Sunday, September 18, 2005


New Retroactive Awards page is up. One Decade was 1995


NicksFlickPicks said...

Love these nominations. Luv. But you know I gotta run two FYC ads:

No Angela Bassett in Strange Days?

And no Safe in Cinematography?

As they say in American movies about French people, "You must to explain ziss."

Anonymous said...

While I'm not going to complain about Best Actress (it was a bizarrely strong year) I would also do the shout out to Toni Collette. But, enough of THAT.

The one nomination I'm destroyed that you haven't included is The City of Lost Children for Art Direction. Those are some of my all-time favourite sets and I would think even anyone who didn't like the movie would think that too. That city by the sea at the start of the movie is just brilliant to look at.

My top 5 films of that year were:
City of Lost Children
Shangai Triad
To Die For
Toy Story

but, still, not awards!!


Anonymous said...

Oh, have you not seen Almodovar's The Flower of my Secret?

(you should - it's not his best but it's still quite entertaining!)

Anonymous said...

Also, "How to make an american quilt" for best ensemble cast, and some of her actresses could very well earn a nomination as best actress in a limited or cameo role.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Spacey for limited or cameo role for Se7en perhaps?

Anonymous said...

For Your Consideration:

I am not absolutely sure which films, specially in a foreign language, opened in the United States in 1995, but...

Best Picture
Antonia (from the Netherlands)
Burnt By the Sun (from Russia)

Best Director
Christopher Hampton (Carrington)
Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility)

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Basketball Diaries)
Richard Dreyfuss (Mr. Holland's Opus)
Anthony Hopkins (Nixon)
Jonathan Pryce (Carrington)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Georgia)
Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Dolores Claiborne)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Hugh Grant (Sense and Sensibility)
Al Pacino (A Day to Remember)

Best Screenplay Adaptation
The Bridges of Madison County (Richard LaGravenese)
Carrington (Christopher Hampton)

Best Original Screenplay
Blue in the Face (Wayne Wang and Paul Auster)
A Day to Remember (Joseph Stefano)
Dear Diary (Nanni Moretti)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, James Schamus, Hui Ling Wang)
Land and Freedom (Jim Allen)
Mighty Aphrodite (Woody Allen)

Best Cinematography
How to Make an American Quilt (Janusz Kaminski)
Little Princess (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Murder in the First (Fred Murphy)

Best Film Editing
Apollo 13 (Mike Hall, Dan Hanley)
Casino (Thelma Schoonmaker)

Best Original Score
Carrington (Michael Nyman)
How to Make an American Quilt (Thomas Newman)
Il Postino (Luis Bacalov)
Sabrina (John Williams)

Best Song
"How Can I Remember" and "Moonlight" both songs from "Sabrina" (John Williams, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)

Best Art Direction
Batman Forever (Chris Burian-Mohr, Joseph P. Lucky, Barbara Ling)
Carrington (Caroline Amies)
Farinelli - Il Castrato (Gianni Quaranta)
Jefferson in Paris (Guy-Claude François)
Little Princess (Bo Welch)
Restoration (Eugenio Zanetti)
Richard III (Tony Burrough)

Best Costume Design
Angels and Insects (Paul Brown)
Farinelli - Il Castrato (Olga Berluti, Anne De Laugardiere)
Jefferson in Paris (Jenny Beavan, John Bright II)
Little Princess (Judianna Makovsky)
Restoration (James Acheson)

Best Make Up
The Bridges of Madison County (Michael Hancock, J. Roy Helland)

Best Visual Effects
Apollo 13

Best Sound
Apollo 13

Best Sound Effects
Crimson Tide

Well, it became larger than I expected.
I really love your retroactive awards, thanks once again.

Marcelo - Brazil.

qta said...

Love it! Moreover, I love that you gave Gina Gershon and Showgirls so much deserved love! But, No Elizabeth Berkley and Kyle in the swimming pool fish f***ing? (under sex scenes)

adam k. said...

Yeah, man, Toni Collette was awesome in Muriel. Though I can't say she was better than Moore, Shue, Sarandon, Streep, or Kidman. Or Thompson. But a very close second to Kidman for best comedic actress of 1995.
Best Breakthrough performer, perhaps?


marcelo, some of the films you mention are 96 in the USA. others i have seen.

everyone, me loves the collette. but me no love Muriel's Wedding as much as everyone else. apologies... if i had a comedy nomination to give out it'd go to Alicia Silverstone for Clueless.

re: Gina Gershon in Showgirls. Awards are not enough. She leaves me drop jawed every time. When has a performer ever understood the movie she was in as much? OK, Julianne Moore in Safe in the same year but you get my point. Perfection.

Anonymous said...

God, could The Basketball Diaries be any more faux-edgy.

I hated that movie. HATE.


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