the year-end project: 
201620152014201320122011, 
20102009200820072006200520042003,
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19891988, 1987, 1986198519841983, 1982 (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, below)... 
198119801975-791970-741965-691960-641955-591950-541940-49
1930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index

1982: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (dir: Steven Spielberg)
  2. Blade Runner (dir: Ridley Scott)
  3. Fanny and Alexander (dir: Ingmar Bergman)
  4. Fitzcarraldo (dir: Werner Herzog)
  5. The Thing (dir: John Carpenter)
  6. Cat People (dir: Paul Schrader)
  7. White Dog (dir: Samuel Fuller)
  8. Koyaanisqatsi (dir: Geoffrey Reggio)
  9. Liquid Sky (dir: Slava Tsuckerman)
  10. Tenebre (dir: Dario Argento)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): 48 Hrs. (dir: Walter Hill), The Atomic Cafe (dir: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty and Pierce Rafferty), The Draughtsman's Contract (dir: Peter Greenaway), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (dir: Amy Heckerling), First Blood (dir: Ted Kotcheff), Veronika Voss (dir: Rainier Werner Fassbinder) and Victor Victoria (dir: Blake Edwards)

Best Film of the Year: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

US Distributor: Universal

Steven Spielberg with Henry Thomas on the set of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Steven Spielberg with Henry Thomas on the set of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Best Director:
1. Steven Spielberg, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 
2. Werner Herzog, Fitzcarraldo

3. Ridley Scott, Blade Runner
4. Ingmar Bergman, Fanny and Alexander
5. John Carpenter, The Thing


Klaus Kinski in Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo

Klaus Kinski in Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo

Best Actor:
1. Klaus Kinski, Fitzcarraldo
2. Paul Newman, The Verdict 
3. Ben Kinglsey, Gandhi
4. Malcolm McDowell, Cat People
5. Harrison Ford, Blade Runner


Nastassja Kinski in Paul Schrader's Cat People

Nastassja Kinski in Paul Schrader's Cat People

Best Actress:
1. Nastassja Kinski, Cat People
2. Julie Andrews, Victor Victoria
3. Meryl Streep, Sophie's Choice
4. Rosel Zech, Veronika Voss
5. Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Diva


Eddie Murphy (right) and Nick Nolte in Walter Hill's 48 Hrs.

Eddie Murphy (right) and Nick Nolte in Walter Hill's 48 Hrs.

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Eddie Murphy, 48 Hrs.

2. James Mason, The Verdict
3. Jan Malmsjo, Fanny and Alexander
4. Michael Keaton, Night Shift
5. Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner


Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judge Reinhold in Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judge Reinhold in Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
2. Lesley Ann Warren, Victor Victoria
3. Claudia Cardinale, Fitzcarraldo

4. Rosanna Arquette, The Executioner's Song
5. Gunn Wallgren, Fanny and Alexander


Bertil Guve and Pernilla Allwin in Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander

Bertil Guve and Pernilla Allwin in Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Fanny and Alexander – Ingmar Bergman
2. Liquid Sky – Slava Tsukerman, Anne Carlisle, and Nina V. Kerova
3. White Dog
– Samuel Fuller, Curtis Hanson, and Romain Gary
4. The Night of the Shooting Stars – Paola Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, and Giuliani D. De Negri
5. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Melissa Mathieson


Miles O'Shea, James Mason and Paul Newman in Sidney Lumet's The Verdict

Miles O'Shea, James Mason and Paul Newman in Sidney Lumet's The Verdict

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. The Verdict
– David Mamet and Jay Presson Allen
2. Cat People – Alan Ormsby and Paul Schrader
3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Cameron Crowe
4. Victor Victoria – Blake Edwards and Hans Hoemburg
5. 
Blade Runner – David Webb Peoples and Hampton Fancher


Sean Young in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

Sean Young in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

Best Cinematography:
1. Blade Runner — Jordan Cronenweth
2Fanny and Alexander  Sven Nykvist
3. Cat People — John Bailey
4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial — Allen Daviau

5. Koyaanisqatsi – Ron Fricke


Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial


Henry Thomas is taken by the principal in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Henry Thomas is taken by the principal in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Best Film Editing:
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Carol Littleton
2. Blade Runner – Marsha Nakashima and Terry Rawlings
3. First Blood – Joan Chapman
4. The Thing – Todd Ramsay
5. The Draughtsman's Contract — John Wilson


Joanna Cassidy in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

Joanna Cassidy in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

Best Production Design:
1. Blade Runner – Lawrence G. Paull, Michael Kaplan and Charles Knode
2. Fanny and Alexander – Anna Asp and Susanne Lingheim
3. Fitzcarraldo – Ulrich Bergfelder and Henning von Gierke
4. Gandhi – Stuart Craig and Michael Seirton

5. Conan the Barbarian – Ron Cobb and Giorgio Postiglione


Sean Young in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

Sean Young in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

Best Costume Design: 
1. Blade Runner — Michael Kaplan and Charles Knode

2. Fanny and Alexander — Marik Vos
3. Conan the Barbarian — John Bloomfield
4. Liquid Sky — Marina Levikova-Neyman
5. The Draughtsman's Contract – Sue Blane


Best Ensemble Cast: Victor Victoria
Best First Feature: Amy Heckerling, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Left: Best Ensemble Cast (in alphabetical order): Julie Andrews, Norman Chancer, James Garner, Alex Karras, Robert Preston, Johnathon Rhys-Davies and Lesley Ann Warren in Blake Edwards' Victor Victoria Right: Phoebe Cates and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Left: Best Ensemble Cast (in alphabetical order): Julie Andrews, Norman Chancer, James Garner, Alex Karras, Robert Preston, Johnathon Rhys-Davies and Lesley Ann Warren in Blake Edwards' Victor Victoria

Right: Phoebe Cates and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High

 

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1998199719961995199419931992, 19911990,
1989198819871986198519841983, 1982... 198119801975-791970-74
1965-691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39
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