Tuesday, March 3, 2015

1988 FILM BALLOT

Another one of my old "Best in Film" ballots. To contrast beside the Academy's nominees & winners. Other year-end ballots re-posted at TheWanderingImage: 
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991199219931994199519961997, 199819992000 
200120022003200420052006, 200720082009, 2010 
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014...


Also, if you wish to view my favorite 30 films of 1988, 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.









*DEAD RINGERS
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES
DIE HARD
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
EIGHT MEN OUT
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
A CRY IN THE DARK
HIGH HOPES
RUNNING ON EMPTY

actual oscar nominees:  
THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST
DANGEROUS LIASIONS
MISSISSIPPI BURNING
WORKING GIRL

RAIN MAN (won)








*WINGS OF DESIRE
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
ALICE
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
THE HORSE THIEF
DAMNATION
AKIRA
RED SORGHUM
ON THE SILVER GLOBE 

actual oscar nominees:
HANUSSEN
THE MUSIC TEACHER
PELLE THE CONQUEROR (won)
SALAAM BOMBAY!
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN











*Wim Wenders for WINGS OF DESIRE
Martin Scorsese for THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
David Cronenberg for DEAD RINGERS
John McTiernan for DIE HARD
Zhuangzhuang Tian for THE HORSE THIEF

actual oscar nominees:
Charles Crichton for A FISH CALLED WANDA
Martin Scorsese for THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
Alan Parker for MISSISSIPPI BURNING
Barry Levinson for RAIN MAN (won)
Mike Nichols for WORKING GIRL










*Glenn Close in DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Sigourney Weaver in GORILLAS IN THE MIST
Michelle Pfeiffer in MARRIED TO THE MOB
Meryl Streep in A CRY IN THE DARK
Jodie Foster in THE ACCUSED

actual oscar nominees:
Meryl Streep in A CRY IN THE DARK
Melanie Griffith in WORKING GIRL
Glen Close in DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Jodie Foster in THE ACCUSED (won)
Sigourney Weaver in GORILLAS IN THE MIST











*Tom Hanks in BIG
Jeremy Irons in DEAD RINGERS
Edward James Olmos in STAND AND DELIVER
Michael Keaton in BEETLEJUICE
Robert Deniro in MIDNIGHT RUN

actual oscar nominees:
Gene Hackman in MISSISSIPPI BURNING
Tom Hanks in BIG
Dustin Hoffman in RAIN MAN (won)
Edward James Olmos in STAND AND DELIVER
Max Von Sydow in PELLE THE CONQUEROR









*Juliette Binoche in THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
Debbie Harry in HAIRSPRAY 
Catherine O'Hara in BEETLEJUICE 
Geena Davis in THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST
Joan Cusack in WORKING GIRL 

actual oscar nominees:
Frances McDormand in MISSISSIPPI BURNING
Geena Davis in THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST (won)
Joan Cusack in WORKING GIRL
Michelle Pfeiffer in DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Sigourney Weaver in WORKING GIRL











*River Phoenix in RUNNING ON EMPTY
Dean Stockwell in MARRIED TO THE MOB
Kevin Kline in A FISH CALLED WANDA
Christopher Lloyd in WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT 
Lou Diamond Phillips in STAND AND DELIVER

actual oscar nominees:
Alec Guinness in LITTLE DORRIT
Kevin Kline in A FISH CALLED WANDA  (won)
Martin Landau in TUCKER THE MAN AND HIS DREAM
River Phoenix in RUNNING ON EMPTY
Dean Stockwell in MARRIED TO THE MOB

 










*A FISH CALLED WANDA - John Cleese
BIG - Gary Ross
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF NERVOUS BREAKDOWN - Almodovar
RUNNING ON EMPTY - Naomi Foner
HAIRSPRAY - John Waters
BEETLEJUICE - Michael McDowell, Warren Skaaren

actual oscar nominees:
BIG
BULL DURHAM
A FISH CALLED WANDA
RAIN MAN (won)
RUNNING ON EMPTY












*LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST - Paul Schrader
EIGHT MEN OUT - John Sayles
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT - Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman
UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING - Philip Kaufman, Jean-Claude Carrière
GORILLAS IN THE MIST - Anna Hamilton Phelan 

actual oscar nominees:
THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST
DANGEROUS LIAISONS (won)
GORILLAS IN THE MIST
LITTLE DORRIT
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING










*THE THIN BLUE LINE
POWAQQATSI
IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILISATION II: THE METAL YEARS
HOTEL TERMINUS

actual oscar nominees doc feature:
CRY OF REASON
HOTEL TERMINUS (won)
LET'S GET LOST
PROMISES TO KEEP
WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN?

actual oscar nominees doc shor:
THE CHILDREN'S STOREFRONT
FAMILY GATHERING
GANG COPS
PORTRAIT OF IMOGEN
YOU DON'T HAVE TO DIE (won)










*GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
ALICE
AKIRA
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
GANDAHAR
TIN TOY

actual oscar nominees animated short:
TECHNOLOGICAL THREAT
TIN TOY (won)
THE CAT CAME BACK












*WINGS OF DESIRE - Henri Aleka, BVK
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST - Michael Ballhaus, BVK, ASC
MISSISSIPPI BURNING - Peter Biziou, ASC
TEQUILA SUNRISE - Conrad L. Hall, ASC
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING - Sven Nykvist, FSF 

actual oscar nominees:
MISSISSIPPI BURNING (won)
RAIN MAN
TEQUILA SUNRISE
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT










