the year-end project:  
201620152014201320122011, 20102009200820072006
2005200420032002
20012000199919981997199619951994,
1993 (Dazed and Confused, below) 1992, 1991199019891988198719861985,
19841983198219811980
1975-791970-741965-691960-641955-591950-54
1940-491930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index

1993: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

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  1. Dazed and Confused (dir: Richard Linklater) 
  2. Carlito's Way (dir: Brian De Palma)
  3. The Piano (dir: Jane Campion)
  4. Short Cuts (dir: Robert Altman)
  5. Blue (dir: Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  6. Naked  (dir: Mike Leigh)
  7. Schindler's List (dir: Steven Spielberg)
  8. King of the Hill (dir: Steven Soderbergh)
  9. Matinee (dir: Joe Dante)
  10. Groundhog Day (dir: Harold Ramis)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): The Age of Innocence (dir: Martin Scorsese), Farewell My Concubine (dir: Zhimou Yang), In the Line of Fire (dir: Wolfgang Peterson), In the Name of the Father (dir: Jim Sheridan), Jurassic Park (dir: Steven Spielberg), My Favorite Season (dir: Andre Techine), The Nightmare Before Christmas (dir: Henry Selnick), Sonatine (dir: Takeshi Kitano) and True Romance (dir: Tony Scott)

Best Film of the Year: Dazed and Confused
Producers: Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Richard Linklater

US Distributor: Universal

Al Pacino and Brian De Palma on the set of Carlito's Way

Al Pacino and Brian De Palma on the set of Carlito's Way

Best Director:
1. Brian De Palma, Carlito's Way
2. Richard Linklater, Dazed and Confused
3. Steven Spielberg, Schindler's List
4. Jane Campion, The Piano
5. Mike Leigh, Naked


Daniel Day-Lewis and Pete Postlethwaite in Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father

Daniel Day-Lewis and Pete Postlethwaite in Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father

Best Actor:
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, In the Name of the Father
2. David Thewlis, Naked
3. Al Pacino, Carlito's Way
4. Michael Douglas, Falling Down
5. Bill Murray, Groundhog Day


Juliette Binoche in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Blue

Juliette Binoche in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Blue

Best Actress:
1. Juliette Binoche, Blue
2. Holly Hunter, The Piano
3. Ashley Judd, Ruby in Paradise
4. Angela Bassett, What's Love Got to Do with It?
5. Stockard Channing, Six Degrees of Separation


Sean Penn and Ingrid Rogers in Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way

Sean Penn and Ingrid Rogers in Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Sean Penn, Carlito's Way
2. Ralph Fiennes, Schindler's List
3. John Malkovich, In the Line of Fire
4. Matthew McConaughey, Dazed and Confused
5. Larenz Tate, Menace II Society


Lily Tomlin and Dick Blockner in Robert Altman's Short Cuts

Lily Tomlin and Dick Blockner in Robert Altman's Short Cuts

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Lily Tomlin, Short Cuts

2. Madeleine Stowe, Short Cuts
3. Anna Paquin, The Piano
4. Penelope Ann Miller, Carlito's Way
5. Parker Posey, Dazed and Confused


Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane, Dreama Martin and Joey Lauren Adams in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused

Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane, Dreama Martin and Joey Lauren Adams in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Dazed and Confused – Richard Linklater
2. Naked — Mike Leigh
3. Groundhog Dog – Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis
4. The Piano – Jane Campion
5. Matinee — Charlie Haas


Anne Archer and Tim Robbins in Robert Altman's Short Cuts

Anne Archer and Tim Robbins in Robert Altman's Short Cuts

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Short Cuts – Robert Altman and Frank Barhydt
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas – Michael McDowell and Caroline Thompson
3. King of the Hill – Steven Soderbergh
4. Schindler's List – Steve Zaillian
5. Carlito's Way — David Koepp


Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List

Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List

Best Cinematography:
1. Schindler’s List – Janusz Kaminski
2. Blue – Slawomir Idziak
3. Carlito's Way — Stephen H. Burum
4. Naked – Dick Pope
5. True Romance — Jeffrey L. Kimball


Sam Neill distracts a T-Rex in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park

Sam Neill distracts a T-Rex in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park

Best Original Score:
1. Jurassic Park – John Williams

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas – Danny Elfman
3. In the Line of Fire – Ennio Morricone
4. Blue – Zbigniew Preisner
5. In the Name of the Father – Trevor Jones


Joseph Mozzello hides from velociraptors in Sten Spielberg's Jurassic Park

Joseph Mozzello hides from velociraptors in Sten Spielberg's Jurassic Park

Best Film Editing:
1. Jurassic Park – Michael Kahn

 2. Dazed and Confused
– Sandra Adair
3. Carlito's Way — Bill Pankow and Kristina Boden
4. Schindler's List – Michael Kahn
5. True Romance
– Michael Tronick and Christian Wagner


Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List

Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List

Best Production Design:
1. Schindler's List – Allan Starski and Ewa Braun
2. Tombstone – Catherine Hardwicke and Gene Serdena
3. Jurassic Park
– Rick Carter and Jackie Carr
4. King of the Hill – Gary Frutkoff and Claire Jenora Bowin
5. The Age of Innocence — Dante Ferretti, Amy Marshall and Robert J. Franco


Gong Li in Zhimou Yang's Farewell My Concubine

Gong Li in Zhimou Yang's Farewell My Concubine

Best Costume Design:
1. Farewell My Concubine — Changmin Chen

2. The Age of Innocence — Gabriella Pescucci
3. The Piano — Janet Patterson
4. Matinee — Isis Mussenden
5. What's Love Got to Do with It? — Ruth E. Carter


Best Ensemble Cast: Short Cuts
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Allan Hughes and Albert Hughes, Menace II Society

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Robert Altman; in alphabetical order): Anne Archer, Zane Cassidy, Bruce Davison, Robert Downey, Jr, Peter Gallagher, Buck Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Huey Lewis, Lyle Lovett, Andie MacDowell, Frances McDormand, Matthew Modine, Julianne Moore, Chris Penn, Tim Robbins, Annie Ross, Lori Singer, Madeleine Stowe, Lili Taylor, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits and Fred Ward

Best First Feature: Allan Hughes and Albert Hughes, Menace II Society


the year-end project:  
201620152014201320122011, 20102009200820072006
2005200420032002
20012000199919981997199619951994,
1993 (Dazed and Confused1992, 1991199019891988198719861985,
19841983198219811980
1975-791970-741965-691960-641955-591950-54
1940-491930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index