Monday, April 7, 2014

1996 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 1996, 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.








*BREAKING THE WAVES
LONE STAR
TRAINSPOTTING
SECRETS AND LIES
DEAD MAN 
THE FUNERAL
BOTTLE ROCKET 
FARGO
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY
KANSAS CITY

actual oscar nominees:
THE ENGLISH PATIENT  (won)
FARGO
JERRY MAGUIRE
SECRETS & LIES
SHINE







*CHUNGKING EXPRESS
THE WHITE BALLOON
KIDS RETURN
GOODBYE, SOUTH, GOODBYE
LIFE, AND NOTHING MORE
ASHES OF TIME
CYCLO
LA CEREMONIE
CEMETERY MAN
MAHJONG

actual oscar nominees:
A CHEF IN LOVE
KOLYA  (won)
THE OTHER SIDE OF SUNDAY
PRISONER OF THE MOUNTAINS
RIDICULE







*Lars Von Trier  for  BREAKING THE WAVES
John Sayles for LONE STAR
Wong Kar Wai for CHUNGKING EXPRESS
Danny Boyle for TRAINSPOTTING
Jim Jarmusch for DEAD MAN

actual oscar nominees:
Anthony Minghella for THE ENGLISH PATIENT  (won)
Joel Coen for FARGO
Milos Foreman for THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT
Mike Leigh for SECRETS & LIES
Scott Hicks for SHINE








*Emily Watson in BREAKING THE WAVES
Frances McDormand in FARGO
Faye Wong in CHUNGKING EXPRESS
Brenda Blethyn in SECRETS & LIES
Catherine Keener in WALKING & TALKING

actual oscar nominees:
Brenda Blethyn in SECRETS & LIES
Diane Keaton in MARVIN'S ROOM
Frances McDormand in FARGO  (won)
Kristin Scott Thomas in THE ENGLISH PATIENT
Emily Watson in BREAKING THE WAVES









*Chris Penn in THE FUNERAL
Billy Bob Thornton in SLING BLADE
Ewan McGregor in TRAINSPOTTING
Jeffrey Wright in BASQUIAT
Philip Baker Hall in HARD EIGHT

actual oscar nominees:
Tom Cruise in JERRY MAGUIRE
Ralph Fiennes in THE ENGLISH PATIENT
Woody Harrelson in THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT
Geoffrey Rush in SHINE  (won)
Billy Bob Thornton in SLING BLADE








*Barbara Hershey in THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Marianne Jean-Baptiste in SECRETS & LIES
Elizabeth Peña in LONE STAR
Juliette Binoche in THE ENGLISH PATIENT
Miranda Richardson in KANSAS CITY

actual oscar nominees:
Joan Allen in THE CRUCIBLE
Lauren Bacall in THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES
Juliette Binoche in THE ENGLISH PATIENT  (won)
Barbara Hershey in THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Marianne Jean-Baptiste in SECRETS & LIES









*Benicio del Toro in BASQUIAT
William H. Macy in FARGO
Edward Norton in PRIMAL FEAR
Gary Farmer in DEAD MAN
Owen Wilson in BOTTLE ROCKET

actual oscar nominees:
Cuba Gooding, Jr. in JERRY MAGUIRE  (won)
William H. Macy in FARGO
Armin Mueller-Stahl in SHINE
Edward Norton in PRIMAL FEAR
James Woods in GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI  







*LONE STAR - John Sayles
FARGO - Joel & Ethan Coen
FLIRTING WITH DISASTER - David O. Russell
SECRETS & LIES - Mike Leigh
THE FUNERAL - Nicholas St. John

actual oscar nominees:
FARGO  (won)
JERRY MAGUIRE
LONE STAR
SECRETS & LIES
SHINE







*TRAINSPOTTING - John Hodge
BOTTLE ROCKET - Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
NIGHTJOHNBill Cain
SLING BLADE - Billy Bob Thornton
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY - Laura Jones

actual oscar nominees:
THE CRUCIBLE
THE ENGLISH PATIENT
HAMLET
SLING BLADE  (won)
TRAINSPOTTING










