Friday, April 4, 2014

1997 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 1997, 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.









*BOOGIE NIGHTS
CRASH
THE SWEET HEREAFTER
JACKIE BROWN
THE ICE STORM
LOST HIGHWAY
STARSHIP TROOPERS
THE APOSTLE
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
KUNDUN

actual oscar nominees:
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
THE FULL MONTY
GOOD WILL HUNTING
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
TITANIC  (won)









*UNDERGROUND
HAPPY TOGETHER
LA PROMESSE
TASTE OF CHERRY
CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE
FALLEN ANGELS
IRMA VEP 
NENETTE ET BONI
LIVE FLESH
MY SEX LIFE, OR HOW I GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT

actual oscar nominees:
BEYOND SILENCE
CHARACTER  (won)
FOUR DAYS IN SEPTEMBER
SECRETS OF THE HEART
THE THIEF









*Emir Kusturica for UNDERGROUND
David Cronenberg for CRASH
Wong Kar-wai for HAPPY TOGETHER
Paul Thomas Anderson for BOOGIE NIGHTS
Quentin Tarantino for JACKIE BROWN

actual oscar nominees:
Peter Cattaneo for THE FULL MONTY
Gus Van Sant for GOOD WILL HUNTING
Curtis Hanson for L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
Atom Egoyan THE SWEET HEREAFTER
James Cameron for TITANIC  (won)












*Julie Christie in AFTERGLOW
Pam Grier in JACKIE BROWN
Isabelle Carré in LA FEMME DEFENDUE
Kate Winslet in TITANIC
Samantha Morton in UNDER THE SKIN

actual oscar nominees:
Helena Bonham Carter in THE WINGS OF THE DOVE
Julie Christie in AFTERGLOW
Judi Dench in MRS. BROWN
Helen Hunt in AS GOOD AS IT GETS  (won)
Kate Winslet in TITANIC










*Robert Duvall in THE APOSTLE
John Turturro in BOX OF MOONLIGHT
Jack Nicholson in AS GOOD AS IT GETS
Mark Wahlberg in BOOGIE NIGHTS
Matt Damon in GOOD WILL HUNTING

actual oscar nominees:
Matt Damon in GOOD WILL HUNTING
Robert Duvall in THE APOSTLE
Peter Fonda in ULEE'S GOLD
Dustin Hoffman in WAG THE DOG
Jack Nicholson in AS GOOD AS IT GETS  (won)










*Stacy Edwards in IN THE COMPANY OF MEN
Julianne Moore in BOOGIE NIGHTS
Debbi Morgan in EVE'S BAYOU
Joan Crawford in IN & OUT
Sarah Polley in THE SWEET HEREAFTER

actual oscar nominees:
Kim Basinger in L.A. CONFIDENTIAL  (won)
Joan Cusack in IN & OUT
Minnie Driver in GOOD WILL HUNTING
Julianne Moore in BOOGIE NIGHTS
Gloria Stuart in TITANIC










*Don Cheadle in ROSEWOOD
Robert Forster in JACKIE BROWN
Greg Kinnear in AS GOOD AS IT GETS
Gary Oldman in THE FIFTH ELEMENT
Alfred Molina in BOOGIE NIGHTS

actual oscar nominees:
Robert Forster in JACKIE BROWN
Anthony Hopkins in AMISTAD
Greg Kinnear in AS GOOD AS IT GETS
Burt Reynolds in BOOGIE NIGHTS
Robin Williams in GOOD WILL HUNTING  (won)











*BOOGIE NIGHTS - Paul Thomas Anderson
THE APOSTLE - Robert Duvall
WAITING FOR GUFFMAN - Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy
CHASING AMY - Kevin Smith
DECONSTRUCTING HARRY - Woody Allen

actual oscar nominees:
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
BOOGIE NIGHTS
DECONSTRUCTING HARRY
THE FULL MONTY
GOOD WILL HUNTING  (won)












