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1990: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Goodfellas (dir: Martin Scorsese)
  2. Edward Scissorhands (dir: Tim Burton)
  3. La Femme Nikita (dir: Luc Besson)
  4. Metropolitan (dir: Whit Stillman)
  5. To Sleep with Anger (dir: Charles Burnett)
  6. Total Recall (dir: Paul Verhoeven)
  7. Miller’s Crossing (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
  8. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (dir: Joe Dante)
  9. Days of Being Wild (dir: Wong Kar-Wai)
  10. Trust (dir: Hal Hartly)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Henry & June (dir: Philip Kaufman), Jacob's Ladder (dir: Adrian Lyne), King of New York (dir: Abel Ferrera)Match Factory Girl (dir: Aki Kaurismäki), Miami Blues (dir: George Armitage), Misery (dir: Rob Reiner) and Wild at Heart (dir: David Lynch)

Best Film of the Year: Goodfellas
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


Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh in George Armitage's Miami Blues

Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh in George Armitage's Miami Blues

Best Actor:
1. Alec Baldwin, Miami Blues
2. Johnny Depp, Edward Scissorhads
3. Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune
4. Christopher Walken, King of New York
5. Ray Liotta, Goodfellas


Anne Parillaud in Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita

Anne Parillaud in Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita

Best Actress:
1. Anne Parillaud, La Femme Nikita
2. Maria de Medeiros, Henry & June
3. Laura Dern, Wild at Heart
4. Kathy Bates, Misery
5. Anjelica Huston, The Grifters


Danny Glover and DeForest Covan in Charles Burnett's To Sleep with Anger

Danny Glover and DeForest Covan 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. Match Factory Girl — Aki Kaurismäki

4. Miller’s Crossing – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
5. To Sleep with Anger – Charles Burnett


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. The Grifters – Donald E. Westlake
4. Henry & June – Philip Kaufman and Rose Kaufman

5. Miami Blues — George Armitage


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. La Femme Nikita – Thierry Arbogast


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. La Femme Nikita – Olivier Mauffroy
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


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 Ensemble Cast: Goodfellas
Best First Feature: Whit Stillman, Metropolitan 

Left: Best Ensemble Cast (in alphabetical order): Lorraine Bracco, Tony Darrow, Robert De Niro, Frank DiLeo, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Liotta, Chuck Low, Joe Pesci, Frank Sivero, Paul Sorvino, Mike Starr, Frank Vincent and Johnny Williams in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas Right: Isabel Gilles and Taylor Nichols in Whit Stillman's Metropolitan

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

Right: Isabel Gilles and Taylor Nichols in Whit Stillman's Metropolitan


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1994
19931992, 1991, 1990...  198919881987198619851984198319821981
1980
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1920-29 + Superlatives Index