Wednesday, March 18, 2015

1985 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 1985, 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.





*BRAZIL
PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE
BACK TO THE FUTURE
DAY OF THE DEAD
THE COMPANY OF WOLVES
AFTER HOURS
TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.
THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
WITNESS
RE-ANIMATOR


actual oscar nominees:
THE COLOR PURPLE
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
OUT OF AFRICA (won)
PRIZZI'S HONOR
WITNESS









*RAN
NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND
YELLOW EARTH
MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS
RENDEZ-VOUS
WHEN FATHER WAS AWAY ON BUSINESS
WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?
POLICE STORY
HAIL MARY
WHEN THE TENTH MONTH COMES


actual oscar nominees:
ANGRY HARVEST
COLONEL REDL
THE OFFICIAL STORY (won)
THREE MEN AND A CRADLE
WHEN FATHER WAS AWAY ON BUSINESS










*Terry Gilliam for BRAZIL
Tim Burton for  PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE
Akira Kurosawa for RAN
Hayao Miyazaki for NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND
Neil Jordan for THE COMPANY OF WOLVES

actual oscar nominees:
Hector Babenco for KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
Sydney Pollack for OUT OF AFRICA (won)
Akira Kurosawa for RAN
Peter Weir for WITNESS
John Huston for PRIZZI'S HONOR












*Whoopi Goldberg in THE COLOR PURPLE
Anne Bancroft in AGNES OF GOD
Juliette Binoche in RENDEZ-VOUS
Cher in MASK
Laura Dern in SMOOTH TALK

actual oscar nominees:
Anne Bancroft in AGNES OF GOD
Whoopi Goldberg in THE COLOR PURPLE
Jessica Lange in SWEET DREAMS
Geraldine Page in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (won)
Meryl Streep in OUT OF AFRICA











*Philip Baker Hall in SECRET HONOR
Terence Stamp in THE HIT
Paul Reubens in PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE
Dustin Hoffman in DEATH OF A SALESMAN
William Hurt in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

actual oscar nominees:
Harrison Ford in WITNESS
James Garner in MURPHY'S ROMANCE
William Hurt in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (won)
Jack Nicholson in PRIZZI'S HONOR
Jon Voight in RUNAWAY TRAIN










*Teri Garr in AFTER HOURS
Jean Marsh in RETURN TO OZ
Anjelica Huston in PRIZZI'S HONOR
Oprah Winfrey in THE COLOR PURPLE
Lea Thompson in BACK TO THE FUTURE

actual oscar nominees:
Margaret Avery in THE COLOR PURPLE
Anjelica Huston in PRIZZI'S HONOR (won)
Amy Madigan in TWICE IN A LIFETIME
Meg Tilly in AGNES OF GOD
Oprah Winfrey in THE COLOR PURPLE











*Jeff Daniels in 
THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO
Tim Roth in THE HIT
Christopher Lloyd in BACK TO THE FUTURE
John Malkovich in DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Sherman Howard in  DAY OF THE DEAD

actual oscar nominees:
Don Ameche in COCOON (won)
Klaus Maria Brandauer in OUT OF AFRICA
William Hickey in PRIZZI'S HONOR
Robert Loggia in JAGGED EDGE
Eric Roberts in RUNAWAY TRAIN









*BACK TO THE FUTURE - Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
BRAZIL - Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard
THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO - Woody Allen
WITNESS - William Kelley, Earl W. Wallace
LOST IN AMERICA - Albert Brooks

actual oscar nominees:
BACK TO THE FUTURE
BRAZIL
THE OFFICIAL STORY
THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO
WITNESS (won)













*THE COLOR PURPLE - Menno Meyjes
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Leonard Schrader
PRIZZI'S HONOR - Richard Condon, Janet Roach
RETURN TO OZ - Gill Dennis, Walter Murch
MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS - Paul Schrader

actual oscar nominees:
THE COLOR PURPLE
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
OUT OF AFRICA (won)
PRIZZI'S HONOR
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL











*SHOAH
TRANCES
TOKYO-GA
28 UP
THE FANTASY FILM WORLDS OF GEORGE PAL

actual oscar nominees:
BROKEN RAINBOW (won)
LAS MADRES: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO
SOLDIERS IN HIDING
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS











*NAUSICAÄ:  
OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND
GWEN, OR THE BOOK OF SAND
ANGEL'S EGG
BROKEN DOWN FILM

THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN 
A-HA: TAKE ON ME
THE BIG SNIT
PREHISTORIC BEAST 

actual oscar nominees animated short:
ANNA & BELLA (won)
THE BIG SNIT
SECOND CLASS MAIL










*THE COLOR PURPLE - Allen Daviau, ASC 
RAN - Takao Saito, Masaharu Ueda, Asakazu Nakai, 日本映画撮影監督協会
OUT OF AFRICA - David Watkin, BSC
MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS - John Bailey, ASC 
BRAZIL - Roger Pratt, BSC

actual oscar nominees:
THE COLOR PURPLE
MURPHY'S ROMANCE
OUT OF AFRICA (won)
RAN
WITNESS