*L.A. CONFIDENTIAL - Brian Helgeland
JACKIE BROWN - Quentin Tarantino
CRASH - David Cronenberg
THE SWEET HEREAFTER - Atom Egoyan
THE ICE STORM James Schamus

actual oscar nominees:
DONNIE BRASCO
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL  (won)
THE SWEET HEREAFTER
WAG THE DOG
THE WINGS OF THE DOVE











*FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL
4 LITTLE GIRLS
PUBLIC HOUSING
GRAY'S ANATOMY
WACO: THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

actual oscar nominees:
AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE
COLORS STRAIGHT UP
4 LITTLE GIRLS
THE LONG WAY HOME  (won)
WACO: THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT












*THE OLD LADY AND THE PIGEONS
CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE
THE MERMAID
BJORK: JOGA
GERI'S GAME
A PACK OF GIFTS NOW
TOOL: ÆNIMA
RADIOHEAD: PARANOID ANDROID
HERCULES

actual oscar nominees:
FAMOUS FRED
GERI'S GAME  (won)
THE OLD LADY AND THE PIGEONS
THE MERMAID
REDUX RIDING HOOD









*KUNDUN - Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
AMISTAD - Janusz Kaminski, ASC, PSC
THE GAME - Harris Savides, ASC
TITANIC - Russell Carpenter, ASC
BOOGIE NIGHTS - Robert Elswit, ASC

actual oscar nominees:
AMISTAD
KUNDUN
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
TITANIC  (won)
THE WINGS OF THE DOVE










*BOOGIE NIGHTS Dylan Tichenor
JACKIE BROWN Sally Menke
TITANIC - Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL - Peter Honess
GOOD WILL HUNTING - Pietro Scalia

actual oscar nominees:
AIR FORCE ONE
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
GOOD WILL HUNTING
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
TITANIC  (won)








*KUNDUN - Philip Glass >
MEN IN BLACK - Danny Elfman >
AMISTAD - John Williams >
BOOGIE NIGHTS - Michael Penn >
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL - Jerry Goldsmith >

actual oscar nominees drama score:
AMISTAD
GOOD WILL HUNTING
KUNDUN
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
TITANTIC  (won)

actual oscar nominees comedy score
ANASTASIA
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
THE FULL MONTY  (won)
MEN IN BLACK
MY BEST FRIEND'S FAMILY








*TITANIC - Peter Lamont, Michael Ford
GATTACA Jan Roelfs, Nancy Nye
KUNDUN - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
UNDERGROUND Miljen Kreka Kljakovic, Aleksandar Denic
EVENT HORIZON Joseph Bennett, Crispian Sallis

actual oscar nominees:
GATTAC
KUNDUN
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
MEN IN BLACK
TITANIC  (won)









*THE FIFTH ELEMENT - Jean-Paul Gaultier
TITANIC Deborah L. Scott
BOOGIE NIGHTS Mark Bridges
THE WINGS OF THE DOVE - Sandy Powell
AMISTAD Ruth E. Carter

actual oscar nominees:
AMISTAD
KUNDUN
OSCAR & LUCINDA
TITANIC (won)
THE WINGS OF THE DOVE










*MEN IN BLACK - Rick Baker 
THE FIFTH ELEMENT - Lois Burwell
ALIEN: RESURRECTION - Linda DeVetta, Bill Myer, Barry R. Koper  
SPAWN - Greg Nicotero, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger
TITANIC - Greg Cannom

actual oscar nominees:
MEN IN BLACK  (won)
TITANIC
MRS. BROWN












*TITANIC
CONTACT
STARSHIP TROOPERS
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
DANTE'S PEAK

actual oscar nominees sound mix:
AIR FORCE ONE
CON AIR
CONTACT
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
TITANIC  (won)

actual oscar nominees sound editing:
FACE/OFF
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
TITANIC  (won)










