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1920-29 + Superlatives Index

1986: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. The Fly (dir: David Cronenberg) 
  2. Matador (dir: Pedro Almodovar)
  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. Mala Noche (dir: Gus Van Sant)
  8. Vagabond (dir: Agnes Varda)
  9. Something Wild (dir: Jonathan Demme)
  10. Sid & Nancy (dir: Alex Cox)

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) The Hitcher (dir: Robert Harmon), Manhunter (dir: Michael Mann), Mona Lisa (dir: Neil Jordan), River's Edge (dir: Tim Hunter), A Room with a View (dir: James Ivory), Scene of the Crime (dir: Andre Techine), Shadows of Paradise (dir: Aki Kaurismäki) and True Stories (dir: David Byrne)

Best Film of the Year: The Fly
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. Ross McElwee, Sherman's March
3. Oliver Stone, Platoon
4. Pedro Almodovar, Matador
5. Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters


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 and Carrie Henn in James Cameron's Aliens

Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn 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


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
2. Crispin Glover, River’s Edge
3
Ray Liotta, Something Wild
4. Max von Sydow, Hannah and Her Sisters 
5. Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet


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. Danielle Darrieux, Scene of the Crime

5. Cathy Tyson, Mona Lisa


Assumpta Serna and Antonio Banderas in Pedro Almodovar's Matador

Assumpta Serna and Antonio Banderas in Pedro Almodovar's Matador

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Matador – Jesus Ferrero and Pedro Almodovar
2. Hannah and Her Sisters – Woody Allen
3. Platoon — Oliver Stone
4. River's Edge – Neal Jiminez
5. Scene of the Crime — Olivier Assayas, Pascal Bonitzer and Andre Techine


Doug Cooeyate in Gus Van Sant's Mala Noche

Doug Cooeyate in Gus Van Sant's Mala Noche

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

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. The Hitcher – John Seale
4. The Mission – Chris Menges
5. Vagabond — Patrick Blossier


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


Mark Rolston and Jeanette Goldstein in James Cameron's Aliens

Mark Rolston and Jeanette Goldstein in James Cameron's Aliens

Best Production Design:
1. Aliens – Peter Lamont and Crispian Sallis
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


Nicolas Cage in Francis Ford Coppola's Peggy Sue Got Married

Nicolas Cage in Francis Ford Coppola's Peggy Sue Got Married

Best Costume Design:
1. Peggy Sue Got Married — Theadora Van Runkle

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. Pretty in Pink — Marilyn Vance


Best Ensemble Cast: Hannah and Her Sisters
Best First Feature: Gus Van Sant, Mala Noche

Left: Best Ensemble Cast (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 and Dianne Wiest Right: Doug Cooeyate and Tim Street in Gus Van Sant's Mala Noche

Left: Best Ensemble Cast (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 and Dianne Wiest

Right: Doug Cooeyate and Tim Street in Gus Van Sant's Mala Noche

 

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