the year-end project: 
2018, 2017201620152014201320122011, 20102009
20082007200620052004200320022001200019991998
199719961995199419931992, 1991, 1990 (Goodfellas, below)...  1989198819871986198519841983198219811980,
1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1970-74,1965-691960-641955-591950-54
1940-491930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index

1990: Year in Review
Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Goodfellas (dir: Martin Scorsese)

  2. Edward Scissorhands (dir: Tim Burton)

  3. Metropolitan (dir: Whit Stillman)

  4. To Sleep with Anger (dir: Charles Burnett)

  5. Paris Is Burning (dir: Jennie Livingston)

  6. Miller’s Crossing (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

  7. Blue Steel (dir: Kathryn Bigelow)

  8. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (dir: Joe Dante)

  9. Total Recall (dir: Paul Verhoeven)

  10. Trust (dir: Hal Hartly)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Chocolat (dir: Claire Denis), Henry & June (dir: Philip Kaufman), Jacob's Ladder (dir: Adrian Lyne), King of New York (dir: Abel Ferrera), Miami Blues (dir: George Armitage), Misery (dir: Rob Reiner), Monsieur Hire (dir: Patrice Leconte; US Release Date) and Wild at Heart (dir: David Lynch)


Best Film of the Year: Goodfellas
Director: Martin Scorsese Producer: Irwin Winkler
US Distributor: Warner Brothers


Martin Scorsese directs Robert De Niro on the set of  Goodfellas

Martin Scorsese directs Robert De Niro on the set of Goodfellas

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Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe in David Lynch's  Wild at Heart

Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe in David Lynch's Wild at Heart

Best Actor:
1. Nicolas Cage, Wild at Heart
2. Johnny Depp, Edward Scissorhads
3. Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune
4. Christopher Walken, King of New York
5. Ray Liotta, Goodfellas


Jamie Lee Curtis in Kathryn Bigelow’s  Blue Steel

Jamie Lee Curtis in Kathryn Bigelow’s Blue Steel

Best Actress:
1. Jamie Lee Curtis, Blue Steel
2. Sandrine Bonnaire, Monsieur Hire
3. Maria de Medeiros, Henry & June
4. Laura Dern, Wild at Heart
5. Kathy Bates, Misery

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Danny Glover in Charles Burnett's  To Sleep with Anger

Danny Glover in Charles Burnett's To Sleep with Anger

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Danny Glover, To Sleep with Anger
2. Joe Pesci, Goodfellas
3. Laurence Fishburne, King of New York
4. Chris Eigeman, Metropolitan
5. John Turturro, Miller's Crossing


Dianne Wiest in Tim Burton's  Edward Scissorhands

Dianne Wiest in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands

Best Supporting Actress:
1.
Dianne Wiest, Edward Scissorhands 
2. Annette Bening, The Grifters
3. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miami Blues
4. Elizabeth Peña, Jacob’s Ladder
5. Sharon Stone, Total Recall


Allison Parisi, Chris Eigeman and Dylan Hundley in Whit Stillman's  Metropolitan

Allison Parisi, Chris Eigeman and Dylan Hundley in Whit Stillman's Metropolitan

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Metropolitan – Whit Stillman
2. Trust — Hal Hartley
3. Jacob's Ladder — Bruce Joel Rubin
4. Miller’s Crossing – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
5. To Sleep with Anger – Charles Burnett

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Joe Dante's  Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Joe Dante's Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. 
Gremlins 2: The New Batch — Charlie Haas
2. Goodfellas – Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese
3. Wild at Heart — David Lynch
4. Henry & June – Philip Kaufman and Rose Kaufman
5. Miami Blues — George Armitage

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Maria de Medeiros in Philip Kaufman's  Henry & June

Maria de Medeiros in Philip Kaufman's Henry & June

Best Cinematography:
1. Henry & June – Philippe Rousselot
2. Dick Tracy – Vittorio Storaro
3. Edward Scissorhands – Stefan Czapsky
4. Goodfellas – Michael Ballhaus
5. Miller's Crossing — Barry Sonnenfeld

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Kathy Baker in Tim Burton's     Edward Scissorhands

Kathy Baker in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands

Best Original Score:
1. Edward Scissorhands – Danny Elfman
2. The Handmaid’s Tale – Ryuichi Sakamoto
3. Misery — Marc Shaiman
4. Dances with Wolves — John Barry
5. The Sheltering Sky – Ryuichi Sakamoto 


Lorraine Bracco and Ray Liotta in Martin Scorses's     Goodfellas

Lorraine Bracco and Ray Liotta in Martin Scorses's Goodfellas

Best Film Editing:
1. Goodfellas – Thelma Schoonmaker and James Kwei
2. Jacob's Ladder — Tom Rolf
3. Total Recall – Carlos Puente and Frank J. Urioste
4. Edward Scissorhands – Colleen Halsey and Richard Halsey
5. Gremlins 2: The New Batch – Kent Beyda

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Warren Beatty's  Dick Tracy

Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy

Best Production Design:
1. Dick Tracy – Richard Sylbert and Rick Simpson
2. Edward Scissorhands — Bo Welch and Cheryl Carasik
3. Joe vs. the Volcano – Bo Welch and Cheryl Carasik
4. Total Recall – William Sandell and Robert Gould
5. Miller's Crossing – Dennis Gassner and Nancy Haigh


Dianne Wiest and Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's     Edward Scissorhands

Dianne Wiest and Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands

Best Costume Design:
1. Edward Scissorhands — Colleen Atwood
2. Dick Tracy — Milena Canonero
3. Where the Heart Is — Linda Matheson
4. Henry & June — Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle
5. Cyrano de Bergerac — Franca Squarciapino


Best Documentary Feature:
Jennie Livingston, Paris Is Burning

Best Animated Feature: 
Nick Park, A Grand Day Out

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Best Ensemble Cast: 
Goodfellas

Orson Welles' Best First Feature:
Whit Stillman, Metropolitan 

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Martin Scorsese; in alphabetical order): Lorraine Bracco, Tony Darrow, Robert De Niro (pictured), Frank DiLeo, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Liotta (pictured), Chuck Low, Joe Pesci (pictured), Frank Sivero, Paul Sorvino, Mike Starr, Frank Vincent and Johnny Williams

Best First Feature: Whit Stillman, Metropolitan


the year-end project: 
2018, 2017201620152014201320122011, 20102009
20082007200620052004200320022001200019991998
199719961995199419931992, 1991, 1990...1989198819871986
1985,198419831982198119801979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 19751970-74,
1965-691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index