*WHEN WE WERE KINGS
FROM THE JOURNALS OF JEAN SEBERG
PARADISE LOST: CHILD MURDERS AT ROBIN HOOD HILLS
MICROCOSMOS
THE CELLULOID CLOSET

actual oscar nominees:
THE LINE KING: THE AL HIRSCHFIELD STORY
MANDELA
SUZANNE FARRELL: ELUSIVE MUSE
TELL THE TRUTH & RUN: GEORGE SELDES & THE AMERICAN PRESS
WHEN WE WERE KINGS  (won)








*JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
QUEST
BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD DO AMERICA
GHOST IN THE SHELL
WAT'S PIG
NINJA SCROLL
BJORK: HYPERBALLAD

actual oscar nominees short animated:
CANHEAD
LA SALLA
QUEST  (won)
WAT'S PIG








*FLY AWAY HOME - Caleb Deschanel, ASC
DEAD MAN - Robby Müller, ASC, BVK
ASHES OF TIME - Christopher Doyle, 杜可風
THE ENGLISH PATIENT - John Seale, BSC, ACS
FARGO - Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC

actual oscar nominees:
EVITA  
THE ENGLISH PATIENT  (won)
MICHAEL COLLINS
FARGO
FLY AWAY HOME










*THE ENGLISH PATIENT - Walter Murch
TRAINSPOTTING Masahiro Hirakubo
FARGO - Roderick Jaynes aka Coen Bros
ROMEO + JULIETJill Bilcock
THE ROCK Richard Francis-Bruce

actual oscar nominees:

EVITA
THE ENGLISH PATIENT  (won)
FARGO
JERRY MAGUIRE
SHINE









*SHINE - David Hirschfelder >
JAMES AND THE GIANT FISH - Randy Newman >
THE ENGLISH PATIENT - Gabriel Yared >
SLING BLADE - Daniel Lanois >
FARGO - Carter Burwell >

actual oscar nominees drama score:
THE ENGLISH PATIENT  (won)
HAMLET
MICHAEL COLLINS
SLEEPERS
SHINE

actual oscar nominees comedy score:
EMMA  (won)
THE FIRST WIVE'S CLUB
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
THE PREACHER'S WIFE







*ROMEO + JULIET Catherine Martin
THE ENGLISH PATIENT Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
HAMLET - Tim Harvey
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Norman Reynolds, Peter Howitt
CEMETERY MANMassimo Antonello Geleng, Roberto Caruso

actual oscar nominees:
THE BIRDCAGE
HAMLET
ROMEO + JULIET
EVITA
THE ENGLISH PATIENT  (won)









*ROMEO + JULIET - Kym Barrett
HAMLET - Alex Byrne
THE ENGLISH PATIENT - Ann Roth
THE PORTRAIT OF LADY - Janet Patterson
ANGELS & INSECTS - Paul Brown

actual oscar nominees:
ANGELS & INSECTS
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY
THE ENGLISH PATIENT  (won)
EMMA
HAMLET









*THE NUTTY PROFESSOR - Rick Baker 
STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT - Michael Westmore, Scott Wheeler, Jake Garber
THE ENGLISH PATIENT - Giuseppe Desiato, Antonio Maltempo
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN - Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger
DEAD MAN - Tom Irvin, Richard Alonzo, Neal Martz

actual oscar nominees:
GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI  
STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR  (won)









*TWISTER
THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS
DAYLIGHT
INDEPENDENCE DAY
SCREAMERS

actual oscar nominees sound editing:
DAYLIGHT
ERASER
THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS  (won)

actual oscar nominees sound mix:
THE ENGLISH PATIENT  (won)
THE ROCK
EVITA
INDEPENDENCE DAY
TWISTER









*INDEPENDENCE DAY
TWISTER
STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
THE FRIGHTENERS
THE ROCK

actual oscar nominees:
DRAGONHEART
INDEPENDENCE DAY  (won)
TWISTER







*SMASHING PUMPKINS: TONIGHT, TONIGHT
SMALL DEATHS
CIBO MATTO: SUGAR WATER
THE WILD BUNCH: AN ALBUM IN MONTAGE
DAFT PUNK: DA FUNK
SPECIAL EFFECTS: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!
RADIOHEAD: STREET SPIRIT

actual oscar nominees documentary short:
BREATHING LESSONS  (won)
COSMIC VOYAGE
AN ESSAY ON MATISSE
SPECIAL EFFECTS: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN
THE WILD BUNCH: AN ALBUM MONTAGE

actual oscar nominees live action short:
DE TRIPAS, CORAZON
DEAR DIARY  (won)
ERNST & LYSET
ESPOSADOS
WORDLESS