*TITANIC
STARSHIP TROOPERS
MEN IN BLACK
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK
SPAWN

actual oscar nominees:
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK
STARSHIP TROOPERS
TITANIC  (won)







*DAFT PUNK: AROUND THE WORLD
BJORK: BACHELORETTE
APHEX TWIN: COME TO DADDY
RADIOHEAD: KARMA POLICE
AMAZON [IMAX]
JAMIROQUAI: VIRTUAL INSANITY
A STORY OF HEALING
HOW THEY GET THERE
DOODLEBUG
TUNNEL OF LOVE
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
CUTTING MOMENTS









The following categories are inspired by The Muriel Awards




*1) Wheelchair bound Marko on fire, circling Christ statue - UNDERGROUND
2) Drug deal goes sour at Rahad's. "My Awesome Mix-Tape" - BOOGIE NIGHTS
3) Giant stink beetle emerges from ground - STARSHIP TROOPERS
4) James Dean car accident reenactment - CRASH
5) Baby Zoe may need manual intubation (knife) - SWEET HEREAFTER
6) Human-sized jester puppet in driveway - THE GAME
7) Sinking title ship snaps in half under its own weight - TITANIC
8) Roy Orbison's "Crying," Tornado sequence - GUMMO
9) A mother holding her infant chooses to jump overboard - AMISTAD
10) Wormhole travel sequence - CONTACT
11) Zorg displays the ZF1 firearm's different ammo - THE FIFTH ELEMENT
12) Movie theatre opening - SCREAM 2
13) Escape from a futuristic maximum security prison - FACE/OFF
14) Max & Ordell's tense ride listening to The Delfonics - JACKIE BROWN
15) Little Alien pilot within head of synthetic human - MEN IN BLACK

also this:











*BOOGIE NIGHTS
JACKIE BROWN
THE ICE STORM
EVE'S BAYOU
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
WAITING FOR GUFFMAN













*1) Parker Posey in WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, CLOCKWATCHERS, THE DAYTRIPPERS and THE HOUSE OF YES
2) Samuel L. Jackson in JACKIE BROWN, EVE'S BAYOU and 187
3) Sigourney Weaver in THE ICE STORM, ALIEN: RESURRECTION and SNOW WHITE: A TALE OF TERROR
4) Ben Affleck in GOOD WILL HUNTING, CHASING AMY and GOING ALL THE WAY
5) Deborah Kara Unger in CRASH, THE GAME and KEYS TO TULSA








*1) Tom Tykwer for WINTER SLEEPERS
2) Dardenne brothers for LA PROMESSE
3) Jia Zhang-ke for PICK POCKET
4) Kasi Lemmons for EVE'S BAYOU
5) Sylvain Chomet for THE OLD LADY AND THE PIGEONS
6) Ira Sachs for THE DELTA
7) Emanuele Crialese for ONCE WE WERE SOLDIERS
8) Larry Fessenden for HABIT
9) Harmony Korine for GUMMO
10) Jacques Audiard for A SELF-MADE HERO
11) Lee Chang-dong for GREEN FISH
12) Gore Verbinski for MOUSEHUNT
13) Neil LaBute for IN THE COMPANY OF MEN
14) Greg Mottola for THE DAY TRIPPERS
15) Andrew Niccol for GATTACA












*1) Mathieu Amalric in MY SEX LIFE.. OR HOW I GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT
2) Samantha Morton in UNDER THE SKIN
3) Djimon Hounsou in AMISTAD
4) Billy Crudup in GRIND
5) Hope Davis in THE DAYTRIPPERS
6) Jack Black in BONGWATER
7) Paul Giamatti in PRIVATE PARTS
8) Olivia Williams in THE POSTMAN
9) Tobey Maguire in THE ICE STORM
10) Will Ferrell in AUSTIN POWERS
11) Vin Diesel in STRAYS
12) Liev Shreiber in THE DAYTRIPPERS
13) Jamie Foxx in BOOTY CALL










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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