the year-end project: 
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2003200220012000199919981997199619951994
19931992, 19911990198919881987, 1986 (The Fly, below)... 1985198419831982198119801979, 1978, 1977, 1976,
1975, 1970-741965-691960-641955-591950-541940-49
1930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index

1986: Year in Review
Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. The Fly (dir: David Cronenberg)

  2. Vagabond (dir: Agnes Varda; US Release Date)

  3. Hannah and Her Sisters (dir: Woody Allen)

  4. Sherman’s March (dir: Ross McElwee)

  5. Platoon (dir: Oliver Stone)

  6. Aliens (dir: James Cameron)

  7. The Hitcher (dir: Robert Harmon)

  8. Something Wild (dir: Jonathan Demme)

  9. Shadows in Paradise (dir: Aki Kurasmäki)

  10. Legend (dir: Ridley Scott; Director's Cut)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Big Trouble in Little China (dir: John Carpenter), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (dir: John Hughes), The Green Ray (dir: Eric Rohmer), Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (dir: John McNaughton), Mala Noche (dir: Gus Van Sant), Manhunter (dir: Michael Mann), Manon of the Spring (dir: Claude Berri), Mona Lisa (dir: Neil Jordan), A Room with a View (dir: James Ivory), Shadows of Paradise (dir: Aki Kaurismäki), Sid & Nancy (dir: Alex Cox), and True Stories (dir: David Byrne)


Best Film of the Year: The Fly
Director: David Cronenberg Producer: Stuart Cornfeld
US Distributor: Fox


David Cronenberg directs Jeff Goldblum on the set of     The Fly

David Cronenberg directs Jeff Goldblum on the set of The Fly

Best Director:
1. David Cronenberg, The Fly
2. Agnes Varda, Vagabond
3. Oliver Stone, Platoon
4. Ross McElwee, Sherman's March
5. Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters

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Jeff Goldblum in David Cronenberg's     The Fly

Jeff Goldblum in David Cronenberg's The Fly

Best Actor:
1. Jeff Goldblum, The Fly
2. Bob Hoskins, Mona Lisa
3. Gary Oldman, Sid & Nancy
4. Dexter Gordon, 'Round Midnight
5. Michael Rooker, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer


Sigourney Weaver in James Cameron's  Aliens

Sigourney Weaver in James Cameron's Aliens

Best Actress:
1. Sigourney Weaver, Aliens

2. Melanie Griffith, Something Wild
3. Marie Riviere, The Green Ray
4. Sandrine Bonnaire, Vagabond
5. Geena Davis, The Fly

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Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham-Carter in James Ivory's  Room with a View

Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham-Carter in James Ivory's Room with a View

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, A Room with a View
2Ray Liotta, Something Wild
3. Max von Sydow, Hannah and Her Sisters 
4. Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet
5. Willem Dafoe, Platoon

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Barbara Hershey and Michael Caine in Woody Allen's  Hannah and Her Sisters

Barbara Hershey and Michael Caine in Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Barbara Hershey, Hannah and Her Sisters
2. Isabella Rossellini, Blue Velvet
3. Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters
4. Annie Potts, Pretty in Pink
5. Emmanuelle Beart, Manon of the Spring

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Vincent Gauthier and Marie Riviere in Eric Rohmer's  The Green Ray

Vincent Gauthier and Marie Riviere in Eric Rohmer's The Green Ray

Best Original Screenplay:
1. The Green Ray — Eric Rohmer
2. Hannah and Her Sisters – Woody Allen
3. Platoon — Oliver Stone
4. Ferris Beuller's Day Off — John Hughes
5. Something Wild — Max E. Fry

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Emmanuel Beart in Claude Berri's  Manon of the Spring

Emmanuel Beart in Claude Berri's Manon of the Spring

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Manon of the Spring – Claude Berri and Gerard Brach
2. A Room with a View — Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
3. Mala Noche — Gus Van Sant
4. Jean de Florette – Claude Berri and Gerard Brach 
5. Manhunter – Michael Mann


Kim Greist and William Peterson in Michael Mann's  Manhunter

Kim Greist and William Peterson in Michael Mann's Manhunter

Best Cinematography:
1. Manhunter – Dante Spinotti
2. Manon of the Spring — Bruno Nuytten
3. Legend — Alex Thomson
4. Blue Velvet — Frederick Elmes
5. 'Round Midnight — Bruno de Keyzer

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Jeff Goldblum plays the piano for Geena Davis in David Cronenberg's     The Fly

Jeff Goldblum plays the piano for Geena Davis in David Cronenberg's The Fly

Best Original Score:
1. The Fly – Howard Shore
2. 'Round Midnight — Herbie Hancock
3. The Mission — Ennio Morricone
4. Sid & Nancy – Dan Wool
5. True Stories – David Byrne


Bill Paxton and Jenette Goldstein in James Cameron's     Aliens

Bill Paxton and Jenette Goldstein in James Cameron's Aliens

Best Film Editing:
1. Aliens – Ray Lovejoy
2. Big Trouble in Little China — Steve Mirkovich, Mark Warner and Edward Warschilka
3. The Fly – Ronald Sanders
4. Platoon – Claire Simpson
5. Sherman’s March – Ross McElwee


Ridley Scott's  Legend

Ridley Scott's Legend

Best Production Design:
1. Legend — Assheton Gorton and Ann Mollo
2. Labyrinth – Elliot Scott and Peter Howitt
3. Blue Velvet — Patricia Norris and Edward LeViseur
 4. Jean de Florette – Bernard Vezat, Olivier Coutagne, Francois Dariani and Francoise Dore
5. Manon of the Spring – Bernard Vezat, Olivier Coutagne, Francoise Dariani and Francoise Dore


Mia Sara in Ridley Scott's  Legend

Mia Sara in Ridley Scott's Legend

Best Costume Design:
1. Legend — Charles Knode

2. A Room with a View — Jenny Beavan and John Bright
3. Manon of the Spring — Sylvia Gautrelet
4. Labyrinth — Ellis Flyte and Brian Froud
5. Peggy Sue Got Married — Theadora Van Runkle

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Best Documentary Feature:
Ross McElwee, Sherman's March

Best Animated Feature:
Mamoru Oshii, Angel's Egg

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Best Ensemble Cast: 
Hannah and Her Sisters

Orson Welles' Best First Feature:
Gus Van Sant, Mala Noche

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Woody Allen; in alphabetical order): Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Hershey, Lloyd Nolan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Daniel Stern, Max von Sydow, Sam Waterston (pictured) and Dianne Wiest (pictured)

Best First Feature: Gus Van Sant, Mala Noche 


the year-end project: 
2018, 201720162015201420132012
2011, 20102009200820072006200520042003
20022001200019991998199719961995199419931992, 
1991
, 1990198919881987, 1986... 198519841983198219811980,
1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 19751970-741965-691960-641955-591950-54
1940-491930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index