gallo in ARIZONA DREAM
4) Guy Pearce in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
5) Jeremy Davies in SPANKING THE MONKEY
6) Melanie Lynskey in HEAVENLY CREATURES
7) Steve Zahn in REALITY BITES
8) Penélope Cruz in BELLE EPOQUE
9) Ben Stiller in REALITY BITES
10) Jude Law in SHOPPING
11) Asia Argento in TRAUMA
12) Rachel Weisz in DIRTYSOMETHING
13) Kirsten Dunst in INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE








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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