*SHOAH - Ziva Postec
BACK TO THE FUTURE - Arthur Schmidt, Harry Keramidas
RUNAWAY TRAIN - Henry Richardson
WITNESS - Thom Noble
BRAZIL - Julian Doyle

actual oscar nominees:
A CHORUS LINE
OUT OF AFRICA
PRIZZI'S HONOR
RUNAWAY TRAIN
WITNESS (won)











*PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE - DannyElfman >
BACK TO THE FUTURE - Alan Silvestri > 
OUT OF AFRICA - John Barry >
THE COLOR PURPLE - Quincy Jones >
EXPLORERS - Jerry Goldsmith >

actual oscar nominees:
AGNES OF GOD
THE COLOR PURPLE
OUT OF AFRICA (won)
SILVERADO
WITNESS







 



*BRAZIL - Norman Garwood, Maggie Gray
RAN - Yoshiro Muraki, Shinobu Muraki
THE COLOR PURPLE - Michael Riva, Bo Welch; Linda DeScenna
RETURN TO OZ - Norman Reynolds, Michael Ford
ENEMY MINE - Rolf Zehetbauer  

actual oscar nominees:
BRAZIL
THE COLOR PURPLE
OUT OF AFRICA (won)
RAN
WITNESS










*BRAZIL - James Acheson
RAN - Emi Wada
MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS - Eiko Ishioka
OUT OF AFRICA - Milena Canonero
THE COLOR PURPLE - Aggie Guerard Rodgers

actual oscar nominees:
RAN (won)
THE COLOR PURPLE
OUT OF AFRICA
PRIZZI'S HONOR
THE JOURNEY OF NATTY GANN











*DAY OF THE DEAD - Tom Savini 
EXPLORERS - Rob Bottin
MASK - Michael Westmore, Zoltan Elek
THE COLOR PURPLE - Ken Chase
ENEMY MINE - Brian Wade, Chris Walas

actual oscar nominees: 
THE COLOR PURPLE
MASK (won)
REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS










*COCOON
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES 
RETURN TO OZ
ENEMY MINE
LIFEFORCE

actual oscar nominees:
COCOON (won)
RETURN TO OZ
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES













*RETURN TO OZ
BACK TO THE FUTURE
DAY OF THE DEAD
RAMBO
EXPLORERS

actual oscar nominees sound mix:
BACK TO THE FUTURE (won)
LADYHAWKE
RAMBO

actual oscar nominees sound editing:
BACK TO THE FUTURE
A CHORUS LINE
LADYHAWKE
OUT OF AFRICA (won)
SILVERADO
 











*CHRONOS
L'ART D'AIMER
THE ORSON WELLES MAGIC SHOW

actual oscar nominees live action short:
GRAFFITI
MOLLY'S PILGRIM
RAINBOW WAR (won)

actual oscar nominees documentary short: 
THE COURAGE TO CARE
KEATS AND HIS NIGHTINGALE
MAKING OVERTURES
WITNESS TO WAR: DR. CHARLIE CLEMENTS (won)
THE WIZARD OF THE STRINGS








 


the following are Muriel Awards categories:







*1) Dorothy sneaks past Mombi's hall of severed heads - RETURN TO OZ
2) Industry Samurai vs. Sam's super-ego The Angel - BRAZIL
3) Large Marge - PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE
4) Nausicaa stops rampaging Ohm beetle - NAUSICAÄ
5) "Beware the Wheelers" Apocalyptic Emerald City - RETURN TO OZ
6) Watching his Hollywood story at drive-in (finale) - PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE
7) Baxter first emerges from cinema screen - PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO
8) Race against the clock tower sequence - BACK TO THE FUTURE 
9) Raul Hilberg talks "Fascist bureaucrats" - SHOAH
10) Zombies awake. Ruins of a city begin to moan - DAY OF THE DEAD
11) the entire mall fight - POLICE STORY
12) car chase centerpiece. (floodway) - TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.
13) Rosaleen climbs to the top of a tall tree. watches a flower bleed & curious eggs hatch - THE COMPANY OF WOLVES
14) Winding up a dusty Tik-Tok - RETURN TO OZ 
15) "Inga” the chimpanzee with a straight razor! - PHENOMENA

 




also this:









*THE HIT
PRIZZI'S HONOR
THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
AFTER HOURS













*1) Robert Altman for SECRET HONOR and FOOL FOR LOVE
2) Rosanna Arquette in DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, AFTER HOURS, SILVERADO and THE AVIATOR
3) John Landis for CLUE and INTO THE NIGHT
4) O'Bannon for writing RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD & LIFEFORCE
5) Richard Donner for LADYHAWKE and THE GOONIES












*1) Chen Kaige for YELLOW EARTH
2) Stuart Gordon for RE-ANIMATOR
3) Stephen Frears for THE HIT
4) Ron Fricke for CHRONOS
5) Walter Murch for RETURN TO OZ









*1) Whoopi Goldberg in THE COLOR PURPLE
2) Laura Dern in SMOOTH TALK
2) Juliette Binoche in RENDEZ-VOUS
3) Stephen Lang in DEATH OF A SALESMAN
4) Corey Haim in SILVER BULLET
5) Madonna in DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN
6) Michael J. Fox in BACK TO THE FUTURE and TEEN WOLF
7) Fairuza Balk in RETURN TO OZ
8) Josh Brolin in THE GOONIES 








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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