*DIE HARD - Frank J. Urioste, John F. Link 
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST - Thelma Schoonmaker
GORILLAS IN THE MIST - Stuart Baird
WINGS OF DESIRE - Peter Przygodda
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT - Arthur Schmidt

actual oscar nominees:
DIE HARD
GORILLAS IN THE MIST
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (won) 
RAIN MAN
MISSISSIPPI BURNING











*LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST - Peter Gabriel >
POWAQQATSI - Philip Glass > 
BEETLEJUICE - Danny Elfman >
THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST - John Williams >
GORILLAS IN THE MIST - Maurice Jarre >
MIRACLE MILE - Tangerine Dream >


actual oscar nominees:
THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST
GORILLAS IN THE MIST
THE MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR (won)
RAIN MAN
DANGEROUS LIAISONS











*DANGEROUS LIAISONS - Stuart Craig; Gerard James
BEETLEJUICE - Bo Welch, Catherine Mann
TUCKER THE MAN AND HIS DREAM - Dean Tavoularis; Armin Ganz
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT - Elliot Scott; Peter Howitt
ALICE - Jan Svankmajer 

actual oscar nominees:
RAIN MAN
TUCKER THE MAN AND HIS DREAM
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
DANGEROUS LIAISONS (won)
BEACHES 
 









*DANGEROUS LIAISONS - James Acheson
TUCKER THE MAN & HIS DREAM - Milena Canonero
COMING TO AMERICA - Deborah Nadoolman
SUNSET - Patricia Norris
HAIRSPRAY - Van Smith

actual oscar nominees:
DANGEROUS LIAISONS (won)
TUCKER THE MAN & HIS DREAM
COMING TO AMERICA
SUNSET
A HANDFUL OF DUST










*BEETLEJUICE - Ve Neill, Steve La Porte, Robert Short
SCROOGED - Tom Burman, Bari Dreiband-Burman
THE BLOB - Tony & Cynthia Gardner, Thomas Floutz
KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE - Chiodo Bros.
COMING TO AMERICA - Rick Baker

actual oscar nominees:
BEETLEJUICE (won)
SCROOGED
COMING TO AMERICA











*WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
THE BLOB
WILLOW
DIE HARD
GORILLAS IN THE MIST

actual oscar nominees:
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (won)
WILLOW
DIE HARD











*THE BIG BLUE
DIE HARD
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
BIRD
GORILLAS IN THE MIST

actual oscar nominees mix:
BIRD (won)
DIE HARD
GORILLAS IN THE MIST
MISSISSIPPI BURNING
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT

actual oscar nominees sound editing:
DIE HARD
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (won)
WILLOW










*THE EVENING SACRIFICE [ZHERTVA VECHERNYAYA]
THE APPOINTMENTS OF DENNIS JENNINGS
RUNAWAY RALPH

actual oscar nominees:
CADILLAC DREAMS
GULLAH TALES
THE APPOINTMENTS OF DENNIS JENNINGS (won)













the following are Muriel Awards categories:






*1) Damiel is finally given his wish (finale monologue) - WINGS OF DESIRE
2) Opening motorcycle gang clash - AKIRA
3) Forty days & nights in the desert - THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
4) Harry Belafonte dinner table possession - BEETLEJUICE
5) The Cat Bus - MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO 
6) Eddie's entire visit to Toon Town - WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
7) Nada first views the true world with the alien shades - THEY LIVE
8) Movie theatre massacre - THE BLOB [Remake] 
9) "In the Still of the Night" double seduction - DEAD RINGERS
10) Josh & MacMillan play giant (FAO Schwarz) floor piano - BIG
11) climax at skyscraper rooftop - DIE HARD
12) Prague spring 1968 sequence - UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
13) The entire Nick Cave segment at the rock club - WINGS OF DESIRE
14) Judge Doom reveals true identity - WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
15) bridge troll implodes & morphs into 2 headed dragon - WILLOW

also this;











*MARRIED TO THE MOB
EIGHT MEN OUT
DANGEROUS LIAISONS
RUNNING ON EMPTY
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
A FISH CALLED WANDA













*1) Michelle Pfeiffer in DANGEROUS LIAISONS and MARRIED TO THE MOB
2) Willem Dafoe in THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, OFF LIMITS and MISSISSIPPI BURNING
3) Sigourney Weaver in GORILLAS IN THE MIST and WORKING GIRL
4) Joan Cusack in MARRIED TO THE MOB and WORKING GIRL
5) Nick Cave in GHOSTS OF THE CIVIL DEAD and WINGS OF DESIRE








*1) Sally Potter for THE GOLD DIGGERS 
2) John Hillcoat for GHOSTS OF THE CIVIL DEAD
3) Dean Parisot for THE APPOINTMENTS OF DENNIS JENNINGS
4) Mira Nair for SALAAM BOMBAY














*1) Tilda Swinton in THE LAST OF ENGLAND
2) Gong Li in RED SORGHUM
3) Andy Lau in AS TEARS GO BY
4) Julie Delpy in BEATRICE
5) Warwick Davis in WILLOW
6) Colin Firth in APARTMENT ZERO







Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image: 1980, 1981
1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990,19911992 
1993, 1994199519961997199819992000, 20012002, 2003,
 2004, 20052006, 20072008200920102011, 2012, 2013, 2014...

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