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198119801975-791970-741965-691960-641955-591950-54
1940-491930-39, 1920-29 + Superlatives Index

1992: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. The Long Day Closes (dir: Terence Davies)

  2. Unforgiven (dir: Clint Eastwood)

  3. Husbands and Wives (dir: Woody Allen)

  4. The Player (dir: Robert Altman)

  5. The Last of the Mohicans (dir: Michael Mann)

  6. Malcolm X (dir: Spike Lee)

  7. The Match Factory Girl (dir: Aki Kaurismäki; US Release Date)

  8. Raise the Red Lantern (dir: Zhang Yimou; US Release Date)

  9. Glengarry Glen Ross (dir: James Foley)

  10. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (dir: David Lynch)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Basic Instinct (dir: Paul Verhoeven), Candyman (dir: Bernard Rose), The Crying Game (dir: Neil Jordan), Dead Alive (dir: Peter Jackson), Howards End (dir: James Ivory), Light Sleeper (dir: Paul Schrader), The Living End (dir: Gregg Araki), One False Move (dir: Carl Franklin), Passion Fish (dir: John Sayles) and Poison (dir: Todd Haynes).


Best Film of the Year: The Long Day Closes
Director: Terence Davies Producers: Olivia Stewart, Angela Topping
US Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics


  Terence Davies'  The Long Day Closes

Terence Davies' The Long Day Closes

Best Director:
1. Terence Davies, The Long Day Closes
2. Robert Altman, The Player
3. Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven
4. Michael Mann, The Last of the Mohicans
5. Spike Lee, Malcolm X

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  Denzel Washington in Spike Lee's     Malcolm X

Denzel Washington in Spike Lee's Malcolm X

Best Actor:
1. Denzel Washington, Malcolm X
2. Willem Dafoe, Light Sleeper
3. Harvey Keitel, Bad Lieutenant
4. Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven
5. Bill Paxton, One False Move

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  Sheryl Lee in David Lynch’s  Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Sheryl Lee in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Best Actress:
1. Sheryl Lee, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
2. Gong Li, Raise the Red Lantern
3. Mia Farrow, Husbands and Wives
4. Emma Thompson, Howards End
5. Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct

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  Al Pacino in James Foley's  Glengarry Glen Ross

Al Pacino in James Foley's Glengarry Glen Ross

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Al Pacino, Glengarry Glen Ross
2. Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross
3. Gene Hackman, Unforgiven
4. Delroy Lindo, Malcolm X
5. Vincent D'Onfrio, The Player


  Judy Davis in Woody Allen's  Husbands and Wives

Judy Davis in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Judy Davis, Husbands and Wives
2. Isabella Rossellini, Death Becomes Her
3. Alfre Woodard, Passion Fish
4. Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny
5. Susan Sarandon, Light Sleeper

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  Judy Davis, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow in Woody Allen's  Husbands and Wives

Judy Davis, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Husbands and Wives – Woody Allen
2. Reservoir Dogs — Quentin Tarantino
3. Passion Fish — John Sayles
4. The Crying Game – Neil Jordan
5. Unforgiven – David Webb Peoples

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  Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin in James Foley's  Glengarry Glen Ross

Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin in James Foley's Glengarry Glen Ross

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Glengarry Glen Ross — David Mamet
2. The Player – Michael Tolkin
3. Howards End — Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
4. Raise the Red Lantern — Zhen Ni
5. Malcolm X — Spike Lee and Arnold Peri

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  Terence Davies'  The Long Day Closes

Terence Davies' The Long Day Closes

Best Cinematography:
1. The Long Day Closes — Michael Coulter
2. A River Runs Through It – Phillippe Rousselot
3. Basic Instinct — Jost Vacano
4. Alien3 — Alex Thomson
5. Raising Cain — Stephen H. Burum


  Virginia Madsen in Bernard Rose's  Candyman

Virginia Madsen in Bernard Rose's Candyman

Best Original Score:
1. Candyman — Philip Glass

2. Basic Instinct – Jerry Goldsmith
3. Bram Stoker's Dracula – Wojciech Kilar
4. Death Becomes Her – Alan Silvestri
5. A River Runs Through It – Mark Isham


  Kati Outinen in Aki Kaurismäki's  The Match Factory Girl

Kati Outinen in Aki Kaurismäki's The Match Factory Girl

Best Film Editing:
1. The Match Factory Girl — Aki Kaurismäki
2. The Long Day Closes — William Diver
3. Basic Instinct — Frank J. Urioste
4. Reservoir Dogs — Sally Menke
5. The Last of the Mohicans — Dov Hoening and Arthur Schmidt

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  Vanessa Redgrave and Emma Thompson in James Ivory's  Howards End

Vanessa Redgrave and Emma Thompson in James Ivory's Howards End

Best Production Design:
1. Howards End — Luciana Arrighi and Ian Whittaker

2. Bram Stoker's Dracula – Tom Sanders and Garrett Lewis
3. The Last of the Mohicans – Wolf Kroeger, Jim Erickson and James Kent
4. Alien3 — Norman Reynolds and Michael White
5. Unforgiven – Henry Bumstead and Janice Blackie-Goodine


  Gary Oldman and Keanu Reeves in Francis Ford Coppola's  Bram Stoker's Dracula

Gary Oldman and Keanu Reeves in Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula

Best Costume Design:
1. Bram Stoker's Dracula
– Eiko Ishioka
2. Raise the Red Lantern — Huamiao Tong
3. The Last of the Mohicans — Elsa Zamparelli
4. Howard's End — Jenny Beavan and John Bright
5. A River Runs Through It — Kathy O'Rear and Bernie Pollack

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Best Documentary Feature: Joe Berlinger, Brothers Keeper
Best Animated Feature: Ron Clements and John Musker, Aladdin

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Best Ensemble Cast: Glengarry Glen Ross
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs

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Best Ensemble Cast (dir: James Foley; in alphabetical order): Bruce Altman, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Jonathan Pryce and Kevin Spacey

Best First Feature: Harvey Keitel and Steve Buscemi (pictured) in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs

the year-end project: 
2017201620152014201320122011, 20102009200820072006
2005200420032002200120001999199819971996199519941993,
1992, 1991199019891988198719861985198419831982
198119801975-791970-741965-691960-641955-591950-54
1940-491930-39, 1920-29 + Superlatives Index