the year-end project:
20172016201520142013
20122011, 20102009200820072006200520042003
2002200120001999
1998199719961995199419931992, 1991199019891988, 1987198619851984, 1983 (The 4th Man, below)... 1982198119801975-79
1970-741965-691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39,
1920-29 + Superlatives Index

1983: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

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  1. Fanny & Alexander (dir: Ingmar Bergman; US Release Date) 
  2. The Right Stuff (dir: Philip Kaufman)
  3. Baby It's You (dir: John Sayles)
  4. Angst (dir: Gerald Kargl)
  5. The King of Comedy (dir: Martin Scorsese)
  6. Sans Soleil (dir: Chris Marker)
  7. Possession (dir: Andrzej Zulawski; US Release Date)
  8. Star 80 (dir: Bob Fosse)
  9. Zelig (dir: Woody Allen)
  10. Videodrome (dir: David Conenberg)

Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order): Danton (dir: Andrzej Wajda), The Dead Zone (dir: David Cronenberg), Entre Nous (dir: Diane Kurys), L'Argent (dir: Robert Bresson), Local Hero (dir: Bill Forsyth), Pauline at the Beach (dir: Eric Rohmer), Rumble Fish (dir: Francis Ford Coppola), Sleepaway Camp (dir: Robert Hiltzik), and Testament (dir: Lynne Littman)


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Best Film of the Year: Fanny & Alexander
Director: Ingmar Bergman Producer: 
Jörn Donner, Daniel Toscan du Plantier
US Distributor: Embassy Pictures


Ingmar Bergman on the set of Fanny & Alexander

Ingmar Bergman on the set of Fanny & Alexander

Best Director:
1. Ingmar Bergman, Fanny & Alexander
2. Gerald Kargl, Angst
3. Philip Kaufman, The Right Stuff
4. Martin Scorsese, The King of Comedy
5. Bob Fosse, Star 80

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Eric Roberts and Caroll Baker in Bob Fosse's Star 80

Eric Roberts and Caroll Baker in Bob Fosse's Star 80

Best Actor:
1. Eric Roberts, Star 80
2. Robert De Niro, The King of Comedy

3. Christopher Walken, The Dead Zone
4. Erwin Leder, Angst
5. Eddie Murphy, Trading Places

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Isabelle Adjani in Andrzej Zulawski's Posession

Isabelle Adjani in Andrzej Zulawski's Posession

Best Actress:
1. Isabelle Adjani, Possession
2. Rosanna Arquette, Baby It's You

3. Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment
4. Isabelle Huppert, Entre Nous
5. Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment

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Fred Ward and Veronica Cartwright in Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff

Fred Ward and Veronica Cartwright in Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Fred Ward, The Right Stuff
2. Jack Nicholson, Terms of Endearment
3. Denis Lawson, Local Hero
4. Sam Shepard, The Right Stuff
5. Sam Neill, Possession

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Sandra Bernhard in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy

Sandra Bernhard in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Sandra Bernhard, The King of Comedy
2. Jamie Lee Curtis, Trading Places
3. Diane Lane, Rumble Fish

4. Cher, Silkwood
5. Candy Clark, Blue Thunder


TK and Rosanna Arquette in John Sayles' Baby It's You

TK and Rosanna Arquette in John Sayles' Baby It's You

Best Original Screenplay:
1. 
Baby It's You — John Sayles and Amy Robinson
2. The King of Comedy – Paul D. Zimmerman
3. Fanny & Alexander — Ingmar Bergman
4. Pauline at the Beach  
Eric Rohmer
5. Zelig — Woody Allen

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Levon Helm and Sam Shepard in Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff

Levon Helm and Sam Shepard in Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. The Right Stuff – Philip Kaufman

2. Terms of Endearment — James L. Brooks
3. L'Argent — Robert Bresson

4. Entre Nous — Diane Kurys and Alain Le Henry
5. Testament — John Sacret Young

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Matt Dillon and Diane Lane in Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish

Matt Dillon and Diane Lane in Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish

Best Cinematography:
1. Rumble Fish – Stephen H. Burum
2. Angst — Zbigniew Rybczynski
3. Fanny & Alexander — Sven Nykvist
4. The Right Stuff — Caleb Deschanel
5. Local Hero — Chris Menges

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Jennifer Beals in Adrian Lyne's Flashdance

Jennifer Beals in Adrian Lyne's Flashdance

Best Original Score:
1. Flashdance – Giorgio Moroder
2. The Right Stuff — Bill Conti
3. Scarface – Giorgio Moroder

4. Local Hero – Mark Knopfler
5. Rumble Fish
 – Stewart Copeland


Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy

Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy

Best Film Editing:
1. The King of Comedy — Thelma Schoonmacher
2. The Right Stuff — Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Tom Rolf, Stephen A. Rotter, and Douglas Stewart
3. Videodrome – Ronald Sanders

4. Flashdance – Bud Smith and Walt Mulconery
5. Star 80 — Alan Heim

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Ingmar Bergman's Fanny & Alexander

Ingmar Bergman's Fanny & Alexander

Best Production Design:
1. Fanny & Alexander — Anna Asp and Susanne Lingheim
2. Danton – Allan Starski, Jean Caromel, Henri Lacoste, Barbara Nowak and Maria Osiecka-Kuminek
3. The Right Stuff — Geoffrey Kirkland, George R. Nelson and Jim Poytner
4. The Ballad of Narayama – Goro Kusakabe, Senki Nakamura and Mitsuto Washizawa
5. Videodrome Carol Spier and Angelo Stea

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Ingmar Bergman's Fanny & Alexander

Ingmar Bergman's Fanny & Alexander

Best Costume Design:
1. Fanny & Alexander — Marik Vos

2. Danton — Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle
3. Something Wicked This Way Comes — Ruth Myers
4. Entre Nous — Mic Cheminal
5. Baby It's You — Franne Lee


Best Documentary Feature: Chris Marker, Sans Soleil
Best Animated Feature: Martin Rosen, The Plague Dogs

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Best Ensemble Cast: Baby It's You
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Gerald Kargl, Angst

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Best Ensemble Cast (dir: John Sayles; in alphabetical order) Rosanna Arquette (pictured), Liane Curtis, Jack Davidson, Rachel Dretzin, Susan Derendorf, Michael Knight, Marta Kober, Sam McMurray, Joanna Merlin, Matthew Modine, Tracy Pollan, Vincent Spano (pictured) and Frank Vincent

Best First Feature: Ewen Leder and Silvia Rabenreither (pictured) in Gerald Kargl's Angst

the year-end project:
2017201620152014201320122011, 2010
2009200820072006200520042003
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19991998199719961995199419931992, 1991
1990198919881987198619851984, 1983 (The 4th Man, below)... 1982
198119801975-79

1970-741965-691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39,
1920-29 + Superlatives Index