The following categories are inspired by The Muriel Awards









*1) "They'll never catch meman.." Dignan in foot pursuit with P.D. ("2,000 Man" sequence) - BOTTLE ROCKET
2) Faye breaks in and cleans/organizes Cop 663's apartment. Cantonese cover of The Cranberries' "Dreams." - CHUNGKING EXPRESS
3) Renton's relapse trip. A Visit to Mother Superior's. - TRAINSPOTTING
4) Agent Hunt's close call, dangling from wire rig - MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE
5) A God's eye view from the bells of Providence - BREAKING THE WAVES
6) "What's your favorite scary movie?" Drew Barrymore intro - SCREAM
7) Carl visits his baby brother's burial site - SLING BLADE
8) Martians vaporize the U.S. ambassador on the red carpet, then hundreds of onlookers while repeating "We Come in Peace" - MARS ATTACKS
-tie- An enraged Will Smith crawls to crashed U.F.O. then sucker punches emerging alien. "Welcome to earth!"  - INDEPENDENCE DAY
9) Shooting of state trooper + pursuit & executions of passersby - FARGO
10) Wuxia battle over clear lake sequence - ASHES OF TIME
11) Subjects recall “Rumble in the Jungle” fight & development of Rope-a-dope. Intercut w/footage witch doctor trance - WHEN WE WERE KINGS
12) Biplane crashes in the Sahara - THE ENGLISH PATIENT
13) Steampunk mechanical shark attacks the peach - JAMES & GIANT PEACH
14) Kusanagi fights the armored spider drone - GHOST IN THE SHELL
15) Ferrari, Hummer & trolley car sequence - THE ROCK

also "Why do you wear that tape on your nose?":









*THE FUNERAL
KANSAS CITY
HARD EIGHT
HAMLET
LONE STAR








*1) Edward Norton in PRIMAL FEAR, EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU and THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT
2) Benicio del Toro in THE FUNERAL, BASQUIAT and THE FAN
3) Vincent Gallo in THE FUNERAL, PALOOKAVILLE and NENETTE & BONI
4) Ewan McGregor in TRAINSPOTTING, EMMA & THE PILLOW BOOK
5) Steve Buscemi in TREES LOUNGE, FARGO, KANSAS CITY and ESCAPE FROM L.A.
6) Ben Stiller in FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, THE CABLE GUY, IF LUCY FELL, HAPPY GILMORE and DEREK ZOOLANDER: MALE MODEL










*1) Wes Anderson for BOTTLE ROCKET
2) the Wachowski siblings for BOUND
3) Jafar Panahi for THE WHITE BALLOON
4) Stephen Chow for THE GOD OF COOKERY
5) Paul Thomas Anderson for HARD EIGHT aka SYDNEY
6) Alejandro Amenábar for THESIS
7) Lynne Ramsay for SMALL DEATHS
8) Michael Winterbottom for JUDE and BUTTERFLY KISS
9) Steve Buscemi for TREES LOUNGE
10) Nicholas Winding Refn for PUSHER
11) Kevin Macdonald for CHAPLIN'S GOLIATH
12) Julian Schnabel for BASQUIAT
13) Mike Judge for BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD DO AMERICA
14) Chris Smith for AMERICAN JOB
15) Nicole Holofcener for WALKING AND TALKING









*1) Emily Watson in BREAKING THE WAVES
2) Jeffrey Wright in BASQUIAT
3) Edward Norton in PRIMAL FEAR
4) Philip Seymour Hoffman in TWISTER and HARD EIGHT
5) Kelly MacDonald in TRAINSPOTTING
6) Mads Mikkelson in PUSHER
7) Leslie Mann in CABLE GUY
8) Ewen Bremmer in TRAINSPOTTING
9) Owen Wilson in BOTTLE ROCKET
10) Kimberly Elise in SET IT OFF
11) John Carroll Lynch in FARGO
12) Jason Flemyng in STEALING BEAUTY
13) Ronit Elkabetz in METAMORPHOSIS OF MELODY
14) Maribel Verdú in LA CELESTINA
15) Luke Wilson in BOTTLE ROCKET











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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