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1987: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. RoboCop (dir: Paul Verhoeven)
  2. Full Metal Jacket (dir: Stanley Kubrick)
  3. Opera (dir: Dario Argento)
  4. Near Dark (dir: Kathryn Bigelow)
  5. The Last Emperor (dir: Bernardo Bertolucci)
  6. Hope and Glory (dir: John Boorman)
  7. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Down (dir: Sam Raimi)
  8. Au Revoir Les Enfants (dir: Louis Malle)
  9. Wings of Desire (dir: Wim Wenders)
  10. Broadcast News (dir: James L. Brooks)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): The Dead (dir: John Huston), Empire of the Sun (dir: Steven Spielberg), Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (dir: Eric Rohmer), Maurice (dir: James Ivory), Moonstruck (dir: Norman Jewison), Predator (dir: John McTiernan), Raising Arizona (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen), Roxanne (dir: Fred Schepisi), The Stepfather (dir: Joseph Ruben), Withnail & I (dir: Bruce Robinson) and Yeleen (dir: Souleymane Cisse)


Best Film of the Year: RoboCop
Director: Paul Verhoeven Producer: Arne Schmidt

US Distributor: Orion Pictures


Paul Verhoeven on the set of RoboCop

Paul Verhoeven on the set of RoboCop

Best Director:
1. Paul Verhoeven, RoboCop
2. Dario Argento, Opera
3. Stanley Kubrick, Full Metal Jacket
4. Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor
5. Kathryn Bigelow, Near Dark


Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah in Fred Schepisi's Roxanne

Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah in Fred Schepisi's Roxanne

Best Actor:
1. Steve Martin, Roxanne
2. Richard E. Grant, Withnail & I
3. Terry O’Quinn, 
The Stepfather
4. Nicolas Cage, Raising Arizona
5. Bruno Ganz, Wings of Desire


Holly Hunter in James L. Brooks' Broadcast News

Holly Hunter in James L. Brooks' Broadcast News

Best Actress:
1. Holly Hunter, Broadcast News
2. Jessica Forde, Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle
3. Emily Lloyd, Wish You Were Here
4. Cher, Moonstruck
5. Glenn Close, Fatal Attraction


Bill Paxton in Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark

Bill Paxton in Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Bill Paxton, Near Dark
2. Albert Brooks, Broadcast News
3. R. Lee Ermey, Full Metal Jacket
4. Miguel Ferrer, RoboCop
5. Vincent D'Onofrio, Full Metal Jacket


Anjelica Huston and  Donal McCann in John Huston's The Dead

Anjelica Huston and  Donal McCann in John Huston's The Dead

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Anjelica Huston, The Dead
2. Lisa Bonet, Angel Heart
3. Joan Chen, The Last Emperor

4. Veronica Cartwright, The Witches of Eastwick
5. Sammi Davis, Hope and Glory


Solveig Dommartin in Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire

Solveig Dommartin in Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Wings of Desire – Wim Wenders, Peter Handke and Richard Reitinger
2. Au Revoir Les Enfants – Louis Malle
3. Broadcast News
– James L. Brooks
4. Hope and Glory – John Boorman
5. Raising Arizona – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen


R. Lee Ermey and troops in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket

R. Lee Ermey and troops in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford 
2. Roxanne – Steve Martin
3. Empire of the Sun – Tom Stoppard and Menno Meyjes
4. The Last Emperor – Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe and Enzo Ungari
5. The Dead – Tony Huston


Miguel Ferrer in Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop

Miguel Ferrer in Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop

Best Cinematography:
1. RoboCop – Jost Vacano and Sol Negrin
2. Wings of Desire – Henri Alekan
3. 
Opera – Ronnie Taylor
4. Predator — Donald McAlpine
5. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn — Peter Deming


Tsou Tijger in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor

Tsou Tijger in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor

Best Original Score:
1. The Last Emperor – David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Cong Su
2. Prince of Darkness  – John Carpenter and Alan Howarth
3. The Princess Bride – Mark Knopfler
4. Maurice – Richard Robbins
5. Yeleen – Salif Keita and Michael Portal 


Kevyn Major Howard, Matthew Modine and Papillon Soo in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket

Kevyn Major Howard, Matthew Modine and Papillon Soo in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket

Best Film Editing:
1. Full Metal Jacket – Martin Hunter
2. RoboCop – Frank J. Urioste 
3. Predator
 – Mark Helfrich and John F. Link
4. The Last Emperor
 – Gabriella Cristiana
5. Opera — Franco Fraticelli


Arliss Howard and Dorian Harewood in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket

Arliss Howard and Dorian Harewood in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket

Best Production Design:
1. Full Metal Jacket – Anton Furst and Barbara Drake
2. The Last Emperor
– Ferdinando Scarifotti and Wang Chunpu
3. The Princess Bride
– Norman Garwood and Maggie Gray
4.
Empire of the Sun – Norman Reynolds, Harry Cordwell and Michael Ford
5. Walker – Bruno Rubeo, Suzie Frischette and Bryce Perrin


Joan Chen in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor

Joan Chen in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor

Best Costume Design:
1. The Last Emperor — James Acheson

2. The Princess Bride — Phyllis Dalton
3. Walker — Theda DeRamus and Pam Tait
4. The Dead — Dorothy Jeakins
5. Wings of Desire — Monika Jacobs


Best Documentary Feature: Kazuo Hara, The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
Best Animated Feature: Jimmy T. Murakami, When the Wind Blows

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Best Ensemble Cast: Broadcast News
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Bruce Robinson, Withnail & I

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: James L. Brooks; in alphabetical order): Albert Brooks (pictured), Lois Chiles, Christian Clemenson, Joan Cusack (pictured), Peter Hackes, Holly Hunter (pictured), William Hurt, Robert Katmis, Jack Nicholson and Robert Prosky

Best First Feature: Bruce Robinson, Withnail & I

 

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